Odell Beckham is in somewhat of a prove-it season in 2018 because of his contract situation and coming off an injury-marred campaign in 2017. Beckham, who is scheduled to be a free agent after this season, was limited to four games last year after suffering a broken left ankle in Week 5. He should be fine for training camp, and here's hoping he will report on time and not have any holdup over his contract. When on the field, Beckham has more than proven himself over the first three seasons of his career, and he's been the No. 4 Fantasy receiver in standard leagues twice over that span (2016 and 2015) and No. 6 in 2014. He should be drafted as a top-five Fantasy receiver in all leagues and is a definite first-round pick. Once Antonio Brown and DeAndre Hopkins come off the board, Beckham will be in the next tier of receivers with Julio Jones, Michael Thomas and A.J. Green. Our suggestion is to plan for Beckham toward the end of the first round, around No. 10 overall in standard leagues and No. 8 overall in PPR
Beckham did not play in Friday's preseason game against the Lions. As expected, Beckham sat this one out alongside starting quarterback Eli Manning and rookie running back Saquon Barkley (hamstring). Look the receiver to make his preseason debut next Friday against the Jets.
Beckham is not on track to play Friday night against the Lions, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Beckham will probably see some action in the team's third preseason contest, but the Giants' priority right now is keeping their star wideout healthy. Beckham didn't make his 2017 regular-season debut until Week 2, courtesy of an ankle injury that he suffered during exhibition play.
Beckham isn't expected to suit up for Thursday's preseason contest against the Browns, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. The Giants would be prudent if they opted to hold out Beckham for the entire exhibition schedule, but especially so against the opponent who initially caused his left ankle injury last preseason. Beckham will thus have two chances max to make an appearance this month -- Aug. 17 in Detroit and Aug. 24 versus the Jets -- because no Giants starters are expected to earn reps in preseason Week 4.
Beckham (ankle) was a full participant at Thursday's practice, NJ.com's Matt Lombardo reports. As expected, Beckham kicked off training camp without any limitations, catching two passes on six snaps in 11-on-11 drills. New head coach Pat Shurmur was impressed, noting that his star wideout even did some blocking and fielded a few punts. While the Giants probably won't push Beckham too hard during training camp, the 25-year-old seems to be on track for at least one appearance during the preseason. The biggest question at this point is whether he gets his desired contract extension before Week 1.
Beckham (ankle) is expected to be a full participant in training camp, though Giants head coach Pat Shurmur did acknowledge the possibility of taking a more cautious approach with the star wideout, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. While the Giants may scale back Beckham's workload to manage the stress on his surgically repaired left ankle, he'll likely be cleared for full-team drills and other contact work. He was held out for the majority of OTAs and limited to individual drills at June minicamp, with all parties agreeing to take things easy as the 25-year-old enters the final season of his rookie contract. Beckham presumably hopes to sign an extension before Week 1, but he probably won't settle for anything less than becoming the highest-paid receiver in the NFL.
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