Rueben Randle, WR, Giants
|WR - #41||106.71||NYG||Active||3 years||23||6'2||208||@RuebenRandle|
2014 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Jul-15-2014 by Rob Warner
The G-Men are showing an infatuation with LSU wideouts as they selected Odell Beckham this year after nabbing fellow LSU alum Reuben Randle in the second round of the 2012 draft. Randle's second season in New York was a bit of a roller coaster ride: he showed flashes of his upside by posting four games of double digit fantasy points, but was a non-factor late in the season (failed to reach the end zone after Week 11 and didn't crack 40 yards over the final five weeks of the season). He did nearly double his production from his rookie season (19 catches for 298 yards and three touchdowns) by hauling in 41 catches for 611 yards and six touchdowns in 2013. That improvement is promising, but this offense wasn't productive enough to make him a dependable fantasy option. This season is where he may get over the hump. Randle has ideal size (6-foot-2, 208 lbs.) with a skill set to approach double digit touchdowns in the near future (had all six of his TDs last season between Weeks 5 and 11). The addition of Beckham Jr. is concerning, but Randle enters his third season with breakout potential. His upside makes him a solid value based on his current ADP of 105.86 or WR43.
The Giants aren't expecting a just bounce-back year from quarterback Eli Manning. They are setting a goal for him that most NFL quarterbacks, including his brother, have never achieved: They want Manning's completion percentage to hit 70.
"It hasn't been done very often, so that's the ultimate goal," quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf said Monday. "I think it's been done eight or nine times, maybe? That's an impressive statistic in the history of the league. So that's what we're gunning for, that 70 percent."
The exact count of quarterbacks who have completed 70 percent of their throws with at least 200 attempts stands at five. Drew Brees has done it twice in the past five years.
Eli's career high in completion percentage is 62.9, which he set in 2010. He bombed last season at 57.5 percent, but Manning should improve in the team's new West Coast scheme.
Seventy seems to be a popular number in Giants camp. They want Manning to complete 70 percent of his passes. They also want to run 70 plays per game. That speed is the biggest change coming to this offense. The coaches want the ball to come out of Manning's hand faster. They want the players to really hustle back to the huddle. They want to run more plays. It should lead to more opportunities for fantasy points for Eli and company. There's no way he reaches 70 percent, but Manning should be a cheap and profitable QB2.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/28 - Giants want QB Eli Manning to complete 70 percent of his passes
7/28 - Giants WR Odell Beckham to miss at least another week due to hamstring injury
7/19 - Giants WR Odell Beckham might be a decoy often this year
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|12.01||FFToolbox - Ian Ritchie|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|10.05||Draft TV - Maybe a slight reach, but I think Randle finds a way to be productive this season. WR3 on a team that passes more than it should already and Nicks has that injury bug on his head... I think Randle has fine upside for a WR4|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|12.02||World Fantasy Rankings #4 - How many guys in FF backup their #1 WR? In certain situations I think it is key. It worked years ago with Joey Galloway/Antonio Bryant in Tampa Bay, it worked with Anquan Boldin/Steve Breaston in AZ and it will work in NY. I can start Randle and Nicks together if need be but if Nicks goes down with an injury, I have a talented WR stepping into an explosive position in the NY Giants offense from the 12th round. Sometimes it can be the position almost as much as the player. Don't be afraid to handcuff a WR if the next guy in line has big upside, no different than handcuffing your top RB.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
|11.06||FantasyTaz - Pick made based on My Draft Queue|
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