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Randle caught two passes for 41 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Friday's preseason game against the Jets.

With Odell Beckham (hamstring) yet to play this preseason, and Jerel Jernigan struggling, Randle seems like a safe bet to work across from Victor Cruz in two-wide formations at the beginning of the season. The Giants don't figure to throw many passes to their tight ends, so the wideout group should see plenty of targets. As easily the largest player of that group, Randle has a nice opportunity to make frequent visits to the end zone.

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Randle has looked good early in camp, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Randle is using his size, speed and length to gain separation and make plays in practice. With Odell Beckham still nursing a hamstring injury, Randle is the early favorite to be the team's No. 2 target. He's also their only significant red-zone presence.

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Randle started Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Bills, but he did not receive any targets.

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According to the New York Daily News, the "stage is set" for a Rueben Randle breakout in 2014.

With Hakeem Nicks out of the picture, Randle is starting opposite Victor Cruz. It sounds like the Giants plan to frequently throw the ball up to him in contested situations in the red zone and downfield. "I've got to play big," Randle said of his new role. "They're going to allow me to do that. My job is to make that big play, whether it be in the end zone or down the field." Randle said he's "very confident" he'll score "double-digits in touchdowns." At 6'3/208, Randle projects as the main red-zone beneficiary with the Giants severely lacking talent at tight end. Randle is primed to explode. With an ADP in the ninth round, Randle is a tremendous value.

Rueben Randle WR NYG 1 Month

The New York Daily News writes Rueben Randle "seems the favorite to start" opposite Victor Cruz in two-wide set.

Randle "seems the favorite to start" over rookie Odell Beckham. The Giants are expected to essentially run a base three-wide offense under new OC Ben McAdoo, but "starting" in two-wide formations could mean the difference between playing 95 percent of the snaps, and 65-70. It's certainly worth noting. Beckham missed time during OTAs with a hamstring issue, giving Randle an edge.

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Giants WRs coach Sean Ryan says the team saw a more focused Rueben Randle during the spring.

"For me, the battle with him is consistency, and I think he's addressed it in this offseason in the way he approaches his job," Ryan said. "I've seen a difference in his seriousness towards his work. This spring, I thought he was locked in." The switch to a simpler offensive system that doesn't rely as heavily on option routes should also help Randle. He's going to line up all over the field, even in the slot. Entering his third year, Randle is oozing with WR2 upside.

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Rueben Randle says the Giants' new offensive staff has approached him about adding slot receiver snaps to his repertoire.

"They were talking to me about coming in on the inside," Randle said, "using my big body in the seams. Whatever they need me to do, I'll do it." Randle is playing the role occupied by Jordy Nelson in Green Bay, from where new OC Ben McAdoo hails. McAdoo likely wants to be able to move around his receivers frequently, like the Packers' wideouts do. Victor Cruz should remain the Giants' primary slot man, but more snaps there could further boost Randle's outlook.

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According to, Rueben Randle "continues to have a strong offseason."

All that public shaming of Randle by the Giants appears to have motivated the talented third-year player. He "seems to be running sharper routes and has displayed consistently strong hands." Randle is going to play the majority of snaps as an outside receiver in new OC Ben McAdoo's three-wide base, and is a serious breakout candidate. He consistently made "wow" plays in limited opportunities behind Hakeem Nicks.

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Giants WR Rueben Randle believes new OC Ben McAdoo's offense will allow him to think less about reads and focus more on getting open.

Randle struggled with option routes in old OC Kevin Gilbride's system leading to him frequently being out of sync with Eli Manning. That should not be a problem in McAdoo's offense. If he is allowed to simply go out and use his physical gifts, Randle has the talent to be a difference maker. He is a good bet to lead the Giants in touchdown receptions this season.

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The Newark Star-Ledger projects Rueben Randle as the primary outside receiver opposite Odell Beckham, and expects the Giants to give Randle "the chance to prove he's an elite first-round talent at wide receiver."

Beat writers Jordan Raanan and Conor Orr project Randle and Beckham outside, with Victor Cruz at slot receiver. If Beckham ends up returning kicks and/or punts, Randle could also be the "starter" in two-wide formations opposite Cruz. The Giants are using three-receiver sets as their base offense at OTAs, so that point may be moot. As Cruz stands 6'0/206 and Beckham 5'11/198, 6-foot-3, 210-pound Randle is a good bet to lead New York in 2014 touchdown catches.