|Date of Birth:||04/26/1989|
|Drafted:||2012 | Undrafted|
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The Bills are releasing Cole Beasley.
Beasley had requested a trade, and the Bills are now moving on after being unable to find a partner. The role for the veteran declined down the stretch in 2021 with the emergences of Isaiah McKenzie and Gabriel Davis, so this shouldn't be a huge loss for the championship-hopeful Bills if everyone can stay healthy. That said, Beasley should still have plenty left in the tank entering his age-33 season just one year removed from an All-Pro campaign, and he shouldn't have trouble landing a starting job somewhere.
Cole Beasley has requested permission to seek a trade.
This is pretty stunning considering how well Beasley has played for Buffalo, a team that should be contending for a Super Bowl again next season. But perhaps Beasley, who has 82 receptions in each of the past two seasons, feels his role might be set for a scale-back after the emergence of guys like Isaiah McKenzie and Gabriel Davis on offense. Bills general manager Brandon Beane told NFL Network's Mike Garafolo that the team would welcome Beasley back to the team, so we'll see if anything comes of this request.
The Bills activated Cole Beasley from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Beasley, who has been a vocal critic of vaccine mandates, benefits from the NFL and NFLPA's updated COVID protocols. The veteran receiver is back for the Bills after missing last week's win over the Patriots.
Cole Beasley has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Beasley being unvaccinated will unfortunately keep him out for ten days if he tested positive, so he likely won't be available for a big rematch versus New England this weekend. Buffalo could also be without Emmanuel Sanders (knee) again, which sets up Isaiah McKenzie to be the No. 3 wideout behind Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis. We'd anticipate the team going to a more run-heavy approach with Devin Singletary coming off a 22-carry game.
Cole Beasley played through a broken fibula at the end of the year.
Beasley went down late in Week 16 and missed the regular season finale, but he somehow returned for the playoffs despite dealing with a broken leg. The veteran understandably not being himself impacted Buffalo's offense—particularly in the AFC Championship Game—though this news puts Beasley at perhaps the top of the list in terms of toughest players in the NFL. Coming off an All-Pro season and entering another year in Brian Daboll's system, Beasley should again be one of the league's best slot receivers in 2021.
Cole Beasley (knee) is active for the Wild Card Round.
Beasley missed Week 17 with his leg issue and likely would have missed more time during the regular season, but the veteran receiver was not going to miss today’s playoff game for Buffalo. Coming off a surprising second-team All-Pro nod, Beasley should be a key target for Josh Allen versus the Colts even at less than 100%.
Cole Beasley (leg) is considered week-to-week.
This is according to Bills head coach Sean McDermott. So expect Beasley to be out for Week 17 against the Dolphins, but hopefully he's able to return for the first round of the postseason in just under two weeks. The best regular season of Beasley's career ends with 82 receptions for 967 yards and four touchdowns.
Cole Beasley (foot) has returned for the Bills.
Beasley is back in there for the Bills in the third quarter. He already has a nice leaping touchdown grab in this game.
Cole Beasley (foot) is questionable to return for the Bills.
It's unclear when Beasley was hurt, but we'll update you when more information becomes available on his status.
The Bills activated Cole Beasley (back) from the NFI list.
Beasley passed his physical and is good to go for Buffalo as training camp gets set to ramp up soon. The veteran receiver will form a strong trio with Stefon Diggs and John Brown for the Bills this year.
The Bills have placed Cole Beasley (back) on the Active/NFI list.
It’s unclear how Beasley was injured, but he will miss the start of camp. Fortunately, the veteran already has good chemistry with Josh Allen, so his absence shouldn’t be a huge deal if it doesn’t linger.
The Bills are signing Cole Beasley to a four-year, $29 million deal, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
As Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr just displayed by going back on his intentions with the Jets, these deals cannot become official until the start of the new league year tomorrow, but it looks like Beasley will join Buffalo along with fellow free-agent John Brown. This gives the Bills two experienced receivers to help lead the receiving corps along with impressive 2018 undrafted receiver Robert Foster, so they now have a balanced group of receivers with guys that can stretch the field and make plays underneath for Josh Allen. In standard-sized leagues, Beasley will likely only deliver fantasy value in PPR formats this season.
Cole Beasley catches one pass in Cowboys' playoff loss.
Beasley gained 15 yards on his lone reception against the Rams in the Divisional Round. The veteran receiver was at less than 100% dealing with his ankle injury and didn't play his usual number of snaps, but he appeared to get more playing time as the game went on. Beasley will turn 30 this offseason and is set to become a free agent, but the Cowboys are likely interested in bringing him back.
