Odell Beckham Jr.
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Odell Beckham, Jr. is not happy with his lack of production and the Giants’ inability to get the ball downfield. It is particularly frustrating considering the Giants have Saquon Barkley to take some pressure off of Eli Manning and the passing game. Will Beckham’s expression of his displeasure result in the squeaky wheel getting greased?
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I’m venturing to guess the answer is yes.
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Through four games Beckham has yet to score a touchdown. This is a guy that entered the season with 38 touchdowns in 47 career games.
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It’s not for lack of trying. Beckham has been targeted 45 times in four games (11.25 per game), securing 31 of them (7.75 per game) for 331 yards (82.75 per game). His longest reception of the season went for 30 yards and his 10.7 yards per catch is well below his 13.8 career average.
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The Giants obviously aren’t intentionally not trying to frustrate the highest paid receiver in the league.
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The game plan has been, and will continue to remain heavily focused on getting the ball to playmakers like Odell and Barkley.
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Carolina yielded 272 yards to Matt Ryan, including 64 to WR1 Julio Jones and 352 yards to Andy Dalton, including 58 to WR1 AJ Green. WR2s Calvin Ridley (64 yards, TD) and Tyler Boyd (132 yards, TD) have had more success. Sterling Shepard should be a solid play as well this week, but I think this is the week we see a touchdown dance from Odell.
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