WR Cole Beasley - Buffalo Bills
|5-8, 177||Born: 2-26-1989||College: Southern Methodist||Drafted: ---|
2019 Week 1 vs NYJ (9 / 5 / 40 / 0 rec)
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.
2019 Week 2 vs NYG (4 / 4 / 83 / 0 rec)
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 3 vs CIN (10 / 8 / 48 / 0 rec)
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 4 vs NE (12 / 7 / 75 / 0 rec)
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 5 vs TEN (3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
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 7 vs MIA (6 / 3 / 16 / 1 rec)
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 8 vs PHI (7 / 3 / 41 / 1 rec)
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 9 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 13 / 1 rec)
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 10 vs CLE (6 / 4 / 74 / 0 rec)
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 11 vs MIA (4 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)
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 12 vs DEN (9 / 6 / 76 / 1 rec)
Cole Beasley was the leading receiver for the Bills on Sunday against the Broncos. Beasley was involved early in the offense and two long receptions, including a crossing route on play-action and then a slant from the slot in the red zone for a touchdown. Beasley also added a drop but is a reliable target for Josh Allen in the short game as a chain moving player in tight coverage. Beasley will get a revenge matchup against the Cowboy on Thanksgiving.
2019 Week 13 vs DAL (7 / 6 / 110 / 1 rec)
Cole Beasley had one of the best games of his season in a return to Dallas on Thanksgiving. Beasley was elusive after the catch throughout the game and was used on deeper routes than his typically short route tree. Beasley had a red zone catch for a touchdown over the middle on a play where Josh Allen created with his feet to extend the play. Beasley will get a tough matchup against the Ravens in week 14 at home.
2019 Week 14 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 29 / 1 rec)
Cole Beasley had a good game against the Ravens in a loss on Sunday. Beasley had a goal line touchdown on an out route and added a two-point conversion on the same drive. Beasley was quiet to start the game as Josh Allen struggled and was missed badly on a throw from Allen. Beasley added a drop and drew a deep defensive pass interference penalty. Beasley will look for a bounce back against the Steelers next week on Sunday night.
2019 Week 15 vs PIT (6 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Cole Beasley had a down game against the Steelers. He dropped two passes and was missed on two throws by Josh Allen including a throw in the deep middle of the field where Allen was hit on the play. Beasley's lone reception was a short catch in the flat. Beasley was second on the team with six targets and will look to rebound next week in a tough matchup at New England.
2019 Week 16 vs NE (12 / 7 / 108 / 0 rec)
Cole Beasley had a strong game against the Patriots as New England focused on John Brown. The defensive focus created a funnel in Beasley's direction as he was targeted on 12 of Josh Allen's 26 attempts. Beasley had a long catch and run for 28 yards on a slant on an RPO, and made multiple perimeter catches, including two big catches on the final drive of the game. With Buffalo locked into a 5 seed, Beasley's status is important to monitor during the week as Buffalo has nothing to play for in week 17 and could look to preserve Beasley for the playoffs.
2019 Week 17 vs NYJ (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Cole Beasley was a healthy inactive in week 17 against the Jets. The game had no impact on Buffalo's playoff seed and Buffalo sat multiple starters in preparation for a wild card matchup against the Texans. Beasley will be ready to roll in wild card weekend at Houston.
2019 Week 18 vs HOU (5 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Cole Beasley had a quiet game against the Texans. Beasley caught four balls but was only targeted on five of Josh Allen's 46 attempts. Beasley's big play was a catch and run over the middle for 21 yards. Beasley is under contract in 2020 but will likely see additions to the wide receiver depth chart.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 12 vs LAC (3 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Beasley's string of minimal impact games continued against the Chargers. Like teammate Dez Bryant, Beasley did not see a target until the second half, converting a third down slant. Beasley's other reception was buried in the final minutes of garbage time. Beasley is averaging an anemic 7.6 yards-per-catch on the season, a career-low as his after-the-catch impact has been minimal throughout 2017.
