Joseph Randle, RB, Cowboys
|RB - #9||65.78||DAL||Active||2 years||23||6'0||204||@JRAN_1|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Jun-21-2015 by Shawn Childs
Randle has only one game with more than 20 touches through his first two seasons. In that game, he gained 93 yards from scrimmage on 22 touches. Randle ran the ball only 51 times last season but averaged 6.7 yards per carry. For his pro career, Joseph has gained 507 yards on 105 carries with five TDs. He has caught 12 passes for 84 yards. Over his three years at Oklahoma State, Randle ran for 3,085 yards and 40 touchdowns on 564 carries. He scored 26 times in 2012. He also caught 108 passes for 917 yards and three TDs while in college. His talent is a step down from Murray's, but he'll have plenty of room to make plays behind a fantastic O-line. Randle isn't a lock to start for the Cowboys and may not keep the job if he is named the starter for Week 1, but he's been playing with the first-team offense in OTAs. I believe his youth and ability to catch passes will lead to him getting the most touches in this backfield, which has injury-prone options elsewhere. Even with two-thirds of the RB touches, Randle should be in position to get 300 touches, 1,500 yards, double-digit scores and 40-plus catches. He could be a top-12 Fantasy back.
Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle
Last October Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested for shoplifting a bottle of cologne and a pack of underwear at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco. Randle called it the "biggest mistake" of his life. He was granted a deferred adjudication in court and if he stays out of trouble for the next 180 days, the class C misdemeanor theft charge will be dismissed. His attorney Steven Bell commented on Randle's behalf. "He's just relieved and ready to move on and focus on training camp," said Bell. "He's a good young man."
It's good that this is behind Randle and hopefully he has matured and realizes the opportunity he has in front of him. For now we'll just chalk this up as a dumb decision made by a young man. Making dumb decisions is what young men do but he didn't hurt anyone so we'll give him the benefit of the doubt and move on. He is one of the most polarizing players in fantasy football this season. His current ADP has him being drafted as the 26th RB off the board. He has a ton of value going that late. With that offensive line, Randle could put up RB1 numbers. He could also fall flat on his face. He is worth reaching for as a low-end RB2 in 12-team leagues and maybe even 10-team leagues.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/24 - Cowboys RB Joseph Randle receives deferred adjudication in shoplifting case
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