The super talented but troubled wide receiver was added to the Oklahoma football roster last week after visiting the campus. Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri back in April after police were investigating him for allegedly pushing an 18-year-old Missouri student down at least four stairs. No charges were filed and the case was closed after the student and a roommate declined to press charges. Green-Beckham was also arrested twice during his time at Missouri for marijuana.
So what does this mean for college fantasy football owners? Oklahoma is reportedly pursuing a waiver with the NCAA that would allow Green-Beckham to become eligible immediately and play this fall. Good luck with that, as the NCAA usually only grants these waivers for medical or family hardships. Neither of which he has. If by some miracle he was granted the waiver, he would immediately become a top 15-20 wide receiver option for owners. Coming off a breakout sophomore season with Missouri in which he caught 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns, he would become the number one target for a rising Trevor Knight. With that said, Green-Beckham is a better option for Dynasty/Keeper league players as he’ll likely have to follow NCAA transfer rules and sit out the 2014 season. But there is no guarantee he will ever take the field for Oklahoma, as he could just sit this year out, rebuild his draft stock and then declare for the 2015 NFL Draft.
Depending on which of these scenarios unfolds, I think he is a risk in re-draft leagues but worth a late round flier in Dynasty/Keeper leagues.
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