If Not 100%, New York Giants Should Use Odell Beckham Jr. As Decoy 1
CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 21: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants walks off the field after suffering an injury in the first half of a preseason game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on August 21, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

No one-handed snags to see tonight? The New York Giants officially ruled out Odell Beckham Jr. for tonight’s matchup against Dallas.

After weeks of wondering and worrying, it’s official. Odell Beckham Jr. will not suit up for the New York Giants tonight. The team announce him as one of their seven inactive players.

The news is not overly shocking, as the reports from early in the day from various sources stated that Beckham was not expected to play in the division matchup.


 

Beckham is obviously a huge part of the Giants offense, and losing him will hurt the team’s chances against the Dallas Cowboys. He’s a top receiver in the league and him sitting makes Dallas’ job on defense that much easier.

Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard, and Even Engram all figure to see an increased role in the pass game now, while Paul Perkins will need to figure out a way to establish the run.

The defense will need to generate turnovers tonight in order to get the Giants into better field position. Losing Beckham’s ability to avoid tackles after the catch will make it much harder to drive down the field.

It also lends more credence to the idea that Shane Vereen will be the X factor tonight.

The Giants’ job tonight just got a lot harder. The team will need to step up.

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