After tearing his ACL last season, the Cleveland Browns are expecting Odell Beckham Jr. to play on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It’s not yet known how many snaps fantasy managers and bettors can expect from Beckham, but it appears he’ll be on the field. He was a limited participant in practice and listed as questionable heading into Sunday.
Beckham tore the ligament in his knee in Week 7 last season against the Bengals.
While Beckham Jr. comes into the week ranked No. 21 for wide receivers in The Action Network fantasy rankings, there’s a big discrepancy between our experts. You can find our complete fantasy rankings from Chris Raybon and Sean Koerner here.
Fantasy managers have some time before ultimately deciding what to do with Beckham. The Browns and Chiefs are part of the afternoon slate, kicking off at 4:25 ET on CBS.
Cleveland’s catching 5.5 points as a road dog at FanDuel, while the total of 54.5 marks the highest in Week 1.
Sunday’s tilt features a rematch of last year’s AFC divisional round. The Chiefs won that game narrowly as 7.5-point favorites, but failed to cover in the 22-17 win.
Beckham Jr. played in seven games last season before suffering a knee injury. The LSU product finished with career lows in yards per game (36.3), receptions per game (3.3) and catch percentage (53.5%).
The Browns are a legitimate threat in the NFL, owning the third-shortest odds to win both the conference (+700) and Super Bowl (+1500). Sunday’s Week 1 opponent, meanwhile, is favored for both.
The public’s expecting a tight-knit battle in the AFC North, as the Browns and Ravens are both marked at +130 to win the division at FanDuel.
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