Browns WR Odell Beckham Jr. has had to recalibrate his mindset of "killing this season" to accepting a run-oriented offensive role, according to Mark Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. "For me, one of my biggest growths has come in acceptance in a sense and for me knowing it’s probably not going to be that kind of season [with huge numbers],'' Beckham said on a video call Thursday.
"Like I always say, my goal is always going to be my goal, and I don’t feel like I’m ever going to fall short of it. Like I said, learning and acceptance, so you set new goals.''
This is great if looked at solely from a maturity aspect. Fantasy players would prefer OBJ put up fantasy points than block for his teammates, but hard work pays off in different ways. Expectations were already adjusted for him in fantasy, so hearing Beckham say the same is just further confirmation.
In his Friday mailbag, Pat Perry of NBC Sports Boston was asked if Damien Harris would get an opportunity to play with the Patriots having issues running the ball:
"...don't tell anyone this," Perry wrote. "But I think you should go get Damien Harris in your fantasy league and stash him until he's back. He's eligible to return Week 4. Whenever he hits the field, it'd make sense for the Patriots to see what they have."
"Sony Michel hasn't given them anything a replacement back couldn't. There's a replacement on the roster who looked like more than that this summer. Harris caught the ball smoothly and hit holes decisively."
Damien Harris is eligible to return from IR in Week 4. The Patriots deploy a handful of running backs weekly, but if Harris can show out in his return, goal line and early-down carries could be his. In a season with many prominent offensive players getting hurt, Harris could be a solid bye week fill-in or RB2.