WR Odell Beckham Jr - Cleveland Browns

5-11, 198Born: 11-5-1992College: LSUDrafted: Round 1, pick 2014

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 11): Beckham got increased opportunity with no change to his bottom line numbers. He's impossible to bench but the ceiling games continue to elude him.

Week 11: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
8 at NE 68 0 0 0 7 5.0 52 0 0 5.2
9 at DEN 71 1 -5 0 6 5.0 87 0 0 8.2
10 vs BUF 67 0 0 0 12 5.0 57 0 0 5.7
11 vs PIT PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 4.9 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Odell Beckham Jr's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 9 vs DEN (6 / 5 / 87 / 0 rec, 1 / -5 / 0 rush)

Beckham was on his way to another slow day before he ripped off two long gains in the fourth quarter. He spent much of the afternoon tangling with star corner Chris Harris who did a decent job of limiting him. Beckham's first grab came on the second drive and was a six-yard gain on a third-and-two. He came back with a seven-yard gain for another first down on second-and-six. He finished off that drive with an incompletion as Baker Mayfield threw too high for Beckham to catch. His next touch came in the second quarter on a rush attempt. He received a pitch and was swallowed up for a five-yard loss. On the final drive of the first half, he made an eight-yard grab. Beckham didn't see any work in the third quarter but made up for that with a big fourth quarter. He made a great, contested grab down the right sideline and followed that with a slick spin move to evade a tackler to tack on some extra yardage after the catch. On the following drive, he made another impressive catch where he evaded a tackler at the catch point, bobbled the ball, hauled it in, and galloped for a 39-yard gain. His lack of touchdowns has been disappointing but Beckham is still every bit as explosive as he was in his New York days. The Browns just need to find a better way to optimize the talented play-maker in their offense.

2019 Week 8 vs NE (7 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)

Beckham was on his way to a slow outing before he caught a 31-yard pass in the fourth quarter. He predictably struggled against blanket coverage from Stephon Gilmore, one of the top cover corners in the league. His first catch was a seven-yard gain on a quick screen to the left. On the next drive, he caught another short screen, this time going for three yards. In the second quarter, he caught two more passes, a sliding seven-yard gain off play action and a four-yard gain for a first down on third-and-three. He was quiet in the third quarter, dropping his lone target on a well-thrown back shoulder pass down the right sideline. He appeared to turn around a bit late and couldn't adjust in time to make the grab. In the fourth quarter, Beckham got open deep down the left sideline but the pass was thrown too high for him to make the leaping catch. His final catch was impressive as he made a leaping, 31-yard grab between two defenders and absorbed a big hit right after securing the ball.

2019 Week 6 vs SEA (11 / 6 / 101 / 0 rec)

Beckham had his second-best game as a Brown and his first 100-yard game since Week 2 against the Jets. The star receiver was targeted heavily in this game but he did make a few mistakes along the way, dropping or failing to catch at least three catchable balls during the contest. Beckham also could have had a much bigger game but he had three catches nullified by assorted penalties throughout the afternoon. He saw a target on the first play of the game but had his five-yard reception negated by a defensive offsides penalty. His first catch was a five-yard grab on the second drive, followed up by a nine-yard catch on the following drive. In the second quarter he dropped a pass that was slightly behind him but still catchable. He made up for that with an 18-yard diving catch on a low pass on the fifth drive of the game. He was the intended target on Baker Mayfield's first interception of the game. Beckham was supposed to run a short crossing route but he was clipped by a defender and knocked off his route, preventing him from getting to his spot. His longest catch came on the next drive on an impressive, leaping 41-yard grab along the right sideline. He landed on a Seattle defender before sliding out of bounds. Seattle challenged that he didn't get his feet down inbounds on the catch but the play was upheld. In the third quarter he added a 19-yard catch and had what would have been a nine-yard grab negated by an offensive holding penalty. On the next drive penalties took yardage away from him again, this time the culprit being an ineligible player downfield call. That catch would have gone for 17 yards. Freddie Kitchens did not appear to agree with that call based on his reaction on the sideline. In the fourth quarter, Beckham saw an end zone target on a fade route but the ball was thrown too high for him to even get a hand on it.

2019 Week 5 vs SF (6 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec, 2 / 15 / 0 rush)

It was a second straight slow outing for the star receiver. He got off on the right foot at he completed a 20-yard pass to Jarvis Landry on the first play of the game. It was all downhill from there as Beckham committed several mistakes. His first target was a drop on a catchable, short screen pass to the right. He was unable to haul in a high pass on the team's third drive. While it wasn't a great pass, it was a catchable ball, especially for someone such as Beckham. On the fourth drive, the Browns got creative in trying to get the ball to Beckham, having him line up in the backfield and take a handoff, which went for four yards. He later saw another carry in the second quarter, this time going for 11 yards on a sweep to the right. On the ensuing drive, Beckham made a catch in the red zone, hauling in a seven-yard grab to get the ball down to the San Francisco seven-yard line. His only other catch was a 20-yard gain on the first drive of the third quarter where he got wide open against the San Francisco zone defense. With the game out of reach, Beckham was surprisingly out there to return a punt in the fourth quarter. He wound up losing a fumble on the return as he was carelessly holding the ball away from his body while trying to reverse field in attempts to make a play. It was a head-scratching decision by the Cleveland coaching staff to allow him to risk an injury on a return in a blowout contest.

