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What to do with Irv Smith Jr., Kyle Rudolph in Week 10 fantasy football

We go over Kyle Rudolph’s fantasy football outlook ahead of the Vikings Week 10 matchup against the Bears on Monday Night Football.

Irv Smith Jr. #84 of the Minnesota Vikings runs past Jayron Kearse #42 and Jahlani Tavai #51 of the Detroit Lions to score a touchdown in the third quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Production has been hard to find from tight ends in fantasy football this season, leaving lots of people combing the wire for halfway decent streaming options each week. Doubtlessly more than a few of us have looked at the Minnesota Vikings tight ends this week and wondered if they could be of some use in Week 10. Let’s take a look.

Fantasy Football analysis: Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph

Rudolph matched a season high with four targets last week and caught three of them for 40 yards, which is his second highest yardage output in a season where he’s yet to break 50 in a game. His lack of production is tied directly to Irv Smith Jr., who has split work with Rudolph this season. But, Smith is out this week with a groin injury, giving Rudolph the lead role and likely a boost in targets.

Chicago’s defense has allowed tight ends to score in each of their last three games, for a total of six times this season. There is touchdown potential against the Bears and for the tight end position, we’re looking for touchdowns to boost their numbers. Rudolph has a real shot at grabbing one this Monday night.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Kyle Rudolph.