Bills WR Cole Beasley had core-muscle surgery "a few weeks ago," HC Sean McDermott said Tuesday. McDermott didn't give a timetable for Beasley's return, but he figures to be ready by the time training camp rolls around. We'll keep an eye on him. Beasley looks like a low-upside PPR option for 2019.
The Bills have added Cole Beasley to their WR corps on a 4-year, $29 million deal. He's quietly averaged 57 catches on a 70.6% catch rate over the past 4 seasons. But Beasley has averaged just 10.3 yards per catch during that span with 17 total TDs. He's a pure slot receiver who will run most of his routes near the line of scrimmage. That makes him an awkward fit with QB Josh Allen. Beasley's addition spells trouble for WR Zay Jones, who's posted an abysmal 47.2% catch rate over his first 2 NFL seasons. Jones ran 48% of his routes from the slot last year.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (ankle) and TE Blake Jarwin (ankle) are active for tonight's game against the Rams. Both guys figure to be at far less than 100% after missing practice all week.
Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin (ankle) and WR Cole Beasley (ankle) each enter today questionable. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the "plan is for both to work out pregame and both be active," adding that Jarwin "has a better chance to play." Beasley's not worth waiting on for fantasy use. Even if he's active, he'll face a tough coverage matchup in slot CB Nickell Robey-Coleman, Pro Football Focus' highest-graded Rams corner. Jarwin will be worth DFS consideration against a Rams D that allowed the 10th most TE receptions this season. He'd obviously still carry durability risk, though. We'll confirm their statuses 90 minutes before kickoff.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (ankle) missed practice all week and is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against the Rams. If he suits up, he'll be at far less than 100%. If not, Dallas will be down to WRs Tavon Austin and Noah Brown behind Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley sprained his right foot late in Thursday night's win over the Saints, according to insider David Moore. Beasley is considered week-to-week. He's averaged 4.4 targets per game since WR Amari Cooper arrived, so there's not a huge fantasy impact here.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Seahawks. He’s just a desperation play in PPR leagues.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Seahawks. He popped up on Thursday’s injury report but got in a limited practice on Friday. It seems like Beasley will play on Sunday, but you should continue to avoid Cowboys WRs in fantasy lineups.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley will miss the 2nd preseason game with his groin injury. He didn't play in the 1st exhibition and has missed a bunch of training camp time. Beasley is fighting for snaps in a wide-open Dallas WR corps, but this injury obviously isn't helping his cause. He's not worth a redraft roster spot right now.
Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is off to an uneven start to training camp. “Well, we’re a work in progress,” OC Scott Linehan said. “We’re not where we want to be, but there’s bright spots, things we build on." It's early, and this shouldn't come as a major surprise considering the wholesale changes to Dallas' pass-catching corps. But in a time of the year when everyone is "in the best shape of their lives" and "ready for a breakout season," it's notable to hear a negative report on an offense. We'll be keeping a close eye on the Cowboys this preseason, but this isn't a passing game we're looking to invest in heavily.
Cowboys HC Jason Garrett said Tuesday that WR Cole Beasley will see increased snaps on the outside this season, according to Calvin Watkins of The Athletic. At 5'8, 180 pounds, Beasley carries a classic slot build. Garrett said, however, that Beasley has had "a lot of success at different times as an outside receiver." The key takeaway here is that Dallas coaches are finding snaps for Beasley. He's not going to morph into a killer boundary wideout, but he seems like a solid bet to reach (and exceed) 60% of season offensive snaps played for the 1st time in his career.
The Cowboys are expected to release WR Dez Bryant, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter and Todd Archer. We've heard whispers about this for a while now. Dallas reportedly wants Bryant to take a pay cut from the $12.5 million he's scheduled to earn this year and next -- and the mercurial WR evidently isn't willing to oblige. The 2 sides are meeting today, but a divorce is expected "barring an unexpected last-minute change of heart," Schefter tweets. Bryant's production has crated since 3-straight seasons of 1,200+ yards from 2012 to 2014. Over the past 3 years, he's totaled just 150 catches for 2,035 yards and 17 TDs across 38 appearances. He seemingly struggled to get on the same page as QB Dak Prescott, corralling just 52.2% of his targets over the last 2 seasons. Bryant is still just 29, so there's certainly a chance he bounces back in 2018. We'll see where he lands before assessing his fantasy value. The Cowboys, meanwhile, are left with Terrance Williams, Allen Hurns and Cole Beasley atop their WR depth chart. They figure to be in the market for a rookie WR or 2.
Update: They did.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley has cleared the league concussion protocol and will play today against the Chiefs, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Beasley's not much of a fantasy option but should be available if he makes sense for your lineup.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley has cleared the concussion protocol and will play against the Chiefs on Sunday. The slot man has averaged just 4.4 targets and 2.6 catches per game this season.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley sustained a concussion in Sunday's game against the Redskins. It's the 1st known head injury of his career. We'll track Beasley's progress through the protocol this week. His absence would mean some more action for rookie Ryan Switzer in the slot.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley is dealing with what the team's doctors believe is hamstring tendinitis. It's been an issue since Week 10 of last season. "It's not concerning because I've been able to play through it. That makes me feel better about it," Beasley said. "I really don't think my hamstring will pull. I can't explain what it feels like, but if I go out there and run full speed it's not going to just go. I played with it for six weeks and in the playoffs and did everything in workouts. Because it hasn't gone away that's why we haven't done anything the past couple of weeks. I would love to play without it being there." Beasley indeed played the Cowboys' final 7 games (including playoffs) last year, averaging 3.7 catches and 41 yards. That was down significantly from his 5.3 catches and 59 yards over his first 10 games, but it's certainly worth noting that WR Dez Bryant missed 3 of those games. The hamstring issue doesn't impact Beasley's fantasy stock at this point, but he's not much of an option anyway.
The Cowboys selected North Carolina WR Ryan Switzer in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The 5'9, 181-pounder tested as a 26th percentile athlete, so there's not much to get excited about from that standpoint. Switzer displays plenty of burst and quickness on tape, though, and broke out with a 96-1,112-6 line as Mitchell Trubisky's #1 WR this past year. He'll be no more than a slot receiver at the next level and will begin his career backing up Cole Beasley. Beasley is signed through 2018.
Cowboys WR Cole Beasley drew his largest target total in 4 games in Sunday night's loss to the Giants. Beasley's 7 looks tied Jason Witten for 2nd on the team, as did his 4 receptions. The game marked the 8th time in 9 weeks that he has caught 4+ balls and 9th time through 12 games.
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Packers. He’s expected back after the Week 7 bye. Terrance Williams, Brice Butler and Cole Beasley will again serve as Dallas’ top 3 WRs today.
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (knee) didn’t practice all week but is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals. It’s the same boat he was in last week when he ended up inactive. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport called Bryant “unlikely” to play. Dallas-Cincinnati doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET, but Bryant should be on fantasy benches. His absence would leave Brice Butler, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley as the Cowboys’ top 3 WRs.
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