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Odell Beckham Jr. Injury Update Solidifes Week 8 Fantasy Outlook

Isaiah De Los Santos
Odell Beckham Jr. injury update solidifies Week 8 fantasy outlook.
Odell Beckham Jr. injury update solidifies Week 8 fantasy outlook. / Nick Cammett/GettyImages

Odell Beckham Jr. was limited at practice this week due to a nagging shoulder injury. He's officially listed as questionable heading into a Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The latest update on the Cleveland Browns wideout bodes well for his fantasy outlook in Week 8.

Odell Beckham Jr. Fantasy Outlook

OBJ is expected to suit up on Sunday, which is great news for fantasy managers who need him in their lineups.

Beckham has struggled this year, and injuries have played a role in the wideout being WR73 in PPR scoring. Being on the field is much better than the alternative, though, of missing games and not having the chance to build chemistry with Baker Mayfield.

Mayfield's own current shoulder injury is another thing holding back Beckham's fantasy production. Cleveland is averaging the fourth-fewest passing attempts per game (29.9), but has also run the ball the second-most times (32.4) per game this season.

This Steelers-Browns matchup is set at the second-lowest over/under of the Week 8 slate at 42.5 points, which suggests another slugfest between two teams who rely on the run game.

Beckham being healthy at least gives managers a starting option. But his lackluster campaign so far makes him only worth considering for those that are desperate.

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