The Browns began bracing for life without three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday in Cincinnati, and now they know they will experience it for the rest of 2020.
After Beckham had an MRI on his left knee Monday morning, he texted reporter Josina Anderson and revealed he suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament early in the Browns' 37-34 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
A Browns spokesman later confirmed MRI results show Beckham has a torn ACL, which will require surgery. He will be placed on injured reserve and won't return this season, the story said. NFL reporter Adam Levitan said Higgins went out on routes on all 28 Baker Mayfield's dropbacks, so it looks like he could benefit the most with Beckham now out of the picture and is worth a pickup, especially for those hurting at WR. Landy was out on 27 of the dropbacks so he could also benefit. Peoples-Jones went out on 21 of the dropbacks and could enter the fantasy radar.
Those who follow the team say Fournette is fully recovered from his ankle injury and perhaps that's starting to show in the workload. Fournette really made is mark in the passing game catching six of his seven targets. Fournette could be a PPR option thanks to that kind of usage in the passing game.