WR Rueben Randle - Free Agent
|6-3, 210||Born: 5-7-1991||College: LSU||Drafted: Round 2, pick 63 (2012)|
2015 Week 1 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Randle was very quiet on Sunday night as the passing game struggled to get into gear. Randle got targeted on short patterns only and picked up a few first downs when he caught the ball but did little else. The Giants struggled to pass the well due to inadequate pass protection and Randle did not get many targets down the field. The Giants were also not in the redzone often and scored only one offensive touchdown. It's disappointing that Randle wasn't targeted more considering that Cruz is still out and Beckham was doubled by the Dallas defense. Randle has shown production as a deep threat and was big for the Giants last year but he has definitely got off to a slow start and needs to improve his production to stay fantasy relevant. It will be even harder for him when Cruz returns but Manning and the Giants like to spread the ball.
2015 Week 2 vs ATL (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle was almost completely invisible in this game and has failed to make any impact thus far in the season. Randle was simply rarely targeted by Eli Manning and Randle has a lot of catching up to do if he is to remain a threat in this offense. Manning's attention was placed on Beckham jr, Vereen and spreading the ball evenly elsewhere. Randle has not been the primary receiver on many plays this season and the Giants seem to have lost confidence in his ability as a number 2 receiver. He should not be started as a fantasy option until decent production is seen and he will have even more competition when Cruz returns. Randle got his hands on a curl route very late in the game but was irrelevant for the rest of the game.
2015 Week 3 vs WAS (7 / 7 / 116 / 1 rec)
Randle bounced back as a fantasy relevant wide receiver with a surprisingly strong performance against the Redskins. Randle had poor showings in the Giants first two games but showed he still has what it takes to show up when needed. Randle had a short pattern in the redzone over the middle and was unlucky to be taken down short of the goal line. Randle got open deep on a corner route, getting good separation and hauling in a perfect ball from Manning. Randle was also very useful to his QB in scramble situations as Manning looked to Randle on numerous occasions on the sideline when escaping the pocket. Manning showed trust in Randle as he threw his direction on 4th and 2 situation on a short out pattern for the first down. Randle showed excellent concentration and was somewhat lucky on his touchdown in the second half. Manning fired a deep pattern down the sideline and Randle caught the pass after a short tip drill before running into the endzone untouched. This performance was more what we were expecting from Randle and we can expect similar games like this, at least until Victor Cruz returns.
2015 Week 4 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 31 / 1 rec)
Randle only had 3 catches on Sunday but he made them count and got in the endzone. Randle first got wide open on a fade stop (back shoulder) pattern as he stopped and caught the defender unaware for a big first down. Randle made his touchdown look very easy as he beat his man in one to one coverage off the line of scrimmage. Randle took advantage of off coverage and got inside of his man for the touchdown. Manning tried to hit Randle deep on a go route but the pass was overthrown and Randle had not achieved much separation anyway. Randle has shown a lot of improvement since the season started and the Giants are targeting him more. Randle is known for big plays despite not possessing elite size or speed but can be started as a number 3 receiver for fantasy owners.
2015 Week 5 vs SF (6 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle gave solid effort and contributed well at times against the 49ers but he ultimately had to sit out the end of the game due to a leg injury. Randle was mainly used over the middle of the field as the 49ers struggled to defend this area of the field in man to man coverage. Randle ran good post and in breaking patterns over the middle while getting good separation and securing important first downs for his team. Randle did miss significant time towards the end and didn't get much redzone action which hurt his production. Manning also focused a lot of his attention on Beckham jr. and Vereen, despite also spreading the remaining pass relatively evenly amongst his team. Randle showed an ability to get open and a reliable pair of hands which will keep him relevant in this offense, however production will be hit or miss due to the strong presence of Beckham jr.
2015 Week 6 vs PHI (6 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Randle got his hands on balls early in the game but proceeded to somewhat disappear from the game as the Giants struggled to string together first downs. Randle has failed to replicate his production from the Redskins game but has remained as a possession receiver in this offense. Randle caught slants and in routes over the middle well. Randle also was targeted on passes outside the numbers via comeback routes and back shoulder fade patterns but these had very little success. The Giants struggled to pass the ball well throughout the game due to the poor pass protection which hurt the fantasy potential of Randle. Manning was also heavily focussed on getting the ball to Beckham jr. whenever possible. Randle is most productive when the Giants are not forcing passes downfield and his ability as a possession receiver was simply rarely called upon in this game as the Giants were far behind for most of it.
2015 Week 7 vs DAL (5 / 2 / 68 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle had a nice game on Sunday but made one critical error which prevented a big performance from the receiver. Randle was sharp over the middle of the field on slant patterns from Manning and picked up numerous first downs, including one off an obvious pass interference play from the Dallas secondary. Randle and Manning were in sync and Randle caught passes in traffic well. Randle made a terrific one handed catch which got the Giants out of terrible field position. Manning heaved a pass towards the sideline deep on a streak pattern and Randle was ahead of his man just enough to haul in the pass for a very impressive catch. Unfortunately, Randle had a terrible drop later in the game which most likely would have resulted in a touchdown. Randle got wide open on a post route and Manning dropped the ball in perfectly for Randle but he seemed to lose concentration at the worst possible time and it fell complete through his hands. His role as strong possession receiver with deep threat potential at times has not diminished evidently and Randle can take advantage of defenses as they pay most of their attention to Beckham jr.
