Fantasy football managers had a lot of hope that Odell Beckham Jr. would return to his dominant ways in 2023 after missing all of 2022 with the injury that he suffered during the Super Bowl while with the Los Angeles Rams.
Unfortunately, OBJ’s tenure with the Baltimore Ravens hasn’t gotten off to a great start, and he’s now in danger of missing his second straight game going into Week 4. What’s the latest news surrounding the talented WR, and how should fantasy managers be viewing him going into this matchup?
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Latest News Surrounding Odell Beckham Jr.
Beckham suffered an ankle injury during the Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals and has been sidelined since that point. The injury wasn’t severe enough to land on injured reserve (IR), but the injury was substantial enough to have him miss practice all of last week and the Ravens’ game in Week 3.
Some promising news today at Ravens practice –
RB Gus Edwards
S Geno Stone
S Marcus Williams
C Tyler Linderbaum
LT Ronnie Stanley
— Melissa Y. Kim (@melissaykim) September 27, 2023
The veteran WR was sidelined on Wednesday yet again to start the week’s practices, which doesn’t bode well for his Week 4 availability at this point.
Will Beckham Play This Week?
As of right now, it’s too early to discern whether or not OBJ will be ready to return to the starting lineup for the Ravens. Being sidelined to begin the week’s practices after missing the previous game is never a good sign.
However, we’ll continue to update you with the latest news and information as it trickles out regarding OBJ’s status. Check back in frequently!
What Does This Mean For Beckham’s Fantasy Ranking?
Odell wasn’t exactly in the starter conversation for fantasy football prior to his injury. He’s amassed just five receptions on the season for 66 yards and zero touchdowns up to this point. However, he could be a decent Flex option moving forward if Rashod Bateman is scheduled to miss some time.
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For Week 4 in particular, OBJ belongs on your bench if he does return. The Cleveland Browns are playing at an elite level up to this point on defense and there’s no guarantee that the veteran WR will see more than a handful of targets in this contest.
The best move for right now is to make plans as if OBJ is not going to suit up for this matchup.
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