2017 Week 13 vs WAS (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Beasley was a clear ancillary target against Washington, a common theme for the slot maven this season. Beasley's third down reception was short of the sticks despite a strong fight for the first down on Beasley's part. Finally, Beasley drew a defensive pass interference penalty beyond the box score.
2017 Week 14 vs NYG (5 / 3 / 59 / 0 rec)
Beasley has been inconsistently used this season, a stark difference from his breakout 2016 production. This week against the Giants marked a season-high 59 yards, including a reception of more than 40 yards as the cornerstone of his production. Beasley shook free on a third down reception in the fourth quarter for a huge gain as Dallas began to pull away in the blowout win. On the negative side, Beasley logged a third down drop in field goal range early in the game as Dallas struggled to finish drives.
2017 Week 15 vs OAK (5 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Beasley led Dallas with five targets, but corralled only one of the passes in an insignificant situation in front of the sticks on third-and-long. Beasley did show full extension on the play and adjust to the ball over the middle on the play of note. Beasley added an uncharacteristic drop on a short out route and his lone deeper target was one of Dak Prescott's poorly thrown passes in the game.
2017 Week 16 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Beasley's lackluster season continued with 12 yards against Seattle, where Beasley has been held to less than 25 yards in 12-of-15 games this year. Beasley did draw a long defensive pass interference penalty uncharacteristically beyond the box score. Beasley did not see a target until the final minute of the first half. His other notable play came late in the game, converting fourth-and-short with a reception as Dallas stayed alive in their comeback efforts.
2016 Week 1 vs NYG (12 / 8 / 65 / 0 rec)
Beasley was a highlight player for the Cowboys passing game to open the season. Dak Prescott peppered Beasley with 12 targets, more than Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams combined. Beasley was at his best breaking tackles and converting third downs in the opening two-and-a-half quarterbacks. His highlight play came on third-and-long in the final minute as Dallas drove for the potential game-winning field goal. Beasley took a big hit and held on to convert the third down and continue the drive. While a low-upside weekly option, Beasley is a critical chain-mover for the Dallas passing game as Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams are more perimeter and down-the-field options.
2016 Week 2 vs WAS (6 / 5 / 75 / 0 rec)
For the second week in a row, Beasley was a featured element of Dallas' pass game. Dak Prescott has fed Beasley inside of 15 yards as a chain mover. Beasley has upped his game as well to match. Beasley gained sizeable separation on a slant route from the slot, ducking under a defender after the catch en route to a 25+ yard gain into the red zone. Beasley also had a critical out route reception into field goal range in the fourth quarter. Beyond the box score, Beasley drew a defensive pass interference penalty in the end zone, tackled by the defender, to stake Dallas at the goal line.
2016 Week 3 vs CHI (7 / 7 / 73 / 0 rec)
Two weeks can be a fluke, but three weeks is a strong trend as Cole Beasley continues to collect strong target numbers in the Dallas pass game. Beasley had 29% of the team targets and has caught 20-of-25 passes this season. Beasley had at least six targets in every game. Beasley was his usual chain-mover this week against Chicago, but added a long gain. Beasley shook free down the seam, gaining significant separation, and sped down to the one-yard-line after the catch nearly scoring on the play. Beasley also took a big hit in the contest, a crossing route where he fought for the first down marker on third down, coming up just short. Durability with his slight frame and consistent work on the interior, is Beasley's biggest concern going forward.
2016 Week 4 vs SF (4 / 3 / 66 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Beasley continues to maximize his opportunities within the Dallas offense. Against the 49ers, Beasley led the Cowboys in receiving yards, despite being fourth in targets and seeing his lowest volume of passes this season. Beasley converted two third downs, one a quality low catch, and salted away the late-game lead breaking away from San Francisco's defense on a catch-and-run, 47-yard jaunt on a slot screen reception in the closing minutes. Beasley has hit 60 or more receiving yards every game this season, one of only four pass-catchers in the NFL to achieve the benchmark through the opening month of the season.
