Week 12: Sleepers
Did you know that Randle has caught the last six receiving TDs for the Giants? Needless to say, Eli Manning is a fan and you should be too. Randle has six receptions for 115 yards and two scores over his last two games. He ranks as a Top 30 WR across all scoring formats. One real concern is his playing time though. Randle only played in 45-percent of the Giants' snaps last week. He is locked into the Giants' number three spot. He is averaging an off-the-charts 0.27 fantasy points per snap in standard leagues and 0.35 FPPS in PPR leagues over his last four games. As a point of comparison, Brandon Marshall is averaging 0.23 and 0.32 over that same span. Too bad Hakeem Nicks is taking away so much playing time from Randle.
If your starting TE is on a bye or not playing very well of late, just go ahead and plug in Graham. He's been due for a decent game and he finally accomplished that feat last week against Oakland. He snagged seven receptions for 136 yards and a score. In Week 12, he has another fantastic matchup against Jacksonville. The Jags have allowed the second most fantasy points to TEs per game. This includes eight TDs on the season to go along with 59 receptions and 661 yards. Most recently, they allowed the still-under-the-radar Arizona TE Rob Housler to catch six passes for 70 yards. To be honest, if I could get that stat line every week from my TE, I'd take it. Graham still hasn't displayed excellent chemistry with Case Keenum, but hopefully that can come with time. For now, we can live with a juicy matchup and continue evaluating Graham on a week-to-week basis as a viable TE2 until he proves otherwise.