Odell Beckham Jr.

Odell Beckham Jr.

WR - NYG
Height: 5' 11"Weight: 198 lbsAge: 25College: LSUDrafted: #12 (1st Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
8th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #6
Best / Worst #3 / #15
ADP #6

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Odell Beckham Jr. to return to Giants

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will attend mandatory minicamp.

Fantasy Impact

After skipping all of the team's voluntary workouts this offseason, Beckham will attend mandatory minicamp. The elite wideout posted a video on his personal Instagram account showcasing his route running with the hashtag "I'm back" attached to it, likely indicating he will return to the team. The Giants will open their three-day camp on Tuesday, June 13.

Odell Beckham Jr. to attend mandatory workouts?

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo expects wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to attend mandatory minicamp next week. "Sure, I expect everyone to be here," McAdoo said via ESPN. "I'm not spending time talking about attendance. It's minicamp. We're looking forward to everyone being here next week."

Fantasy Impact

Beckham, who has skipped voluntary workouts, likely due to his contract, is expected to attend mandatory minicamp that begins next week, per McAdoo. However, Beckham's erratic behavior in the past suggests that anything is possible. Since he's playing under his rookie deal in which he has one year remaining -- the Giants exercised his fifth-year option this offseason tieing him to the club through the 2018 season -- he is only set to earn roughly $1.8 million, which is an extremely low salary for a top three receiver in the NFL. Yes, Beckham has indeed outperformed his contract, but he may not have enough leverage, if any at all, to push the team into negotiating a new deal with him before the season. I'd fully expect Beckham to be on the field for Week 1, even if he skips any mandatory workouts or training camp.

Odell Beckham Jr. holding out for new deal?

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr's absence from OTAs is "directly related to his desire" for a new deal.

Fantasy Impact

Although no one from his camp has confirmed it, per Schefter, Beckham's absence from voluntary workouts is directly correlated to his desire to negotiate a new deal with the Giants. The fourth-year wideout does have room to be irritable, though. He is currently slated to earn roughly $1.9 million in 2017 and is vastly underpaid compared to his production since entering the league in 2014. Yes, he is playing under his rookie deal, but his 288-4,122-35 stat line while averaging 14.3 YPC garners a dramatic increase in his salary. However, I'm not sure Beckham has very much leverage, if any, at all. Rather than entering his walk year in 2017, the Giants exercised the receiver's fifth-year option retaining his rights through the 2018 campaign. His lone option is to hold out, which will garner fines if he is absent from any mandatory sessions for the remainder of the offseason. Despite the rumblings, expect Beckham to be on the field for Week 1 of the upcoming season.

Odell Beckham Jr. expected to report to mandatory workouts

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. told NFL Network's Kim Jones that he will attend the team's upcoming mandatory workouts "for sure."

Fantasy Impact

Beckham, who has yet to attend New York's voluntary workouts, told Jones that he will be present at the team's mandatory minicamp in June. Although the 24-year-old wideout said he would report to OTAs on Thursday, he, of course, was once again a no-show and has no plans on attending moving forward. As Beckham's presence would be a plus right now, there is no need to worry about a holdout unless he doesn't show up to any mandatory workouts in the future.

Odell Beckham Jr. a no-show at OTAs

New York Giants beat writer Dan Duggan is reporting wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. did not report to the first day of OTAs on Monday.

Fantasy Impact

Beckham, who is still playing under his rookie deal which runs through 2018, is likely holding out of voluntary workouts with the hopes of receiving a new contract. Although he only missed the first day of OTAs so far, the team is unsure whether or not he will report moving forward. Beckham, who is regarded as one of the top wideouts in the NFL, is set to make only $1.8 million in 2017 and is vastly underpaid compared to his production.