2016 Week 5 vs CIN (4 / 4 / 53 / 1 rec)
Beasley, like the rest of the Dallas offense against Cincinnati, had an efficient game. He caught all of his targets, including Dallas' lone receiving touchdown on the day. Beasley optimizes his opportunities with strong hands and after-the-catch acumen. While Beasley did not see a target until late in the second quarter, his first reception was classic Cole Beasley, beating the coverage and turning up the field to the end zone. Late in the game, Beasley wiggled through after-the-catch contact to convert a third down. Beasley is one of three NFL receivers with at least 50 yards in all five games this season.
2016 Week 6 vs GB (6 / 6 / 58 / 2 rec)
Beasley continued his outstanding start to the season with yet another game of at least 50 yards. Beasley caught all of his targets and maximizes his opportunities. He used his blockers well on a wide receiver screen early in the game and draw a defensive pass interference penalty. However, his route running was his finest aspect of this week. On both of his touchdowns, Beasley showed such control of defensive backs in coverage. Beasley motioned across the formation multiple times on a goal line snap before sprinting to the flat and converting for the short-range touchdown, diving for the score. Later, Beasley lulled the defensive back to sleep by slow-playing his route off the line of scrimmage, simulating a run play to the opposite side of the field, only to bolt away on an out route for the red zone touchdown. Beasley is proving to be one of the best slot receivers in the NFL and a security blanket for Dak Prescott.
2016 Week 8 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)
Beasley had a lethargic start to the game against the Eagles, held without a target until the fourth quarter. The jitterbug slot receiver did manage to continue his streak of 50-yard games this season as a key element of Dallas' comeback win. Beasley corralled a low target of note as well as hauling in a 23-yard overtime reception as Dallas drove to victory. Beasley also attempted a pass -a throwback to Terrance Williams deep - which Beasley overthrew in the fourth quarter. With Dez Bryant back in the lineup, Beasley's upside is tempered.
2016 Week 9 vs CLE (6 / 6 / 56 / 1 rec)
Despite Jason Witten collecting more than half of Dallas' passing yardage in the comfortable win against Cleveland, Beasley still hit the 50-yard threshold for the eighth straight game to open the season. Beasley now has four touchdowns over the last four games as well. Beasley had a slow start but warmed up with a wide open red zone out route touchdown and a huge fourth quarter seam route reception, holding on through a big hit.
2016 Week 10 vs PIT (9 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)
While Beasley saw nine targets, the second-highest total of the season, his streak of eight straight games of 50 or more receiving yards came to an end this week. Beasley lacked his overall after-the-catch burst and wiggle plus logged an uncharacteristic drop on a third down target in field goal range, halting a Dallas drive. Beasley was stuffed on a slot screen as well, a staple play in the Cowboys offensive playbook. The Ravens and Vikings offer challenges for the Dallas pass game over the next three weeks, key rebound opportunities for Beasley patrolling the short and intermediate areas of the field.
2016 Week 11 vs BAL (6 / 5 / 59 / 1 rec)
As usual, Beasley was efficient with his moderate target volume against Baltimore. Beasley's touchdown in the front corner of the end zone warmed a previously cold Dallas offense in the opening few drives. Late in the game, Beasley was at his best. The shifty slot receiver forced a missed tackle and gained nearly 20 yards to convert third down. In the closing minutes, Beasley iced the game with a slant reception into field goal range. After his worst game of the season in Week 10, Beasley was back to his efficient ways and 50 or more receiving yards this week.
2016 Week 12 vs WAS (6 / 5 / 56 / 0 rec)
While Jason Witten's volume took a hit in Dallas' ball-control victory over Washington this week, Beasley's was the clear secondary option to Dez Bryant with six targets, a hearty 25% of the team total. Beasley worked down the field more than typical games, converting two deep out routes, one a contested situation and another on third-and-long, in the first half. Beasley also iced the game with a key conversion in the closing minutes. With Washington on the ropes against the clock, Beasley burst through the defense with a slot screen catch-and-run to essentially ice the game.
