Odell Beckham Jr

Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #13
Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #13
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Odell Beckham Jr News

Good start to playoffs

Beckham caught all four of his targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 34-11 wild-card win over the Cardinals. He also completed a 40-yard pass.

Analysis: Beckham was incorporated early on, starting Los Angeles' second series with a 17-yard catch before hauling in a four-yard jump ball in the back corner of the end zone to cap the drive. After setting up a touchdown with a 31-yard gain his next time out, Beckham began the second half by catching a lateral and slinging the ball across field to Cam Akers for a big gain. With his array of skills on showcase, Beckham enjoyed Monday's lopsided victory and will strive to remain a key contributor in this weekend's NFC divisional-round matchup versus the Buccaneers.

Jan 17, 2022 9:00 PM EST

Shut down by Niners again

Beckham caught just two of five targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: This was an uninspiring finish to the campaign for Beckham. He posted a respectable 27 receptions for 305 yards and five touchdowns through eight games after being acquired by the Rams midseason, but two poor outings against San Francisco took a toll on his final numbers. Additionally, his fantasy outlook is increasingly appearing to be touchdown dependent, as he only topped 50 receiving yards in two of his eight games with Los Angeles. As a result, Beckham probably should be viewed as a boom-or-bust target against Arizona in next week's wild-card matchup. For what it's worth, he did have one of his best showings as a Ram against the Cardinals in Week 14 with six receptions for 77 yards and a score.

Jan 10, 2022 9:15 AM EST

Late touchdown again

Beckham caught five passes for 39 yards and one touchdown on seven targets against Baltimore on Sunday.

Analysis: For the second straight week Beckham barely salvaged his fantasy day with a late touchdown, this time a game-winning catch with just about a minute left in what turned out to be a 20-19 victory for the Rams. It's a disappointing output for Beckham against a Baltimore secondary destroyed by injuries, and continues a pattern of quarterback Matthew Stafford struggling to get the ball to anyone other than Cooper Kupp reliably. Another favorable matchup awaits against the 49ers in Week 18.

Jan 2, 2022 1:39 PM EST

Late score salvages day

Beckham recorded four receptions on eight targets for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-23 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: Beckham finished second on the team with eight targets behind only Cooper Kupp. However, he failed to work efficiently, picking up only 4.6 yards per target. Beckham's longest reception of the day went for 16 yards on a slant over the middle of the field, and he also scored the game-sealing touchdown with 11 minutes remaining in the final quarter when he beat his coverage to back corner of the end zone. Though Beckham masked his inefficiency with his score, he has now tallied 50 or fewer receiving yards in three of his last five games.

Dec 26, 2021 7:05 PM EST

Returns to active roster

The Rams activated Beckham (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

Analysis: After landing on the reserve list Tuesday due to a positive test of the virus, Beckham has cleared the necessary protocols to return to the active roster. He'll thus be available for Week 15 action against the Seahawks, though the game has been rescheduled from Sunday to Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Dec 18, 2021 1:41 PM EST

Rams-Seahawks moved to Tuesday

Beckham (illness) and the Rams will no longer play the Seahawks on Sunday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

Analysis: Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Rams organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, Los Angeles will be able to restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. Beckham looks like he could be one of the players on track to be cleared, as he suggested in a post on his personal Twitter account that he tested negative for the virus Friday, three days after he initially tested positive. More clarity on Beckham's status for the Week 15 contest should arrive over the weekend or on Monday.

