COMMENTARY | The 2013 NFL season is just around the corner, which means it's almost time to get together with your pals and draft your fantasy football team.
You don't want to head into your draft not having soaked up all of the information possible to have a successful fantasy football season.Here are your fantasy sleepers for the G-Men this season:
A lot of teams in the current NFL scheme are going with two running backs, which plays into the hands of those thinking about drafting the 26-year-old Brown.Giants fans and fantasy players alike will remember Brown for his eight rushing touchdowns in 10 games last season. He submitted a standout performance against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3, rushing for 113 yards and two touchdowns and completed his season by posting five consecutive games with a TD.
Although his 2012 campaign did end early due to a broken leg, it does appear that he's healed up nicely and is ready for the season. In fact, ESPN New York's Ohm Youngmisuk reports that Brown will be used in goal-line situations, creating more scoring opportunities for his fantasy owners.
Rueben RandleRueben Randle has gotten the most coverage out of any Giants receiver for the work that he's been doing on the field. While Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks were dealing with contract issues and injuries, Randle was working on his chemistry with Eli Manning and could be one of the best sleeper picks in fantasy football this year.
ESPN's Youngmisuk notes that Tom Coughlin and the rest of the Giants staff has been impressed with Randle's play during the offseason, including an incredible practice on Monday that has a lot of people -- including myself -- thinking he could be a big piece to New York's offense this season.
Given Nicks' battles with injury last season, there's always the chance that he misses some time in 2013, opening up a lane for Randle to show his worth to the NFL and his fantasy owners.He's slated to be the G-Men's No. 3 receiver on the depth chart but given the way Manning and the Giants spread the ball on offense, Randle is undoubtedly a sleeper for the upcoming season.
The Giants went out and acquired one of the better offensive tight ends in Brandon Myers during the offseason, but Adrien Robinson could definitely be a weapon for Big Blue in 2013.In terms of fantasy football, Robinson would be a sleeper option in deeper leagues or if your regular starting TE is on a bye week, but there's still some value here.
Inside Football's Patricia Traina noted on Twitter how strong Robinson had been practicing this season, and given the fact that the Giants like to run two tight end sets and that Manning loves his tight ends, there's definitely value in Robinson.Again, I would only go with Robinson if you're part of a deep league and you're in a pinch, but don't be surprised to see this guy put up some surprising numbers in 2013.
Good luck in your drafts, and don't forget to use this piece as reference when thinking about drafting a member of the Giants in your fantasy draft.
Pete Schauer is a native of the Jersey Shore where he covers the New York Giants for Bleacher Report and writes for HoopsHabit and contributes to the YES Network. You can follow him on Twitter @Pete_Schauer and find him on Google+.
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