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WR Odell Beckham Jr - New York Giants

5-11, 198Born: 11-5-1992College: LSUDrafted: Round 1, pick 12

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Sep 19): Beckham's low Week 2 fantasy total was partially because he is being eased back into the lineup and isn't quite 100%, but it was also because of poor quarterback play and poor offensive line. He might not live up to his first-round draft pick cost unless his situation improves.

General News (Fri Sep 22): partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week. Beckham said Thursday he has experienced zero setbacks with his injured ankle after playing in Week 2, and he expects to play more against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.

General News (Thu Sep 21): partially participated in Thursday's practice.

General News (Wed Sep 20): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.

General News (Tue Sep 19): played 34 of 56 (61 percent) offensive snaps in Week 2. He was targeted five times.

Week 3: at Philadelphia Eagles

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The football world is buzzing over left tackle Ereck Flowers and the Giants' offensive line, but for all the wrong reasons. Fresh off a poor rookie season, Flowers has been comically bad in pass protection throughout training camp and into 2017. He's given up four of the Giants' eight sacks, including two that severely damaged second-quarter drives last week and another that forced a fumble. The abject failures of Flowers and the line as a whole have amplified Eli Manning's struggles, forcing him into mistakes and a low-impact "attack" that's produced an anemic 5.56 adjusted yards per attempt. Third-down back Shane Vereen (13 targets), slot man Sterling Shepard (12), and tight end Evan Engram (12) have been the engine for this passing game with Odell Beckham Jr. hobbled, and an engine like that is rarely the sign of a healthy unit generating any dynamism. Brandon Marshall's contested-ball prowesses has gone for naught, and Beckham's downfield dominance could struggle to manifest in such a neutered offense. Obviously, his return is deeply impactful and will only improve the Giants' passing outlook. But it's fair to wonder just how much impact there can be if Manning can't deliver the ball to him. Eli Manning has been ineffective thus far, targeted mercilessly by opposing pass rushes, and there's plenty of reason to expect the Eagles to join the party. Their pass rush is stout, led by early All-Pro candidate Brandon Graham (3 quarterback hits, 2.5 sacks) and stud interior rushers Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan (4 and 3.5 combined). There's enough uncertainty, though, to wonder whether Manning can break out of his shell this week against a banged-up Eagles secondary. Top cornerback Ronald Darby remains out with a dislocated ankle, and the starter on the other side, Jaylen Watkins, was lost in Week 2 to a hamstring strain. Strong safety Rodney McLeod joined Watkins with the same injury later in the game, and both are now very questionable for Week 3. Odell Beckham Jr.'s return should be huge for a receiving corps almost devoid of downfield or playmaking ability. With Darby out, the Eagles lack a shutdown presence in the secondary, and an undermanned unit sets the stage for a potential Beckham eruption.

Recent Stats and Projections

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2 vs DET 34 0 0 0 5 4 36 0 0 3.6
3 at PHI PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5 * * * *
3 at PHI PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 6 * * * *
3 at PHI PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 6 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs DET (5 / 4 / 36 / 0 rec)

The return of Odell Beckham Jr. to the field would have been a welcome sight for the Giants faithful, but the receiver was clearly not there yet. Beckham Jr. rotated with Roger Lewis and the superstar pass catcher only came into the game in certain key situations. For Beckham Jr., this felt more like a 'test the waters' outing than a full-go game. He and Eli Manning connected well on some timing routes, but none were more than 10 yards down the field. It was encouraging to see him involved in the offense, but his role was ultimately limited.

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Latest News

Giants | Week 3 injury report for NYG (Fri Sep 22, 04:38 PM) - New York Giants LB B.J. Goodson (shin), OT Bobby Hart (ankle) and LB J.T. Thomas (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 22, and have been ruled out for Week 3. CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) and TE Evan Engram (concussion) were limited during practice but are not on the injury report. LB Keenan Robinson (concussion) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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Giants | Odell Beckham limited Friday (Fri Sep 22, 04:24 PM) - New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 22, but is not on the injury report for Week 3.

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Giants | No setbacks for Odell Beckham Jr. (Thu Sep 21, 10:49 PM) - New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) said he has experienced zero setbacks with his injured ankle after playing in Week 2, and he expects to play more against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3.

Our View: You have to play Beckham every week he is active, but expectations are being lowered for his production this year with a terrible offensive line and Eli Manning looking like he is well past his prime.
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Giants | Odell Beckham remains limited (Thu Sep 21, 02:29 PM) - New York Giants Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) was limited in practice again Thursday, Sept. 21.

Our View: As we saw last week, just being in the lineup isn't a great guarantee of production. The offensive line and Eli Manning's bad case of jitters are a real problem, as is some shaky offensive playcalling. Beckham is Beckham, so we still like him as a decent WR2 play, but he isn't going to reach his ceiling consistently as long as the Giants offense is a mess like this.
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Giants | Odell Beckham limited Wednesday (Wed Sep 20, 06:24 PM) - New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Our View: Beckham was eased back into the lineup in Week 2 against the Lions, playing only 34 snaps on Monday night. If he gets through practice this week with no setbacks, Beckham should be able to do more. The Giants offense is rough, but Beckham could still perform like a low-end WR1 against the Eagles in Week 3.
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Schedule

3@ Philadelphia Eagles
4@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5vs Los Angeles Chargers
6@ Denver Broncos
7vs Seattle Seahawks
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs Los Angeles Rams
10@ San Francisco 49ers
11vs Kansas City Chiefs
12@ Washington Redskins
13@ Oakland Raiders
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15vs Philadelphia Eagles
16@ Arizona Cardinals
17vs Washington Redskins