Mike Havens tackles six questions pertinent to every dynasty team owner heading into week six of the 2019 NFL season.
1. WHAT’S GOING ON WITH Odell Beckham?
Some might say that he’s having a bit of a slump. People are starting to wonder if they should hold or sell. Did his prime come and go? Are we witnessing the down turn of his career?
Beckham has 23 catches for 335 yards and only one touchdown so far this season, but I don’t focus on the results so much as I do the opportunities. Beckham has 43 targets on the season, which ranks him ninth overall among wide receivers. His 23 catches on 40+ targets are the fewest in the NFL.
We all know his ability to catch the ball, so that’s not the reason for the under-performance up to this point. I think we have to blame a combination of Baker Mayfield and the ineffective offensive line in Cleveland. The lack of upfront blocking and the inability to escape pressure is forcing Mayfield to throw errant shots to his receivers.