|Date of Birth:||11/05/1992|
|Drafted:||2014 | Round 1 | Pick 12|
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Odell Beckham Jr. has been fully cleared.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski says that Beckham is "free and clear" following offseason core muscle surgery, adding that the receiver will be ready for Day 1 of training camp next month. Beckham was banged up last year, which limited his explosiveness in another relatively down year for him. As he enters his second season in Cleveland, OBJ is looking to get back to his All-Pro form under a new coaching staff.
Odell Beckham Jr. underwent core muscle surgery.
Beckham played through the core issue all season, and the team unsurprisingly says a "full recovery" is expected. OBJ might take things slow (and he seems unlikely to participate in all of offseason training, especially the voluntary portion), but we would think he'll be 100% for the start of training camp at the latest.
Odell Beckham Jr. (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 17.
The Browns are out of the playoff race, so perhaps Beckham won't suit up to end his first season in Cleveland this Sunday. We do expect that OBJ will play, but check back at 11:30 AM ET on gameday for the dynamic receiver's status.
Odell Beckham Jr. has another quiet game in Week 14 win.
Following up a three-catch, 29-yard outing in Pittsburgh, Beckham caught two-of-five targets for 39 scoreless yards against the Bengals—which certainly won't quiet any noise about him wanting out of Cleveland after the season. Through 13 games, OBJ has just two touchdowns, and he's on pace for career-lows in yards per game (64.9) and catch percentage (54.6%) for what was supposed to be an unstoppable passing attack. A draw next week against Patrick Peterson isn't one to shy away from for matchup purposes, but Beckham looks like a volatile FLEX for Week 15.
The Browns are acquiring Odell Beckham Jr., according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
This trade cannot become official until the start of the new league year tomorrow at 4:00 PM ET, but this is going to happen. ESPN reports that Cleveland is sending the No. 17 overall pick in this year's draft, a third-round pick, and safety Jabrill Peppers. Hindsight is 20/20, but it was pretty obvious to us that the Giants regime led by head coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman didn't want to put up with Beckham's antics after they handed him the richest contract for a wide receiver in NFL history (on a per-year basis) only to see him continue to pull of antics like an ESPN interview alongside rapper Lil Wayne in which he criticized two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning. Obviously, this is big news for Baker Mayfield and the Browns, as the offense is stacked with Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt, Jarvis Landry (Beckham's college teammate at LSU), Antonio Callaway, David Njoku, and now Odell Beckham Jr., whose time in New York ends after five seasons. OBJ had 390 yards, 5476 yards, and 44 touchdowns with the Giants, but his last two seasons were plagued by some injuries. The 26-year-old star receiver will obviously remain a strong WR1 in fantasy on a team with a ton of talent on paper, but keep in mind Mayfield likes to spread the ball around and might not pepper Beckham with targets as much as Eli did. The Giants are moving forward with running back Saquon Barkley as their clear top foundation piece, but they'll likely be in the market for a wide receiver with a high selection in this year's draft.
Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) has officially been ruled out for Week 17.
This will be Beckham's fourth straight missed game to end the season—the entirety of the fantasy football playoffs for most people. Fantasy owners are certainly disappointed, but the good news is Beckham will be 100% well ahead of offseason training. OBJ's season ends with 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns along with five carries for 19 yards in 12 games. His 87.7 receiving yards per game were his highest in a season since his second NFL season in 2015, and he made explosive plays (17 plays of 20+ yards) despite some offensive struggles during the year. With one of the league's best offensive coaches in Pat Shurmur in an offense that should be on the rise, Beckham will obviously be one of the better wide receiver selections in 2019 fantasy drafts. Don't be surprised if trade rumors continue to swirl throughout the offseason after an up-and-down attitude and relationship with Shurmur in their first season together, though.
Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) officially did not practice today.
Beckham probably isn’t going to play in the season finale, and there’s probably a good chance he’s ruled out for Week 17 tomorrow.
Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) officially did not practice today.
Again, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur says Beckham is making progress and has a chance to play this week, but it's hard to feel good about his status until he gets back on the practice field. We'll see if OBJ can get up to at least a limited session tomorrow.
Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) has been ruled out for Week 16.
Beckham didn't practice all week and will miss his third straight game. He probably won't be traveling to Indy with the rest of the team, and the Giants aren't rushing him back while out of the playoff race. It's still surprising that a bruised quad has forced the star receiver to miss three games, though, and it's difficult to be optimistic about him suiting up in Week 17. OBJ being out has obviously been a big blow to some fantasy owners in the playoffs.
Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) officially did not practice today.
OBJ remains out of practice and doesn't look likely to suit up to face the Colts on Sunday. He'd do well to be listed as questionable on the final Week 16 injury report when it's released sometime tomorrow. Obviously, you shouldn't count on having Beckham in lineups with fantasy titles on the line.
Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) officially did not practice today.
The Giants say they have no plans to place Beckham on injured reserve, but this isn't a great start to the week for him for Week 16. Until he's at least on the field in a limited basis, you probably can't count on having the star receiver in fantasy championships.
Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) has been ruled out for Week 15.
This isn't a surprise after Beckham went outside to get another look at his quad, and the star receiver will miss his second straight game. We're a bit surprised Beckham hasn't been able to play through this with the Giants still alive for the playoffs, but this will give the team another opportunity to see how the offense fares without him. Saquon Barkley should be set for another big workload as the clear headliner for Pat Shurmur's offense against the Titans.
Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) is not practicing today.
The Giants say OBJ is getting evaluated outside the building for his quad injury, which probably isn't a good sign for his Week 15 status. He was actually officially a limited participant in yesterday's practice after it was said he would miss practice, but apparently things might not have gone well. We'll see how Beckham is listed on the final Week 15 injury report when it's released tomorrow.
Odell Beckham Jr. (thigh) will not practice today.
Beckham is said to be feeling better than he was at the end of last week, but he's no lock to be ready for this Sunday against the Titans. We'll track his practice status throughout the week. The Giants probably aren't going to rush him back considering they are out of the playoff race.
The Giants have ruled out Odell Beckham Jr. (quad) for Week 14.
Beckham is dealing with a bruised quadricep and wasn't thought to be in any danger of missing tomorrow's game against the Redskins, so this is a big surprise. OBJ isn't traveling to Washington with the team, and fantasy owners will now be without a huge difference-maker for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Sterling Shepard will be the No. 1 wide receiver for Eli Manning tomorrow, but it'll likely be Saquon Barkley that gets a massive workload with fellow star Beckham out of the lineup. Consider Beckham week-to-week for now, but we wouldn't think he'd miss more than one game with a bruised quad.
Odell Beckham Jr. scores twice in Giants' win.
Beckham threw a touchdown and caught a touchdown as the Giants beat the Bears for their fourth victory of the season. OBJ was 1/1 for 49 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes (on nine targets) for 35 yards and a touchdown. The passing score was basically a flat-footed flip to a wide-open Russell Shepard on a trick play, as Beckham again showed his great all-around athleticism with a very good throwing arm. As a receiver, Chicago did a good job of limiting him throughout the game, but he got free for a red-zone touchdown on a crossing route where he got free in the back of the end zone. Next up, Beckham faces the Redskins in the first round of fantasy playoff matchups. Beckham went for 136 yards in their first matchup of the season.
Odell Beckham Jr. catches five passes in Week 12.
Beckham gained 85 yards on his five receptions (nine targets) against the Eagles. He had a long reception of 39 yards down the left sideline, but he was surprisingly held relatively in-check for much of the game. He was probably interfered with on a pass to the end zone, but the official did not throw a flag. 85 yards is a very good game, but this was a slightly disappointing performance against an Eagles secondary that is depleted. OBJ has a tough matchup with Chicago next week, but he obviously must remain in fantasy lineups.
Odell Beckham scores in Giants' win.
Beckham caught four passes (on four targets) for 74 yards and a touchdown along with one carry for 11 yards against the Bucs. Eli Manning threw just 18 passes in the Week 12 win, so this was a very good performance for OBJ considering the low volume. Beckham next faces an Eagles team he's had his share of struggles against, but they are decimated in the secondary.
Odell Beckham Jr. scores twice in win over the 49ers.
Beckham Jr. caught four passes (on 11 targets) for 73 yards and the touchdowns, which came from ten and 20 yards out. The first score was an easy sit-down in zone coverage, and the second came on a simple nine route down the left sideline after dropping a similar pass on the previous play because he tried making it a one-handed grab. OBJ also had at least one other drop, but fantasy owners will certainly take the final numbers. The talented wideout remains a high-upside WR1 for next week's matchup against the beatable Bucs.
Odell Beckham Jr. leads the Giants in Week 8 receiving.
Beckham had his second straight game with over 130 receiving yards, and his third in his last four games, but it was in another Giants loss. Beckham had eight receptions for 136 yards against the Redskins, making a couple more highlight-reel catches in the game. Through eight games, Beckham is on pace for 122 receptions, 1,570 yards, and four touchdowns. The receptions and yardage would set new career-highs for the fifth-year receiver, and look for him to increase that scoring total in the second half.
Odell Beckham Jr. scores in Giants' loss.
Beckham had his best individual performance of the season, catching eight passes (on 11 targets) for 143 yards and one touchdown along with one carry for -1 yards in the Monday night loss to the Falcons. The score came on a toe-dragging catch in the back of the end zone to make it a one possession game with five seconds remaining. On the possession before, OBJ dropped a two-point conversion on a play that would have cut Atlanta's lead to six instead of eight. Beckham also had a 51-yard reception on a deep ball earlier in the game. Next week, Beckham faces the Redskins, who have had their share of blown coverages this season. It'll be interesting to see how much Beckham sees of Josh Norman in the game.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught six passes for 44 yards in Thursday night's loss to the Eagles.