2016 Week 13 vs MIN (4 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
Beasley had his lowest statistical output of the season, seeing a season-low four targets and just two catches against the Vikings. Dallas threw the ball just 18 times in a defensive-minded affair, but Beasley still made a highlight play. On an out route reception, Beasley juked the defender after the catch for additional yardage and the first down. The Giants offer more shootout potential next week as all but Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott had stunted performances this week.
2016 Week 14 vs NYG (7 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Beasley saw a hearty seven targets against the Giants, but a majority of his yardage came on a wide open out route. Beasley turned up the sideline for after-catch yardage. In addition to Beasley's usual short-range receptions, he had a catch called back and a significant punt return negated by penalty.
2016 Week 15 vs TB (5 / 4 / 48 / 0 rec)
Beasley had a quiet game against Tampa Bay behind Dez Bryant and Jason Witten with 10 targets each. Beasley's most impactful reception came from a free access to inside position on a third down slant route. After the catch Beasley scampered for 22 yards to convert the long-yardage situation for nearly half of his game yardage total.
2016 Week 16 vs DET (5 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec)
In what has been a common occurrence this season, Beasley logged another four receptions against the Lions. Beasley was the primary chain-mover on short routes for Dallas, highlighted by three key first downs. Beasley easily separated on out routes for two of the first downs, navigating through a Dez Bryant slot screen block on the other. While Beasley's yardage is down from earlier in the season of late, his impact on key third downs remain for Dak Prescott and Dallas' offense to stay on the field.
2016 Week 17 vs PHI (4 / 3 / 49 / 0 rec)
Beasley led Dallas in receiving yards this week to close their regular season. Beasley was sharp with his routes, coming wide open on a quick out to convert third down early in the game. Beasley also showed his after-the-catch acumen, juking a defender on a slot screen reception to convert another third down. Downfield, Beasley won on a slot route and benefitted from No.3 quarterback Mark Sanchez's best throw of the game, dropping the ball in the bucket for the chunk gain.
2015 Week 1 vs NYG (6 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Beasley had the low-light play of the opening half against the Giants for the Cowboys. After a decisive out route and cutting up field for additional yardage, Beasley fumbled which was returned for a touchdown. It was the culminating moment of Dallas thoroughly outplaying the Giants, yet trailing 10-6 at the time. Beasley rebounded in the fourth quarter, juking multiple defenders after the catch and down to the one-yard-line on a red zone target - a highlight play for the slot receiver.
2015 Week 2 vs PHI (5 / 4 / 14 / 0 rec)
Beasley had a tough game against the Eagles, consistently seeing tight coverage and few opportunities for yards after the catch. He saw a red zone slot screen target, only to be tackled immediately at the line of scrimmage. On another high-leverage reception on third down, the Eagles defense tackled Beasley immediately, short of the marker. Beasley's lone success after the catch came on a broken screen pass tackle for a first down.
2015 Week 3 vs ATL (4 / 4 / 49 / 0 rec)
Beasley performed well out of the slot against the Falcons. Brandon Weeden eludes pocket pressure, delivering a strike to Beasley on a 20-yard crossing route to convert a key third down. Beasley was tackled at the one-yard-line, a missed scoring opportunity. Beasley also took advantage of solid screen blocking as he took a short target 15 yards late in the second quarter. With Brandon Weeden showing limitations down the field, Beasley stands to benefit near the line of scrimmage.
2015 Week 4 vs NO (6 / 6 / 62 / 0 rec)
Beasley was active and efficient over the middle against the Saints. In addition to yards-after-the-catch with a spin move into the red zone early in the game, Beasley consistently gained ground post-reception throughout. Beasley busted loose down the seam for 10+ yards and turned a short slant into a sizeable gain in the second half. Beasley continues to win against single coverage, creating safe throws for Brandon Weeden on obvious passing downs.