2019 Week 4 vs BAL (7 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Beckham had a slow day while contending with excellent coverage from Marlon Humphrey. Beckham had two uncharacteristic drops, both the result of solid coverage from Humphrey, who hit Beckham as the ball was arriving, preventing him from securing the ball. He did get open on his first target but he slipped on the turf and was unable to make the grab. He got to throw a pass in this game on a triple-reverse flea flicker. He threw a nice, deep pass to Damion Ratley near the goal line but Ratley couldn't make the catch. It was a catchable ball but Ratley couldn't squeeze it. In the third quarter, perhaps irritated by Humphrey's close coverage throughout the game, Beckham got into a scuffle where he took a swing at the Raven. Humphrey responded by throwing Beckham down and starting to choke him. The play resulted in four offsetting personal foul penalties, two from each team. While Beckham had a slow statistical game, the close defensive attention paid to him allowed Jarvis Landry to post a career-high 167 receiving yards. Beckham's only two catches came in the fourth quarter, after Landry left with a concussion. He had a short three-yard gain and then a 17-yard catch where he held on while taking a big hit.

2019 Week 3 vs LAR (9 / 6 / 56 / 0 rec)

Beckham got off to a fast start, catching two passes in the first quarter. He slowed down after that as the Rams focused their efforts on keeping him from hurting them. He saw an end zone target in the second quarter but the pass was out of bounds and uncatchable. He did make an excellent catch in the fourth quarter where he took a big hit as the ball arrived but was able to hang on. The Rams double-teamed Beckham when the Browns got near the end zone, preventing him from finding much room to operate.

2019 Week 2 vs NYJ (10 / 6 / 161 / 1 rec)

In his return to the Big Apple, Beckham made two exceptional plays in the win. On the first drive of the game, he hauled in a 33-yard, one-handed catch down the right sideline with a defender draped all over him. He got open deep on the left side of the field on the team's second drive but was overthrown. In the second quarter, he made a leaping 21-yard reception in which he held on after being sandwiched by two defenders. At the end of the second quarter, he drew a deep end zone shot but was unable to make the catch against double coverage. He came up limping and ended up heading to the locker room early with calf cramping. He received an I.V. during halftime and was able to return for the start of the third quarter. Beckham made the play of the game on an 89-yard touchdown reception during the third quarter. He took a pass that traveled about eight yards in the air and outran the Jets defense for the score, reaching a 21.7 MPH sprint according to NextGen stats. Beckham finished off the evening with 12 and six-yard catches in the fourth quarter.

2019 Week 1 vs TEN (11 / 7 / 71 / 0 rec)

It was a tale of two halves for Beckham, who caught all but one of his passes in the first half of the contest. The Titans managed to find a way to limit him to just a 12-yard grab in the second half. His first catch as a Brown was a 16-yard gain where he showed his electric run after the catch ability to tack on some additional YAC. His next catch was a 12-yarder which was negated by an unnecessary roughness penalty. He went on to rack up an eight-yard and four-yard catch on the two ensuing first-quarter drives. He opened the second quarter with a 24-yard grab and then had another reception, this time an 18-yarder, negated by penalty. His only catch in the second half was a 12-yard reception in the third quarter. He came close to pulling in a decent gain in the fourth quarter but couldn't quite hang onto the ball along the left sideline. For what it is worth, Beckham looked just as explosive as usual, putting to rest any concerns over the training camp hip injury that held him out of all four preseason contests.

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Browns | Odell Beckham fully practices (Mon Nov 11, 04:09 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin) fully participated in practice Monday, Nov. 11. The Browns did not hold a practice Monday, so this is an estimation.

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Browns | Monday's practice report for Cleveland (Mon Nov 11, 03:19 PM) - Cleveland Browns DB Eric Murray (knee) and DE Olivier Vernon (knee) did not practice Monday, Nov. 11. TE Ricky Seals-Jones (knee) was limited. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin), OG Joel Bitonio (back), CB T.J. Carrie (back), DE Myles Garrett (knee) OT Kendall Lamm (knee), WR Jarvis Landry (hip), S Damarious Randall (chest) and OT Greg Robinson (shoulder) practiced in full. The Browns did not hold a practice on Monday, so the injury report is an estimation.

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Browns | Odell Beckham Jr. targeted 12 times (Sun Nov 10, 05:39 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. finished with five receptions for 57 yards on 12 targets in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills.

Our View: Beckham got a target spike, including red zone targets that drew pass interference calls, but his fantasy bottom line was still mediocre. It's tough to bench him because of his reputation, but the splash plays and weeks just aren't there this year.
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Browns | Odell Beckham a full participant (Fri Nov 8, 05:57 PM) - Cleveland Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 8, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.

Our View: Beckham will face Tre'Davious White, but there is also some buzz that the team will try to establish him as the cornerstone of the passing offense this week.
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Browns | Cleveland's Week 9 injury report (Fri Nov 8, 02:29 PM) - Cleveland Browns S Eric Murray (knee) and DE Olivier Vernon (knee) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 10 versus the Buffalo Bills. TE Ricky Seals-Jones (knee) also did not practice all week but is listed as questionable. OT Kendall Lamm (knee) and S Damarious Randall (hamstring) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 8, and are listed as questionable. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (groin), OG Joel Bitonio (back), TE Pharaoh Brown (concussion), WR Jarvis Landry (shoulder) and OT Greg Robinson (ankle) also fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. DE Myles Garrett (knee) was added to the injury report Friday but has also be cleared to play.

Our View: Myles Garrett will lose his pass rushing partner against the Bills, which will allow Josh Allen a few more opportunities to escape pressure on Sunday.
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