Beckham was second on the team with ten targets, and he also fumbled another punt, though he was able to recover it. The biggest impact OBJ made was on the sideline, as he once again lost his cool with a couple miniature temper tantrums, and it's very clear that he is a negative influence on the entire team. Before the end of the first half, he went into the locker room early, so he wasn't on the field for the team's final offensive snap, and it's fair to wonder whether or not New York already regrets signing him to a long-term extension in the offseason. Beckham will look to put up better numbers when he takes on the Falcons next Monday night.
Odell Beckham Jr. has up-and-down game in 33-31 loss to the Panthers.
Beckham caught eight passes for 131 yards and a score while adding a 57-yard touchdown pass to Saquon Barkley, but he also lost a fumble on a punt return and had a couple drops—one on fourth down and one in the end zone. Of course, Odell caused controversy prior to the game by going to the media to basically complain about Pat Shurmur and Eli Manning, and it's fair to wonder if the Giants are already regretting signing him to a long-term extension. After the loss, Beckham even took credit for the team even making it a game despite some crucial mistakes, and he's shown no interest in taking any responsibility for a 1-4 start. All that said, OBJ is a top-level talent, and off-field drama shouldn't really impact fantasy teams if he continues getting peppered with targets. Plus, Beckham gets a tremendous matchup on a short week to face Jalen Mills (who might be vulnerable to double moves more than any cornerback in the league) and the Eagles. He's a high-end WR1.
Odell Beckham Jr. totals 70 yards in Giants' loss.
Beckham caught seven passes (on 11 targets) for 60 yards and has one carry for ten yards in the Week 4 loss to the saints, dropping the Giants to 1-3. Beckham was again frustrated on the sideline, and the cameras showed him yelling in rage seemingly at himself; and toward the end of the game, he seemed to almost check out and looked disinterested, which was the case a couple weeks ago too. OBJ is probably frustrated with the team's performance and the fact that he hasn't found the end zone this season, but he probably needs to stay more level-headed throughout games. Beckham's 16-game pace is 124 receptions for 1,324 yards and no touchdowns. He'll try to get on the board next week against the Panthers.
Odell Beckham Jr. goes over 100 yards in Week 3.
After a relatively quiet Week 2 against the Cowboys, Beckham bounced back by catching nine-of-ten targets for 109 yards against the Texans. Beckham's 30-yard reception was the longest play of the day for the Giants, who put up 27 points and picked up their first win of the season. OBJ might see a lot of Marcus Lattimore in Week 4, but the Saints have been torched through the air this season.
Odell Beckham Jr. gets held in check by Cowboys.
Dallas did a good job of limiting Beckham throughout the night, but the star receiver was reserved and held his emotions in during the loss, which was a good sign. Beckham was targeted nine times in the game, catching four passes for 51 yards. He has a great matchup next week against the Texans.
Odell Beckham Jr. goes over 100 yards against the Jaguars.
In a tough matchup with Jalen Ramsey and the Jags, Beckham had a very good game, getting open throughout the contest. The 15 targets certainly helped, but Beckham put up 11 receptions for 111 receiving yards, along with one carry for -1 yard. It could've been a bigger game for OBJ, who beat Ramsey on a route in the end zone, but Eli Manning was pressured and missed the throw. Beckham will be an excellent option in fantasy lineups next week against the Cowboys.
The Giants are signing Odell Beckham Jr. to a five-year extension worth $95 million.
NFL Network reported the deal was being finalized a short time ago, and ESPN's Josina Anderson is saying it pays Beckham a max of $95 million, with $65 million guaranteed. After a shaky start to the relationship between the new Giants regime and their superstar receiver, the two sides—led by new head coach Pat Shurmur and Beckham—came to an understanding the last few months and worked things out for both sides. While he did not participate in preseason games, OBJ did not hold out from the team and is now being rewarded with the largest current contract for a wide receiver in the NFL. There wasn't much of a question, but this confirms Beckham will be on the field for Week 1 in an exciting matchup against the Jaguars, and he'll remain a part of the Giants franchise for a long time. OBJ is obviously a high-upside selection early in fantasy drafts.
Odell Beckham Jr. is reporting to Giants training camp on time on Wednesday, according to NFL Network's Kimberly Jones.
Beckham said last month that he was going to training camp, so nothing has changed. Jones says a source close to Beckham says, "He just wants to play football, he just wants to win." Again, after things looked shaky earlier this offseason, including the Giants perhaps astutely playing hardball, things have been extremely positive the last several weeks. A huge contract extension is certainly possible, but it sounds like OBJ is going to be on the field one way or another this summer, so he'll be ready to roll come September. Beckham obviously offers a ton of upside in fantasy drafts.
Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) is fully cleared.
Beckham is back to 100%, but he's not fully participating in minicamp—probably because he doesn't have the contract he desires. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said "we'll see" if Beckham participates in team drills, but he said he's not worried about the contract situation affecting anything. Right now, Beckham's non-participation doesn't seem to be a big issue for the Giants, but it would likely become an issue if he's still not in team drills when training camp rolls around.
Odell Beckham Jr. is not expected to take team reps in Giants minicamp.
Beckham is not holding out from the team, which is a great sign for both sides in what was previously a tense situation. However, NFL Network's Kimberly Jones says Beckham won't get team reps in minicamp this week as he still gets back to 100% from his season-ending ankle injury from last year. Jones says Beckham's doctors and the Giants doctors "have been in concert since the injury," so both sides are happy with taking things slow. OBJ should be 100% for training camp.
Odell Beckham Jr. is "pretty close" to being fully cleared, according to Giants head coach Pat Shurmur.
OBJ hasn't been give the full OK from doctors to practice fully, but it's only a matter of time. It's great that Beckham has decided to show up to OTAs despite not yet getting the contract he wants, and he'll likely be on the field in full capacity whenever he's ruled 100%. The talk of a trade and/or not stepping foot on the field seems like a thing of the past.
Odell Beckham Jr. will attend voluntary OTAs, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.
We have come a long way from earlier this offseason, when it seemed the Giants were poised to trade their star receiver. Beckham previously indicated he wouldn't step foot on the field without a new contract, so the hard stance taken by the Giants might have nudged OBJ in the right direction. Things could change, but it doesn't look like any training camp holdout will take place as Beckham hopes to have a big season and show the team they can trust signing him to a huge long-term extension.
Odell Beckham Jr. is not fully cleared from his ankle injury; will be with the Giants this season.
Beckham is at Giants voluntary minicamp, but new head coach Pat Shurmur says the star receiver is still going through his rehab to get fully cleared. OBJ participated in walk-through but sat out the actual training. The good news is that Beckham is with the team and not holding out after everything that happened over the last several weeks. Shurmur says Beckham will "absolutely" be a part of the team in 2018 and has had constant communication with him. It appears the tough stance taken by GM Dave Gettleman might have gotten through to Beckham, who probably would prefer to stay in the big-market New York than get traded someplace he has little control over.
Jarvis Landry says Odell Beckham Jr. is "going to be a Giant for another year."
The Browns receiver is speaking to the Cleveland media at the team's offseason training, and he says he thinks the period of potentially getting Beckham is "over." This is noteworthy because Landry and Beckham are such good friends from their time at LSU, and maybe Beckham told him he'll be staying with the Giants for 2018. After the trade speculation heightened to the point that it looked like OBJ was likely on his way out of New York, it now seems very likely he stays with the Giants. However, anything can happen, and maybe Giants GM Dave Gettleman will still make a deal with a team at some point.
Odell Beckham Jr. will attend the first day of Giants offseason training tomorrow, according to multiple reports.
After weeks of speculation and rumors, Beckham showing up for the start of offseason training with his teammates would be a good sign for his likelihood of remaining with the Giants this season. OBJ will likely have a chance to talk to GM Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur, and maybe the two sides can put it out there exactly how they are feeling. Clearly, the Giants are at least open to moving Beckham and something might still happen, but at least things aren't so bad that Beckham doesn't want to show up to the facility.
The Giants are asking for "at least two first-round picks" for Odell Beckham Jr., according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
If this report is to be believed, Odell Beckham Jr. could seriously be on the move. Two first-round picks is a lot, but there might be teams interested in making that deal; and if not, the Giants could certainly take less than two first-rounders, as this could be posturing to get as much as they can for their star wide receiver. Again, if this report is true, the fact that the Giants are telling teams what they want for OBJ indicates they are more than open to moving him. Until Beckham's contract is extended, which the Giants don't seem eager to make happen, rumors about a potential trade will swirl.
Odell Beckham reportedly will not play until he gets a contract extension.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says his understanding is that Beckham "will not set foot on a field without a new contract extension agreed to." Yesterday, Giants co-owner John Mara said he was "tired of answering questions about Odell's behavior" and said no one on the team is untouchable—including Beckham. Mara also indicated the team has no problem having Beckham play the final year of his contract out this season. Apparently, Beckham might have heard about Mara's comments and wants to put it out there that he will not be playing football until he gets a new deal. OBJ already hinted in a tweet this offseason that he won't be playing in the preseason, and both sides appear to be pulling apart a bit. With a new regime in place for the Giants (new GM Dave Gettleman pulled the franchise tag from cornerback Josh Norman a couple years ago when he was with the Panthers), don't be surprised by anything that happens with Beckham. If this report is to be believed, a holdout looks likely at this stage.
