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Tuesday usually isn’t the most happening day of the week for fantasy purposes, but that doesn’t mean yesterday was completely devoid of all news. The Odell Beckham saga has given football media much to talk about, and injury and COVID-19 notes are also worth monitoring. With that in mind, let’s dig into the most notable events from around the league on Tuesday.
Odell Beckham Clears Waivers, Free to Sign Where He Pleases
Odell Beckham is free – whatever that means. The controversial wide receiver was waived by the Browns on Monday and cleared waivers on Tuesday. There were whispers that his circle was telling teams not to sign him so that he’d be able to pick where he’ll finish the 2021 season. Regardless of whether that rumor was true, his wish has been granted, as no team used a waiver claim on him.
NFL insider Jordan Schultz wrote that Beckham is prioritizing the Packers as his preferred destination. If he signs in Green Bay, he’d instantly form one of the most prolific wide receiver duos in the league alongside Davante Adams. Aaron Rodgers would finally have a secondary option, and the Packers would indubitably be among the best teams in the NFL. From a fantasy perspective, Beckham would fall into WR2 territory, as he wouldn’t have much target competition besides Adams.
Josina Anderson reported that Beckham is expected to take his time and ponder his options before deciding which team to play for next, so we may not know his intentions for a few days. Beckham and his party evidently want to play for a contender, so we’ll just have to see where the oft-scrutinized 29-year-old winds up next.
Dalvin Cook Sued by Ex-Girlfriend
On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook was the victim of domestic abuse…