There are many narratives to track in a 2016 fantasy football season that now approaches week five and seems to be going way too fast. One big one is the fall of Odell Beckham Jr., who has yet to score this year and seems to be letting defenses (and his own emotions) get the best of him.
While Beckham has screwed himself over with some drops, he still lit up Josh Norman a few weeks ago and has endured some pretty rough matchups. This week, that’s not really the case. Or, like, at all the case.
This week ODB gets to play under the bright lights for the second week in a row, as he visits Lambeau Field on Sunday Night Football. I’m sure Aaron Rodgers and co. come out and get the win at home following a bye, but to do that I think they’ll have to stop Beckham. Considering their pass defense got shredded in the first three games they played, I doubt that happens.
Maybe it’s Victor Cruz and/or Sterling Shepard who end up tearing Green Bay a new one, but one way or another, they’re giving up passing yardage and fantasy points through the air. Ultimately, I think this is the turning point for Beckham, as he contains his emotions and gets his confidence back with a massive game. That has him ranking quite high in our week five fantasy football player rankings. For everyone else, check out our rankings below, along with some quick-hitting analysis: