With Brandon Marshall in the fold, Beckham could have more room to run next season, but could potentially lose some targets, particularly in the red zone. Beckham tied for second in the league with 23 red-zone looks and for sixth with seven targets inside the five. It's possible Marshall won't see heavy usage at age 33, but at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, he's ideally suited for red-zone work. On the positive side, if Marshall resembles the player he was in 2015, the Giants offense should generate more trips to the red zone, and Beckham will likely see slightly less attention in that area of the field with Marshall in the fold.
Beckham hauled in just four of 11 targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 38-13 wild-card loss to the Packers. Beckham started off the game with an 11-yard reception on his first target, but had a difficult time coming down with the ball thereafter, including on a possible touchdown reception in the first half. The Packers certainly did their part to make life difficult on the talented receiver as well, often bracketing him with double coverage. The end result was a frustrating afternoon for Beckham, despite the fact that he was the only Giants player with double-digits targets. Even though he produced a relatively modest four 100-yard outings in 2016, Beckham wraps up his third Giants campaign with a new career high in receptions (101), although his 10 touchdowns, while certainly impressive, were the least he's tallied in any of his three pro seasons.
Beckham caught five of seven targets for just 44 yards in Sunday's 30-10 victory over the Redskins. Beckham drew a lot of attention from Josh Norman and was able to produce a long gain of just 15 yards en route to an average of just 8.9 yards per catch. Despite this underwhelming performance, Beckham will finish the regular season with a career-high 100 catches for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns. His personal success has been directly tied to that of Eli Manning for most of the season, and the duo will need to get on the same page if the Giants are to make any noise in the playoffs.
Beckham secured 11 of 20 targets for 150 yards in Thursday's 24-19 loss to the Eagles. Taking on a defense that had often been victimized by outside receivers this season, Beckham avenged a four-catch, 46-yard outing against this same Eagles squad back on Nov. 6 with his second-highest yardage total of the season. He accounted for almost a third of Eli Manning's whopping 63 pass attempts on the night, and posted only his fourth 100-yard game of the season in the process. Beckham will look to replicate his success in a Week 17 showdown against a Redskins team that he torched for seven catches and 121 yards back in Week 3.
Beckham caught six of eight targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 17-6 win over the Lions. He also gained nine yards on one rushing attempt. While his yardage total was rather tame by his standards, Beckham still produced some highlight reel plays Sunday, including a one-handed touchdown catch on a low pass from Eli Manning and a long punt return for a touchdown that was ultimately nullified by a penalty. The dynamic Beckham has 100 receiving yards or a touchdown in six of seven games since the bye week and should continue his stellar play next week against a struggling Eagles secondary.
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