2015 Week 8 vs NO (9 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)
Rueben Randle had a solid but slightly underwhelming performance on Sunday as there were a few plays left on the field. Randle started off strong as he got wide open on an in breaking route after play action but was unfortunate not to score as he was taken down just 2 yards shy of the goal line. Randle got his hands on a nice comeback route from Manning and ran a big slant inside for a crucial first down. Randle was also targeted on a fade stop pattern on the sideline that fell incomplete but he did draw defensive pass interference. Randle was open at the very end of the game on a streak pattern but the pass was slightly overthrown for Randle who was a step ahead of his man. Randle was targeted more than his catches may indicate but struggled to connect with Manning at times. His presence was felt but how things would look much different if that play at the end of the game was executed better.
2015 Week 9 vs TB (5 / 5 / 40 / 1 rec)
Reuben Randle had a solid but somewhat quiet game on Sunday. Randle made a strong contribution early in this game, picking up first downs and even scoring but then proceeded to disappear in the second half. Randle picked up a solid first down on a slant play inside, and again on a deep curl route. Randle took advantage of off coverage from the Bucs and caught another short pass on an out pattern to help keep drives alive. The touchdown to Randle was a terrific play from his quarterback, evading the pressure and finding Randle alone in the back of the endzone for the simple throw&catch. Randle did manage to get open vs off coverage early in the game but got very few targeted in the second half as Manning looked to Beckham jr. a lot more often. He is a low end number 3 receiver in fantasy PPR leagues that usually needs a touchdown to be worth the start.
2015 Week 10 vs NE (4 / 3 / 51 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle managed only 3 catches against the Patriots but made them count as they were all for first downs. Randle made a terrific catch on the sideline in the first half against man coverage. Manning fired a pass high and away from the defender which Randle hauled in successfully for a big gain. Randle made another big first down on a crossing pattern, getting big separation from his man. Randle's final catch was an in breaking pattern as the defender lost track of him at the line of scrimmage due to traffic his way. Randle was open in the fourth quarter as he beat his man deep on the sideline but Manning's pass was underthrown and almost picked off. The Giants continue to spread the ball very well in this offense but this prevents guys like Randle from rarely having big fantasy numbers. Randle is currently a solid possession receiver that can occasionally make a jumping catch on a high ball down the field also. He will lose out on many targets to Beckham jr. however and even Dwayne Harris will get more targets then him occasionally.
2015 Week 12 vs WAS (6 / 1 / 36 / 1 rec)
Randle only managed one reception on Sunday though it was for a big play. On 4th and 16 incredibly, the Giants scored a touchdown to Randle on a deep corner route. Randle ran a terrific route as he faked inside before breaking outside while Manning fired a perfect pass toward the sideline for Randle to take into the endzone untouched. This play was one its own however as Randle looked sloppy in his other routes. Randle dropped a basic catch on a quick out pattern and had a role in Manning's redzone interception. Randle ran a slant pattern but was slow after his break and allowed the Redskin defender to undercut the route for the pick. Randle was also given a good opportunity at a touchdown catch on a crossing pattern in the endzone but failed to come up with a ball that was almost picked off after he tipped it. Randle disappeared for the rest of the game however for the most part.
2015 Week 13 vs NYJ (6 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
Randle was largely invisible on Sunday as Manning rarely targeted him. Randle's first attempt was a deep ball that fell incomplete as he had no separation from the defensive back. Randle caught a quick out on the sideline for a short gain but was unable to do anything after the catch. Randle's final catch was an impressive diving catch deep outside in the redzone. If the ball was placed more accurately towards Randles body, he may have been able to score. Randle was invisible for the rest of the game and Manning looked to Beckham jr. to get things going. Randle should not be owned or started in fantasy and this looks unlikely to change in this inconsistent offense. The pass protection was also poor at times which prevented Randle from getting many deep attempts.
2015 Week 14 vs MIA (6 / 5 / 58 / 1 rec)
Randle started off this game with a series of excellent timing patterns and managed to get himself a touchdown also. Randle ran short routes such as slants/outs and curl routes against man to man coverage which he was able to win at the line of scrimmage. Randle did have one drop due to lack of concentration as a pass was thrown in traffic on a curl route however. Randle scored his touchdown on a simple curl route in the redzone. Randle found a soft spot in the zone coverage of Miami and turned around wide open for the score. Randle was somewhat of an afterthought after the first half however as second year sensation Beckham jr. began to take over the game. Randle still has potential as a number 3 receiver in PPR leagues and can score occasionally though his production is not reliable with Beckham jr. as a teammate to share the ball with.
2015 Week 15 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 47 / 1 rec)
Randle had 4 catches on Sunday but 2 were explosive plays that the Giants needed. Randle got his touchdown in the first half on a simple out route along the sideline. The Panthers safety mis read the receiver and Randle was left alone as he took the pass into the endzone untouched. Randle later got a big first down on a crossing pattern, using his hands to secure the pass and quickness to get around defenders. Randle had 2 other very short passes for minimal gain and was invisible for the rest of the game as he was not targeted very often by Manning. Randle has caught several touchdowns this season but rarely has the yards/number of catches to go along with it. He has become a splash player that is outclassed by Beckham, for the most part. Randle is still involved in this offense that has no clear number 2 option for Manning and he can compete for targets occasionally but his ceiling appears very limited to games like this.
