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Kyle Rudolph - Injury History

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Kyle Rudolph
NYG

TE NYG

#37 Tight End

49 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 10
Experience: 10 Yr(s)
Age: 32
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 258
40 Time: 0.00

Injury Predictor Injury Predictor

Low Risk

Chance of Injury in 2021

16%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

1%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2021

0.40

Durability

5

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

Injury analysis powered by Draft Sharks Injury Index, formerly SIP Logo

Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Nov 25, 2012 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Rudolph suffered a concussion in Week 12 action against the Bears. He returned the next week.
Aug 17, 2012 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Rudolph suffered a concussion in the 1st half of a preseason game. Although he missed the rest of the game, he did not miss any other games.
Oct 9, 2010 Non-NFL Thigh Hamstring Tear Grade 3 While at Notre Dame, Rudolph tore his right hamstring from the bone and needed season-ending surgery. He had been dealing with hamstring issues since preseason.
Nov 7, 2009 Non-NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Separation Rudolph suffered a left shoulder injury while at Notre Dame. He missed the following three games.
Sep 21, 2014 NFL Inguinal Groin Sports Hernia Rudolph tore a muscle in his groin in Week 3 and required surgery to fix his sports hernia injury. He missed the next 6 games and a Bye Week.
Nov 20, 2011 NFL Leg Quad Bruise Rudolph suffered a deep quad bruise against the Raiders. He sat out the next game as a result.
Nov 3, 2013 NFL Pedal Foot Fracture Rudolph fractured his left foot in the 3rd quarter vs. the Cowboys. He missed the remainder of the game as well as the following 8 games.
Dec 14, 2014 NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Rudolph was listed with unspecified knee and ankle injuries and missed 1 game. It's not clear whether either injury cost him time over the other.
Oct 3, 2016 NFL Chest Rib Sprain/Pull Unspecified Rudolph suffered a reported "clavicle/ribs" injury that cost him practice time but no games.
Dec 10, 2017 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Rudolph suffered a right ankle sprain that limited his playing time in ensuing weeks but didn't cost him any games. He had surgery on the ankle after the season.
Dec 14, 2014 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Rudolph suffered an unspecified ankle injury to go with a simultaneous knee injury. He was listed with both as he missed Week 16.
Dec 6, 2020 NFL Pedal Foot Rudolph suffered a season-ending foot injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 13

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What You Need to Know:

  • The Giants gave Rudolph a 2-year contract worth $12 million in total, with $4.5 million guaranteed and $7 million in 2021 money.
  • Rudolph in Minnesota got deployed differently than Evan Engram with the Giants. Rudolph played 85% of his 2019 snaps inline, and then 88% last season. Engram, on the other hand, played a career-high 46% in the slot last year and 13.4% out wide. He spent just 38.8% inline.
  • The Giants ranked middle of the league in run-pass split last year, their 1st under OC Jason Garrett. That marked the 1st time since 2014 the Giants dipped below 60% pass. In 14 seasons as an NFL OC or HC, Garrett has had just 2 offenses crack 60% pass.
  • The 2020 Giants had Engram play 82.6% of offensive snaps, #2 TE Kaden Smith play 44.7% (in 15 games) and #3 TE Levine Toilolo play 27.2%. Garrett’s last Dallas team had #1 TE Jason Witten play 75.4% of snaps and #2 TE Blake Jarwin 38.7%.
  • Rudolph found out he needed foot surgery shortly after signing but expects to be ready before the season. That situation will bear watching through the summer.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Rudolph and Evan Engram wouldn’t seem to fit the playing time splits that we saw from the top 2 TEs in Jason Garrett’s past 2 offenses, but we’ll have to see what summer reveals. Rudolph’s contract does not suggest a small role. He and Engram bring very different play styles, though. Are the Giants headed for more 2-TE sets? Do they want a lead TE who will block better for an offense looking to run the ball more than 40% of the time? Rudolph will probably need an Engram injury to reach fantasy relevance. We’ll see whether Rudolph’s foot rehab delays his impact on Engram.

 

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Giants TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) has been activated from the PUP list and will return to practice, the team announced. Rudolph had foot surgery shortly after signing with the G-Men in March and had been sidelined since. The 31-year-old caught just 28 balls in 12 games for the Vikings last year. But the Giants surprisingly gave him a 2-year, $12 million deal. We'll see exactly how Rudolph factors into the team's plans.

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Giants TE Kyle Rudolph is opening training camp on the active/PUP list. That's not surprising, given that the veteran TE had foot surgery shortly after signing with the team. He can be activated at any point during camp. If Rudolph remains on the list until the final roster cutdown, he'd be eligible for the regular-season PUP. That would require him to miss 6 games. We'll keep an eye on Rudolph's status, mostly for the sake of Evan Engram's snap/target competition.

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Giants team doctors are concerned with 1 of TE Kyle Rudolph's feet and believe he needs surgery, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Rudolph missed the final 4 games of last season with a foot injury, but we never got any details on it. He agreed to -- but didn't sign -- a 2-year, $14 million deal with New York last week, but that's now hanging in the balance. We'll see where this goes, but Rudolph is no better than a late-round flier in fantasy drafts right now.

Update: Rudolph has officially signed his contract with the Giants. It's unclear if he'll need surgery on that foot.

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The Giants signed TE Kyle Rudolph to a 2-year, $14 million deal, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Rudolph was dumped by the Vikings earlier this month in what was largely a salary-saving move. Rudolph is 31 now but still ranked 21st among 43 qualifying TEs in yards per route run and received strong blocking grades from Pro Football Focus last year. He's unlikely to be a fantasy factor in New York but could be a drain on TE Evan Engram's production.

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The Vikings are set to release TE Kyle Rudolph, NFL Network reports. Rudolph remained useful last year, ranking 21st among 43 qualifying TEs in yards per route run and garnering strong blocking grades from Pro Football Focus. But he turned 31 in November and was set to count over $9 million against the 2021 salary cap. We'll see where Rudolph lands on the open market. Meanwhile in Minnesota, it's wheels up for TE Irv Smith, who's had a promising start to his pro career sharing the field with Rudolph. With Rudolph out for the final 4 games of this past season, Smith ranked 4th among TEs in PPR points.

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