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HC Sean McVay would be “surprised” if Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t play in Week 13

Rams WR is dealing with a hip injury. We break down his status heading into Week 13.

Odell Beckham Jr. #3 of the Los Angeles Rams in action against the Green Bay Packers in the second half at Lambeau Field on November 28, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images

Friday PM update: Beckham Jr. is listed as questionable this week, but Sean McVay says he would be “surprised” if he didn’t suit up, per Jourdan Rodrigue. If he does play, it looks like he won’t be 100 percent for their matchup with the Jaguars.

Friday AM update: Ian Rapoport offered a fairly obvious update early Friday, stating that OBJ’s status is “now up in the air” and there are “some questions for this week about his availability.” Considering the downgrade to DNP on Thursday, that is to be expected.

Thursday update: Beckham Jr. didn’t practice on Thursday after getting a limited practice on Wednesday. We’ll need hime to return to practice Friday for a chance to suit up this week.

Los Angeles Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr. was limited at practice on Wednesday afternoon ahead of Week 13 vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars. OBJ is dealing with a hip injury after Week 12’s loss to the Green Bay Packers last Sunday. We saw Beckham come up limping a few times during the contest, though he did get in the end zone.

Fantasy football implications

It was just a limited practice, so OBJ has a few more days to get back to full participant. This shouldn’t impact his status for Week 13 vs. the Jags, but we’ll see what happens the next few days. Beckham is up there in age and has been dealing with injuries for what seems like the past 3-4 seasons. This injury is something to keep an eye on for now. If OBJ is limited again on Thursday, we could see a questionable tag heading into the game this week.

If Beckham somehow misses this week, it’s a big upgrade for both Cooper Kupp and Van Jefferson. Each wideout should see an increase in targets if OBJ sits. Darrell Henderson is also on the injury report as a DNP, so his absence would put most emphasis on the passing game, which should do well against the Jaguars.