Rueben Randle (WR)

06/21/2013 2:16 pm by in Fantasy Football Expert Analysis, Player Spotlights, Wide Receivers

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Rueben Randle was our sixth ranked rookie wide receiver last year. He spent his rookie year learning Kevin Gilbride’s offense and the game at the NFL level. He received only 32 targets and produced 19 receptions, 298 yards and three touchdowns. Entering the 2013 season Randle was expected to take over WR3 duties from Domenik Hixon, not bad, but Hixon only saw 59 targets last season. It is tough to crack a veteran lineup that boasts Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz as starting wide receivers.

This year Rueben Randle has gotten starter reps throughout the OTA’s as both Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz have been embroiled in contract negotiations. All it takes is opportunity, a chance, and Rueben Randle has seized his! At 6’3, 210, Randle is not only taking over the WR3 position for the Giants he has sleeper and possible breakout potential if either Nicks or Cruz goes down with an injury.

This is the time to target Rueben Randle in dynasty leagues. Even with the buzz that is just beginning his price will never be lower. In 2014 both Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz are free agents and this time next year everyone will be talking up Randle. It seems unlikely that the Giants would pay both receivers 9 million plus per season, which may not be far off their asking price (it is Cruz’s).

In redraft leagues Randle is currently a WR5/6 with WR2 upside should Nicks or Cruz miss time due to injury. Rueben Randle would not be the first WR3 of the Giants to emerge during the season and have WR3 value in ppr leagues.

In dynasty startups he is being targeted late in the 17th round. That seems a bit low but the data could be affected by the rookie drafts. As always ADP is only one tool. It offers an idea of where other owners are drafting a player. Comparing the ADP of drafted players in your league will help in letting you know if you can wait on a player, or if you have to grab them early.

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