College: Southern Methodist | 7 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 180 lbs
Birth Date: 4/26/1989
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 150.2
Avg Pts: 9.39
Rank: 18 WR
Beasley did well once again as the slot receiver for the Cowboys, leading the team in receptions with 65. He has 50-plus receptions three of the last four seasons. He has just six games with 50-plus yards last season but 11 games with three or more receptions. Beasley got his work on a weekly basis. He should play a similar role this season with his new team, the Bills, serving as their slot receiver. Beasley has plus hands, runs good routes and does well in moving the chains. He isn't much of a big-play threat and lacks breakaway speed, though, which is going to prevent him from posting big yardage numbers. Fantasy Outlook: Beasley has posted pretty similar numbers in recent seasons. His ceiling is a little limited but that doesn't mean he has no fantasy value. He'll get his catches, so give him some consideration as a low-end No. 3 or 4 fantasy receiver. He can get around 70 receptions for 700 yards and four touchdowns.
|Week 1||5.80||Cole Beasley 28 receiving yds (2.80 pts)|
Cole Beasley 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
|Week 2||2.50||Cole Beasley 15 receiving yds (1.50 pts)|
Cole Beasley 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Buffalo Bills WRs John Brown (personal), Cole Beasley (core), Zay Jones (undisclosed) and Robert Foster (undisclosed) all missed some offseason workouts but all four are expected to be ready for the start of training camp.
Fantasy Spin: The Bills added Brown and Beasley this offseason, so they will have big roles in the passing game this season. None of the Bills receivers are weekly starting options but should all have fantasy value.
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley is going to be a 'safety valve' in the passing game, according to QB Josh Allen.
Fantasy Spin: Beasley should slide right into the slot role in Buffalo, but his production will depend on the Allen's growth. He could be worth a late-round flier in PPR formats, but keep in mind that Zay Jones led the Bills in receptions last year with just 56 catches.
The Buffalo Bills padded their receiving core this offseason with the addition of free agent wide receiver Cole Beasley and the former Cowboy appears to be in line for a big role with the team this year. While quarterback Josh Allen enjoyed a good amount of success during his rookie campaign, he struggled with his completion rate on short and intermediate throws. As it so happens, that's where Beasley has made a living in his eight years in the league so far. Allen has shown excitement throughout camp for Beasley's presence, comparing him to Julian Edelman and saying "He's that shifty slot, a safety valve, if you will." Beasley and John Brown are the veterans amongst a young receiving core and Beasley is certainly someone to watch for in PPR leagues.
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley is the favorite to lead the team in receptions in 2019 due in part to offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's emphasis on the short passing game, in the opinion of the Buffalo News' Vic Carucci.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (abdomen) is on track to return for training camp following core muscle surgery. It's the first time he's undergone surgery and Beasley has only missed one game in his career. He's losing valuable time to gain chemistry with quarterback Josh Allen, but Beasley is expected to start the year as the main slot receiver. The 30-year-old has never been a big touchdown guy -- maximum five touchdowns in two different seasons -- but he could be a reliable PPR player in deeper formats out of the slot if Allen can take the next step in his sophomore season.
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley (core) is on schedule in his recovery and should be ready for the start of training camp.
Fantasy Spin: Beasley has been one of the better slot receivers over the last few seasons and should see plenty of targets with the Bills. He can a No. 4 receiver in deeper fantasy leagues but could be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (abdomen) isn't practicing in organized team activities after he underwent surgery for a core muscle a few weeks ago, according to head coach Sean McDermott. Center Mitch Morse had the same procedure done and is also sitting out. Beasley should be ready for the regular season and figures to man the slot on a regular basis alongside Zay Jones and John Brown in his first season in Buffalo. The 30-year-old has never been a big fantasy guy, as his best season came in 2016 with Dallas when he caught 75 passes for 833 yards and five touchdowns. Beasley will be more of a WR5 in PPR leagues in his new home.
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley (core) underwent core-muscle surgery a few weeks ago, head coach Sean McDermott said Tuesday, May 21, and is being held out of OTAs.
Fantasy Spin: Beasley should recover in time for training camp and man the slot position for the Bills, but it remains a low-volume passing offense, and Beasley should go undrafted in all but the deepest of leagues.