2015 Week 5 vs NE (6 / 4 / 40 / 0 rec)
In addition to a third down out route to convert, Beasley logged a drop this week against New England. Even a higher volume day from the short-range preference of Brandon Weeden did not help Beasley's production as Darren McFadden was the preferred check down option. Beasley continues to make more impactful plays than Jason Witten in the chain-moving role of the offense.
2015 Week 7 vs NYG (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It was a nightmare game for Cole Beasley against the Giants. On a short crossing route, Beasley had yet to clear the zone coverage when the Matt Cassel pass bounced off Beasley's helmet. Later in the fourth quarter, Beasley muffed a punt, giving the ball back to the Giants and ending Dallas' comeback chances in the waning moments.
2015 Week 8 vs SEA (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Beasley saw a long target against Seattle, dropping a slot screen pass in the red zone against Seattle. Without Tony Romo under center Beasley has been an afterthought in Dallas' pass game.
2015 Week 9 vs PHI (11 / 9 / 112 / 2 rec)
Beasley had a career day against the Eagles. Defensive backs were no match for his lateral explosion on option routes within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage. In his best Wes Welker or Julian Edelman impression, Beasley would break in and out, gaining early separation and accelerating with the ball in his hands. Beasley converts a goal line route in similar fashion for the short-range touchdown. Later in the game Beasley took over a Dallas drive, capping it off with another option route score. Beasley even corralled a Matt Cassel pass behind him late in the game on third down. Beasley nearly doubled his previous game-high for receiving yards and nine receptions is also a career best mark.
2015 Week 10 vs TB (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Beasley saw only one target against Tampa Bay, but made a quality play on the ball in the second quarter. Matt Cassel's throw on Beasley slant route was behind him and Beasley snatched the ball cleanly.
2015 Week 11 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Beasley was minimally-involved against the Dolphins with Tony Romo back this week. After a critical drop on an end zone target in the fourth quarter, Beasley rebounded to convert a third down in the closing minutes to ice the game. Beasley used his blockers well on a slot screen, working his way beyond the sticks.
2015 Week 12 vs CAR (7 / 6 / 44 / 1 rec)
Beasley was a lone bright spot for Dallas' crumbling offense against Carolina. Albeit in garbage time, Beasley beat a safety easily on a third down slant route, got Dallas into the red zone, and then won on a goal line out route for the team's sole touchdown in the closing minutes. Beasley is a good fit with now-starter Matt Cassel as Beasley gains early separation on safe throws near the line of scrimmage.
2014 Week 1 vs SF (5 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Beasley opened the season how he ended 2013, as the tough-to-cover receiver on the inside of the Dallas passing game. His rock-solid hands were on display late in the first quarter with a full-extension grab on an out route. Beasley was slippery after the catch and was Tony Romo's preferred target, over Jason Witten, on third downs.
2014 Week 2 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Beasley converted a third down in the fourth quarter creating early separation on an out route on his lone target against the Titans.
2014 Week 3 vs STL (2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Beasley had an impact beyond the box score numbers this week against St.Louis. After a quick hitch reception, Beasley beat double coverage on an end zone post route, drawing a defensive pass interference penalty. Dallas was staked at the one-yard-line after the penalty and DeMarco Murray plunged in for the Cowboys' opening score of the game. In the closing minutes of the first half, Tony Romo eluded pocket pressure, targeting Beasley on an intermediate route, only to see the slot receiver drop the pass.
2014 Week 4 vs NO (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Jason Witten was Tony Romo's security blanket this week as Beasley saw two targets for the game. Beasley created early separation on interior routes, but did not find space for yards after the catch.
2014 Week 5 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
Beasley was efficient with his opportunities on key passing downs against Houston this week. He converted both third down targets into first downs on short routes. On a slot screen, Beasley side-stepped two defenders on his way into field goal range late in the second quarter. Beasley has a well-defined route in the Dallas offense and performed well in the overtime win.
