Odell Beckham
Odell Beckham
26-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cleveland Browns
2019 Fantasy Outlook
How good would Beckham be if he'd ever had an above-average quarterback? It looks like 2019 is the year we find out. Thanks to an April trade, Beckham goes from almost single-handedly (and thanklessly) carrying Eli Manning's rotting carcass into Canton to catching passes from rising star Baker Mayfield, who managed 27 TDs and 7.7 YPA in 13.5 games as a rookie despite playing with terrible receivers. And even with Manning Beckham was productive. Before being shut down for the season's final four games with a quad injury, Beckham put up 12-game stats that prorate to 103 catches, 1,403 yards and eight scores. And while Beckham wasn't especially efficient - 13.7 YPC, 8.5 YPT - those numbers were slightly better than his 2016 showing when he had 1,367 yards and 10 TDs, i.e., there's no indication Beckham has lost much from his peak. At 5-11, 198, Beckham has only average size, but his leaping ability, athleticism and ability to catch passes with one hand help him play taller than he is. Beckham also ran a 4.43 40 at the combine and seems to move faster in pads - few receivers are as dangerous in space or as big a threat to take a short ball to the house. The one issue for Beckham is durability. Last year's quad injury came on top of a 2017 broken ankle that cost him 12 games, and he has now missed at least four games in three of his five professional seasons. That said, Beckham was completely healthy for OTAs, he's still only 26 - firmly in the prime of his career - and he put up massive numbers despite Manning's subpar play dating back to his rookie season. Finally paired with a competent quarterback, the sky's the limit, even if slot man Jarvis Landry will also see his share of looks. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $90 million contract with the Giants in August of 2018. Traded to the Browns in March of 2019.
Not spotted Wednesday
WRCleveland Browns
May 15, 2019
Beckham isn't present Wednesday for the Browns' voluntary OTAs, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
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The Browns reportedly are on board with Beckham being a part-time participant in the offseason program. He was present Tuesday for the start of OTAs but isn't with his teammates a day later. There hasn't been any suggestion that his quadriceps injury from last season is playing a role in the atypical approach to offseason workouts. It mostly just seems that a select group of NFL players are challenging the notion they should always be expected to participate in something that's explicitly labeled as voluntary.
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How do Odell Beckham's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
113.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.91
 