2015 Week 16 vs MIN (5 / 2 / 80 / 1 rec)
Randle only caught two balls but made one of them count for a big play. Randle's first catch was a simple out pattern, getting 8 yards before going out of bounds. Randle's second catch was a bomb on a post play from Manning. Manning threw a nice ball deep to Randle who beat his man by a step before making two defenders miss and walking untouched into the endzone. Randle accomplished very little else however and clearly couldn't replace Beckham jr in any manner. Randle appeared to have miscommunication with Manning on a post route in their own half which led to a pick six also. Randle has had a very inconsistent season, producing some big plays but disappearing in other games for big portions. His talent is very limited as a wide receiver and he cannot be a #1 receiver for the Giants anymore, though he produces like a low end #2 receiver in some games. Randle hasn't gotten the catches to be considered a possession receiver but he does have 7 touchdowns on the season so far.
2015 Week 17 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 79 / 1 rec)
Randle was scarcely involved on Sunday in this game but made his presence felt with a big touchdown catch. Randle ran an excellent in & up pattern, gaining big separation from his defender before Manning fired a deep pass his direction. Randle showed good awareness to secure the ball and score, despite the defender catching upto him as the ball got near. Randle also made a terrific catch on a post route deep, adjusting very well to a wobbly ball over the middle from Manning. Randle was able to get open in this game and made the clutch catches when asked to by Manning. Randle does not have the speed to fly by defenses but his route running can make defenders guess at times. Randle was a strong deep threat in this game and produced more than can be expected for a low end #2 receiver.
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.
2014 Week 3 vs HOU (10 / 5 / 27 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle made a lot of short catches for minimal gains against Houston but could have had a much more productive day if two plays went his way. Manning rolled out on a play in Houston territory but was not accurate enough as he tried to hit Randle deep in the endzone. Randle also had an inexplicable drop in the fourth quarter which should have been a touchdown. Eli Manning found Randle with a nicely timed fade pass in the endzone but Randle let the ball hit his chest instead of catching it with his hands and it fell incomplete. Randle took advantage of some man to man coverage early in the game with off coverage to get several curl/slant and out patterns but could only get minimal gains after he got his hands on the ball.
2014 Week 4 vs WAS (10 / 8 / 89 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle had bigger showing than normal for the Giants on Thursday and he made a lot of big plays with Manning. Randle and Manning demonstrated the excellent chemistry the two have developed. Randle got a step on his defender down the sideline on a fade pattern and Manning threw a perfect pass at just the right moment. Randle secured the catch just in front of his defender and before the safety could get there thanks to a perfectly placed ball from Manning. Randle also picked up a key first down with a well timed back shoulder fade pass from Manning in Redskin territory. Randle used his speed also to catch curls and short plays over the middle from Manning. Randle almost scored a touchdown late in the game as he hauled in a streak pattern just over a defenders head down the sideline but he stepped out of bounds just before he was able to attempt to cross the goal line. Randle was responsible for the only Giant turnover on Thursday however, after a truly bizarre play. It looked like Randle had secured a touchdown on a curl route in the endzone from Manning but a defender jarred the football loose seconds before the ball could be ruled a completed catch. The pass was subsequently tipped into the air and picked off by Washington, unfortunately for Randle. Despite this, Randle played a solid game and made several big catches to keep his offense on the field. Randle's speed and quickness make him a threat down the field but he can also catch shorter routes due to his size advantage over average defensive backs.
2014 Week 5 vs ATL (10 / 4 / 33 / 1 rec)
Reuben Randle got decent production in this game and scored but did not receive enough targets from Manning for anything more. Randle was a nice role player for the Giants and made a few clutch catches when conversions were needed. Randle was wide open in the endzone on a play action rollout but the pass was somewhat off target and Randle could not stay in bounds to complete the catch. It did not matter however as Randle scored on the next play. Randle got excellent separation on a comeback route in the endzone and provided Manning a huge window to throw into to get the first touchdown. Randle ran his routes well on Sunday and defenders respected his deep threat ability at the line of scrimmage. Randle looked very quick and showed impressive hands as he snagged a fastball from Manning over the middle on a slant play and got away from defenders temporarily to get a lot of yards after catch. Randle did fumble the ball at the end of this play but was fortunate as the Giants recovered and maintained possession. Randle always looked dangerous and open for Manning to throw to but Manning has a lot of weapons to involve with the addition of Beckham. It will be difficult for Randle to get consistent production in this offense due the volume of weapons for Manning and the Giants also like to have a strong ground game where possible.
