On Thursday Night Football against a mediocre Chicago Bears pass defense that ranks in the bottom 10, Randle lit up a secondary that was missing Charles Tillman. He ended the night with three receptions, 75 yards and a score, giving him a jaw-dropping average of 25 yards per catch.
Two weeks ago against another weak secondary, Randle torched the Philadelphia Eagles to the tune of six receptions, 96 yards and two touchdowns.
Nicks or Cruz going off for big yardage doesn’t mean Randle won’t either. In that same contest against the Eagles, Nicks went off for nine receptions and 142 yards of his own.
Through 22 career games, Randle has one 100-yard effort, which came in the opener this year against Dallas.
Now a legitimate No. 3 fantasy option, Randle should be owned in all leagues.
The Giants tout the league’s No. 26 overall defense, meaning quarterback Eli Manning will be taking to the air consistently while New York plays from behind. With the attention defenses must throw at Nicks and Cruz, Randle will see plenty of opportunities to make a splash in deep leagues.
More consistency is needed from Randle as the season wears on, but his status as a factor in the New york offense this early is nothing short of a great sign. At a low cost, Randle is worth acquiring via trade.
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