Randle caught eight touchdowns for the Giants in 2015 but was up and down during his time in New York, and did not generate a ton of demand in free agency. He ended up signing a one-year deal worth just over $1 million to join the Eagles in the hopes of proving that concerns about his approach to the game were based largely on misunderstandings.
We had the Givens news a bit ago, but that piece thought Randle may be safe - wasn't the case. Randel didn't show a lot of enthusiasm during preseason games and those who follow the team said he never really stood out at practice. Paul Turner was having a real nice camp and stood out in preseason games and likely played a big part in the Eagles decisions. Dorial Green-Beckham caught a red zone TD on Saturday and it looks like he's going to have a role quicker than most thought. Josh Huff also displayed some playmaking skills Saturday and should make the team.
PHI WR Rueben Randle - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Coming into this season, Rueben Randle is the Eagles most experienced receiver at the age of just 25. Randle signed later in the free agency period with seemingly not a lot of interest. Randle actually produced eight TDs last year with the Giants and caught five TDs in his last six games, including a TD in each of his final four games. There isn't a lot in the way between Randle and a starting job with the Eagles. Jordan Matthews is probably the team's most talented WR, but he plays the slot leaving both outside positions pretty much open to claim.
Randle isn't the biggest playmaker or the most explosive receiver. Over the course of his career, he was known to not be on the same page with Giants QB Eli Manning, which is going to get you in the doghouse. While Randle seems likely to earn an outside spot, he takes a hit going from Manning to Sam Bradford as his QB. He also won't have Odell Beckham on the other side, so he'll likely draw a team's top corner. With Chip Kelly out of town, expect the offense to move at a slower pace.
If you believe in the theory that "someone has to catch the ball," then Randle may be the guy for you to grab late in drafts. Randle is just 85th on our WR list and is only getting late-round attention in fantasy drafts. It's hard not seeing Randle at least worth a later-round flier, even in typical leagues based on his experience compared to other WRs on the Eagles roster.