Free-agent WR Cole Beasley (Cowboys) officially signed with the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, March 13.
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Cole Beasley plans to sign a four-year contract with the Buffalo Bills worth $29 million, according to sources. The deal will include $14.4 million in guaranteed money.
Fantasy Spin: Beasley was one of the best slot receivers available and likely will be a reliable target for the Bills as a slot receiver. He has caught at least 50 passes in three of the last four seasons and has been targeted at least 60 times in all four of those seasons. He probably will be a low-end No. 3 receiver or a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Cole Beasley is reportedly seeking $20 million in guaranteed money, according to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic.
Fantasy Spin: The soon-to-be 30-year-old Beasley led the Cowboys in targets (87) and receptions (65) in 2018 and is worthy of consideration as a flier during the middle and later rounds of PPR leagues next season.
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley likely will test the market as an unrestricted free agent, but the Cowboys are still hoping they can re-sign him at the right price. 'Oh, we love Cole Beasley,' Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Thursday, Feb. 28. 'If you followed our football team the last few years you know the impact that he's made on our team. He's a great young man, and he's been a heck of a player for us, but you know the business of the NFL is challenging. There's a lot of different guys that you want to keep on our team, throughout the free agent process, and unfortunately when you have players like Cole Beasley, other teams want them, too. So we certainly want Cole Beasley back. Again, he's made a huge impact on our team. We want him with our team as we go forward for a long, long time, but business will creep into that on both sides. Hopefully we can get to a point where we can make a deal with him and some of these other guys where it works well for everybody and we keep moving forward.'
Fantasy Spin: Beasley led the team's wide receivers and tight ends with 87 targets and 65 receptions -- both the second-best single-season marks in his seven-year career -- but it sounds like he may generate WR4 fantasy intrigue in another uniform next season.
Dallas Cowboys WR Allen Hurns could take over as the slot receiver if impending free-agent WR Cole Beasley is not re-signed. Jones iterated that the Cowboys would like to retain Beasley.
Fantasy Spin: The entirety of the Dallas receiving corps last season was essentially Amari Cooper and a little bit of Michael Gallup. Hurns and Beasley disappointed, but Hurns in particular would make for a late-round flier if Beasley leaves.
The New Orleans Saints could try to sign a free-agent wide receiver to play the slot next season, in the opinion of ESPN's Mike Triplett, who names Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb, Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley, Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate and Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Adam Humphries as possible targets in free agency.
Fantasy Spin: Of that group, Humphries might be the most interesting as both Tate and Beasley have reached their 30s and Cobb has taken a pounding over his eight NFL campaigns. Still, anyone signed into the New Orleans passing game would warrant your attention.
The Buffalo Bills may be interested in signing someone like Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate, Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley or Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook in free agency, in the opinion of Forbes' Curtis Rush.
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley and WR Tavon Austin and New England Patriots WR Cordarrelle Patterson and WR Chris Hogan could be options for the Detroit Lions in free agency, according to Nate Atkins of MLive.com. Atkins believes the Lions will want a veteran presence in the slot to pair with WR Kenny Golladay.
Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley could be a possible free-agent target for the Green Bay Packers, in the opinion of the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Pete Dougherty, assuming the team does not retain WR Randall Cobb, who is also a free agent.
Fantasy Spin: It certainly seems like a return to Dallas is unlikely for Beasley, whose comments about the team's management on social media drew a swift rebuke, so the Packers do make some sense as none of their returning wideouts fit the traditional skill set of a slot receiver. Beasley has shown enough in spots to be worth tracking this offseason to see where he lands.
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Cole Beasley claimed Tuesday, Jan. 22, that the Dallas front office encourages the coaching staff to get the football to certain players. 'I haven't been a huge priority in that regard. Maybe that will change but I'm not sure,' Beasley said.
Fantasy Spin: Beasley's frustrations are evident and understandable, although Amari Cooper, Ezekiel Elliott and Michael Gallup are all bigger, more talented threats with the ball. Beasley does have a role to play and put together his second best season from a statistical standpoint. That being said, he's only a mid- to late-round PPR flier if he stays in Dallas.