2014 Week 6 vs PHI (9 / 5 / 58 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle was the leading receiver against the Eagles for the Giants but that isn't saying much as the offense didn't score any points on the night. Randle performed as well as can be expected from the receiver and caught every decent pass thrown his way but the Giants really struggled to put long drives together consistently. Randle caught a lot of passes on the sideline with curl and comeback routes, using his speed to take advantage of backed off coverage from the defense. Randle has good hands and was able to catch a few high passes from Manning, who was under a lot of pressure throughout the game. Manning did misfire by overthrowing Randle late in the game on a curl route but the game was out of reach quickly for the Giants. Randle has good size and quickness which helps him run shorter routes on the sideline but doesn't have any game breaking ability. Manning did rely on him for first downs however, which shows he has confidence in the receiver but the rest of the offense played too poorly for Randle to make a difference. Randle also had two of his catches late in the second half as the Eagles defense began to play soft and give up shorter routes.
2014 Week 7 vs DAL (9 / 6 / 74 / 0 rec)
Randle was active early in the Giants passing game with three targets. Randle secured the two hitch routes, but dropped an open target on a slant route, stalling a promising drive. When Dallas had all the momentum, Eli Manning and Randle hooked up for a much needed third-and-down conversion on an in-cut. Later in the game, Randle corralled a perfect back shoulder pass and gained yards after the catch on a slant route. His lone touchdown opportunity came on a jump ball target in the end zone, which was well-covered and not catchable. As a blocker, Randle was called for holding on a wide receiver screen. Odell Beckham's ability to acceleration and separation was evident, but possession targets are Randle's forte with his ability to box out defenders.
2014 Week 9 vs IND (11 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle got a lot of targets from Manning on Monday against the Colts but came away with average production. Randle's chemistry seemed off with Manning as the two could not connect consistently throughout the game and several passes looked very inaccurate. Randle started off his game well with a tightly contested catch over the middle on an in cut, using his body well to secure the grab. Manning then tried to find Randle deep on a go route but the pass was overthrown. Randle got his hands on a few short patterns to the outside and picked up some first downs but couldn't break into the open field. Manning tried to hit Randle again deep down the field but the pass was inaccurate and Randle did not achieve enough separation from his defender. Randle caught a first down late in the game on a post route but had to double catch it to secure the play and the game was long decided at this point. Randle and Manning need to work on their timing as it was evident on Monday night that the rapport between the two is weak right down, especially in the long passing game.
2014 Week 10 vs SEA (10 / 5 / 39 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle had another somewhat mediocre performance as his production and impact on the game was average. Randle was an afterthought and has become a role player with the emergence of Beckham as a more dangerous threat. Randle almost hauled in a high pass from Manning on the sideline in the first quarter but unfortunately his heel was ruled out of bounds. Randle did have a very impressive slant catch over the middle for a big first down, catching the ball in traffic and securing the catch well. Randle hauled in some curls and plays over the middle of the field but failed to make a mark on this game. Beckham is clearly the more dangerous threat down the field and is overall more talented as a receiver which will reduce Randles production. The Giants offense also struggled a lot in the second half with turnovers and Randle could only watch as his team fell apart. Randle is a nice option for Manning when the Giants have the lead or can successfully run the ball due to his size/talent and has shown flashes as a deep threat in this offense but does not produce good numbers consistently and is therefore unreliable for fantasy.
2014 Week 11 vs SF (15 / 7 / 112 / 0 rec)
Rueben Randle played a very efficient game for New York and was the top target for Manning on Sunday. Randle was a great possession receiver for the Giants who picked up many key first downs to keep his team in the game. Randle and Manning connected on many slant and in breaking routes over the middle of the field which burned the defense many times. Randle used his size and quickness to take advantage and win these types of battles at the line of scrimmage. Randle also showed a good pair of hands hauling in curl routes, just behind the first down marker and showed good chemistry throughout with Manning. Randle bailed out his quarterback by making a terrific catch over the middle in the second half. The pass was thrown behind Randle but he was able to reach behind and secure it for a big first down. Randle was open in the end zone on a slant pattern but Manning was hit as he threw which caused the pass to become wildly inaccurate. Manning tried to find Randle deep down the field on a go route but the pass was overthrown by a lot and picked off by the defense. Randle was excellent with the ball in his hands after the catch and has found a nice role in this offense. Randle has good size and quickness to run short routes and takes advantage with physical running after the catch.
2014 Week 12 vs DAL (3 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle made a few key first downs for New York on Sunday but was largely overshadowed by his new teammate, Beckham jr. Randle managed to get wide open on an in cut route and secured a big first down, showing good route running. Randle made another short catch outside but was for a minimal gain. He then disappeared from the game until the fourth quarter as he picked up a first down on a slant pattern, showing good quickness to separate from his defender. Randle and most of the Giants receivers had poor production on Sunday as Beckham jr stole the show with his big plays. Manning also rarely looked in Randle's direction as Randle cannot make the catches and big plays that Beckham jr. can. The Giants also stayed committed to the running game for the most part which reduced Randles chances in the passing game. Randle is talented and has made big plays in the past for New York but his role has been substantially reduced to a possession receiver with the emergence of Beckham jr. This role will likely continue and Randle will remain the #2 receiver in this offense but production will be inconsistent and only recommended in PPR leagues if you have few other options.
