Odell Beckham Jr

Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #13
Los Angeles Rams
Wide Receiver #13
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Rams optimistic deal can get done

Though Beckham (knee) remains a free agent, Rams COO Kevin Demoff has expressed optimism that the team will be able to re-sign the wideout, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: That said, there's no specific timeline for such a potential deal to get done, with Beckham still recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered in the Super Bowl. With that in mind, it's unclear when the 29-year-old old might be ready for game action, with Rodrigue relaying that previous reports have suggested a possible return to play for the wideout in November. Either way, if Beckham does indeed decide to return to the Rams, whenever he's ready to suit up he'd bolster a wideout corps headed by Cooper Kupp and newcomer Allen Robinson, with Van Jefferson, Ben Skowronek, Brandon Powell and Tutu Atwell currently in the mix for slotting behind the team's top duo.

Jun 21, 2022 8:18 AM EST


November return likely

Beckham (knee) is expected to return to game action in early November, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Beckham suffered a torn ACL in the Super Bowl and underwent surgery on Feb. 23. It's expected that he will return to the field towards the latter portion of a six-to-nine month timeline, lining him up for a return in the middle of the 2022 campaign. It's less certain where Beckham will be playing, as he is set to become an unrestricted free agent once the new league year begins. Rapoport noted that there is mutual interest between Beckham and the Rams for a reunion, but that his recovery timeline could impact whether a deal ultimately gets done.

Mar 3, 2022 7:13 PM EST



Has surgery Tuesday

Beckham (knee) underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his torn left ACL, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Beckham suffered a non-contact left ACL tear during the Rams' win in Super Bowl LVI. The timing of the 29-year-old's injury makes it seem likely that he won't be ready for the start of the 2022 campaign, but Beckham does have prior experience tackling the recovery process ahead of him. He suffered the same injury back in 2020, as a member of the Browns. Beckham is currently set to become an unrestricted free agent after having maxed out his incentive-laden one-year deal with Los Angeles, but both sides could share interest in re-upping with another contract.

Feb 23, 2022 6:22 AM EST


ACL tear feared

Beckham is believed to have suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's Super Bowl win over the Bengals, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: If the torn ACL is confirmed, Beckham will be looking at a lengthy recovery period as the 2022 NFL season approaches. The wideout, who turns 30 on Nov. 5, is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and given the timing of his injury, an early-season absence figures to be in the cards for Beckham, who recorded a 44/537/5 stat line in 14 regular season games (six with Cleveland and eight with Los Angeles) during the 2021 campaign.

Feb 14, 2022 10:21 AM EST


Downgraded to out

Beckham (knee) won't return to Super Bowl LVI against the Bengals on Sunday.

Analysis: Beckham led the Rams in receiving yards when he departed the game late in the second half, as he had hauled in two of three targets for 52 yards and a touchdown. The Rams' medical staff hasn't yet revealed the diagnosis for Beckham's non-contact knee injury. However, Ben Skowronek should continue to see increased playing time for the remainder of the Super Bowl.

Feb 13, 2022 6:01 PM EST



Questionable to return

Beckham (knee) is questionable to return to Super Bowl LVI against the Bengals on Sunday.

Analysis: Beckham suffered a non-contact left knee injury late in the second half and was helped to the locker room shortly after. Ben Skowronek took on additional playing time after the 29-year-old's departure and should continue to see an uptick in snaps if Beckham is unable to return.

Feb 13, 2022 4:57 PM EST


Heads to locker room

Beckham went to the locker room late in the first half of Super Bowl LVI against the Bengals on Sunday after suffering an apparent non-contact left knee injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Beckham dropped a pass with just under four minutes remaining in the second quarter, and he went down clutching his left knee. He was able to walk off the field with assistance from the medical staff, but he was escorted to the locker room after being briefly examined on the sidelines. He was productive prior to his departure, as he secured two of three targets for 52 yards and a touchdown. If Beckham is unable to return, Ben Skowronek should see increased playing time.

Feb 13, 2022 4:52 PM EST


Timely effort in title game

Beckham secured nine of 11 targets for 113 yards during the Rams' 20-17 win over the 49ers in their NFC Championship Game matchup Sunday.

Analysis: The midseason acquisition delivered a performance that perfectly encapsulated why the Rams opted to bring him aboard -- even as what may prove to be just a short-term rental -- in their quest for a Super Bowl title. Beckham proved the ideal complement to Cooper Kupp on the afternoon, checking in second to his star position mate in receptions, receiving yards and targets in what was a spectacular effort his own. The 100-yard tally was also Beckham's first since Week 5 of the 2019 season with the Browns, and it represented a culmination of sorts after the former Pro Bowler seemed to begin hitting his stride in the offense in recent weeks. Beckham now sets his sights on replicating Sunday's numbers on the same SoFi Stadium turf versus the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI on Feb. 13.

Jan 30, 2022 7:16 PM EST


Nice performance helps team advance

Beckham corralled six of eight targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp (9-183-1) stole the offensive headlines for the Rams, but Beckham turned in his second consecutive solid playoff performance. The polarizing wideout has settled in nicely as the Rams' first option behind Kupp, utilizing his newfound red-zone abilities (six touchdowns over last nine games) to keep his fantasy value afloat in a reduced role. Beckham's value shouldn't change much heading into the championship round, as he should have decent upside against a 49ers squad that is reeling at the cornerback position.

Jan 23, 2022 5:30 PM EST


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


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