The New York Giants invested a second round pick in wide receiver Rueben Randle during the 2012 NFL Draft, after he decided to leave LSU following his junior year, and I think that the selection of Randle will start to pay dividends during the 2013 NFL season. Randle will start the season as the number three wide receiver on the Giants depth chart, behind stars Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, but will have plenty of opportunity to produce. During his the 2012 season Randle caught 19 passes for 298 yards and three touchdowns, but he improved as the season went on and quarterback Eli Manning began to gain confidence in the rookie wideout, and his production increased. Randle’s best game as a pro came in the season finale against the Philadelphia Eagles, when he caught four passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns, a sign of things to come for the Giants. With another offseason of working with Randle, Manning will be more trustworthy of his second year receiver, and this should lead to an increase in targets and receptions. The two receivers ahead of Randle on the depth chart, Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, each have their own set of issues that could also contribute to Randle’s increased production. The Giants awarded Victor Cruz with a massive five year $49 million dollar contract extension this offseason, but he is in a walking boot after bruising his heel in last Sunday’s preseason loss to the Indianapolis Colts, and while he is expected to be ready for week one it is certainly an injury that could linger. Hakeem Nicks is in the final year of his contract and is seeking a similar extension, however the often injured wide receiver needs to prove that he can stay healthy, and the team has been noncommittal about his future. Expect the New York Giants to showcase Rueben Randle, to give him a chance to contribute, and show fans that he is a big part of the team’s future plans. I recommend drafting and stashing Randle in the later rounds of fantasy football leagues, his production will increase during his second season in the NFL as the Giants roster is presently constructed, and if an injury were to hamper either of their two top receivers Randle is primed to step in and pick up the slack for the Giants passing attack.