5. Odell Beckham Jr. (NYG)
Crazy hair, wild antics, and cry-baby ways aside, Odell Beckham Jr. is a phenomenal wide receiver and damn-near impossible to cover. Hell, even when you stick to him like velcro, the guy makes catches with three fingers, i.e. “The Catch”.
In 12 games his rookie year, Beckham Jr. caught 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns. IN 12 GAMES! On top of that made one of the most incredible catches in the history of the NFL and multiple others that made top 10’s throughout the season.
Blazing speed, superior athleticism, and remarkable catching ability, Beckham makes defenses look like they aren’t even there.
Many expected a drop-off due to the Giants having a lacking receiving corps and defenses keying on Beckham, but it didn’t phase him at all. Still, with everyone knowing who the offense runs through and where almost every pass is headed, Odell had 96 catches, broke 1,000 again with 1,450 yards, and pulled in 14 touchdowns.
Aside from being one of the best fantasy options in football, the guy is just flat-out amazing to watch. Whether it is his circus catches or his childish acts on the field when Josh Norman shut him down through the first half and caused him to commit four penalties, three of which were personal fouls.
Love him or hate him the guy is a rare talent that everyone should appreciate having the opportunity to watch play the game. He may be a “diva”, but the guy clearly loves the game and leaves it all on the field.