Fantasy Impact of Odell Beckham Jr's Broken Ankle

By Vincent Frank on Monday, October 9th 2017
Fantasy Impact of Odell Beckham Jr's  Broken Ankle

We won't have any real indication as to whether Odell Beckham Jr. will be out for the remainder of the season until further tests come out, but that has to be the working belief after he suffered a gruesome fractured ankle in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. 

It was a horrible injury towards the latter part of the game, one that saw Beckham in tears as he was carted off the field. New York has confirmed a broken ankle, but there has to be concern that the injury itself is more severe. 

Needless to say, this is a major blow for a Giants team that remains winless at 0-5 on the season. 

And from a fantasy standpoint, it's also a major blow. OBJ entered the season with an ADP that ranked him third among receivers and sixth overall. For all intents and purposes, he was considered a high first-round pick. To take a wide receiver that high, you're banking on him having a huge season. If OBJ is indeed lost for the season, you're most definitely behind the proverbial eight ball. 

In holding out hopes for a quick return and an easy waiver-wire add from the Giants, that's complicated a whole lot more as well. No. 2 wide receiver Sterling Shepard also went down with an ankle injury and is considered week-to-week. MRI results await here soon. 

Meanwhile, both Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris also exited Sunday's game. Marshall is dealing with a sprained ankle, the severity of which is not yet known. If it's in the high-ankle area, he's looking at a multi-week absense. Rarely used on offense, Harris suffered a foot injury. 

We're not sure where to go when it comes to the Giants' offense from a fantasy standpoint. Maybe, rookie tight end Evan Engram takes on a larger role. But it's surely a fake football black hole right now. That's a certainty heading into Week 6. 

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