WR Cole Beasley - Buffalo Bills

5-8, 177Born: 2-26-1989College: Southern MethodistDrafted: ---

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Week 12: vs Denver Broncos - $4400

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Josh Allen continues to lead a low volume Bills passing offense focusing on short-to-intermediate routes while leaning more on their ground game and defense than anything else. Allen struggled with turnovers earlier in the season, throwing more interceptions (7) than touchdowns (5) in the five games prior to their Week 6 bye. In the five games since, Allen has thrown zero interceptions and eight touchdowns, including his first three-touchdown game last week. John Brown continues to be the top target for this offense, garnering double-digit targets in back-to-back weeks. Brown has been a model of consistency, finishing with over 50 receiving yards in all 10 games. In his last five games, Brown has actually exceeded 75 receiving yards in four of five outings while scoring three times--including a two-touchdown game last week. Both Cole Beasley and tight end Dawson Knox round out the primary options for Allen, but neither are seeing the volume to be relied upon for fantasy purposes. The Broncos defense has been stout against the pass all season, but a bad half of football last week against the Vikings led to the first game of the season in which a quarterback has exceeded 275 passing yards and two touchdowns against this unit. Even with last week, this Broncos unit is giving up the fifth-fewest passing yards per game (210.3) on the season, thanks in large part to shut-down cornerback Chris Harris. Harris should be locked in on the only consistent contributor in this Bills passing offense, John Brown, while the Broncos pass-rush should be able to overwhelm a mediocre Bills offensive line. This group may not be a playmaking bunch with just five interceptions and 24 sacks, but they have played well enough as a team to keep most opposing passing offenses in check and should have a decent chance at subduing the underwhelming Bills passing attack.

Recent Stats and Projections

8 vs PHI 49 0 0 0 7 3.0 41 1 0 4200 13.10 3.12
9 vs WAS 28 0 0 0 2 2.0 13 1 0 4100 9.30 2.27
10 at CLE 46 0 0 0 6 4.0 74 0 0 4100 11.40 2.78
11 at MIA 65 0 0 0 4 4.0 38 0 0 4700 7.80 1.66
12 vs DEN PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3.4 * * * * * *
12 vs DEN PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 2.4 * * * * * *
12 vs DEN PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4.0 * * * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Cole Beasley's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 11 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec - 7.8 points, $4700)

Cole Beasley had another quiet game against the Dolphins on Sunday as John Brown had a strong performance as the leading receiver. Beasley caught all four of his targets which were primarily in the short passing game. Beasley's volume has waned in recent weeks as the passing game has revolved around John Brown, but he continues to be the clear second receiver in the offense. He will look to bounce back next week at home against the Broncos.

2019 Week 10 vs CLE (6 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec - 11.4 points, $4100)

Cole Beasley had a quiet first half against the Browns on Sunday before heating up late in the second quarter. He was quiet until late in the second quarter when he had a drop but added a nifty route on a slant route for a big run after the catch opportunity. He drew more deep work this game, with an overthrown deep ball to go along with a deep route down the middle that set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Beasley will get a good matchup against the Dolphins next week.

2019 Week 9 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 13 / 1 rec - 9.3 points, $4100)

Cole Beasley had a low volume game against Washington with the offense producing well on the ground and only attempting 20 passes. Beasley caught both his targets, including a whip route near the goal line for a touchdown that salvaged his fantasy day. Beasley still has a strong role in the offense and should rebound in higher passing volume games.

2019 Week 8 vs PHI (7 / 3 / 41 / 1 rec - 13.1 points, $4200)

Cole Beasley had a low volume but effective fantasy day against the Eagles on Sunday. Beasley had a touchdown in the first half on a crossing route in the red zone where Josh Allen extended the play with his feet and pulled the defense away from Beasley for an easy score. He had a quiet remainder of the half before catching an out route and extending the play with a run after the catch. The remainder of Beasley's work came in garbage time when Buffalo was trailing, including two errant passes by Josh Allen. Beasley will have a good matchup next week against Washington.

2019 Week 7 vs MIA (6 / 3 / 16 / 1 rec - 10.6 points, $4700)

Cole Beasley had a slow start against the Dolphins, with his first reception coming late in the third quarter on a short pass over the middle. Beasley managed to salvage his fantasy day with a short touchdown on a quick flat route. Beasley will look to bounce back next week against the Philadelphia Eagles at home.

2019 Week 5 vs TEN (3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec - 5.1 points, $4600)

Cole Beasley had a quiet game with only three receptions. All three were short routes, including two receptions on third down, one for a conversion and one a near miss. Beasley still has a strong role in the offense despite a down week. Beasley will be off next week before a good matchup in week seven against the Dolphins.

2019 Week 4 vs NE (12 / 7 / 75 / 0 rec - 14.5 points, $4700)

Cole Beasley was the leading target in the Buffalo offense in a loss to the Patriots. He was the target of multiple errant throws from Josh Allen early in the game, including a deep corner route and a deep route where a low pass went off his fingers. Beasley had some success when Allen settled down, including catches on RPOs and two catches on the final drive of the game with Matt Barkley at quarterback. Beasley will face a good Titans defense in week five.

2019 Week 3 vs CIN (10 / 8 / 48 / 0 rec - 14.8 points, $4400)

Cole Beasley led the Bills in targets and was effective in the short area of the field. Beasley has proven to be an effective short target for Josh Allen which was an area where Allen struggled last season. Beasley helped to move the chains and kept the offense on schedule on his receptions but was unable to break any big gains. He and John Brown had dominated the target share for Buffalo's wide receivers through three weeks for Bills. He will be an important target next week against the New England Patriots.

2019 Week 2 vs NYG (4 / 4 / 83 / 0 rec - 12.3 points, $3800)

Cole Beasley led the Bills in receiving in a week two win against the Giants. Beasley has been a strong target for Josh Allen in the short area of the field and was successful Sunday on multiple third downs. Beasley's big play was a busted coverage where he set the Bills up in the red zone with a big run after the catch. The Buffalo wide receiving corps has been centered around Beasley and John Brown through two weeks with minimal involvement from ancillary wide receivers. Beasley will look to continue his strong role in the offense next week against the Bengals.

2019 Week 1 vs NYJ (9 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec - 9 points, $3600)

Cole Beasley operated as a safety blanket for Josh Allen in a week one win against the New York Jets. Beasley worked his typical slot and underneath role, creating space and easy throws for Allen that he rarely saw last season. Beasley's performance did hold back Allen as he contributed to a Dallas pick-6 on a low throw that he should have caught. Instead of catching the pass, Beasley deflected it into the air, and it was easily intercepted by the Jets and returned for a touchdown. He also dropped an excellent touch throw along the sideline. Beasley will face the New York Giants defense next week.


Latest News

Bills | Cole Beasley makes four grabs in road loss (Sun Nov 10, 05:08 PM) - Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley registered four catches for 74 yards on six targets in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns.

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