Rueben Randle (WR, NYG) – Waiver Wire Pickup

Matt Hartman - RotoBaller

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues (12+ teams Standard, PPR)

ANALYSIS: As the Giants continue to stink it up, the trade rumors begin to swirl about what will happen with Hakeem Nicks.  If they move Nicks, Randle’s value will rise substantially.  This recommendation is very much based on speculation, but I have a good hunch on this.  Acclaimed ESPN reporter Adam Schefter recently noted that the Giants aren’t shopping Nicks, but they are “listening.”  Since Nicks is on the last year of his contract, this would be an ideal situation for the Giants to consider getting value out of him IF they don’t intend to resign him.  If the Giants struggle again this week, I expect Nicks be traded before the October 29th deadline.  When that happens, expect Randle to take his spot.  If you are looking for a great option to consider trading for or picking up, Randle could be a gem for your team in very short order. Because even outside of speculation, he’s had solid production over the last two weeks: 18 targets, 171 yards and three TDs.  These are great numbers because the Giants continue to play from behind.  If their defense continues to be terrible, Randle will still have value, but that value improves exponentially if Nicks gets shipped out of town.

Week 8 Waiver Wire & FAAB Bids