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WR Rueben Randle - New York Giants

6-3, 210Born: 5-7-1991College: LSUDrafted: Round 2

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Randle brought down a tough catch for a score, and he also benefitted from a Giants offense that finally showed signs of life. The Texans are a tough draw this week, but he's worth a hold while the Giants are still getting things together in hopes of bigger things later this year.

Week 3: vs Houston Texans

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Eli Manning threw 26/39 for 277 yards, two TDs, two interceptions, and took two sacks for -17 yards last week. He may finally be getting comfortable in Ben McAdoo's offense, friends. Starting tight end Larry Donnell led the team in receiving with nine targets for 7/81/0 receiving, followed by Victor Cruz (10 for 5/60/0), Rashad Jennings (four for 4/45/0) and Reuben Randle (seven for 4/39/1). Daniel Fells siphoned off a score from Donnell with 1/1/1 to his credit last week. Alas, it was all for naught as the Giants lost 14-25. At least they are making things closer these days. The Texans' D ranks 24th in the NFL averaging 252.0 net passing yards allowed this year, but they have given away just one passing TD vs. two interceptions generated so far. Derek Carr managed 27/42 for 263 yards passing, one TD and two interceptions thrown vs. Houston last week - he's still a rookie learning the pro game so the Texans made the most of his inexperience with the two picks. Manning seems to be getting on track - we'll see how he does against the sub-par Houston secondary. On balance this looks like a neutral matchup to us.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at DET 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0
2 vs ARI 0 0 0 7 4 39 1 0
3 vs HOU PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
3 vs HOU PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 3 * * *
3 vs HOU PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs DET (3 / 2 / 1 / 0 rec)

Reuben Randle was very quiet against the Lions on Monday and had almost no impact on the game. Randle caught two out patterns against Detroit but both plays resulted in minimal gains as he failed to pick up the first down. Randle was taken down to the ground quickly as he had almost no separation from the defensive back. Manning focused his attention mostly on Cruz and Donnell while Randle was ignored for the most part. Randle is a quick receiver that can make some plays down the field but he was simply not targeted enough in this game to make any decent contribution vs. the Lions.

2014 Week 2 vs ARI (7 / 4 / 39 / 1 rec)

Reuben Randle played a small role on Sunday but was mostly effective as a weapon for Manning when called upon. Randle caught two short slant patterns in heavy traffic early in the game and gave Manning some confidence to throw his way more often. Randle drew a pass interference penalty on a short curl route as the defender played through Randle in an attempt to get to the ball. Manning tried to hit Randle deep on a streak pattern but Randle simply had no separation from his defender. Randle caught a terrific touchdown pass in the first half however. Manning lofted a pass to the corner of the endzone for Randle who was just about able to control the ball gently and tip it to himself for the score. Randle did manage to get open again on a corner route but the pass was underthrown and slightly off target. Randle had a poor drop late in the game however. Manning found Randle down the sideline for a big play but Randle simply let the pass fall through his grasp and it fell incomplete.

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Latest News

Giants | Victor Cruz wants more targets (Tue Sep 9, 06:11 PM) - New York Giants WR Victor Cruz thinks the offense will improve if more targets are directed his way. 'In order for us to be successful I think there needs to be an increased number of targets in my direction,' Cruz said, on a conference call with reporters. 'And other playmakers' directions, just like Rueben Randle as well, in my opinion.' Cruz had only six targets and finished with two grabs and 24 yards in the team's Week 1 loss to the Detroit Lions Monday, Sept. 8. Randle was targeted only three times for two catches and one yard. The Giants offense as a whole was unproductive against the Lions after looking poor in the preseason.

Our View: We have a feeling that Cruz will get his wish going forward. Six targets for one of the most explosive playmakers is ridiculous. The Giants should emphasize Cruz each and every week from here on out.
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Schedule

3vs Houston Texans
4@ Washington Redskins
5vs Atlanta Falcons
6@ Philadelphia Eagles
7@ Dallas Cowboys
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs Indianapolis Colts
10@ Seattle Seahawks
11vs San Francisco 49ers
12vs Dallas Cowboys
13@ Jacksonville Jaguars
14@ Tennessee Titans
15vs Washington Redskins
16@ St. Louis Rams
17vs Philadelphia Eagles