2014 Week 13 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 52 / 0 rec)
Rueben Randle managed only three catches against the Jaguars but they were important plays for key first downs. Randle got wide open on a curl route against soft zone coverage and picked up extra yards after the catch. Randle got his hands on a comeback route play from Manning but he stepped one foot out of bounds. Randle was open again on curl route and slipped away from the first tackle attempt for an impressive first down. Randle's last catch was a slant play inside that was well placed by Manning and perfectly in stride for Randle to pick up a lot of yards. Randle played his role well as a possession receiver but his deep play threat we have seen it no longer being utilised. Beckham jr. is clearly the top target for Manning. Randle has a nice role in this offense but the production is highly inconsistent and more suited to PPR leagues.
2014 Week 14 vs TEN (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Rueben Randle managed only one catch on Sunday as the Giants fail to make him a feature player anymore. Randle caught a simple drag route across the middle of the field early in the game and turned it into a first down with his quickness but didn't manage another catch in the whole game. Randle was targeted on a tick play receiver pass by Beckham in the first half but Randle was double covered as the Titans were not fooled. Randle's production as suffered greatly with the emergence of Beckham jr. and the Giants ran the ball very often which meant Randle's role as a possession receiver was somewhat unneeded in this game.
2014 Week 15 vs WAS (4 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle had a fairly disappointing game on Sunday as his role in this offense continues to shrink. Randle was targeted on a hitch to the outside early in the game but he dropped the pass before he could secure it. Randle also got his hands on a comeback on the outside but a redskin defender did well to break up the pass. Randle did make a nice catch in traffic on a deep hitch play, securing the pass while taking a hit shortly after. Manning hit Randle again on a crossing pattern over the middle, as he managed to break free from his defender for a nice gain. Randle was sort of an afterthought after Beckham jr however as the bulk of Manning's targets go Beckham jr.'s way. Randle has rarely produced as a #2 fantasy receiver this season and is not currently worth owning in most fantasy leagues. Beckham jr is proving too dominant a player and is drawing a lot of targets. Randle has the quickness and hands to be a good possession receiver but does not have nearly the explosion or big play ability as Beckham.
2014 Week 16 vs STL (6 / 6 / 132 / 1 rec)
Reuben Randle had a very impressive game for the Giants that will make them think twice before casting him off in the future. Randle produced well for New York and managed a very respectable stat line despite Beckham jr. putting up monster numbers also. Randle has lost some production to Beckham this season but produced regardless against the Rams on Sunday. Randle was in one on one coverage deep down the field in the first quarter and Manning found him with a tall pass that Randle was able to claim before the defender could get a hand near it. Randle then converted a third and long play on an impressive curl route, running it perfectly just over the first down marker as Manning fired the pass to him. Randle and Manning also showed good chemistry with a well executed back shoulder fade pass, as the pass was thrown perfectly away from the defender so Randle could easily make a play on it. Randle scored a touchdown on a quick out play in the redzone from Manning. Randle got the ball quickly at the line of scrimmage and escaped the first tackle before outstretching the ball inside of the pylon to ensure the score. Randle helped finish the game late in the fourth quarter as he hauled in big slant pattern to give the Giants a new set of downs and take more time off the clock. Randle showed off his skills as a clutch possession receiver that can pick up first downs reliably and score when given space as well as a big play receiver down the field. It will always be tough to produce consistent fantasy numbers beside Beckham jr but has likely cemented his status as the Giants number 2 overall target in the passing game.
2014 Week 17 vs PHI (13 / 6 / 158 / 0 rec)
Randle had a big performance in his final game of the season against the Eagles and looked very dangerous throughout the game. Randle made many big catches and showed the Giants why they should keep him involved in the future. Randle made a terrific first catch down the field against the Eagles despite double coverage, as he bailed Manning out of a questionable decision. Randle then caught a slant inside and had a big gain but unfortunately was taken down 1 yard shy of the goal line. Randle managed another slant inside to pick up another first down and looked confident doing so. Randle got his hands on another deep pass from Manning on a streak pattern, as he adjusted to a slightly underthrown pass and secured the play. Randle showed he has good yards after contact/catch potential also as he turned a short curl play into a big gain by slipping the first tackle. Randle got wide open yet again down the field in the endzone for the catch but unfortunately this touchdown was negated by a holding call on offense. Randle looked spectacular at times against the Eagles and his big plays were very important in keeping this game competitive. Randle hasn't produced many games like this throughout the season but he has worked well with the emergence of rookie receiver Beckham in recent times and hopefully can continue this form into next year.
2013 Week 1 vs DAL (6 / 5 / 101 / 0 rec)
Rueben Randle quietly put together a very solid performance on Sunday night that will keep his coaches happy with his progress and increase Eli Manning's confidence in the young receiver. Randle worked the middle of the field exceptionally well for a young player and exploited big gaps in the Cowboys defense. Randle showed excellent hands, catching the ball very cleanly which helped him gain as many yards as possible after the catch. Randle caught mostly slants and in breaking patterns, taking advantage of his speed and size in one on one situations. On numerous occasions, Randle looked wide open as the Dallas defensive backs played conservatively off the receiver. Randle took advantage of this and Eli Manning looked his way often at the snap. Randle is developing very well for the Giants and will be needed as an option to take pressure away from Nicks/Cruz. He is very quick with the ball in his hands and showed great utility as a deep threat last season.
