Week 16: Sleepers
Randle hasn't done much of anything over the last month. After scoring six TDs over a six-game stretch earlier in the year, he's been ice cold. He hasn't caught more than three passes since Week 5 (October 6). So what has changed, you ask? Well Victor Cruz may be done for the year after sustaining a concussion and a sprained knee on Sunday. He is listed as questionable, although there are multiple reports out suggesting his season could be over. Randle would see a big jump in playing time and those extra snaps would come against Detroit's defense (which ranks third-worst against WRs). This play obviously carries with it some risk, considering Randle's dip in production; however, the last time one of the Giants' top two receivers was out (Nicks back in Week 12), Randle played on 99-percent of the offensive snaps.
Walker made the most of his easy matchup last week against the Arizona Cardinals (ranked dead-last in points allowed to TEs). He could be in line for even more against Jacksonville in Week 16 since the Jags rank second-to-last in points allowed to TEs. Walker bounced back nicely from his missed game following a concussion. He caught eight of his 11 targets for 53 yards and a score. Although he likely isn't thought as one, Walker is ranked among the Top 12 TEs in fantasy scoring, point being he is a TE1. With a weak opponent on tap, Walker should be locked into your starting lineup or snagged off waivers if available (only owned in 23-percent of ESPN leagues).Injury Status: Out - Hamstring