Dec 17, 2021 1:04 PM EST

Going to reserve/COVID-19

The Rams placed Beckham on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after the wide receiver tested positive for the virus, Josina Anderson of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Beckham is coming off a third productive outing in which he hauled in six of seven targets for 77 yards and one touchdown during Monday's win at Arizona. Just one day later, though, the Rams have been placed in intensive protocols and will work virtually the next two days as it determines the extent of their COVID-19 cases. As coach Sean McVay told Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic, all the players about to land on the reserve list are vaccinated, so Beckham does have a chance to play Week 15 if he's asymptomatic and is able to log two negative tests at least 24 hours apart ahead of Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Dec 14, 2021 12:11 PM EST

Extends scoring streak

Beckham caught six of seven targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 30-23 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Beckham scored Los Angeles' first points by hauling in a two-yard slant to begin the second quarter. That play gave the wideout a touchdown in three straight games and Beckham continued to produce after his end-zone trip. In fact, his 40-yard gain prior to halftime helped set up a field goal and marked Beckham's third consecutive outing with a play of at least 25 yards. Although he wasn't heard from as much in the second half -- when Cooper Kupp built a career-high tally of 13 catches -- Beckham still produced his best game as a Ram, an encouraging development as the team now turns its attention toward another divisional matchup versus the Seahawks in Week 15.

Dec 13, 2021 8:57 PM EST

Finds end zone

Beckham caught two passes for 28 yards and one touchdown on five targets against Jacksonville on Sunday.

Analysis: The touchdown helped patch up Beckham's box score for his fantasy investors, but this qualifies as an ineffective game for the talented wideout. Beckham seems to have settled in as the Rams' primary deep threat, or at least that's how it worked against the Jaguars as Van Jefferson, previously the Rams' lead deep threat by default, ran more underneath by catching six passes for 41 yards and a touchdown on eight targets. If Beckham functions farthest downfield it might bring more big-play upside, but it also might make him more prone to cold stretches when the deep ball isn't landing. The Arizona pass rush figures to make Matthew Stafford get rid of the ball quickly in Week 14, so Beckham might need to get open in a hurry to draw targets regularly.

Dec 5, 2021 4:51 PM EST

Suiting up Sunday

Beckham (hip) is active for Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After a week in which he managed two limited practices due to a posterior hip pointer that he suffered last Sunday in Green Bay, Beckham will suit up for a third time as a member of the Rams. In the first two appearances, he combined for seven catches (on 13 targets) for 99 yards and one touchdown. A fruitful outing could be on tap for Beckham against a Jacksonville defense that has given up 9.1 yards per target (third most in the NFL) to wide receivers this season.

Dec 5, 2021 11:38 AM EST

Looks set to play Sunday

Beckham (hip), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: A posterior hip pointer rendered Beckham a limited participant in two practices and kept him off the field in one other, but the wideout looks like he's prepared to play through the pain Sunday as the reeling Rams look to get back on track against the 2-9 Jaguars. The Rams will enter the contest as heavy favorites, and if Los Angeles is able to mount an early lead, Beckham and some of the team's other key skill-position players could see their workloads scaled back a bit. In his second game as a member of the Rams in Week 12 in Green Bay, Beckham played 98 percent of the offensive snaps and finished with five receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown on 10 targets.

Dec 5, 2021 5:41 AM EST

Practices, listed as questionable

Beckham (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville after returning to a limited practice Friday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Coach Sean McVay said Friday that he expects Beckham to play, with the wideout sandwiching a pair of limited practices around Thursday's DNP. The Rams do have depth receiver Ben Skowronek healthy again if they want Beckham to suit up but handle a reduced role, following 10 targets and 98 percent snap share (with a 5-81-1 receiving line) in last week's loss to Green Bay. The Rams and Jags are scheduled for a 4:05 ET kickoff Sunday.

Dec 3, 2021 2:12 PM EST

Questionable, but expected to play

Coach Sean McVay said he'd be surprised if Beckham (hip) doesn't play in Sunday's game against Jacksonville, though the wideout will be listed as questionable on the final injury report, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Beckham was a limited practice participant Wednesday before sitting out Thursday, but it sounds like he's doing better at the end of the week. He played 98 percent of the Rams' offensive snaps in the Week 12 loss at Green Bay, catching five of 10 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in his first game in a full-time role with his new team. It is possible the hip point impacts Beckham's workload, assuming he ends up playing, though coach Sean McVay isn't exactly known for restricted snap counts.

