Fantasy Football: Rueben Randle is quality sleeper


Everyone wants a quality sleeper in their fantasy football drafts. You want to find solid production from a player you can draft later in the draft. Well Rueben Randle could be that fantasy football sleeper this season.

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Last season Randle was asked to step up in the absence of Victor Cruz. While Odell Beckham was busy stealing the show, Randle did some pretty impressive things as well. Randle had 71 receptions for 938 yards and 3 touchdowns. This was a big increase from the 2013 campaign in which he caught just 41 receptions.

Circumstance may have given Randle’s stat line some life but Randle showed that when called upon he can be a productive receiver. Randle is a legitimate weapon that has really developed nicely in the Giants offense since his 2012 arrival. Randle was given the opportunity to flourish and he did just that.

Going into the 2015 season Randle has a golden opportunity to be a big part of the Giants passing attack. Cruz is still trying to get back to the football field after a devastating patellar injury from last season. If Cruz cannot deliver in the beginning portion of the season, Randle will be asked to continue to fill that void.

If Cruz returns to superstardom it still works out pretty good for Randle. Randle would be the third option in a very good trio of receivers. With Cruz doing most of his work from the slot and Beckham Jr. scaring any corner on an island outside, Randle will be given a bit more room to operate.

The Giants offense is going to be one heavily reliant on the arm of Eli Manning. The passing game is the priority of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo. Therefore the Giants will feed all of their playmakers with plenty of opportunities.

The west coast offense that the Giants utilize depends on receivers racking up yards after the catch, which is something that Randle is very good at. Randle totaled 252 yards after the catch (YAC) last season. He has 543 total YAC in his three year career.

Circumstances once again point to Randle as quality sleeper in the realm of fantasy football. Randle is now a proven commodity that is entering the prime of his career.

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