2014 Week 6 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Beasley's lone reception converted an early third down to halt the building Seattle momentum in Dallas' road victory this week. In the second half, Tony Romo was off-target when Beasley shook free on a slant route, a rare miss for Dallas on third down for the game.
2014 Week 9 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Beasley had a timely reception in the third quarter to shift momentum for the Dallas offense against Arizona. The Cowboys were struggling and Beasley broke a slant route back to the outside for yards-after-the-catch and a first down. Beasley continues to make situationally-relevant plays with his limited snap count.
2014 Week 10 vs JAX (1 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Beasley caught his sole target, but an uncharacteristic fumble turned the ball over to Jacksonville. Dallas was in field goal range when the game was still in doubt.
2014 Week 12 vs NYG (2 / 2 / 66 / 1 rec)
Beasley's exclusive role in the offense has been as a chain-moving third down option. This week against the Giants, he broke two long gains, including a much-needed touchdown when Dallas trailed 21-10. Beasley did his classic 'break in, then out' option route from the slot, found the angle through the Giants secondary, and took it all the way to the end zone. On Dallas' game-winning drive in the closing minutes, Beasley shook a defender after a short reception, turning it up for more than 20 yards. Both plays were the result of defensive lapses and Beasley taking advantage of poor angles. While he is certainly not a big-play threat, Beasley remains an integral part of Dallas' offense in obvious passing situations.
2014 Week 13 vs PHI (7 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Beasley's role in the Dallas passing game remained strong this week. His short-area quickness gets him separation with regularity, especially on third downs. Beasley converted two opportunities early in the game, one coming on a designed screen play. Late in the second quarter, however, Beasley fumbled as he was going out of bounds, a crippling mistake as Dallas already trailed 20-7 at the time. Tony Romo missed Beasley on a wide open out route in the second half. Finally, Beasley rebounded with a full-extension grab on third-and-long late in the game, his highlight reception this week.
2014 Week 14 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 42 / 2 rec)
Beasley continued his strong production with his first career two-touchdown game and now has more touchdowns over the past three weeks, three, than the rest of his career combined. In fact, Beasley's third reception was a potential touchdown as well as he was tackled just short of the end zone on a third down hitch route. Beasley got deep as Tony Romo improvised outside the pocket early in the third quarter. Beasley worked down the sideline, high-pointed the pass, and then dove for the pylon for the score. Beasley continues to beat single coverage on short-area routes underneath and this week added a long reception to his season tally. He has become a reliable target for Tony Romo, especially on third downs, in 2014.
2014 Week 15 vs PHI (4 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
Beasley caught all of his targets for the second straight game and the fourth time in Dallas' last five games. All of his action came in the first half. Beasley showed nice hands on an out route where the ball got on him in a hurry. He plucked the ball cleanly from over his head on the play. Quality route-running with short-area separation have been a regular occurrence for Beasley and a welcome addition to the Dallas passing game.
2014 Week 16 vs IND (3 / 2 / 29 / 1 rec)
Beasley continues to show he is a rugged slot receiver for Dallas. This week against Indianapolis, Beasley shook off an initial defender following a slant route reception, ducked under another tackle attempt and raced another 15 yards for the end zone. Beasley's short-area burst and strong route-running are ideal for the slot position as he lacks downfield speed or size. One of Romo's few poor decisions in the game came on a throw towards Beasley. On a slant route, a defensive back stepped in front of Beasley for what should have been an interception returned for a touchdown. Beasley's route was more casual than usual as he faded up the field, giving the defender an easy angle to the ball.
2014 Week 17 vs WAS (9 / 6 / 57 / 0 rec)
Beasley had a season-high six reception and nine targets against Washington. The combination of Beasley and Jason Witten as possession targets for Tony Romo keeps the Dallas offense moving on third down. Beasley broke a tackle as part of his big first half and added a defensive facemask penalty at the end of the play. Beasley continued his slippery after-the-catch play churning out close to 20 yards on a screen pass. Beasley's lone blemish came on a miscommunication with Romo on a third down slant in the second half as Dallas stalled on consecutive drives.
