NFL - Fantasy

Odell Beckham Injury Update Boosts Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones Fantasy Outlook in Week 2

Jason Schandl
Odell Beckham's latest injury update gives Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones a boost in fantasy football value for Week 2.
Odell Beckham's latest injury update gives Jarvis Landry and Donovan Peoples-Jones a boost in fantasy football value for Week 2. / Julio Aguilar/Getty Images
facebooktwitterreddit

Fantasy football managers who drafted Odell Beckham are in for more frustration in Week 2. After being ruled out on Sunday in Week 1, he has already been ruled out for the Cleveland Browns' Week 2 meeting with the Houston Texans.

This does create some optimism for Jarvis Landy and even Donovan Peoples-Jones in fantasy football, however.

Jarvis Landry / Donovan Peoples-Jones Fantasy

With Beckham on the shelf in Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, Baker Mayfield only threw the ball 28 times. He leaned most heavily on Landry, though, who saw 5 targets and led the team in both receptions (5) and receiving yards (71).

Peoples-Jones only saw 1 target, but he played 80% of the team's offensive snaps, trailing just Landy (86%) and leading third-placed Anthony Schwartz (53%) among Browns wide receivers.

Efficiency should be much easier to come by for both guys in Week 2, as the Browns draw a matchup with a Texans' secondary that just got torched for 332 yards and 3 touchdowns by Trevor Lawrence in his NFL debut.

Beckham checked in at WR33 in The Duel's Week 2 fantasy football rankings before the injury, but now it's Landry instead who slides in as a decent starting option. Peoples-Jones is more of a sleeper or deep-league play, but he brings some intriguing upside if you need it.


SIGN UP AND GET AN INSTANT DEPOSIT BONUS UP TO 500! We'll match 20% of your first deposit on FanDuel Fantasy Sports. Max bonus $500


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 his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

facebooktwitterreddit