Week 13: Sit 'Em
Tate on paper looks like he might be a low level fantasy flex option in PPR leagues, as he averages just over three receptions and about 40 yards per game. If you consider that he also has six TDs on the season, he looks more appealing. However, four of his TDs came in two games. Chicago is going to be putting the pressure on Russell Wilson this week and Tate and the other receivers are going to feel this pressure as well. Tate has the ability to make big plays and that is how he usually finds the end zone. This week Chicago will not likely allow many of Tate's downfield plays to materialize. Therefore, I think he might see 2-3 receptions for about 30 yards.
Rudolph is extremely inconsistent. I have held onto him in my dynasty league, but in my traditional league he was basically a wasted roster spot Weeks 4 though 9. Now he has resurrected his fantasy status with two solid outings in Weeks 10 and 12 on either side of the bye week. Rudolph also suffered a head injury this past week. He has passed all mandatory consussion protocol testing thus far and it appears he will play against Green Bay this week. He could be limited by a shoulder sprain, however. Green Bay's pass defense has held TEs to low scoring fantasy affairs this season and Rudolph has me worried again. I think he will play, but be kept under wraps. Look for 1-2 receptions for 20-30 yards.Injury Status: Injured Reserve