Rueben Randle | New York Giants | WR
2013 Experience: 2nd Season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: It will be interesting to keep an eye on Victor Cruz’s contract situation during the summer. If he should have a long holdout the odds of Randle breaking out in his second season will only improve.
I believe we will see more of Randle on the field whether or not Cruz is on the field, because the Giants will use Randle on the outside while Cruz plays in the slot.
Randle will likely be a fantasy factor in the future, but this year it will have to take an injury of some sort to Cruz or Hakeem Nicks before he finds staring lineups on a consistent basis. Look to Randle as a worthy pickup in the late rounds of your draft, but if he fails to make an impact early, it’s worth releasing him for someone hot off the waiver wire.
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Summer 2012 Fantasy Projection
Rueben Randle was considered one of the better route runners of the 2012 class, but his situation in New York figured to see him landing on waiver wires in leagues 12 teams or less. Then came news of Hakeem Nicks foot injury that is threatening to cost him time into the regular season.
No surprise, Randle is impressing the coaching staff in OTAs and I expect him to continue to have success. Randle will play on the outside when the Giants go to three receiver sets (move Victor Cruz to slot) but he figures to be in the running for a starting job, should Nicks fail to make it back, for week one.
Because Nicks is likely to miss most of training camp, and he won’t condition throughout the summer, I like Randle’s odds off starting at some point. Nicks is likely to go through another injury riddled season, so keep Randle as insurance.
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May, 2012: Fantasy Projections
At first glance, you might think Rueben Randle will have a hard time holding anything more than WR4 value, with Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz ahead of him on the depth chart. While Randle will have the usual inconsistent rookie season, I actually believe he will be a solid pro, and a respectable WR3 on this team.
Keep in mind that Cruz, while he had a great year, had most of his production out of the slot last year. It remains to be seen if he can transition to playing on the outside, in a full time role, but GM Jerry Reese has made it clear they intend to move Cruz into a slot position, in three and four receiver sets.
Enter Randle, one of the better route runners in his class, I think he has the talent to run a full route tree, and play well on the outside.
Look to Randle as a key player in this offense as we go deeper into this season, and while he’s best left on the waiver wire to begin the year, he could help fantasy owners down the stretch. In dynasty rookie drafts, I like Randle as a late first-round selection.