Dec 3, 2021 11:52 AM EST

Availability uncertain for Sunday

Beckham's status for Sunday's game against the Jaguars is up in the air after sitting out Thursday's practice, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Beckham was limited at Wednesday's practice before sitting out Thursday due to a posterior hip pointer in his lower back, and the absence is apparently more than a precautionary measure. It's not believed to be a major injury for the 29-year-old, but his outlook for this weekend remains in question.

Dec 3, 2021 7:02 AM EST

Officially no activity Thursday

Beckham (hip) didn't practice Thursday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beckham is tending to what Josina Anderson of USA Today reported as a posterior hip pointer in his lower back following the Rams' Week 12 loss at Green Bay. Consequently, Beckham's practice reps are being managed this week, with Thursday's absence preceded by an estimate of limited on Wednesday's injury report. He seems poised to enter the weekend with a designation, which will be confirmed after Friday's practice.

Dec 2, 2021 5:14 PM EST

Not spotted at practice

Beckham (hip) wasn't present at Thursday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After logging a limited session Wednesday, Beckham's seeming lack of activity one day later may be maintenance-based as he deals with a hip issue. It was reported to be a "hip pointer" by Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic, but Josina Anderson of USA Today clarified its nature, calling it a posterior hip pointer in his lower back. In essence, it isn't a standard injury, and the Rams, who are without Robert Woods (knee) for the rest of the season, appear to be making sure Beckham is as healthy as possible for a banged-up receiving corps.

Dec 2, 2021 3:21 PM EST

Limited by hip injury

Beckham (hip) was limited at Wednesday's walkthrough, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Beckham injured his hip during his 54-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter of the Rams' eventual loss this past Sunday in Green Bay. Per Josina Anderson of USA Today, what has been termed a hip pointer is accompanied by a pain and stiffness. At the very least, though, it's a good sign Beckham got on the field Wednesday, and he'll have two chances Thursday and Friday to log a full session before the Rams potentially give him a designation for Week 13 against the Jaguars.

Dec 1, 2021 2:44 PM EST

Has hip pointer

Beckham has been diagnosed with a hip pointer in the aftermath of Sunday's loss at Green Bay, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: While coach Sean McVay doesn't expect Beckham to be "limited" as a result of the injury, the wide receiver has a deep bruise that is causing discomfort and stiffness, per Josina Anderson of USA Today. Beckham seemed to hurt himself during a 54-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter Sunday, but he was targeted three times thereafter. His status thus bears watching as the week goes on to see if he does draw limited listings on injury reports, which the Rams will post Wednesday through Friday in advance of a Week 13 matchup with the Jaguars.

Nov 29, 2021 4:28 PM EST

Banged up after Week 12 loss

Beckham underwent scans on his back after Sunday's 36-28 loss to the Packers, but the receiver is still dealing with a deep contusion that is causing pain and stiffness, Josina Anderson of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Beckham appeared to hurt his back in the fourth quarter after reeling in a 54-yard touchdown. The big play accounted for most of Beckham's production on the day, as he finished his second game as a member of the Rams with five receptions for 81 yards on 10 targets. Beckham also played 98 percent of the offensive snaps in the contest, a sign that the Rams are comfortable with his grasp of the playbook after he was on the field for only 28 percent of the snaps in his team debut Week 10 in San Francisco. At this stage, the back issue doesn't seem to be anything that truly threatens his availability for the Rams' Week 13 game against the Jaguars, though he could have his practice reps managed as a result.

Nov 29, 2021 1:00 PM EST

First score with Rams

Beckham recorded five receptions on 10 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 36-28 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Beckham matched Cooper Kupp for the team lead in targets, delivering on coach Sean McVay's promise that Beckham would get more involved in his second game with the Rams. Beckham recorded a catch on only one of his first four targets of the game, though he showed more rapport with Matthew Stafford as the game went on. The highlight of his performance came on the first play of the fourth quarter, as he got behind the Packers secondary for a 54-yard touchdown -- his first with Los Angeles. With the effort, Beckham has established himself as a key part of the Rams offense heading into a Week 13 matchup against Jacksonville.

Nov 28, 2021 6:49 PM EST

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