2014 Week 18 vs DET (8 / 4 / 63 / 0 rec)
Beasley once again had a pronounced role, along with Jason Witten, as Tony Romo's trusty possession receiver. Romo misfired on two of Beasley's first half targets as Dallas offense could not sustain drives. After a bobbled target on a low throw, Beasley had solid contributions the rest of the Dallas' comeback victory, however, including a quick out route that turning into a 19-yard gain with a broken tackle. Beasley maintained control of a slant route reception through a big hit (which was penalized) and drew a defensive holding penalty on the defensive back in the closing minutes of the game. Beasley continues to be a matchup advantage for Dallas from the slot position, especially in obvious passing situations.
2014 Week 19 vs GB (3 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Beasley did the most with his three targets in the playoff matchup in Green Bay. He took a wide receiver screen 18 yards, picking his way through good blocking on the perimeter. Later in the first half Beasley turned up the sideline after a quick out route for yards-after-the-catch. Beasley's lone target in the second half, a short hitch route, was sniffed out by the Packers defense, and he was tackled quickly. Beasley developed as a dependable slot receiver for Tony Romo and sprinkled in a few big plays.
2013 Week 4 vs SD (3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Beasley was active over the middle as a possession target against the Chargers. He displayed strong hands and caught all three of his targets. In addition, an offensive holding penalty negated a fourth reception on the day. With Miles Austin out, Beasley made the most of the additional offensive snaps.
2013 Week 5 vs DEN (4 / 4 / 47 / 1 rec)
Like Terrance Williams, this was a breakout game for Beasley against Denver. The Cowboys were in shootout mode from the very beginning of the game and Beasley saw an increase in snaps with Miles Austin out this week. Beasley was used mainly in the slot and gained separation with ease on numerous occasions. He was slippery after the catch as he shook the first defender for additional yardage on an out route and a slant route. Tony Romo looked for Beasley more often in the red zone and he converted a slot screen into an easy touchdown late in the game when Dallas took a 48-41 lead. With Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, and even Terrance Williams seeing more coverage down the field, Beasley saw advantage coverage to maximize his production from a small number of targets.
2013 Week 6 vs WAS (5 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)
Beasley was productive as the slot receiver against Washington. He created early separation on his routes and got lost by the secondary at times with the plethora of other weapons downfield on passing downs. Beasley dropped a pass, but rebounded by converting a third down on the very next play.
2013 Week 7 vs PHI (7 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)
Beasley continues to build a strong connection with Tony Romo on passing downs. He operates out of the slot and was able to gain separation on out routes with regularity as the outside receiver cleared out the zone. He displayed good footwork on the sidelines when needed and has the balance to elude the first defender for additional yardage when in a one-on-one situation. Beasley has exceled with his limited opportunities to this point, including this strong game against the Eagles.
2013 Week 9 vs MIN (9 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec)
Beasley continues to develop as a trustworthy possession target for Tony Romo. Minnesota defensive backs and linebackers struggled to stay with Beasley on short routes out of his break, which is consistent with what Beasley has done in recent weeks. Beasley has the savvy of a veteran as he rarely drops a pass, runs smart routes, and gains available yardage after the catch with regularity. All of those qualities were on display against the Vikings. The defense clearly played to prevent bigger plays down the field, which left Beasley and Jason Witten to perform well underneath the coverage throughout the game.
2013 Week 10 vs NO (4 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Beasley struggled to gain separation against the New Orleans secondary as Dallas had just ten completions for the entire game. He did not see a target until late in the second quarter as a slant route pass was tipped away on third down. It took a diving play in the second half for Beasley to corral his lone reception. The Cowboys passing game was out of sync, Tony Romo was uncomfortable in the pocket, and Beasley did not beat one-on-one coverage inside as he did in previous successful games. It was a tough week all around for Beasley to have much, if any, production.
