Odell Beckham Fantasy Output Drops With Dud First Half Against Baltimore

Jason Schandl
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Odell Beckham's first season with the Cleveland Browns is off to a terrific start. He caught at least six passes in each of his first three games, racking up a total of 19 receptions for 288 yards and a touchdown in that time.

Week 4's matchup with the Baltimore Ravens has crushed his fantasy output, though, and he was held to no receptions on three targets in the first half.

Three targets in a half isn't terrible, but with Baker Mayfield throwing 22 times, Beckham finished the half tied for third on the team in targets. Jarvis Landry (eight) and Nick Chubb (four) saw more, while Damion Ratley and Dontrell Hilliard matched Beckham with three. Beckham's big highlight of the half was making some impressive moves in the backfield before throwing an incompletion.

It's not time for any long-term panic though, because this Ravens' defense is one of the best in the NFL, and this week's game plan looks to be designed to get the ball to Landry more than we've seen early this season.

OBJ had already seen his fantasy output dip in Week 3, with only 11.6 PPR and 5.6 standard scoring points. On pace for another down week, it's understandable for fantasy owners to be disappointed.

His matchups get easier in Week 5 against the San Francisco 49ers though, and even if he's held without a reception in the second half as well, there's no reason to consider taking Beckham out of your starting lineup moving forward.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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