Obviously a brilliant Pro Bowl appearance is not a good measure of future success, but his five catches for 122 yards and a touchdown en route to the MVP honors gave a glimpse into his potential.
There were times during the season when Rudolph flashed that same brilliance, particularly as he scored five touchdowns in the first six games. After 25 receptions on 41 targets during that stretch, Rudolph basically went into the Witness Protection Program. He was nowhere to be seen the next three games, catching just two passes on two targets for 17 yards.
Just when fantasy football players began to jump ship, he scored in the next three games, averaging 56.7 yards along the way. Clearly he was back.
Week 12 proved to be a trap as Rudolph wasn’t even targeted for the third time in seven games. Percy Harvin didn’t even play in the game against the Chicago Bears. Something called Micheal Jenkins led the Vikings in targets that day.
Rudolph scored one more touchdown over the final thre...