Despite cracking the top 10 at his position in many of the important receiving categories, it wasn’t a banner fantasy season for Kyle Rudolph . He managed to finish the season as the TE8 in 0.5 PPR scoring, and being out there for all 16 games was key for Rudolph. His durability is one of his greatest assets, considering he’s played in 16 games in four straight seasons. However, while he finished the season as the TE8, in terms of fantasy points per game, his 7.46 fantasy points per game was 14th-best at the position, making him a TE1 in 15-team formats by a whisker, per Pro Football Focus. Especially at the tight end position, just being out there is more than half the battle, and that’s what Rudolph can give you. However, he’s not going to win you a matchup, but his seven or eight points per week certainly won’t hurt you at a volatile position.

Unlike recent seasons, Rudolph didn’t have much competition at his own position with Minnesota. However, the Vikings drafted Alabama...