Now that Odell Beckham Jr. has discovered a brand new NFL dwelling, is he able to resurrect a profession that has been moving into the unsuitable course for a number of years? There continues to be loads of hypothesis as to why Beckham didn’t thrive with the Browns. For fantasy managers that banked on Beckham making a comeback this season, the outcomes have been horrific. Now that he’s a Los Angeles Ram, can he be fantasy related once more?
The distinction between Beckham’s first three seasons and the final 5 have been staggering. His first three seasons with the Giants noticed Beckham file 288 receptions for 4,122 yards and 35 touchdowns. He averaged seven catches for 96 yards per sport, averaging just below one landing per sport. In Cleveland, he’s began 28 video games, with a per-game common of 4 catches for 57 yards. He’s scored a complete of seven touchdowns since the Giants traded him — simply three in the final two years.
So now that he’ll play the remainder of the 2021 season for the Rams, what can we anticipate from a fantasy perspective?
Nicely, first let’s contemplate what he’s completed to this point this season. In his restricted time with the Browns, Beckham averaged a meager 6.9 fantasy factors per sport (FPPG). That will put him at forty seventh in the league amongst extensive receivers — mockingly, tied with Saints WR Marquez Calloway.
Extra importantly, Beckham’s signing with the Rams is probably devastating information for fantasy managers which have thrived with Cooper Kupp. Will Beckham make sufficient of a dent in the Rams’ assault to see Kupp’s record-breaking tempo decelerate only a bit? What about Robert Woods and Van Jefferson?
“It is probably horrible for groups with Robert Woods, and Kupp may also take a success,” stated SI Fantasy analyst Jen Piacenti. “Or, much more probably, he truly does nothing, identical to in Cleveland and we had all this drama for nothing.”
Both means, it could seem Matthew Stafford is the greatest winner. At the moment third amongst QBs in fantasy scoring, any first rate contribution from Beckham might see Stafford give Tom Brady a run for QB1 the remainder of the season.
“OBJ going to the Rams is nice for Matthew Stafford, however that is about it,” stated SI Fantasy analyst Michael Fabiano. “He’ll be the third choice in the Rams passing sport behind Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, making Van Jefferson waiver-wire fodder in most leagues. Beckham shall be a unstable WR3 transferring ahead, and the identical might be stated of Woods. I do not anticipate a lot of a change in the worth of Kupp, however total it is not an amazing fantasy match. I might have most well-liked the Packers.”