College: Southern Methodist | 10 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 174 lbs
Birth Date: 4/26/1989
2022 Bye Week: 7
Total Pts: 167
Avg Pts: 9.82
Rank: 23 WR
|Week 1||3.00||Cole Beasley 1 reception (1.00 pts)|
Cole Beasley 19 receiving yds (2.00 pts)
|Week 2||12.00||Cole Beasley 6 receptions (6.00 pts)|
Cole Beasley 60 receiving yds (6.00 pts)
Free-agent WR Cole Beasley (Bills) tweeted that he's open to a reunion with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday, July 26.
Free-agent WR Cole Beasley (Bills) is drawing 'significant interest' in free agency but is waiting for the right offer and opportunity, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley remains unsigned, but it's not for a lack of interest. Beasley is remaining patient on the open market as he waits for the right opportunity and offer. The 33-year-old veteran slot man was second on the Bills in catches (82) and receiving yards (693) in 2021 and added one touchdown. He caught 231 passes for 2,438 yards and 11 touchdowns in his three seasons with Buffalo, so he'll surely land with an organization at some point before the 2022 campaign. It wouldn't be a surprise for the New York Giants to be interested, given that Beasley worked with new head coach Brian Daboll in Buffalo. The Giants could also use more receiver depth after being decimated by injuries at the position in 2021.
Dynasty | Bills wide receiver Jamison Crowder was chosen by ESPN's NFL Nation as their surprise off-season standout. Dynasty Analysis: Crowder is at a turning point in his career as the seen year veteran will be battling Isaiah McKenzie for the slot receiver left vacated by Cole Beasley. This will be a position battle to watch as the Bills boast one of the league's most explosive offenses. Crowder is currently our WR89, which puts him on the fringe of roster worthiness. However, keep a close eye on this battle all Summer as the winner will have clear in-season value.
Free-agent WR Will Fuller (Dolphins) and WR Cole Beasley (Bills) are not receiving interest from the Cleveland Browns at this point.
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley was released Thursday, March 17.
Fantasy Spin: Beasley is a good PPR option, and he would make a lot of sense running bubble screens in Tampa. Stay tuned for the WR4's next landing spot.
The Buffalo Bills are releasing wide receiver Cole Beasley on Thursday, according to sources. The Bills gave Beasley permission to seek a trade earlier this month, so it's not a huge surprise that they are moving on from the 32-year-old wide receiver after he created some controversy in 2021 by not getting vaccinated against COVID-19. Beasley was one of quarterback Josh Allen's most trusted short-area weapons in the passing game, especially on third downs. A rib injury slowed him late last season, but he finished with a second straight season of 82 catches for 693 yards and one touchdown in 16 games (eight starts). Beasley could be a nice low-cost PPR weapon in deeper leagues in 2022, depending on his landing spot. Meanwhile, Gabriel Davis' role continues to grow in Buffalo.
The Buffalo Bills have given wide receiver Cole Beasley permission to seek a trade, although general manager Brandon Beane said on Thursday that the Bills would welcome him back and "no door has been closed." Beasley is 32 years old, but teams do have interest in the veteran pass-catcher, and he's posted a career-high 82 catches in back-to-back seasons. Beasley is due $4.9 million in base salary in 2022 with no money guaranteed, and he'd likely want a new contract if he returns for the upcoming season. He was a controversial topic last season over his decision not to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Despite matching his career-high with 82 receptions, Beasley had only 693 receiving yards and one touchdown, although a late-season injury likely played a part.
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley was given permission to seek a trade by the team recently, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. However, general manager Brandon Beane told Garafolo that the team would welcome him back and 'no door has been closed.'
Fantasy Spin: A return is possible financially, as Beasley is only set to make about $6 million in 2022. However, he may be ready to move on after a rough year in which he was often criticized for his stance on COVID. The Bills do not lack for receiver talent or depth even if they lose Emmanuel Sanders and Beasley, as Gabriel Davis would likely start opposite Stefon Diggs and Isaiah McKenzie would take over for Beasley in the slot if he gets re-signed.
Considering the different types of wide receivers available in free agency and the draft and that the Buffalo Bills are projected to be in the red in terms of salary cap space in 2022, general manager Brandon Beane could look to create cap space by releasing veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley this offseason. Beasley averaged 3.9 yards of target separation in 2021, which was the best in the NFL, per Next Gen Stats. However, his 82 catches only produced 693 yards and one touchdown after he had the same number of catches for 967 yards and four TDs in 2020. Beasley has a cap number of $7.6 million this year. The 32-year-old is one of quarterback Josh Allen's go-to guys to move the chains, but the Bills have too many mouths to feed for Beasley to be a consistent PPR weapon in fantasy if he returns to Buffalo.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley could see his time with the organization end this offseason. The soon to be 33-year-old comes with a $7.6 million cap hit for the 2022 campaign. His production took a significant hit in 2021, which could lead to the organization moving on from Beasley this offseason. The Bills would free up $6.1 million by moving on from Beasley. He finished with 82 receptions, 693 receiving yards, and one touchdown in 2021. Possibly, the Bills decide to use backup slot receiver Isaiah McKenzie instead. He's a cheaper option and appeared more explosive than Beasley last season. Also, the Bills could always restructure Beasley's contract, but we'll see what the team decides to do.
Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley likely will be asked to restructure his contract because he is scheduled to count nearly $8 million against the salary cap next season.
Fantasy Spin: Beasley saw his numbers dip this season but was targeted a career-high 112 times in 2021. He likely will be back with the Bills next season and should see a good amount of targets each game. He can be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy receiver in most leagues.