Odell Beckham Jr. indicates he won't play in any preseason games this year.
A fan on Twitter said "Zero preseason snaps please" in response to a "The Giant Insider" tweet saying there's a huge year coming up for the star receiver, and Beckham quoted the tweet and just wrote, "0". After Beckham suffered a high-ankle sprain in the preseason last year, and then suffered the season-ending injury on the same ankle in the regular season, it sounds like he is going to sit out the entire preseason for at least 2018 if he has his way. The contract situation of OBJ could have a lot to do with it, as he's currently on the last year of his deal and probably wants long-term security before he even thinks about playing in exhibition games. While it's easy to see where he's coming from, the Giants brass might not be happy with one of their best players seemingly stating on his own that he won't be playing in the preseason. Until an extension is signed, Beckham's future with the Giants is no lock.
Odell Beckham Jr. is getting surgery.
The Giants announced OBJ is getting surgery sometime this week on his fractured ankle, though the date is not set. Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said it's "fair to say" Beckham will miss the rest of the season with this injury. You should wait until it's official, but it'll probably be safe to drop Beckham from your fantasy team. OBJ is entering the final year of his contract in 2018, so this injury really complicates things for him—especially because he said he wants to be the highest-paid player in the league. It's still early, but a long holdout could be coming next summer, as Beckham might not want to go back on the field without a new deal.
Odell Beckham Jr. might not need surgery.
According to multiple reports, OBJ might not need surgery according to the team. This goes against the ESPN report that Beckham was headed to surgery. Either way, it looks like the fourth-year receiver will be out for most of the rest of the season, at least.
The Giants believe Odell Beckham Jr. has a broken fibula, according to Kimberly Jones.
Jones says they are not sure if there is any ligament damage yet, but they will take an MRI. It looks like Beckham will be a candidate for Injured Reserve, and his season very well could be over. The Giants probably aren't going to be close to the playoffs, so there likely won't be any need to rush Beckham back for a playoff run. You can hope for the best, but plan on not having OBJ for at least the next several weeks.
Odell Beckham Jr. is getting surgery, according to Jordan Raanan.
Raanan tweeted Beckham is "headed for surgery." OBJ showed a lot of emotion when getting carted off the field, and it appears it's because the leg injury is very serious. It's still early, but it's safe to say Beckham will be out for a while. The 0-5 Giants could be headed to a season which ends with them getting a pick in the top-five of the 2018 draft.
Odell Beckham Jr. leaves game with apparent ankle injury.
With under five minutes to go against the Chargers, Beckham went up on a slant route and appeared to land and twist his ankle pretty badly. He's currently being carted off the field and looks like he's very emotional and crying. The Giants have already lost Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, and Dwayne Harris in the game—all to ankle and foot injuries.
Odell Beckham Jr. (finger) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Beckham, as you might have seen in an ugly-looking snapshot of it, is dealing with a finger injury when it bent back during Sunday's game. He'll play on Sunday against the Chargers, but don't be surprised if he's limited in practice all week.
Odell Beckham Jr. gets targeted 15 times in Week 4 loss.
OBJ had seven receptions for 90 yards, with a long of 42 yards, against the Buccaneers. Beckham has 20 receptions through three games and will be a good option next week abasing the Chargers, despite a difficult matchup with Casey Hayward.
Odell Beckham Jr. scores twice in the fourth quarter in Week 3.
OBJ caught nine passes for 79 yards and two touchdowns against the Eagles while matched up with former LSU teammate Jalen Mills for most of the day. Both touchdowns were in the corner of the end zone, where Beckham showed good footwork to stay in bounds. He made some great plays on the touchdowns, but he showed zero class afterward, including doing an idiotic celebration where he acted like a dog going to the bathroom on a fire hydrant before heading to the sideline and acting like a fool until his head coach Ben McAdoo told him to stop. Hopefully the 24-year-old shows more maturity at some point, because he's a dynamic player on the field. He gets the Buccaneers next week.
Odell Beckham Jr. is not listed on the injury report for Week 3.
OBJ is over his ankle sprain that forced him to miss the first week of the season and will be ready for a big NFC East matchup against the Eagles on Sunday. The current state of the Giants offense is obviously of some concern, but a 100% Odell Beckham needs to be in all fantasy lineups.
Odell Beckham Jr. catches four of five targets in 2017 debut.
This game against the Lions was OBJ's first of the season after missing Week 1, and the Giants looked to work him back into things after he missed a few weeks of practice dealing with the ankle injury. OBJ didn't start the game, but he was in there quickly and worked in and out for much of it. He had four receptions for 36 yards in what was a Giants' loss to the Lions, and he had a drop on the final offensive play for the Giants on a potential first down—he just looked up at the defender, taking his eyes off the ball. He appeared to be 100%, but if he isn't it might take him some time to get back. And hopefully he isn't hindered if he did come back too early. We expect him to be fine soon if he isn't already, though.
Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) is active for Monday Night Football against the Lions.
OBJ was on the field and warming up like there’s nothing wrong with him, so expect him to be full-go tonight as helps the Giants try to avoid an 0-2 start to the season. Although he said it’s a 6-8 week injury, this shouldn’t be an issue for Beckham moving forward. Fantasy owners can insert OBJ right into their lineup and hopefully keep him there for the rest of the season (except for his bye week).
The Giants believe there's a "good chance" Odell Beckham Jr. plays tomorrow night, according to Adam Schefter.
It's going to be a game-time decision, but things appear to be trending in the right direction. Those in a bind can probably insert Beckham in their lineup and hope he plays tomorrow night, but there is some risk—both because he could be used as more of a decoy and because he could just be inactive. We expect him to play and be fine against the Lions, despite his talk of the injury being a 6-8 week one.
Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday Night Football.
This is what he was listed as for Week 1, but he's no doubt closer to playing after he was able to practice on a limited basis this week. It'll likely come down to a game-time decision for OBJ, which unfortunately could put fantasy owners in a bind with the Giants playing in the final game of the week. If you can, you should insert Beckham into your FLEX spot and have a replacement from the MNF game in case Beckham is inactive. If you don't have any good fantasy options in that game as a plan B, it might be best to just bench OBJ for someone playing on Sunday. Though keep in mind Beckham was reportedly involved in a dance off last week—he should be good to do for Monday night, but there's risk.
Odell Beckham Jr. says his injury is a 6-8 week injury.
It must be a severe high-ankle sprain that OBJ is dealing with. This is about four weeks from the injury right now, so this timeframe could indicate Beckham is no lock to play on Monday night against the Lions. Of course, some people are able to heal quicker than others; and according to the Sunday Night Football broadcast, Beckham claims to be rehabbing 12 hours per day. Because he's angling for a new contract, maybe Beckham will decide it's best to sit out until he's 100% and closer to the 6-8 week mark. The Giants playing on Monday night makes this a complicated situation for fantasy owners.
OBJ (ankle) was officially a limited participant in practice.
Beckham practiced today for the first time in almost a month. Maybe he'll get in a full practice tomorrow or Saturday ahead of Monday night's game versus Detroit, but if not, it'd still be a surprise if Beckham wasn't out there for Week 2.
Multiple reports: Odell Beckham Jr. is practicing for the Giants today.
He is currently doing things during the portion of the practice that's open to the media. He might be listed as a limited participant in practice, but he's definitely trending in the right direction for Monday night's game after not practicing for about a month. OBJ, who reportedly was in a dance off last week before sitting out Sunday's game against the Giants, should be out there on Monday against the Lions.
Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) is inactive for tonight against the Cowboys.
OBJ warmed up but will not play in the opening Sunday Night Football game of 2017. The revelation that OBJ is dealing with a high-ankle sprain doesn't make this much of a surprise, as those type of injuries typically last at least four weeks until 100% healed. Next week would make about four weeks—so expect Beckham, who looked good while warming up before practices this week, to be out there in Week 2 against the Lions next Monday night on MNF.
Odell Beckham Jr. has a high-ankle sprain, according to Ian Rapoport.
This explains why it seems to be leaning towards Beckham not playing tonight against the Cowboys. High-ankle sprains typically take at least a few weeks to heal, and today is 20 days since Beckham suffered the injury in the Giants' third preseason game. The thought was it might have been just a normal ankle sprain, but a high-ankle sprain could mean it's unlikely OBJ plays tonight. If coming back too early from a high-ankle sprain, it usually will cause the injury to linger for longer—getting to 100% should be the goal.
Odell Beckham Jr. will be a game-time decision, but the Giants have "real doubt whether he will play," according to Adam Schefter.
Beckham was never revealed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain, so it would be a real surprise if he wasn't out there tonight. We would bet on him playing, but fantasy owners should protect themselves with Brandon Marshall or Sterling Shepard if they can. Evan Engram is also a decent option if you can put Beckham in your FLEX spot.
Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
He did not participate in practice again today, so he'd be going into Sunday night's game without any practice time. If he really can't go in the game, it must be a Grade 2 or 3 sprain or a high-ankle sprain. OBJ looked fine in the videos released of him working out, and we'd expect him to be out there Sunday night—but it sounds like that might happen.
Odell Beckham Jr. did not practice for a second straight day.
Again, OBJ warmed up with the team, but he did not participate in practice. Unless this is a high-ankle sprain and no one is aware of it, Beckham missing the opener about 20 days after spraining his ankle would be a bit of a shock. We still expect him to be out there, but the injury report will get released tomorrow and we'll see if he's listed as questionable or doubtful.
Odell Beckham Jr. "moving well" and "looked good" warming up at Giants practice today.