Cole Beasley (ankle) is officially active for the Divisional Round.
Beasley didn’t practice all week, but it’s not surprising that he’s still out there tonight against the Rams. The veteran receiver is less than 100%, but he’ll likely play in most three-receiver sets for Dallas.
Cole Beasley (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for the Divisional Round.
Beasley didn't practice all week while dealing with his ankle injury suffered in last week's Wild Card Round victory over the Seahawks, but he can play without practicing. We expect Beasley will play, but it's certainly not a lock. Beasley's official status against the Rams will be known by around 7:00 PM ET on Saturday.
Cole Beasley catches three passes in playoff win against the Seahawks.
Beasley gained 28 yards on his three receptions in the Cowboys's Wild Card Round victory. Early in the game, he injured his ankle but returned to the game without much issue after having it taped up. The veteran receiver might miss some practice time this week, but he'll be ready to go for the Divisional Round.
Cole Beasley leaves playoff game with apparent leg injury.
Beasley is getting his right ankle wrapped after he had it twisted pretty badly on a first-down reception, and we expect he'll be back in the game pretty soon. We'll update you if he's unable to return to the game, though.
Cole Beasley catches game-winning touchdown in Week 17.
Beasley caught six passes for 94 yards and a touchdown, with the score coming on a fantastic diving catch in the end zone for 32 yards. It was initially ruled incomplete, but Beasley got his knee down in bounds with possession of the ball for the game-winning score. Beasley's regular season ends with 65 receptions for 672 yards and three touchdowns, and now he'll look to make a big impact in the postseason starting this Saturday night against the Seahawks.
Cole Beasley catches five passes in Week 16.
Beasley was targeted five times against the Bucs, catching all five of his targets for 50 yards. The veteran receiver might not play in Week 17 with Dallas locked into the No. 4 seed, but he won't be a highly-recommended fantasy option regardless.
Cole Beasley catches four passes against the Colts.
Beasley gained 42 yards on his four Week 15 receptions. Entering fantasy title weeks, Beasley is difficult to trust in lineups as a better real-life contributor than fantasy asset.
Cole Beasley catches two passes against the Eagles.
Beasley gained 18 yards on his two receptions in the Cowboys' Week 14 victory. Beasley is not a reliable fantasy option at the moment.
Cole Beasley caught two passes for nine yards in Thursday night's win over New Orleans.
Beasley was targeted just three times, but he was able to pickup a huge third-down conversion late in the game (though it clearly would have been overturned if the Saints didn't run out of challenges). The Cowboys slot receiver won't be a strong fantasy option in Week 14 against the Eagles.
Cole Beasley held to one reception in Thanksgiving victory.
It went for five yards. Beasley should be more involved next week against the Saints, but he’s not a highly recommended fantasy option outside of deep PPR leagues.
Cole Beasley catches five passes in Week 11.
Beasley gained 51 yards on his five receptions against the Falcons, including a key late reception to help set up a game-winning field goal by Brett Maher. Beasley should've had a touchdown on a perfect throw on an out route at the goal line, but he made up for it late in the game. Next week, Beasley isn't a highly-recommended fantasy option against a Redskins team he had a 7/56 line against earlier this season.
Cole Beasley caught four passes for 37 yards in Sunday night's win over the Eagles.
Beasley made some clutch grabs in a 27-20 victory that went down to the final seconds, but he remains a better real-life player than fantasy option as Dallas heads into a matchup with the Falcons. Consider Beasley a low-upside FLEX play in PPR leagues.
Cole Beasley caught three passes for 16 yards in Monday night's loss to the Titans.
Beasley saw just four targets, as he didn't catch a pass until very late in the fourth quarter on the team's final offensive possession. It was a disappointment considering Amari Cooper was brought in to potentially open things up for everyone else, but slot corner Logan Ryan did a nice job on Beasley. On pace for a 72/732/4 line at the season's midway point, the 29-year-old is just a PPR FLEX option for Week 10 against the Eagles.
Cole Beasley catches seven passes in Week 7.
Beasley gained 56 yards on his seven receptions versus the Redskins. His eight targets were the most for the Cowboys in the loss, as he continues to be Dak Prescott's preferred target on the inside. Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo noted on the broadcast that the team is starting to use Beasley more in Jason Witten's role as someone with a two-way go on his routes, and that could lead to some solid fantasy value. Beasley is worth a look if he's available in your league, especially in PPR scoring.
Cole Beasley scores twice against the Jaguars.
