Giants Need to Find Production Without OBJ
The New York Giants head into a pivotal matchup against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night without their biggest weapon and perhaps their best player. Odell Beckham Jr.'s appeal of his 1-game suspension for his part in last Sunday's ugly game against the Carolina Panthers was upheld, placing the Giants star out of a must win game for Big Blue.
With Beckham Jr. out, the Giants have to look to other options to step up. Reuben Randle now becomes the #1 receiver for QB Eli Manning. This season, Randle has reeled in 51 receptions for 638 yards and 6 TD's (Ties career high) mainly as the second option behind Beckham Jr. With Randle as the new #1, Dwayne Harris becomes the next man up to take that #2 receiver role.
Harris is having a career year, especially as a WR which he didn't get much opportunity to play in Dallas. Harris has career high's in all three major categories with 35 receptions for 390 yards and 4 TD's. He will look to break out against an injured Vikings secondary and may even become the deep threat since he is the WR with the best speed.
Either way, the majority of the pressure is on Eli Manning. Eli will be working with nearly nothing and is going to have to show why he is a two-time Super Bowl MVP.