2013 Week 2 vs DEN (9 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Randle was overmatched and neutralized by Denver's talented secondary, finishing with just 14 yards on a whopping nine pass targets. The highlight of the game for Randle came when he drew a pass interference penalty against Denver's Tony Carter on New York's final drive. Unfortunately, two plays later, Tony Carter atoned with an interception on a target to Randle, ending New York's last gasp.
2013 Week 3 vs CAR (4 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)
Rueben Randle had a somewhat disappointing day on the field for the Giants but he wasn't the only player to underperform against the Panthers. Due to an inability to protect Eli Manning, Randle had few opportunities in the passing game to produce for his team. Randle is a big play threat down the field for the Giants but can also catch short quick routes over the middle of the field when asked to. Randle was mostly targeted on shorter routes as the Giants did not have enough pass protection for deeper routes. Randle caught a curl route early but had little room to pick up any extra yards. Randle almost got a touchdown late in the game on a streak pattern but the ball inexplicably fell right through his hands in the endzone. This play was in garbage time as the Giants were playing catch up but was still disheartening to not see him make the play. Randle somewhat made up for his blunder however, on a terrific grab on a fade route down the sideline. Randle hauled in the pass between two defenders, took a big hit but managed to retain control of the pass. Randle displayed toughness and concentration on the play but had to leave temporarily afterwards as he got shaken up. Randle is the #3 receiver for the Giants and had the most receiving yards on the day but the entire Giants offense was thrown into complete chaos early.
2013 Week 4 vs KC (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle registered only one catch on Sunday and was rarely targeted in the passing game by Eli Manning. Randle had one nice grab in tight coverage, taking a big hit as he held onto the football. Apart from this, the few passes that went his way fell incomplete. Randle had a few chances at some deep pass plays but the connection just couldn't be made. Randle almost hauled in a prayer pass from Manning in the first half as a pass was heaved in Randle's direction into double coverage to avoid pressure. Randle managed to get his hands on the football but the pass was broken up as he went to the ground. Randle had one big mistake however. Randle cut off his route short as there was mis-communication with Manning and the pass was picked off in a bizarre looking play. Manning tried to fit another long pass into Randle on the sideline but there was zero separation between Randle and the defender. Randle's production has not been high or consistent this year, mostly in part to the Giants inconsistencies on offense. He is a big play receiver that is also tough on short routes but he should be nowhere near fantasy line-ups unless the Giant passing unit improves dramatically going forward.
2013 Week 5 vs PHI (13 / 6 / 96 / 2 rec)
Reuben Randle had a very productive game for the Giants that started off rather poorly. Randle had a very good shot at a deep pass from Manning early on but was outfought by the defender for the ball and the pass fell incomplete. Randle had another chance at a deep pass but there was insufficient separation and the pass was well broken up by the Eagle defender. Randle began to connect with Manning after this however. Randle caught a lot of slant plays over the middle of the defense and Manning was able to hit him perfectly in stride to allow as many yards after the catch as was possible. Randle scored on a very impressive touchdown in the second half. Randle secured the catch on a dig route inside over the middle of the field and simply turned up the field untouched in the redzone for the score, using his speed to obtain the necessary separation. Randle continued to haul in short grabs and showed off his impressive hands as he caught the ball well in traffic. The excellent rapport in the short passing game was evident with Manning but he did struggle in the deep passing game and was given some opportunities to make plays.
2013 Week 6 vs CHI (5 / 3 / 75 / 1 rec)
Rueben Randle had a big game for his standards and made a lot of big plays for his team. Randle looked wide open on a dig route early in the game, and hauled in a big first down on the outside for the Giants. Randle did have a few mental errors and mistakes in this game however. It appeared that Randle ran an incorrect route as Manning threw a curl route to him early but the pass fell into the Bears DB's hands for the easy pick. Randle made up for this blunder however as he was able to score a touchdown. Randle blew by his defender on the sideline and got big separation deep as Manning gave his receiver a perfect pass. Randle made the catch and showed determination by fighting his way over the goal line to finish the play for the score. Randle had another nice gain on a dig route late in the game but almost threw it all away in frustration as he lost the ball after the play. Lucky for him, the play was not ruled a fumble. Randle showed his dangerous nature as a deep threat in this game but he made a couple of poor mental mistakes. Randle will be called upon as a #3 wide receiver in this offense but will rely on big plays down the field for consistent production.
2013 Week 7 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 40 / 1 rec)
Randle easily had the most impressive and important catch on Monday night. Randle scored on an electrifying fade route down the sideline. Aided by a well thrown passes from Manning, Randle made a great adjustment with his body in the air and hauled in the grab for the touchdown. Randle also looked very quick and athletic as he caught a short pass over the middle but was able to run around for extra yards to convert the down into a first down. Randle's final catch was a checkdown pass from Manning short over the middle which Randle caught well. The Giants held the lead for most of the game and could afford to run the football more than usual which somewhat hurt the overall passing numbers for this offense. Randle did look very talented as a deep threat and is always a dangerous weapon that Manning tries to utilize. Manning tends to spread the ball somewhat evenly between Randle, Nicks and Cruz which can dampen the production for Randle as it did on Monday night. Randle's talent is undeniable however and he gets very good production as a number 3 wide receiver in this offense.
