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Kyle Rudolph has caught three touchdowns in three games.
After his two touchdown performance in Week 3, people have taken notice of Kyle Rudolph. He's been added in 20.3 percent of ESPN fantasy football leagues this week and is rated as a top-12 fantasy tight end, according to a survey of ESPN fantasy experts.
The hype, well let's just say it's justified.
Rudolph is Minnesota's No. 1 aerial redzone option. When it's time to throw the ball inside the 20, all eyes are on Rudolph.
At 6'6" and and 258 pounds with 10 3/4-inch hands Rudolph is built to thrive in the redzone and is a very talented outlet for a quarterback in trouble.
I expect Randolph to catch five passes for 50-60 yards the rest of the season.
Touchdowns are much more difficult to project, but he's averaged a touchdown per game through three weeks. I would estimate half a touchdown per game the rest of the way.
Detroit's defense has struggled to cover Tennessee's Jared Cook (four receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown) and San Francisco's Vernon Davis (five receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns). Both are talented receiving tight ends who are comparable to Rudolph.
Given all that information, I expect Rudolph to have another strong game.
Projected stats: Six receptions, 60 yards and one touchdown