According to multiple reports, OBJ stretched with the team then did work on the side, and he wasn't wearing a brace or anything on his ankle. Beckham injured his ankle a couple weeks ago, but he's fine—and there's no doubt he'll be ready for Week 1 against the Cowboys. It'll be interesting to see how Beckham, Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram, and the rest of the Giants offense plays in the opening game.
Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) did not practice today.
It's only Monday, and this is nothing to get alarmed about. Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said Beckham is getting treatment and they'll "see how he responds." McAdoo also added that they'll play him if he's cleared and they'll hold him out if he's not. If Beckham doesn't practice all week then it'll become a concern, but expect him to be out there for Week 1 versus Dallas.
Odell Beckham Jr. "could" miss Week 1, according to ESPN.
ESPN's Dan Graziano and Jordan Raanan report a source says it's "not out of the question he could miss a week or two of the regular season." Of course he "could" miss some regular season time, but we don't anticipate it unless it's a high ankle sprain or if there is ligament damage. Unless the Giants are being coy, it only sounds like a normal sprained ankle; in which case, it'd be a major surprise if Beckham wasn't able to be out there for Week 1.
Giants announce OBJ suffered an ankle sprain.
Beckham Jr. took a hit at the knee and headed to the locker room before falling down in the tunnel. Thankfully, he's thought to only have an ankle sprain. OBJ himself probably made this look a little more serious than it was, but perhaps he's upset and shaken because it was close to being a serious injury. If it's a high ankle sprain, it could be an issue for Beckham's Week 1 status, but we anticipate him being good to go.
Odell Beckham Jr. leaves preseason game after taking a low hit.
OBJ took a hit at his lower leg in the second quarter of the Giants' second preseason game. He initially got up and was frustrated but seemed fine, before some pain might've set in and he started limping. Beckham then worked his way to the tunnel towards the locker room, where the camera caught him go to his knees in the tunnel. OBJ's knee did look to buckle a bit when he was hit, so this could be a potentially serious injury. Hopefully he just got a little scared and/or dramatic and ends up being fine, though.
Giants owner says they will pay Odell Beckham Jr.
The Giants owner said of his star receiver, "he deserves to get paid. We're going to pay him." OBJ made news when he said he wanted to be not only the highest paid receiver in the league, but the highest paid player overall. There is a 0% chance Beckham becomes the highest paid player in the league, but he might get the most money among receivers. Under team control for two more years (not including the franchise tag) one would think Beckham obviously needs to show more maturity before the Giants hand him a monster long-term deal, though.
Odell Beckham Jr. is at the Giants' team facility for mandatory mini camp.
This was expected, as Kimberly Jones and others reported that OBJ would be reporting for the team's mandatory training. Beckham also posted an Instagram video last night showing his training while he was away from the team, with the hashtag #ImBack. He probably should've been with his team for the voluntary OTAs (you don't see guys like Tom Brady or Larry Fitzgerald skipping OTAs), but the dynamic receiver should be in great shape as he reports to the team.
Odell Beckham Jr. will show up for the team's mandatory mini camp, according to Art Stapleton.
Kimberly Jones reported on May 25th that OBJ would be reporting to the mandatory team activities on June 13th, but the Adam Schefter report of Beckham being unhappy with his contract put it into question. It doesn't look like it'll be a problem, and hopefully Beckham can put his contract concerns in the back of his mind when he hits the field.
Odell Beckham Jr. not showing up to OTAs is "directly related" to his contract, according to Adam Schefter.
OBJ had his fifth-year option picked up after the Giants were coy about it (maybe because of his maturity issues). Beckham has performed like a top receiver in his three seasons in the NFL, and he probably wants to be paid like one. Because of the immaturity he's shown, however, it's unlikely the Giants give him a big contract extension before this season. The dynamic receiver has two years left on his deal, so the Giants don't have much incentive to start negotiating until next offseason. For the team's sake, hopefully Beckham shows up to mandatory minicamp, as he's expected to.
Odell Beckham Jr. tells Kimberly Jones that he will attend Giants' mandatory mini camp on June 13.
OBJ isn't at the team's voluntary OTAs, which he does not get bonuses for attending. The team would obviously like Beckham to be there with the rest of the team now, but at least he'll be at the mandatory training.
OBJ: "No comment" on if I'll be at OTAs, according to Kimberly Jones.
Jones talked to Beckham and he said "I love my team and am excited about the season," but he won't say when he'll be at OTAs. Beckham angling for a new contract is likely the explanation for this. Or maybe he's upset about the team being coy about picking up his fifth-year option, which they eventually did and keeps him under contract through next season. If his goal is a Super Bowl, the best thing to do is probably be with his team at OTAs.
Odell Beckham Jr. is still not at Giants' OTAs, according to Jordan Raanan.
