Zach Law

2013 TE Sleepers and Busts

Created on Apr. 29, 2013 6:52 PM EST

Bust: Kyle Rudolph

I’m going to start my bust list with a player that will elicit groans and boos. Rudolph was extraordinarily inconsistent in 2012, with three games of zero catches and three with two catches. Rudolph did score nine touchdowns, which I hear score you a lot of fantasy points. It’s hard to chase touchdowns, even from one of the biggest tight end targets in the league.

The Vikings had the worst group of wideouts in the NFL last year, and that was before the Percy Harvin injury. Harvin’s gone, but the team does not lack talent. Greg Jennings will be the team’s number one receiver, and rookie Cordarrelle Patterson is going to get a ton of targets. Despite the difference in build from Harvin, the Vikings may use Patterson in the same way. He scored at least one touchdown in the receiving game, from rushing and via both punt and kick returns. Rudolph probably won’t top his 53 catches in 2013, and in that case, you are chasing the ghost of touchdowns’ past.

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