2013 Week 8 vs PHI (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle did not register a single catch against the Eagles on Sunday and there is no immediate answer why except Eli Manning did not look his direction often. Randle was targeted on a crossing pattern early in the redzone but dropped the pass. Randle was then used consistently on special teams as a punt returner which probably ate into his playing time on offense. Randle is also a big play receiver and the Giants struggled throughout the day to make big plays. This was likely a once off performance and Randle should feature again in the offense moving forward.
2013 Week 10 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 50 / 1 rec)
Rueben Randle deserved to be the most productive fantasy receiver for the Giants on Sunday. Randle looked very quick with the ball in his hands and was able to get separation from the defense which helped him. Though he only registered three catches, he displayed speed and excellent feet. Randle hauled in a nice slant pattern early in the game and showed good burst to pick up the first down while running away from his defender. Randle then displayed excellent concentration on a terrific touchdown pass from Manning on a fade route in the back of the endzone. Randle got enough separation, hauled in the pass and ensured both feet touched the endzone before being pushed out. Randle then had an explosive catch and run on a drag route from Manning. Randle caught an off-target pass from Manning and accelerated around the field to pick up a big gain for his team. The Giants passing game was not heavily relied upon in this game to ensure the victory and the production of guys like Randle inevitably suffered as a result. Randle continues to be an excellent number three receiver in this offense and often out performs that tag.
2013 Week 11 vs GB (3 / 3 / 37 / 1 rec)
Randle looked to be involved in this offense early in the game but somewhat faded as the game progressed. Randle started his day off well by scoring a touchdown on a post route in Packer territory. Randle was able to gain huge separation over the middle and Eli Manning threw a perfect ball in stride to Randle which helped him score while not getting touched from defenders. Randle showed his speed and agility again as he got wide open on a simple in breaking pattern over the middle of the field. Randle showed good acceleration and burst as he ran away from defenders for the first down. Randle did not do much else in this game however. The Giants held the lead for most of this game and ran the ball effectively against the Packers. Eli Manning also spread the ball very evenly amongst his teammates and guys like Randle couldn't get the volume of targets needed for a big game.
2013 Week 12 vs DAL (7 / 3 / 64 / 0 rec)
Randle led the offense in every receiving category, including seven targets and a long of 22 yards. Randle did most of his damage on the Giants first scoring drive, with his first catch picking up 21 yards down the middle of the field. Three plays later Randle ran a shallow crosser and Manning delivered a nice ball that allowed the WR to make the catch in stride and ultimately turn upfield for 22 yards on his longest play of the day. Randle wouldn't post another catch until the 2nd half, but again picked up a hefty chunk of yardage on the play. Running a dig, Randle created some nice separation that made for an easy 21-yard completion for his QB. On a day when the passing offense didn't produce much, Randle certainly squeezed as much out the limited numbers as he could. Not entirely sure where the blame lands, but Randle was again part of a miscommunication with his QB that could have been devastating. Missing some sort of check or audible (at least it appeared that way), Randle went into blocking mode on the snap as Manning opened and threw immediately to a WR whose back was to the QB. The pass fell incomplete, but that hasn't always been the case and certainly could have ended differently on Sunday.
2013 Week 13 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Randle was restricted to short catches and few targets on Sunday against the Redskins. Randle is a big play threat with his speed but the Giants took very few shots downfield on Sunday night and played a more conservative approach. Randle got his hands on 3 catches, all slant patterns that fell short of the first down and were merely check down options in third and long situations. Randle almost lost the ball on one play but managed to recoup it just in time to prevent the turnover. Randle got little to no redzone targets and was somewhat of an afterthought for Manning, who focused his attention on Cruz and Myers over the middle of the field. The Giants also kept the running game heavily involved which lowered the passing numbers for the entire offense.
2013 Week 14 vs SD (4 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Randle accomplished very little on Sunday as the Giants struggled mightily on offense. The Giants were not able to keep many drives alive for long and Randle was invisible for most of the game. Randle got his hands on a well thrown slant pattern from Manning and broke it for a decent gain up the field. Randle otherwise got few passes thrown his direction. Manning looked heavily to Cruz and Nicks for the most part and the Giants tried to feature the running game as much as was possible. Randle is a big play receiver for New York but the Giants did not pass protect well enough for many deep attempts against a porous Charger defense.
2013 Week 15 vs SEA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Randle had no catches on Sunday and was very rarely targeted by Manning. The Giants struggled heavily to move the ball in any way and Randle was an afterthought as Manning was turning the ball over at a ferocious rate. Randle was ignored in the passing game for the most part but not all of this was his fault. The Giants possessed the ball less than Seattle and could not get near the redzone except when the game was out of hand. Randle has shown good athletic ability and has made several big plays down the field in his career but the Seattle secondary was far too effective at shutting down the Giants passing attack. He also has many teammates to share targets with and should not be relied upon as a fantasy option.
