Odell Beckham Jr. injury: Latest on Giants WR ankle, Week 1 status

Odell Beckham Jr. injury: Latest on Giants WR ankle, Week 1 status”

This is the worst-case scenario for fantasy owners, especially those without a backup plan in either the Sunday night game or on Monday. Vernon had a clear lane to Prescott and decked him for a sack.

Just prior to Sunday's matchup, the Giants listed the three-time Pro Bowler on their inactive list. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot are still at the top of their games. The Cowboys got good news on Zeke's availability this week, but unfortunately for the Giants, Odell Beckham was unable to suit up for the game.

It is the third straight season that the Giants will open on the road against Dallas.

Elliott, the National Football League rushing leader last season as a rookie, was already cleared to play in the opener tonight and, on Friday, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant blocked his six-game suspension over a domestic violence case. Returning most of their starting players, they will look to be a force that the Dallas Cowboys will have to reckon with. Dan Bailey nailed a 48-yard field goal to extend Dallas' lead.

Beckham loves to run in-breaking routes in Ben McAdoo's offense. But it seemed unlikely after Beckham did not practice all week, and after the receiver genuinely had seemed uncertain on Wednesday of whether he should or even could play. It's the sixth game he's missed with the Giants - five due to injury and one stemming from a suspension. However, he can not be expected to carry the Giants offense in Week 1 like he is asked to most weeks during the season. The Giants will likely lean on new additions Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram.

A lingering ankle injury for the Giants wide receiver, in theory, should make things easier for a revamped Cowboys secondary, thought to be the team's weakness.

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