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Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Date of Birth:  01/29/1990
Age:  32
Height  6'3"
Weight:   220
College:  San Diego State
Drafted:  2013 | Round 7 | Pick 209
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Brice Butler | Free Agent WR


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WOLF SPORTS PROJECTION

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

The Dolphins released Brice Butler.

Butler was just caught on a roster with too many receivers, but he’s a talented player with good size for his position. He should not have any trouble landing on his feet.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler catches one pass against the Vikings.

Butler gained 12 yards on his lone Week 15 reception. Butler makes plays when given opportunities, but he's a better real-life contributor than fantasy asset for now.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler scores in Dolphins' win.

Butler was targeted once against the Patriots in the Week 14 victory, catching a 23-yard touchdown on a post route where he used his big frame to go up and get the ball. Butler has shown he can make big plays down the field when given opportunities, but he's more of a real-life asset than he is a reliable fantasy option right now.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler catches four passes in Week 13.

Butler gained 25 yards on his four receptions against the Bills—his first receptions as a Dolphin. The big receiver that's made plays when called upon throughout his career is an intriguing player, but he's not yet a recommended fantasy option.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler held without a catch in loss to Indianapolis.

Butler was targeted once, but he is still looking for his first catch of the year. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

The Dolphins signed wide receiver Brice Butler.

Miami is dealing with a bunch of injuries at receiver, and Butler has played well when given opportunities in Oakland and Dallas. He'll look to carve out a role in Adam Gase's offense, but he's not a recommended fantasy pickup right now.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

The Cowboys have released Brice Butler.

This move is being made to make room for new acquisition Amari Cooper. Butler is a big-play receiver that  didn't receive opportunities on offense in his second go around with the Cowboys. Other teams should be interested in the 28-year-old.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler is re-signing with the Cowboys.

Butler just announced on Twitter that he would be signing with his old team. The 28-year-old receiver spent the last three years with the Cowboys, performing well as a deep threat when given opportunities. He signed with Arizona in the offseason, but the Cardinals cut him after the summer. Butler has obvious familiarity with Dallas' offense, so he should be able to step right into a sizable role. There's a chance he becomes one of Dak Prescott's primary threats on the outside after the great connection they showed the last two seasons. However, Butler is not a highly-recommended fantasy pickup at the moment, with the Cowboys having a low-volume passing attack.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

The Cardinals have released wide receiver Brice Butler.

Signed to compete for the No. 2 receiver role, it's surprising the former Cowboy didn't even make the 53-man roster. J.J. Nelson, Chad Williams, and rookie Christian Kirk are the top receivers along with Larry Fitzgerald. Butler will likely receive interest from other teams quickly.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler (foot) is not playing in tonight’s preseason game.

Butler’s foot issue is minor, but missing the game hurts his chances of winning the No. 2 received job for the Cardinals. Still, he’s currently second on the depth chart and should be ready to go for the team’s third preseason game next week.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler (sore foot) t play in Friday night's preseason game against the Saints.

Butler has been operating as Arizona's No. 2 receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald, but his absence in this week's exhibition could open the door for Christian Kirk, Chad Williams, or J.J. Nelson to potentially make an impact and jump on the depth chart.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler is listed as the Cardinals' No. 2 receiver on the team's first unofficial depth chart.

There is still a lot of time to go before the start of the regular season, and this depth chart might have been put together by the team's PR staff, but the No. 2 WR spot for Arizona is one of the biggest summer competitions this year. Butler signed with the Cardinals hoping to be that No. 2 guy after he was stuck as fourth on the depth chart during his time in Dallas, and he's off to a good start in training camp. Speedster J.J. Nelson, 2017 third-round pick Chad Williams, 2018 second-round pick Christian Kirk, and veteran Greg Little are all still in the mix for the job, but Butler will get the first crack at it in preseason action.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler is signing with the Cardinals, according to James Jones.

The former NFL receiver Jones breaks yet another free agent signing, and he says Butler's deal with Arizona is a two-year deal. Ahead of free agency, Butler said he wanted to go somewhere that he would start, and he'll have at least a good opportunity to become one of the top options behind Larry Fitzgerald for the Cardinals. Butler scored three touchdowns in 2017 and seemed to make plays whenever his number was called. He brings a major size/speed element to the Cardinals, and despite not hitting 22 receptions or 318 yards in his five seasons in Oakland and Dallas, Butler will have some upside if he has a large role for the Cardinals in 2018.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler says he wants to be a starter in 2018.

