The 2019 season has been a rough one for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and it turns out injury is one of the reasons. Beckham is dealing with a sports hernia injury that will require surgery in the offseason, according to NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport noted that Beckham has been on the injury report every week this season with hip and groin injuries. Those are ways to describe a sports hernia injury, and Rapoport mentioned a notable quotation from Beckham earlier this week.
“Been banged up all year since whatever happened in camp,” Beckham said. “Playing through whatever it is, just trying to make it through to Sunday. Any time Sunday comes around, I’m going to give the team everything I have.”
Fantasy football analysis: Browns WRs Odell Beckham Jr., Jarvis Landry
OBJ is someone you roll out every week in hopes of the big ceiling he often shows. He’s only found the end zone twice this season, has surpassed 100 yards receiving twice, and has not gotten over seven receptions in a game. It’s been a struggle and it has cost fantasy football players.
This weekend, the Browns get a great matchup against an awful Bengals defense. Baker Mayfield is dealing with a bruised hand, but this is a helpful matchup for the first round of most fantasy football playoffs. The Bengals have actually given up the 11th fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season, but they’ve given up the eighth most points to quarterbacks.
OBJ and Landry are worth rolling out this week. Landry has emerged as the better fantasy option, particularly in PPR leagues. Given OBJ’s injury, I’d say that Landry is the must start while OBJ is a strong start depending on how your roster looks.