Odell Beckham Jr. has been suspended one game by the NFL, thanks to his violent behavior against Carolina's Josh Norman on Sunday.
The fallout of his absence cannot be understated. Not only does it cripple the New York Giants in a must-win matchup with the Vikings, but it puts Beckham Jr.'s fantasy owners in a terrible position as they battle for playoff glory.
Next weekend's games will serve as the semifinal or championship match for virtually every fantasy football league, and every team that had been counting on Beckham Jr. now faces the task of replacing one of the league's best fantasy wideouts.
Beckham has taken a social-media beating as fans agonized over their loss.
— Kyle Scheiner (@KyleScheiner) December 21, 2015
Seriously SCREW YOU #OdellBeckham AND YOUR CHILDISH BEHAVIOR THAT WILL COST YOUR FANTASY TEAMS THEIR CHAMPIONSHIPS. ASSHOLE
— Amanda Nicholas (@Gmoneysparkles) December 21, 2015
Anyone who owns Odell Beckham who's playing for a fantasy championship next week pic.twitter.com/AnwPtCgu4P
— John Pugh (@Jay_Pugh) December 21, 2015
When you're about to play for a fantasy championship and your star player Odell Beckham Jr gets suspended pic.twitter.com/p1cAhbpXST
— Kyle Breunig (@BruCity) December 21, 2015
Odell Beckham Jr. fantasy owners today. pic.twitter.com/JzqQQXluOg
— Kaveh Farzad (@KavehFarzad) December 21, 2015
If you have Odell Beckham on your fantasy team and it's the championship pic.twitter.com/5HGhl2yG2G
— SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) December 21, 2015
Not everyone's upset about this news, though. People who were slated to face OBJ next weekend are thrilled. Other people are just happy to watch the world burn:
When you make it to your fantasy football championship game and don't have to play against Odell Beckham. pic.twitter.com/DekmzptyKE
— Gregory Dionne (@GregoryDionne) December 21, 2015
Odell beckham Jr's one game suspension is going to ruin people's fantasy championship games lol
— Jrue (@SaiyaDallas13) December 21, 2015
When you're in the Fantasy Football title game next week and your opponent has Odell Beckham Jr. pic.twitter.com/cnUPhCQODt
— Dave Griffiths (@DaveG_Sports) December 21, 2015
Every year there seems to be a pivotal football player whose injury or awful performance train-wrecks the hopes of many fantasy owners. Last year it was Andrew Luck's come-from-nowhere disaster. This year, blame OBJ's unbridled rage.