Butler is set to be a free agent this offseason, but he said on FOX Sports that he will only return to Dallas on one condition: that he be a starter next season. Butler said he's not going back if he's not starting, so this is basically in the Cowboys' court now. This season, Butler seemingly made plays whenever he was given opportunities, so it's difficult to blame him for wanting a starting role. He averaged 21.1 yards per reception and caught three touchdowns on 15 receptions, so teams are likely to be interested in bringing Butler in if he parts ways with the Cowboys. It'll be interesting to see how teams value Butler in free agency.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler scores in Cowboys' win.

Butler was the most productive receiver for the Cowboys against the Eagles, scoring the only touchdown in their 6-0 win. He was targeted twice, catching both targets for 50 yards and a touchdown. The big receiver seemingly made plays whenever given opportunities this season, and it's possible the Cowboys give him a role increase next season if they part ways with Dez Bryant. As of now, Butler isn't a fantasy option for 2018, though.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler (foot) has been downgraded to out for tomorrow night.

Butler wasn't a fantasy option in standard-sized leagues, but his big-play presence on the outside will be missed by the Cowboys.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler did not catch a pass in Week 13.

The big and athletic receiver had only one target against the Redskins. His role simply isn't big enough to be trusted in fantasy lineups.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler catches one pass against the Chargers.

The big receiver gained five yards on his lone reception. He'll make some big plays for the Cowboys, but he's not a reliable fantasy option right now.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler caught two passes for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Butler always seems to flash, but isn't on the field enough to be a fantasy option. We'll see if he can make some plays against the Chargers on Thanksgiving.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler catches 30-yard pass in Week 10 loss.

It was Butler's only reception of the game, and his 10th of the season, though he is averaging an eye-popping 24.3 yards per catch. Butler will try to get deep against Philly in Week 11, but he's not a recommended fantasy option.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler caught two passes for 57 yards in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

The highlight came early in the game with a 49-yard jump ball that it looked like he might be able to run and score after, but he only had an eight-yard reception after that. Butler is a good fourth receiver, but he's not a reliable fantasy option with everyone healthy for Dallas. The team has a bye in Week 6.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler scores for second-straight week.

Butler caught two passes for 12 yards and a touchdown against the Rams, and he really seems to be emerging as a real threat for Dallas. On the touchdown, Butler was running a route in the end zone and saw Dak Prescott scrambling to his left, so he broke off the route—that was initially going to the right—and made himself available for Prescott in the end zone. Perhaps it was a designed route for Butler to break it off like that, but either way its as a nice play. He now has a touchdown two weeks in a row and is someone to keep an eye on, but he's not a recommended fantasy option right now.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler makes two huge catches in win over the Cardinals.

The big receiver had two long receptions—one of 37 yards and one of 53 yards (a touchdown) in the game, bringing his total to two receptions for 90 yards and a touchdown. As he has in each game this season, he made a great play on a go route down the field, and against the Cardinals his best catch came on a jump ball in the end zone. While he's making a great impact for the Cowboys, Butler should not be trusted in fantasy lineups right now.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler catches one pass in Week 2.

Butler had an 18-yarder against Denver, making it his second straight week with a big catch. Butler is more of a help for the Cowboys than he will be for your fantasy team right now.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler makes diving catch in Week 1.

The big Cowboys receiver had a great catch early in the game where he laid out for a 30-yard deep ball from Dak Prescott. It was his only reception of the game (on three targets) but it showed Butler's potential. Still, he's not a fantasy option at the moment.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler catches two passes for 28 yards in Cowboys' third preseason game.

Butler will be a contributor to the Cowboys this season, but the talented receiver likely won't deliver consistent fantasy value and probably should not be drafted in fantasy leagues.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brice Butler catches two long passes as Cowboys win Hall of Fame Game.

Butler had two receptions for 78 yards, including a catch where he laid out and hauled it in. Butler will be a contributor on the outside this season for the Cowboys as the primary backup to both Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams, while also rotating in on offense with them.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Brie Butler re-signed with the Cowboys on a one-year deal.

Butler is a physical receiver at 6'3" and 220 pounds. He might get more playing time across from Dez Bryant, with Terrance Williams expected to sign with another team in free agency. Butler would offer upside along with risk as a starter in the Cowboys offense alongside Bryant and Cole Beasley.

Butler catches 21-yard touchdown in win.

It was a nice catch on a seam route in the 1st quarter. Butler will only be a fantasy option in deep leagues for Week 17 against the Eagles with the hope that the starters don't play a full compliment of snaps.

Brice Butler | Free Agent WR

Butler had two receptions for 49 yards on Sunday in a decisive home victory for the Cowboys against the Baltimore Ravens.

While it is clear Brice Butler is one of the best pure athletes on the team, he is nowhere near any point of fantasy relevance when this team is at full capacity. He did have a spectacular 41 yard catch in the middle of the second quarter that led, ultimately, to a Dallas touchdown. However, Butler is someone the Cowboys should look to develop for now, and someone fantasy owners should keep an eye on for next year.