% Team Air Yards
32.9%
 
% Team Targets
21.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.6%
 
Drop Rate
2.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.4
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Odell Beckham's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
198 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.94 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.69 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.5 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
7 reps
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.75 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After missing Week 1 due to a summer ankle sprain, Beckham was on pace for a 1,200-yard, 12-score, 100-catch season through the better part of four games before breaking his ankle late Week 5 and missing the rest of the season. Beckham is the only receiver in NFL history to post 90-1,300-10 receiving lines in his first two seasons, and he did it for three. At 5-11, 198, he has only average size, but he ran a slick 4.43 40 at the combine, plays faster in pads and is even quicker than he is fast. One of the league's most dangerous players in space, he can beat defensive backs down the field or take a short slant to the house. And while Beckham isn't big, he plays big - Beckham can out-leap defensive backs in the end zone, and his large hands and ability to catch the ball one-handed extend his catch radius. Assuming Beckham is fully recovered - as expected - the biggest question is the Giants offense. The team brought back a declining, 37-year-old Eli Manning, but the departure of inept play callers Ben McAdoo and Mike Sullivan in favor of new coach Pat Shurmur could have a major impact. After all, as offensive coordinator of the Vikings, Shurmur got 1,276 yards and 9.0 YPT out of Adam Thielen and 849 yards and 8.9 YPT out of Stefon Diggs with Case Keenum under center. Beckham is a far greater talent than either Vikings wideout and won't turn 26 until November. In other words, he's still firmly in his prime. Second-overall pick RB Saquon Barkley figures to occupy a large share of the team's offense, and third-year man Sterling Shepard will have a significant role as will second-year TE Evan Engram. But a healthy Beckham should command his usual target share, and the circumstances around him have never been better. Beckham ran routes on the side during minicamp in June, and he was a full participant at the start of training camp.
Jerry Rice had Bill Walsh and Joe Montana. Randy Moss, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Beckham Jr., sadly, is saddled with present-day Eli Manning and Ben McAdoo. Still, Beckham managed a 101-1,367-10 line, making it his third straight year of 90-1,300- 10 to start his career, something no other player has done. Beckham's efficiency dropped off significantly, however, with only 13.5 YPC and 8.1 YPT, easily the lowest marks of his career, tracking Manning's slide to 6.7 YPA in his age-35 season. At 5-11, 198, Beckham has average size, but his large hands, leaping ability and skill at catching one-handed make him a good red-zone target, something the Giants recognize as he was tied for second in red-zone looks with 23 and fifth with seven targets inside the five. Beckham runs a 4.43 40, but looks even faster in pads, taking short throws to the house and finishing third among WR with 518 yards after the catch. For all his skill and opportunity, Beckham is part of a low-octane offense (24th in YPP) with an easily outsmarted head coach who alternates between neglecting Beckham and forcing the ball to him at inopportune times. Moreover, the Giants also added two more pass catchers this offseason in Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram, and last year's second-round pick Sterling Shepard will have a role, so Beckham could lose a few opportunities.
Quick, name the players in NFL history with more than 180 catches, 2,600 yards and 25 TDs in their first two years. There's only one, so let's ease the criteria and ask for 150 catches, 2,000 yards and 20 TDs. Still just Beckham. Did we mention he didn't see full-time snaps until Week 7 in 2014 and missed another game due to a (well-earned) suspension last year? Beckham has put on a show during his first two years like no WR since Randy Moss (149-2,726-28) in 1998-99. At 5-11, 198, Beckham has average size, but he plays bigger due to his huge hands and ability to snag the ball out of the air one-handed. The Giants didn't take full advantage of his red-zone skills last year, targeting him 20 times inside the 20 (19th) and seven inside the 10 (120th). Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo promoted to head coach, it's unlikely Beckham's usage changes much. That's OK because he does plenty of damage from deep - his eight catches for 40-plus yards tied for the NFL lead with Antonio Brown who had 35 more targets. While Beckham's 4.43 40 is merely good, he ran a blazing unofficial 4.31 at the Combine, more reflective of the damage he's done to DBs. While a healthy Victor Cruz and rookie Sterling Shepard could see their share of targets, they replace Rueben Randle and low-end options. None is a significant threat to Beckham.
Beckham's rookie season defied laws of physics and limits of credulity. After missing most of training camp and four games with a hamstring injury, and seeing only six targets in his first two games, Beckham went on a 10-game rampage peak-Jerry Rice would envy. From Weeks 8-17, he went 85-1,233-11, a pace that prorates to 136-1,973-18. That would give him the second-most single-season receptions of all time, the most yardage and the third-most TDs. Before we scream "regression to the mean," of which there will almost surely be some, it's worth noting Beckham was a rookie learning a new system without the benefit of training camp reps, working with a quarterback for the first time while claiming to battle a hamstring injury all year. At 5-11, 198, Beckham has only average size, but ran a blazing 4.31 unofficial time at the NFL Combine (his official one was a merely fast 4.43). He also plays big thanks to a 38.5-inch vertical leap, elite ball skills and large hands, allowing him to operate in the red zone — he tied for fifth in red-zone targets with 26 in only 12 games. Beckham remarkably dropped only two of the 130 passes thrown his way, several of which he snagged with one hand. He also averaged 10 yards per target (4th among the league's 41 100-target wideouts). Beckham had the benefit of being the only game in town for much of last season — at least until Rueben Randle came on during the final two games. With Victor Cruz presumably returning from a knee injury early in the year, that might not be the case in 2015. Still, even if Cruz were 100 percent healthy and Randle emerges as a consistent option — two possibilities that are far from assured — Beckham is the team's unquestioned No. 1 target and one of the rising superstars in the league.
The 12th overall pick in this year’s draft, Beckham has the speed and athleticism to strike for big plays, something that was lacking for the Giants last year. At 5-11, 198, Beckham has only average size, but he has a 38.5-inch vertical leap and ran an unofficial 4.31 40 at the NFL Combine, considerably faster than his 4.43 official time. he should see a piece of the team’s targets right away in the new West-Coast-style offense under coordinator Ben McAdoo. However, third-year man Rueben Randle is still around, along with Jerrel Jernigan who came on late in the season. And of course Victor Cruz is entrenched as the team’s top option, so a major breakout for Beckham as a rookie would be a surprise.
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Joins team for OTAs
WRCleveland Browns
May 14, 2019
Beckham (quad) will participate Tuesday when the Browns begin OTAs, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.
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Offseason plans to be determined
WRCleveland Browns
Quadriceps
April 2, 2019
Although Beckham (quadriceps) attended the first day of the Browns' offseason program Monday, he wasn't present Tuesday, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "We don't really know the specifics right now, but he won't be here continually right now," coach Freddie Kitchens said. "He'll be back and forth, but he has some things he has to tie up, and we're getting all of that in order now."
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Expected to report on time
WRCleveland Browns
Quadriceps
March 28, 2019
Beckham (quadriceps) is expected to report for the start of the Browns' offseason program next Monday, Tony Grossi of ESPN reports.
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Traded to Cleveland
WRCleveland Browns
Quadriceps
March 12, 2019
Beckham (quadriceps) is being traded from the Giants to the Browns in exchange for safety Jabrill Peppers along with a 2019 first-round and third-round pick, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Trade rumors shut down
WRNew York Giants
Quadriceps
February 27, 2019
General manager Dave Gettleman went out of his way Wednesday to silence trade rumors pertaining to Beckham (quadriceps), Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. "We didn't sign Odell to trade him...that's all I have to say about that," Gettleman said.
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