2013 Week 12 vs NYG (4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Beasley had a quiet day as the possession receiver, but made his best play when the game was on the line. His only opportunity in the first half came on a third down. Beasley was unable to corral the tough pass in tight coverage. On the edge of field goal range in a tie game, Beasley made the play of the game. It was third-and-ten and Beasley's double-move over the middle tripped up the defender. Beasley came wide open on the sideline and he converted the third down and continued the ultimate game-winning drive. As the situational possession receiver, Beasley exceled when Dallas needed it the most against the Giants.
2013 Week 13 vs OAK (3 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Beasley was efficient in his possession role against the Raiders, beating single coverage on quick out routes and finding holes over the middle. On one occasion Beasley converted a third down in the red zone of a scoring drive. His quickness off the line of scrimmage is evident and is the basis for his continued production.
2013 Week 14 vs CHI (3 / 2 / 20 / 1 rec)
Beasley was one of the bright spots for Dallas' offense as both of his receptions were in high-leverage situations. He converted an early third down with a full-extension grab on a slant route. In the second half, Beasley broke free in the back of the end zone as Tony Romo eluded the pass rush. The broken play gave Dallas some hope as the game was slipping away at the time. Beasley continues to make more quality plays than mistakes, especially on third downs.
2013 Week 15 vs GB (4 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
Beasley showed burst and acceleration through his out-breaking slot routes, gaining early separation for possession targets. On one occasion Beasley made a great diving play on the ball, as he secured it effortlessly before reaching the sideline. A key play of the game came late in the fourth quarter as Beasley read a different coverage than Romo on an out route. Beasley throttled down out of his break as a defender occupied the field closer to the sideline. Romo threw to the outside expecting a full route by Beasley. The miscommunication led to an interception, ending Dallas' final attempt to put the game away with a field goal.
2013 Week 16 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Beasley caught both of his targets after half time against Washington. One was a designed wide receiver screen and the other a key fourth down conversion late in the game. Against zone coverage, Beasley found an opening and gaining yards after the catch as he immediately turned up the field.
2013 Week 17 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Beasley saw one target in each half, hauling in a quick out in the second half and missing a tough low throw against tight coverage late in the second quarter. Jason Witten was Kyle Orton's possession receiver of choice against the Eagles and Beasley did not see the field much.
2012 Week 4 vs CHI (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Cole Beasley was in during garbage time when the Cowboys has pulled most of their starters. Orton hit him on two passes while the defense was just looking to keep everything in front of them. The first pass was a short square in where Beasley was tackled immediately. The second was a play where Kyle Orton was scrambling to avoid the rush and dumped the ball to Beasley near the sidelines. He made the catch and ran out of bounds for a seven yard gain, setting up the TD pass to Witten.
2012 Week 11 vs CLE (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Beasley's lone involvement on offense came on a short slant on second-and-long. His catch positioned Dallas into a more reasonable third down situation.
2012 Week 12 vs WAS (13 / 7 / 68 / 0 rec)
With Miles Austin out of the game with a first-quarter injury, Beasley saw the greatest uptick in targets in Austin's absence. Coming in second on the Cowboys with thirteen targets, Beasley caught seven balls for sixty-eight yards receiving, primarily running slants and quick out routes. The undersized slot receiver was a favorite target of embattled Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, who threw to Beasley often as Dallas dink-and-dunked its way down the field. Beasley's production is obviously tied to the health of Austin and Kevin Ogletree, who began the year as the Cowboys' slot receiver but missed the Thanksgiving Day game due to a concussion.
2012 Week 15 vs PIT (2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Beasley caught a quick out for six yards on the Cowboys' first drive. Beasley didn't catch his second pass until the third quarter, after his first came in the first quarter. His second reception was similar to his first as he ran a quick out route for a first down.