Beasley was getting open with ease all game against Jacksonville, catching nine passes (on 11 targets) for 101 yards and two touchdowns. He was the only Cowboy with over two reception in the game, and he was also the only Cowboy with over five targets. This was a strong showing after Beasley was held to one catch against the Texans last week, and he'll look to keep it going in Week 7 against the Redskins.
Cole Beasley catches just one pass in Week 5 loss.
Beasley hauled in one-of-three targets for eight yards against Houston, as he failed to create much separation out of the slot. Next week against Jacksonville would seem to be best attacked inside, but Beasley doesn't carry a ton of upside, even in PPR formats.
Cole Beasley catches four-of-five targets in Cowboys' win.
Beasley gained 53 yards on his four receptions in the Week 4 victory against the Lions. Through four games, Beasley is on pace for a 64/740/0 line, and he's not a recommended fantasy option.
Cole Beasley catches three passes against the Seahawks.
Beasley gained 46 yards on his three receptions (five targets) in the Week 3 loss. It's difficult to trust anyone in Dallas' passing attack right now.
Cole Beasley held in check as Cowboys win on Sunday Night Football.
Beasley caught two passes for 13 yards in the 20-13 victory over the Giants. He isn't a recommended fantasy option in standard leagues and doesn't have much upside in PPR formats heading into a matchup with the Seahawks.
Cole Beasley operates as Dak Prescott's clear No. 1 target in Week 1 defeat.
Beasley caught seven passes for 73 yards, with no other player topping 27 yards in the 16-8 loss to Carolina. The Cowboys need to get their perimeter options going, but for now, Beasley is a low-upside FLEX option in PPR leagues.
Cole Beasley (illness) is out for Week 17.
Beasley's season is now over, and it's probably been his worst since his rookie season in 2012. Dallas' slot receiver had 36 receptions for 314 yards and four touchdowns, and his reception and yardage totals were more than cut in half compared to last season. Beasley is probably going to have to take a pay cut from his over-$4-million salary for 2018 if he's going to remain with the Cowboys, and the team does have Ryan Switzer as a player that could be ready to take over slot duties for them.
Cole Beasley catches one pass in Week 15.
Beasley gained 15 yards on his lone reception. He was also surprisingly targeted on a deep ball on a Dak Prescott scramble, but it appeared he slowed down at the end like he wasn’t expecting the ball. Beasley isn’t having the same type of season as last year, and he’s off the fantasy radar right now.
Cole Beasley catches career-long pass in Week 14.
Beasley caught a 54-yarder against the Cowboys, and he never had a 50+ yarder in his NFL career. Overall, Beasley had three receptions for 59 yards in the game, but he did have an uncharacteristic drop for a would-be first down. Beasley isn't having the same type of season he had last year, and he's not a recommended fantasy option at the moment.
Cole Beasley catches two passes against the Chargers.
Beasley gained 19 yards on his two receptions (three targets) in the Thanksgiving afternoon loss. He did have a pass intended for him intercepted by Desmond King and taken the other way for a pick-six, too. Beasley isn't a recommended fantasy option at the moment.
Cole Beasley held in check as Cowboys get dominated by the Eagles.
Beasley caught two passes for seven yards. He isn't a fantasy option after taking a huge step back from 2016.
Cole Beasley caught two passes for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
Beasley is just a low-upside PPR option that is probably better left on the waiver wire. Dallas hosts Philadelphia in Week 11.
Cole Beasley scores twice in win over the Chiefs.
Beasley caught four passes for 24 yards, with a six-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys slot receiver has two games with two touchdowns, but he's been scoreless in all other games and has yet to record more than five receptions or 33 yards this season. Keep him on the waiver wire in standard leagues.
Cole Beasley has a concussion.
Beasley appeared to have suffered a possible concussion in yesterday's win over the Redskins, and Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett confirmed today that he has a concussion. He sounds optimistic that his slot receiver will be ready for this Sunday against the Chiefs, but rookie Ryan Switzer would probably step into his role if not.
Cole Beasley has another quiet game as Cowboys beat Redskins.
Beasley caught two passes for eight yards, though the heavy rain may have played a factor, as Dak Prescott completed just 14 passes for 143 yards. The Cowboys' slot receiver should be better against the Chiefs next Sunday, and he is worth a look in deeper PPR leagues.
Cole Beasley held to one catch in blowout win.
It was a 24-yarder. The Cowboys' slot receiver will look to put up bigger numbers against Washington next Sunday, but he's not a recommended fantasy option in standard leagues.
Cole Beasley scores twice in loss to the Packers.
