Odell Beckham Jr. didn’t suit up for the Giants last weekend in their win over Washington. And it looks like that quad injury is going to keep him out at least one more game. Friday morning, the team made an announcement officially ruling out Beckham for Sunday’s game against the Titans. This will be his second straight absence.
Coach Shurmur: Odell is out and will not play this Sunday against the Titans. #TENvsNYG
— New York Giants (@Giants) December 14, 2018
After suffering season-ending ankle injury last year, Beckham has returned to form in 2018 with 77 receptions for 1,052 yards and six scores. Meanwhile, the Giants are dead last in the NFC East (5-8) but have won four of their last five. Last weekend they got the Redskins with Mark Sanchez under center, and made them pay. This weekend they get the red-hot Titans (7-6) who’ve won two straight and are still battling for their playoff lives.
Saquon Barkley actually leads the Giants in receptions with 78, one ahead of Beckham. But after OBJ, Eli Manning’s favorite wideout is Sterling Shepard (54 receptions, 655 yards, 4 TDs). That said, Barkley put on yet another show against Washington in Week 14; should we expect the same again this Sunday? He’s currently averaging 5.4 yards per carry and 8.1 per catch, totaling just over 1,750 yards from scrimmage with 13 total scores in his rookie campaign.