WR Cole Beasley - Buffalo Bills
|5-8, 177||Born: 2-26-1989||College: Southern Methodist||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
General News (Sun Jan 27): 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.
General News (Wed Jan 23): 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.
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Cole Beasley's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 19 vs LAR (2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Beasley is an upcoming free agent in the offseason and potentially finished his time with Dallas on a low note - a mere two targets and one non-descript reception. Beasley has fought through injury late in the season but the combination of Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup softened his weekly upside from earlier in the season. Beasley is a classic slot receiver who will need a specific offensive fit to maintain his effectiveness and production next season, in Dallas or elsewhere.
2018 Week 18 vs SEA (3 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Beasley had a muted performance against Seattle, converting three short receptions without fanfare. Beasley limped off in the opening minutes with an ankle injury, but returned for significant snaps over the rest of the game. Beasley also drew a defensive pass interference penalty beyond the box score in the closing minutes.
2018 Week 17 vs NYG (6 / 6 / 94 / 1 rec)
Beasley has been quiet for much of the season, but exploded for nearly 100 yards and a touchdown against the Giants. Beasley had a reception called back by penalty as his lone missed opportunity but was a highlight offensive player for Dallas this week. Beasley converted third and fourth-down receptions and had a highlight reel touchdown featuring a full-extension grab and barely getting his knee down in-bounds for the score upon review.
2018 Week 16 vs TB (5 / 5 / 50 / 0 rec)
Beasley had his second straight quality game for Dallas. Four of Beasley's five receptions came on a single drive in the second half, including a highlight slant catch at full extension. Beasley also converted two third downs in the game and added yards-after-catch on another reception. Beasley's touchdown-less streak continues as the slot maven has not scored since Week 6, his only scores of the season.
2018 Week 15 vs IND (7 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Beasley saw a hearty seven targets against the Colts, his highest total since Week 7. Beasley appeared to hurt his ankle on a yards-after-catch foray in the second quarter but did not miss meaningful action as a result. Beasley converted a fourth down slant but the play was called back by penalty. Later, Beasley had a fourth down target tipped away by a defender. Beasley's involvement in the offense was promising but little was working for Dallas on the outside between Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, leading to targets funneling towards Beasley and Ezekiel Elliott.
2018 Week 14 vs PHI (4 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Despite 54 passes by Dallas in the overtime win over Philadelphia, Beasley was close to invisible with a mere four targets and 18 yards. Beasley did convert third downs with both of his receptions, but his lone touchdown opportunity was an end zone slant where he barely got a single hand on the full extension target. Beasley has been a clear ancillary target since Amari Cooper's addition and only scored a touchdown in one game (Week 6) this season, averaging less than 10 yards per catch.
2018 Week 13 vs NO (3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Beasley's decline of offensive involvement continued against the Saints, seeing a mere three targets. Beasley converted a third down on one of his short receptions, however, Beasley is a clear fourth in Dallas' passing game pecking order behind Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, and Ezekiel Elliott, and he suffered a foot injury in this game.
2018 Week 12 vs WAS (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
After Beasley's promising seven targets a week ago, he sagged down to irrelevant status against Washington with a mere two looks from Dak Prescott. Beasley logged a short hitch route in the first quarter and Prescott underthrew an open Beasley later in the game. Beasley also drew a third down holding penalty on a defensive back beyond the box score. After averaging 50 yards-per-game before Amari Cooper's addition, Beasley's production has been nearly cut in half (27 yards-per-game) in the four games since.
2018 Week 11 vs ATL (7 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)
After back-to-back tepid games since Amari Cooper's arrival to the Dallas offense, Beasley sprung to life in the road win against the Falcons. Beasley had a drop on a wide open goal line target, but also drew an illegal contact penalty on a double move down the field on third down beyond the box score. Beasley was physical after the catch for additional yardage on a slot screen. In the fourth quarter Beasley was at his best with a clutch third down crossing route conversion and the passing play of the game. As Dak Prescott shifted to his left, Beasley came open over the middle for a floating pass conversion into Dallas' game-winning field goal range.
