For all those fantasy football players who are setting their lineups ahead of the playoffs, quite a few were just dealt a brutal blow on Saturday afternoon. Although there didn’t seem to be a huge concern over New York Giants star wideout Odell Beckham Jr. missing any time, that changed quickly ahead of Week 14.
As Matt Lombardo of NJ.com revealed, the Giants ruled Beckham out for Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins with a quad injury.
This makes for an interesting spot for fantasy players, to put it lightly. There’s no question that Beckham was a clear-cut starter in every format and expected to do some heavy lifting against the Redskins here. But now, it’ll be about finding a potential replacement for him to fill your lineup out.
Fantasy Football Replacements for Odell Beckham Jr.
It has to start with Beckham’s teammate Sterling Shepard as a top option in Week 14. The young wideout has received 12 targets over the past two games, even with Beckham in the lineup. Unfortunately, he doesn’t provide quite the same level of upside, and there’s a chance he’s not available in your fantasy league.
If you play in 14-team leagues or larger, there’s a good chance the waiver wire is incredibly thin. So looking at an option like Bennie Fowler could make sense, as he’ll likely take Beckham’s place as a starter.
Source: Heavy Sports