New York Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to play against the Philadelphia Eagles tonight on Monday Night Football barring a pregame setback, according to a report from NJ.com. In addition, ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Giants feel good about Beckham's chances of playing.
Giants are encouraged about chances of having WRs, Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle, play tonight; both WRs nursing hamstring injuries.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 19, 2015
This report doesn't come as a surprise despite the fact Beckham is officially listed as "questionable" on the team's final injury report. The Eagles have expected Beckham, who injured his hamstring during New York's Week 5 game against the San Francisco 49ers last week, to play all along.
It remains to be seen just how effective Beckham will be. When healthy, he's obviously one of the most talented wide receivers in the NFL. The fact that Beckham missed practice all week indicates he's not 100%. Fully healthy or not, Beckham will still likely be a big challenge for Philadelphia's defense. The second-year receiver has 31 receptions for 428 yards (13.8 average) and three touchdowns through five games this season.
The Eagles can move into first place of the NFC East at 3-3 with a win over the Giants.