2018 Week 10 vs PHI (5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Beasley made two quality catches against the Eagles, one a high-point reception on third down, and the other a deep out contested play. Beasley was open on a third down target, but Dak Prescott missed Beasley on the throw. Since Amari Cooper's arrival, Beasley has been an ancillary target focused on a third down conversions with minimal upside in terms of volume.
2018 Week 9 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Beasley was a distant fourth on the team in targets against Tennessee, not logging a catch until the final minutes of the game. Earlier in the game Beasley's lone target was down the seam where Beasley was held on the play but also overthrown by Dak Prescott. With Amari Cooper added to the mix, it was clear Beasley's hold on obvious passing down targets has been softened in the Dallas passing game hierarchy.
2018 Week 7 vs WAS (8 / 7 / 56 / 0 rec)
Beasley saw strong volume against Washington, leading the team with eight targets. However, Beasley was held in check for yards-after-the-catch and tackled immediately on two in-breaking routes normally exploited by the shifty Beasley. Two highlight plays for Beasley were a clutch contested out route as Dallas was in comeback mode and a slant conversion on third down, which was called back by penalty. Beasley was wide open over the middle, but a rare overthrow by Dak Prescott thwarted the opportunity. Beasley is the unquestioned lead receiver for Dallas heading into their Week 8 bye.
2018 Week 6 vs JAX (11 / 9 / 101 / 2 rec)
Beasley enjoyed a career day against the Jaguars with 41% of the team's targets, 101 yards, and two touchdowns. Beasley got open at will on inside routes and some of Dak Prescott's best throws were towards Beasley in the game. No other Dallas receiver saw more than two targets, compared to Beasley's 11 looks. Beasley won easily on intermediate crossing and out routes, especially on a red zone touchdown with an open field for yards-after-the-catch. A big day was prevented from being even more pronounced as Beasley was stuffed on a screen pass.
2018 Week 5 vs HOU (3 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Beasley was a shadow against the Texans, having his worst statistical game of the season. Beasley's lone reception came in overtime on a quick out route. Earlier in the game, one of Dak Prescott's worst throws was in Beasley's direction, an overthrow which was nearly intercepted on third down. Beasley and Dallas' offense faces Jacksonville next week.
2018 Week 4 vs DET (5 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)
It was nearly halftime before Beasley saw a target in Dallas' Ezekiel Elliott-centric offensive attack against the Lions. Beasley had an uncharacteristic drop in a contested situation, but also added yards-after-catch on another reception and a deeper out route to his performance. After a Week 2 clunker against the Giants, Beasley has put up solid outings the last two weeks, offering stability to a developing wide receiver depth chart for Dallas.
2018 Week 3 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)
Beasley had two of the highlight passing plays for Dallas in their struggling offensive effort in Seattle. Beasley corralled a low target with one hand and late in the game converted a fourth down with a crossing route reception as Dallas stayed alive. While Beasley has been Dallas' most consistent wide receiver through three games, the ceiling has been low with the offense struggling to maintain drives and convert third downs.
2018 Week 2 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
After being the clear leading receiver in Week 1, Beasley had minimal involvement against the Giants. Of his three targets, one was a tightly-covered end zone route which was nearly intercepted. Beasley did not see a target until almost halftime, drawing a defensive pass interference penalty on a slant route. Beasley's best play came on a third-and-long comeback route, one of Dak Prescott's best throws in the game into a tight window.
2018 Week 1 vs CAR (8 / 7 / 73 / 0 rec)
Beasley was arguably the lone strong performer among Dallas' skill position players against Carolina. Beasley separated well from defenders within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage and benefitted from some of Dak Prescott's few accuracy deliveries in the game. While not a fast receiver, Beasley has quality short area quickness, especially with option routes from the slot. Beasley also added a contested slant reception this week in addition to his wide open looks.
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