Beasley caught four passes for 23 yards and two touchdowns, both in the first half. The Cowboys got out to a 21-6 lead, but Aaron Rodgers did his thing, and the Packers won 35-31 with a late-game touchdown pass. Even in PPR leagues, Beasley can probably be dropped as the Cowboys head into their Week 6 bye.
Cole Beasley gets six targets in Week 4.
Beasley caught three passes for only 17 yards against the Rams. Through four games, Beasley is on pace for 44 receptions for 344 yards and no touchdowns. He had 75 receptions last season, so look for him to pick it up moving forward. He shouldn't be in fantasy lineups right now, though.
Cole Beasley catches lone target in Week 3 win.
Beasley ran a zig-type route late in the game and caught a four-yard pass for a first down. He faces the Rams in Week 4.
Cole Beasley catches four passes for 33 yards against the Broncos.
Beasley was in a difficult matchup against Denver's corners, but he should have an easier time in Week 3 versus the Cardinals.
Cole Beasley makes outstanding catch in Cowboys' Week 1 win.
The slot receiver caught three-of-five targets for 32 yards but might have made the highlight of the game when he caught a pass down the sideline by using his back. Beasley juggled the ball then pinned it around the nameplate of his jersey. It was an entertaining play in a game the Cowboys dominated against the Giants. Beasley is in the PPR FLEX mix for Week 2 against the Broncos.
Cole Beasley catches only target in Cowboys' third preseason game.
Beasley had one reception for ten yards in the exhibition against Oakland. It's great to see him at 100% entering the season after he dealt with some hamstring injuries earlier in the offseason. Beasley is an option in PPR leagues.
Cole Beasley caught two passes for 23 yards in win over the Colts.
Beasley will be a decent PPR option in 2017, but you should probably target guys with more upside in the later rounds of fantasy drafts. Dallas plays Oakland next week.
Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley hasn't practiced during OTAs or minicamp.
Beasley is dealing with hamstring issues, and the team is having him rest as a precaution. What's concerning is that these issues have been going on since Week 10 of last season. However, Beasley said he's not concerned because he already played through it towards the end of last season and in the playoff game. He did look normal throughout those games, so that's the bright side. Beasley should be ready to man the slot for the Cowboys this season.
Cole Beasley catches four-of-six targets in playoff defeat.
Beasley had four receptions for 45 yards against GB. Coming off a very successful season, Beasley won't be a bad option at the end of 2017 fantasy drafts, especially in PPR leagues.
Cole Beasley finishes best season of career with three catches for 49 yards against the Eagles.
Beasley finishes his season with 75 receptions for 833 yards and five touchdowns. Beasley had progressed well throughout his career and was a reliable target for Dak Prescott this season. He'll look to remain an integral part of the Cowboys offense in the playoffs.
Cole Beasley caught four passes for 25 yards in Monday night's win over the Lions.
Beasley has been quiet in recent weeks as Dez Bryant has taken off. He could be rested next week against the Eagles, and won't be a fantasy option either way.
Cole Beasley had four catches for 48 yards against the Bucs.
Beasley remains a high floor FLEX option, but doesn't carry much upside.
Cole Beasley caught four-of-seven targets for 41 yards in Cowboys' loss.
The Cowboys struggled to get anything going against the Giants defense. Beasley is a high floor FLEX option next week against the Bucs, but needs to be downgraded a bit until the Cowboys offense picks it back up.
Beasley has quiet night in Cowboys' win over Vikings.
He caught two passes for 23 yards on four targets. Beasley has been a consistent player in the Dallas offense this season, but has slowed down in recent weeks, perhaps due to the re-emergence of Dez Bryant. Dak Prescott did only attempt 18 passes last night, so the Cowboys slot-man should have a better game next week versus the Giants on SNF.
Beasley catches five-of-six targets in Cowboys' Thanksgiving win.
He had five catches for 56 yards in the game. He continues to be a high-floor option, and should be a good bet for at least 4-6 points next week against the Vikings. He's a FLEX option.
Beasley had five receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday’s home victory against the Baltimore Ravens.
Once again, Beasley proves to be one of the better FLEX options in Fantasy Football this year, with another consistent, productive, outing. Beasley secured a difficult pass from Dak Prescott in the corner of the end zone in the first half, giving him his fourth touchdown of the year. Although he will always be a receiver with a low ceiling, he is a high floor, productive asset in this Dallas offense who will continue to see targets as long as Dak is at quarterback. With Dez Bryant drawing Josh Norman next week in a matchup versus the Washington Redskins, look for Beasley to have another solid day.
Beasley catches five passes for 33 yards in Week 10 against the Steelers.
He's been a high-floor fantasy option, but you can probably can do better in your lineup, especially this week against Baltimore.