Inactives update: Beckham Jr. is officially active. He’s worth a start with Mark Andrews out.
Game day update: Odell Beckham, Jr. is expected to play, per Ian Rapoport.
It sounds like we’ll have to wait until close to game time to find out whether or not Odell Beckham Jr. will be in uniform for the Baltimore Ravens this week. Beckham is dealing with a shoulder injury that forced him out of action late in last week’s game against the Bengals. The good news is that he went from not practicing on Wednesday to a limited participant the next day, finally logging a full practice on Friday. He’s listed as questionable.
The Ravens are on the road to face the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night this week.
Odell Beckham Jr. injury
Fantasy football analysis
Beckham is coming off his best game of the season last week. He caught four passes on seven targets for 116 yards. He’s had just one game with more than 50 receiving yards prior to that one. He scored in back-to-back games in Week 9 and 10. If he does play, he’s best as a WR3 with some upside. The Chargers are ranked 31st in fantasy scoring for opposing wide receivers, making this a great matchup for Beckham and the Ravens’ wideouts.
Zay Flowers is also questionable, but expected to play this week. If Flowers were to sit and Beckham plays, the veteran’s fantasy value would get a boost.
NFL DFS analysis
Beckham’s listed at $3,600 in DraftKings leagues right now which is a solid bargain given the matchup, assuming he plays. Flowers ($6,000) would probably see a boost in his production is Beckham sits, giving him some real upside as a WR2. Rashod Bateman ($3,200) could be worth a flyer as a flex, but only if Beckham doesn’t play.
The Ravens are favored by 3.5 points in this one. Beckham’s presence obviously helps his team toward that line, but they shouldn’t have too many problems beating the hapless Chargers and covering that spread if Beckham does have to sit.