WR Cole Beasley - Dallas Cowboys
|5-8, 177||Born: 2-26-1989||College: Southern Methodist||Drafted: ---|
Week 12: vs Los Angeles Chargers
FBG says: Bad matchup. Each week we continue to discuss the "Sophmore Slump" of Dak Prescott and early on in the season even mentioned that his touchdowns were the saving grace of his season, those touchdowns have now ceased to exist. In three of his last four games, Prescott has failed to throw a touchdown and has failed to go over 176 yards. The problem for the Cowboys is that outside of Dez Bryant, the offense has now playmakers now that Ezekiel Elliott is suspended. The Cowboys are in a really tough spot this week going up against one of the best secondaries in football in the Chargers. The Chargers who are eight in terms of passing yardage allowed at just 209.8 yards are also 7th in terms of the fewest touchdowns allowed this season which is a very difficult combination. Casey Hayward who might be the best cornerback in football this season should be following Dez Bryant everywhere he goes this week, and the other two cornerbacks Trevor Williams and rookie Desmond King have both been playing at a high level this season. The Chargers also rate as the second best in terms of fantasy points allowed to opposing tight ends which should cause problems for Jason Witten who is looking like he is on his last legs of his NFL career after a great start to the season.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 11 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Beasley has yet to surpass 40 yards in a game this season with another invisible performance in Week 11 against the Eagles. Beasley did not see a target until late in the second quarter and both of his catches were near the line of scrimmage. Beasley's notable opportunity for an impact play came on third-and-long when Prescott airmailed a routine throw, one his most inaccurate passes on the day.
2017 Week 10 vs ATL (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Beasley was buried on the pecking order for targets against Atlanta, logging only three looks (10% of the team total) from Dak Prescott. Beasley has still yet to eclipse 40 yards in any game this season. Beasley had a quality low reception late in the first half called back by penalty. His two highlight receptions later in the game including another low grab, as Prescott struggled with pressure and accuracy more than usual this week, and a deep out route buried in garbage time of the road loss.
2017 Week 9 vs KC (6 / 4 / 24 / 2 rec)
Beasley's effort against Kansas City centered on his two goal line touchdowns, accounting for half his receptions. On the first, Beasley created separation on a slant route with play-action. A perfectly thrown Dak Prescott pass allowed Beasley to high-point and shield his defender for the straight-forward touchdown. On the second, Beasley beat his defender on a speed out route at the goal line as Dallas moved ahead by two scores in the middle of the fourth quarter. Four receptions marked the most in a game for Beasley this season. Dez Bryant and Terrance both sustained ankle injuries which could vault Beasley's usage up in Week 10 if they miss time.
2017 Week 8 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Before sustaining a concussion against Washington, Beasley converts a third down with one of his receptions. On another target, Beasley was open on a rollout third down, but Dak Prescott's throw was behind Beasley, nearly turning into an interception. Ryan Switzer would assume the slot role for Dallas if Beasley should miss time, but the role has not been a strong one in 2017 has a season-high of 33 yards in a game.
2017 Week 7 vs SF (2 / 1 / 24 / 0 rec)
In Dallas' comfortable road win against the 49ers, Beasley saw only two targets. However, his lone reception was among the highlight plays for Dallas this week. On a quick out route, Beasley jukes the initial defender for 20 yards after the catch. While last year Beasley was a model of consistency with 75 receptions and 11 games of 50 or more receiving yards, Beasley has yet to top 33 yards in a game this season.
2017 Week 5 vs GB (6 / 4 / 23 / 2 rec)
Beasley's typical third down-centric role for Dallas shifted to the red zone against the Packers en route to two short-range touchdowns. Both were easy scores for Beasley. On the first, Beasley ran a speed out, beating the defender to the pylon for the score. On the second, Beasley had a free release on a goal line post for the straight-forward touchdown.
2017 Week 4 vs LAR (6 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
For the second week in a row, Beasley had minimal impact for Dallas. He did not log a catch until deep in the second half and Ryan Switzer continues to log snaps on offense as an ancillary receiver of note. Beasley was stuffed on a slot screen, a play he turned into chunk yardage a number of times last season. Beasley made an outstanding contested catch on third down, but was well in front of the first down marker.
2017 Week 3 vs ARI (1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
While on the field for more than half the snaps, Beasley was a relative non-factor against Arizona. His lone target did convert a fourth quarter third down as Dallas was on the fringe of field goal range. With Ryan Switzer beginning to get offensive snaps - and already being the primary returner - Beasley's upside for opportunity will begin to take a hit weekly as the rookie continues his incorporation on offense.
2017 Week 2 vs DEN (8 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)
Beasley saw a robust eight targets, but was 16% of Dallas' team total as they were forced into a catch-up mode attack in Denver. Beasley struggled against slot maven cornerback Chris Harris and his best opportunity for a splash play produced one of Dak Prescott's most inaccurate throws of the game. On a wide open crossing route, with room for yards after the catch, Prescott misfired on third down to thwart Beasley's big play potential.
2017 Week 1 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Beasley's opportunities for impact were limited in the comfortable win over the Giants. However, Beasley converted two key third down plays including the highlight catch of Week 1. Beasley bobbled an out route target, only to corral the pass on his back with one hand as he continued to the out of bounds line. On the other occasion, Beasley pivoted back to the inside after the catch for additional yardage to convert a third down.
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