|Week 5 (ATL) - Average||5.5||88.0||0||0||0||0||8|
|Week 5 (ATL) - Dave Richard||5||85||0||0||0||0||8|
|Week 5 (ATL) - Jamey Eisenberg||6||91||0||0||0||0||9|
|2014 Season - Average||62.0||836.0||7.0||0||0||0||116|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||66||850||7||0||0||0||118|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||58||822||7||0||0||0||115|
|Current Player Ranking: 37|
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|Ready to trust in Rueben Randle? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(10:28 am ET) Coming off what was far and away his best game of the season, Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle may seem like a sneaky play Week 5 against Atlanta. The Falcons are terrible on defense, having just allowed 558 yards to the Vikings, of all teams, and rank 30th against the pass, allowing 276.3 yards per game.
But the matchup might almost be too good for a player in Randle's situation. He's not the Giants' top weapon -- not even close. I'd bet on running back Rashad Jennings, wide receiver Victor Cruz and tight end Larry Donnell having big games before I bet on Randle. And after the way rookie running back Andre Williams performed in relief of Jennings last week, the Giants might involve him more, too.
Favorable matchup or not, not all of those players can have big games, and because the Falcons aren't strong enough anywhere on defense to neutralize one of those threats, Randle may take a back seat.
I'm not saying he can't have a big game. I'm just saying I'd have to be convinced he has a better spot in the pecking order to put any money on it. I probably wouldn't resort to him except in leagues that require the use of three wide receivers.
|Rueben Randle fails to haul in a score |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/26/14) Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle failed to haul in a score Thursday against Washington.
Randle had a good game overall, hauling in eight catches for 89 yards. He had a shot at a touchdown, but it was taken away on a controversial call. Randle caught the ball in the end zone, but it popped out when he was hit and wound up being an interception. Though Randle had crossed the goal line, it was determined he could not complete the catch, and the call stood.
Randle will take on the Falcons Week 5.
|Receivers could go against the norm Thursday |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/24/14) Generally speaking, skill positions players are hard to rely on when facing Thursday night matchups. Through three weeks, only one player has topped 100 yards receiving on Thursday this season, compared to 29 in 45 other games. That pattern continued last season, as only 10 of the league's 208 100-yard receiving performances came during the 17 Thursday games a year ago.
That being said, this Thursday's game has all of the makings of an outlier, as the Redskins and Giants look set for a shootout. Neither team boasts a particularly strong pass defense, with both ranking among the league's seven worst in yards per attempt allowed. That is why you will find Pierre Garcon and Victor Cruz ranked among the top-15 at wide receiver in both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard's rankings for Week 4.
Cruz has enjoyed solid success against Washington in his career, averaging 71.8 yards per game in five matchups. Garcon was mostly held in check in two games against the Giants a year ago, hauling in 15 combined passes for just 117 yards, but Fantasy owners have to consider him a must-start option after the rapport he showed with new starter Kirk Cousins a week ago. Especially with DeSean Jackson's availability in question with a shoulder injury.
If Jackson plays, he could be a nice option, as he shrugged off the shoulder injury with five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown last week. Rueben Randle just might find himself the odd-man-out this week, however, and is more of a flex start.
|Rueben Randle totals 27 yards on 10 targets Week 3 |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(9/21/14) The Giants made a concerted effort Week 3 against the Texans to get the football to wide receiver Rueben Randle. However, despite a team-high 10 targets, Randle finished with just five catches for 27 yards in a 30-17 win.
Randle was targeted on the first play of scrimmage Sunday and three times on the second drive. By halftime, he had seven targets, but he managed just four catches for 26 yards.
Randle had a chance in the fourth quarter to haul in a 13-yard touchdown pass, but the pass hit him in the chest and he couldn't make the one-handed grab.
Randle has just 11 catches for 67 yards and one touchdown through three games. The Giants are back in action Thursday against the Redskins.
|Rueben Randle went from a potential breakout candidate prior to the NFL Draft to now being just a late-round flier in the majority of leagues. The Giants drafted Odell Beckham in the first round of the NFL Draft, and he should be considered the No. 2 receiver behind Victor Cruz. Randle is still No. 3 on the depth chart and will see plenty of action in Ben McAdoo's offense, and we hope he plays better than he did as a sophomore in 2013. He flashed his potential last season as the No. 3 receiver for the Giants with 41 catches for 611 yards and six touchdowns. He's entering his third year in the NFL, which is typically a breakout season for receivers, and Randle could be headed in that direction. He had four games with double digits in Fantasy points in 2013, but from Week 5-11 he had at least eight Fantasy points over a five-game span. We hope that player shows up each week, but the addition of Beckham will be challenging. He is only worth a late-round pick on Draft Day.
(Updated 5/22/14) |