Rueben Randle shows promise in Giants preseason opener

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Rueben Randle had a nice reception and a goal-line target during the Giants preseason opener. We break down the fantasy implications.

Though Rueben Randle did not see extended action on Saturday night's Giants preseason opener, he did run with the first-team offense and received three targets in wake of Hakeem Nicks' absence.

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Randle's only catch of the night came on a tunnel screen, but he made two defenders miss while showing burst and agility in what culminated in a 16-yard reception. He also received a coveted goal-line target, but it was knocked away by Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor.

Fantasy Spin: Historically, Eli Manning has often utilized a three-receiver corps, dating back to when guys like Steve Smith and Mario Manningham were go-to targets in addition to Nicks and Cruz. There is much reason to believe there is room for Randle in this offense now that he has a year under his belt and has been impressing all summer long with his performances in camp. If Nicks misses time, Randle would be a great play during those weeks, so he's worth a bench stash.

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