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|With Mario Manningham having departed for San Francisco, the Giants had a hole at the backup wide receiver position and they were pleasantly surprised when Randle was still available with the last pick in the 2nd round. The LSU product was considered a bit of a steal on draft day since he was considered one of the most pro ready receivers in the draft. He possesses solid size at 6’2” and 208 pounds and scouting reports indicate that while he doesn’t have great speed, he has enough speed to get deep and enough athleticism to succeed at the pro level. In New York, Randle will have a chance to open the season in the starting lineup if Hakeem Nicks’ fractured foot bone results in him not being ready on opening day. Randle’s size could allow him to become a solid red zone threat for quarterback Eli Manning. Of course, he could also be buried on the bench if he doesn’t outperform Domenik Hixon, Ramses Barden and Jerrel Jernigan. While Randle may have less experience than those receivers, he is considered likely to win that competition in the preseason. Given the previous productivity of the Giants third receivers and there is no proven receiving threat at tight end, Randle is worth taking a flyer on in redraft leagues. In dynasty formats, he shapes up as a mid-tier prospect due to Nicks’ inability to stay healthy and the fact Victor Cruz needs to prove that his magical 2011 season wasn’t a fluke.
|Will Tye "becoming one of Eli's favorite targets" -- Thu Dec 24 5:45 pm --|
Expected to see increased action with Beckham suspended
|Will Tye has averaged five targets over the Giants' past five games and should be an even bigger part of the offense in Minnesota. It's possible Tye even becomes Manning's go-to receiver.
"He's doing some things well, he's progressing," offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said. "He definitely seems like he's turning into one of Eli's favorite targets in the offense." (NJ.com)|
FF Today's Take: Tye has at least five catches in four of his last five contests, including a touchdown in each of his last two. He has registered at least eight targets twice over that same span and has been much more dependable than Rueben Randle or Dwayne Harris this season. The odds are better than 50-50 that Tye ends up being Manning's go-to guy this week.
|Giants star wideout won’t play against Vikings -- Wed Dec 23 5:32 pm --|
|Odell Beckham’s one-game suspension was upheld, making the Giants wideout ineligible to play against the Vikings Sunday night.
"I dropped the ball on sportsmanship on Sunday," Beckham said in a statement via Twitter.
(NY Daily News)|
FF Today's Take: The game might not mean much to the Giants, but losing Odell Beckham, Jr. this week puts fantasy owners in a bind heading into semifinal matchups and championships this weekend. Eli Manning and the Giants will need Rueben Randle, Dwayne Harris and Shane Vereen to step up in the passing game. Meanwhile, Eli Manning's fantasy stock plunges downward in a bad matchup without his best receiving threat available.
|Odell Beckham Jr. suspended one game -- Mon Dec 21 2:55 pm --|
Gaints WR will miss Week 16
|Odell Beckham Jr. has been suspended for 1 game. Official statement to follow. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Beckham repeatedly got into it with Panthers DB Josh Norman yesterday including an obvious helmet to helmet initiated by Beckham. Beckham's loss is a huge blow to fantasy owners playing for a championship next week. Rueben Randle and Dwayne Harris should see increased roles with Beckham out.