2013 Week 16 vs DET (9 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
Randle had a somewhat quiet day on Sunday against the Lions as teammate Jernigan receiver got the majority of the catches. Randle beat his man deep on a go route in the first half but Manning overthrew the pass intended for him. Randle did manage to beat man coverage a few times with curl/comeback routes with good route running. Randle used his quickness and ability to gain separation as defenders feared his deep threat. Randle almost caught a big pass play from Manning in the second half but Randle only got one hand on the football and it bounced off incomplete. Randle's final catch came on a deep in breaking play, creating enough separation before providing Manning a big window to throw into. Randle played well for the most part but left one play in particular on the field and could have had a better day. The Giants spread the ball consistently also and suffered from few redzone opportunities which is another reason for Randle's mediocre production.
2013 Week 17 vs WAS (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle did not register a single catch against the Redskins due to an injury he sustained early in the game. The Giants were cautious with the receiver and held him out as a result. Randle has shown inconsistent talent at times this season and may be asked to help replace Nicks next year if Nicks is not retained. Randle has not proven himself as a top receiver but will likely get an opportunity next season, though at a minimum he will have Jernigan and Cruz to complete with.
2012 Week 5 vs CLE (9 / 6 / 82 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle looks to be improving every week and has big motivation to do so after having his work ethic questioned by the media recently. Randle was the leading receiver on Sunday in yards and receptions, a great sign for the Giants. Randle was in sync with Manning early and got the bulk of his catches on one drive. Randle caught comebacks, slants and back shoulder passes. These routes are designed to take advantage of press/tight man to man coverage defense and Randle was able to win the 1 vs. 1 match ups against CLE. Randle beat his man inside when necessary and worked his way back to the football to successfully win the ball for his QB. Randle also made an excellent play to save an interception for his team, breaking up a catch from a defender. Randle did have one dropped pass on the sideline but made up for this with a different short catch & run down the sideline for a big gain. Randle got open more in this game, made tightly contested catches and showed excellent hands for the most part which is a great sign for things to come.
2012 Week 8 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 68 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle was the leading receiver for the Giants on Sunday and almost got all of his yards on one play in the first drive. Randle ran a deep post, the Dallas CB got completely turned around and Randle was able to make a great adjustment to the ball before hauling it in for the big gain. Randle had another impressive catch on the sideline, diving to the sideline for the catch for the very athletic play. Unfortunately for Randle, he still is low on the depth chart for the Giants. He is the #4/WR and #5 target in the offense for Manning and it will be rare that he has a productive fantasy game. The Cowboys did an excellent job in confusing Manning and forcing him to go through his reads from the pocket, as the DAL secondary had tight coverage for the most part. Randle is a very promising WR for NYG but it will be tough to get a lot of targets from QB Manning this season as he throws to Cruz and Nicks most of the time.
2012 Week 12 vs GB (2 / 2 / 26 / 1 rec)
Rueben Randle displayed nice chemistry with QB Manning on his big touchdown catch in the redzone. Randle got inside of his man on a post route against man coverage, beat his man over the top and caught a very well thrown pass from QB Manning over the shoulder. Manning side stepped pressure well and threw a wobbly but accurate ball that found its way perfectly in the back of the endzone to Randle. Randle also looked powerful and determined on a short catch on the outside. Randle caught the ball and used his speed/elusiveness to shed the first man who attempted to tackle him as he picked up the first down. Randle wasn't needed much else apart from this but it is nice to see him in the endzone. Hixon was missing from the Giants WR lineup and Randle filled the slot left behind very nicely. Randle will struggle to produce most weeks as the Giants backfield and WR corps is loaded with talent but his talent will shine occasionally when given the opportunity.
2012 Week 13 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Filling in for the injured Domenik Hixon, Randle totaled one catch for thirteen yards on two targets. Randle did not see much work as Eli Manning preferred to target Martellus Bennett and Victor Cruz in the middle of the field. He did move around a decent amount in the Giants' formation, playing in the slot on occasion and also getting snaps split out wide opposite Hakeem Nicks.
2012 Week 16 vs BAL (4 / 1 / 43 / 0 rec)
Reuben Randle played his part well and had the most receiving yards for his team on Sunday but much more cannot be expected of a rookie in a game like this where the offense cannot stay on the field. Randle provided relief to Manning early as he broke free down the field on a post route and hauled in the pass for a spark that the NYG sorely needed. Randle showed great speed and awareness catching the pass that was underthrown also. Randle disappeared after this however, for the rest of the game. Manning couldn't connect well with his #1 and #2 WR's in this game and Randle simply never got enough targets.
2012 Week 17 vs PHI (4 / 4 / 58 / 2 rec)
Rueben Randle had a really strong performance in his final game as a rookie against PHI. Randle showed speed, an incredible leaping ability and chemistry with Manning that already looks solid. Randle started off fast with an early touchdown. After a solid play action fake from Manning, Randle ran free in the endzone on a slant pattern and was easily caught for the score. Randle then followed up this play with a big touchdown catch down the field against CB Asomugha. Randle got a step on the DB with his great speed and timed his jump perfectly to snatch the high ball away for his second touchdown catch. Randle showed he can use his great size advantage to help him against smaller DB's and showed he has the consistent hands to make great catches. Randle almost hauled in another deep play on a post route but the DB was flagged for illegal contact instead which prevented the big play. Randle showed he is a very versatile and dangerous receiver, especially for a rookie. His height advantage gives him an edge in jump ball situations and defenses might be forced to respect his deep ball game if he continues to develop.