Raanan had reported that Beckham was expected to come to OTAs on Thursday, but it looks like that's not the case. Missing this time shouldn't affect his production numbers-wise, but it has to be concerning for the Giants in real life.
Odell Beckham Jr. will show up to Giants' OTAs on Thursday, according to Jordan Raanan.
According to Instagram, Beckham was working out with his trainer yesterday. The Giants probably would have liked to have their star receiver with the team, but it looks like they'll get him back on Thursday.
Odell Beckham Jr. didn't show up to Giants OTAs, according to Dan Duggan.
The workouts are not mandatory, but most players in the league attend their team's OTAs. Maybe Beckham has a good reason for not going, but he reportedly has not gone to many of the optional workouts this offseason. Beckham tweeted in April about how hard he's going to work, so it's surprising he isn't with his team trying to get better with them; he's probably working hard somewhere, though. Word on Beckham's reasoning for not being there and/or thoughts from the Giants should be available in the next few days.
The Giants have officially picked up Odell Beckham Jr.'s fifth year option.
Kim Jones reported this was going to happen. Despite being a headache at times, it would not have made much sense to decline Beckham's option. Beckham recently took to social media to express his commitment to being great. Hopefully he realizes that he needs to mature and start acting like a veteran leader for his team.
The Giants will pick up Odell Beckham Jr.'s fifth-year option, according to Kim Jones.
The Giants were coy about whether or not they would pick up OBJ's option, but there isn't much doubt they'll pick up the option for 2018.
Odell Beckham Jr. doesn't perform well in playoff loss.
OBJ had four receptions (on 11 targets) for 28 yards. He had at least three or four drops in the game, including on a would-be touchdown. Fair or not, people will point to the Giants receivers taking a trip to Miami to party as reason for the poor performance. It may be unfair, but they bring it on themselves by not waiting a few weeks to do that stuff (and posting on social media). Beckham will be among the top receivers drafted in fantasy next season, but we definitely do not recommend drafting him as the first receiver on the board, as many people will suggest.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught five passes for 44 yards in Sunday's win over Washington.
Beckham was rested for the 4th quarter to avoid an injury before the Giants attempt to make a playoff run. He finishes the regular season with 101 catches for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns. We'll see how OBJ fares in his first playoff game next week in Green Bay; the Packers have a depleted secondary particularly at cornerback.
Odell Beckham Jr. goes for 150 yards against the Eagles.
Beckham was targeted an amazing 20 times by Eli Manning in the game, and turned it into 11 catches for 150 yards. OBJ showed his great speed on a few plays, particularly late in the game with the Giants attempting a comeback. Beckham will get a matchup with his buddy Josh Norman in Week 17, so he'll be more of a low-end WR1.
Odell Beckham Jr. caught six passes for 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Lions.
Beckham also rushed once for nine yards. The Giants offense has simply not been very good this season, but Beckham continues to produce solid numbers. He will obviously be a solid WR1 against the Eagles on Thursday night. Philly held Beckham in check in 2015 with Byron Maxwell, but OBJ scored twice when the teams met earlier this season.
OBJ takes slant route 61 yards to the house against Dallas.
Catching and running on slant routes for six has become a signature for Beckham. If your safety takes a bad angle or your corner isn't right behind Beckham on a slant route, he's probably going to score. Beckham ended up with four catches for 94 yards in the game. He's a WR1 next week against Detroit.
Odell Beckham Jr. sees 15 second half targets in loss.
After seeing just one first half target, Beckham was targeted a whopping 15 times in the second half with the Giants playing from behind. He finished with 10 catches for 100 yards. Beckham is moving around the formation enough to not be worried about having a quiet day like many perimeter players versus the Cowboys this season, but Beckham has been just a midrange WR1 for weeks now.
Odell Beckham scores twice in win over Browns.
OBJ had six catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. He ran away from Joe Haden on a short route for the first touchdown, then ran a slant route for another easy short touchdown. Beckham will try to keep it going against the Steelers next week in a potential shootout with Antonio Brown on the other side of the field.
Odell Beckham has left the game against the Browns with an apparent arm injury.
Beckham was hanging his right arm on his way to he locker room. It doesn't appear to be very serious, but we will update you on his status.
UPDATE: Beckham is fine and has returned to the game.
Odell Beckham Jr. catches five passes for 46 yards against the Bears in Week 11.
OBJ was second in targets to rookie Sterling Shepard. Beckham’s fantasy value has been drained a bit by the presence of better options for Eli, including Shepard. OBJ still has as much upside as any WR in fantasy, however. He’s still a WR1.
OBJ catches ten passes, scores in Week 10.
Beckham had ten catches for 97 yards and a touchdown against Cincinnati. The TD came on a unique spin double-move that got him wide open in the endzone. OBJ isn't putting up the monster numbers he did in his first two seasons, but he's still a WR1.