Odell Beckham was primed to go absolutely nuts. He had never averaged fewer than 75.5 yards per game in a season and had consistently been an elite WR1 when healthy.
And he did it with Eli Manning at quarterback.
Now that he had Baker Mayfield — who was coming off of a season in which he set the rookie passing touchdown record — the sky appeared to be the limit for Beckham. He looked locked and loaded to be a WR1 per usual.
Turned out he wasn’t even the WR1 on his own team, as Jarvis Landry paced Cleveland wide receivers in fantasy points in 2019. Beckham finished all the way down at WR25. The former Giant ranked 12th among WRs in expected points (EP), but his woeful negative 18.2 fantasy points over expectation (FPOE) made him a massive disappointment.
Beckham will be a divisive player this offseason as fantasy players struggle to project whether he will return to the heights he reached in New York. In The Wrong Read No. 26, Blair Andrews showed that WRs often struggle in their first year on a new team, but we don’t know how those WRs perform in the season after that. Today, we’ll answer that question and dive even deeper into WR performance after changing teams.
How WRs Perform in the Season Immediately After Changing Teams