Fantasy owners were wondering how Odell Beckham would build off his amazing rookie season in 2014, and he did not disappoint in 2015 with another year of outstanding production. Now comes his third season with the Giants, and there's a chance he could even ascend to greater heights. He had 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns as a rookie, and he improved to 96 catches, 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns last year. If he keeps getting better in his third season then he could easily be the best receiver in the NFL. We like him as the No. 2 receiver behind Antonio Brown in all formats, but it's hard to argue with Beckham's success so far. Last year he was among the most consistent players at any position with double digits in Fantasy points in 11 games, and he also missed a game in Week 16 with a suspension. Beckham should again be dominant, and he is worth drafting as a Top 3 overall pick in all leagues.
Beckham caught five of seven targets for 54 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. The second-year wideout struggled to make an impact in his return from a one-game suspension, totaling his lowest yardage output since Week 7. Beckham still managed to surpass his totals from a season ago despite his late season issues, with 96 receptions, 1,450 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. Beckham is an elite receiver who has the full attention of Eli Manning most weeks, and big things should be expected once again in 2016.
Beckham's one-game suspension was officially lifted Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports. The Giants entered Week 16 alive in the playoff picture, but Washington quickly dashed those hopes by clinching the NFC East on Saturday in Philadelphia. With Beckham out of commission Sunday, his side fell flat in a 49-17 demolition at the hands of the Vikings, but with one game remaining, he can still put a stamp on a spectacular sophomore season.
Beckham's one-game suspension for his actions during Sunday's loss to the Panthers has been upheld, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports. With Wednesday's appeal and subsequent ruling behind him, Beckham cannot participate in any team activities in advance of Sunday's must-win game at Minnesota. Although Eli Manning won't have one of the league's most electric wideouts at his disposal, he'll turn to a viable receiving corps of Rueben Randle, Dwayne Harris (shoulder), and Will Tye, with running back Shane Vereen sprinkled in for good measure.
Beckham is likely facing a one-game suspension for his actions in Sunday's loss to the Panthers, ESPN's Adam Scheffer reports. The league is discussing several forms of punishment for the multiple head shots Beckham landed on Carolina's Josh Norman in Sunday's game, and early indications are Beckham will be sat down for a game. Beckham could still be tagged with only a hefty fine, and he will have the right to appeal any suspension, but his status for next week's game against the Vikings is in question until the league announces its decision.
Beckham caught six of nine targets for a team-leading 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. The dynamic wideout was held in check by cornerback Josh Norman for most of the day and clearly showed his frustration on a number of occasions, but he was able to persevere and came through with the game-tying touchdown in the forth quarter shortly after breaking off a 40-yard gain. Beckham continues to produce even in the toughest of matchups, and his outstanding year has shown that his impressive 2014 campaign was no fluke. He will once again serve as an elite fantasy option next week against the Vikings.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|5||10/10||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|7||10/23||@Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|3 Year Avg||145||94||1378||12||62||14.66||210|