Player Outlook
Beasley is a free agent at the time of publication, and we'll see if he signs with a new team prior to training camp. Until that happens, Beasley should not be drafted in the majority of leagues. With the right team, Beasley can still be a viable No. 3 Fantasy receiver in PPR. He had 82 catches in each of the past two seasons in Buffalo, and he averaged 11.1 PPR points per game in 2020. He dipped to 7.4 PPR points per game in 2021, but he can be a good source of catches in the right system. Keep an eye on what happens, and Beasley can eventually be a late-round pick in PPR leagues or a good waiver wire target in all formats.

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2021 82 693 8.45 1 0.00 774.8
2020 82 967 11.79 4 0.00 1268.4
3y Avg. 77 813 10.56 4 0.00 1077.1
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  • Cole Beasley: Interested in return to Dallas

    Beasley said he'd want to rejoin the Cowboys if it meant playing with Dak Prescott again, Jori Epstein of USA Today reports. It would mean exactly that with Prescott locked in as the franchise QB, but Beasley may not have such a warm relationship with the Dallas front office. The 33-year-old slot receiver reportedly has drawn interest from multiple teams since the Bills released him in mid-March.
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  • Cole Beasley: Still unsigned

    Though Beasley remains unsigned, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network suggests "that's not for lack of interest." With that in mind, Garafolo indicates that the Beasley -- who's coming off back-to-back 82-catch seasons with the Bills -- is staying patient as he waits for the right opportunity/offer to arrive. Depending on where he lands, the 33-year-old could find himself back on the PPR radar in 2022 if he ends up securing a key slot role for his new team.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Heading elsewhere

    Beasley is set to be released by the Bills, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. The writing was already on the wall here, as the player and team seemed to have a falling out that got worse over time and the Bills gave him permission to seek a trade earlier this month, something that never materialized. Beasley is still as shifty as anyone on short, middle-of-the-field routes, so he'll make a good pickup for the right team. Meanwhile, Gabriel Davis' star continues to brighten.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Given permission to seek trade

    The Bills granted Beasley permission to seek a trade Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Garafolo adds that general manager Brandon Beane told him Thursday that the Bills would welcome the slot man back and "no door has been closed" -- however, at this stage, it looks like the 32-year-old could be on the move, either via a trade or by being cut, given his non-guaranteed salary for 2022. Beasley, who is approaching the final year of a four-year contract that he signed with with Buffalo in 2019, is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he recorded 82 catches (on 112 targets) for 693 yards and a TD in 16 games.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Moves chains in playoff loss

    Beasley caught six passes on eight targets for 60 yards during Sunday's divisional-round loss to the Chiefs. This was Beasley's best game since Week 14 against the Buccaneers, as he missed a game due to COVID protocols down the stretch and seemed to have a difficult time getting worked back into a major role in the offense following his return, not to mention he got booed every time he touched the ball in home games the rest of the way from fans not agreeing with his season-long strong stance against vaccinations. Beasley's 82-693-1 line is nothing to sniff at considering there are so many mouths to feed in this high-powered offense, but the emergence of Gabriel Davis, tight end Dawson Knox and even running back Devin Singletary cut into some of Beasley's production in 2021, namely in the red zone. He has one more year left on his contract, and we imagine that even though the front office may have grown frustrated with some of the attention he brought to the locker room this season, he's too valuable to the team and too good at his middle-of-the-field role to not to be given anything less than strong consideration for the Bills' 2022 plan.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Two catches in return

    Beasley secured two of six targets for 22 yards in the Bills' 29-15 win over the Falcons on Sunday. The veteran possession man made his return after a one-game stay on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but even with Emmanuel Sanders (knee) out of action, he couldn't make much of an impact. In fairness, Josh Allen was extremely inaccurate and threw for just 120 yards overall, so Beasley could see a boost in his numbers versus the vulnerable Jets secondary in Week 18.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Activated from COVID-19 list

    The Bills activated Beasley (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday. Although Beasley is unvaccinated, he'll be eligible to return to practice Wednesday after the NFL and NFL Players Association agreed Tuesday on changes to the COVID-19 return-to-play policy, which now allows all players who test positive for the virus to rejoin their teams after five-day isolation periods if asymptomatic or showing diminished symptoms. Gabriel Davis (illness) was also activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, so the Bills seem to have a good chance at having their receiving corps at full strength for Sunday's game against Atlanta.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Ineligible for Week 16

    Beasley won't be available for Sunday's game against the Patriots after he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday due to testing positive for the virus, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Because Beasley is abiding to the NFL protocols for unvaccinated players, he'll have to complete a 10-day quarantine following his positive test, regardless if he's asymptomatic or not. Since Beasley won't be eligible to rejoin the Bills until the middle of next week at the earliest, he'll miss out on a pivotal matchup with New England that could end up deciding the AFC East champion. With fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders (knee) far from a safe bet to be available Sunday, the Bills could have to rely heavily on Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Jake Kumerow to pick up more reps alongside No. 1 receiver Stefon Diggs.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Heads to COVID-19 list

    Buffalo placed Beasley on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. The receiver will now attempt to get cleared in time for the biggest game of the Bills' season Sunday at New England. With Emmanuel Sanders week-to-week with a knee injury, Buffalo's strong passing game suddenly has major issues as the team prepares to face one of the league's better defenses in a hostile environment. It's not known yet whether Beasley tested positive for the virus or is a close contact.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Inefficient on eight targets

    Beasley caught four passes for 35 yards on eight targets against Carolina on Sunday. Beasley arguably had a difficult matchup as Josh Allen (foot) dealt with a fiery Carolina pass rush, but the Panthers were also down two of their top three corners, so Beasley mostly worked against backups Sunday. Beasley's target volume was solid as it has been almost all year, but he continued his season-long struggles with getting open downfield. Beasley gets a rematch against the Patriots as Buffalo hits the road for Week 16.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Bounces back with nine grabs

    Beasley brought in nine of 11 targets for 64 yards in the Bills' 33-27 overtime loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday. Beasley's catch total led the Bills and was an especially welcome sight after the reliable veteran was held to one catch against the Patriots in the Week 13 Monday night loss. Beasley's yardage total was also his best since Week 8, as the 32-year-old hadn't eclipsed 46 receiving yards since that season-best 110-yard showing against the Dolphins until Sunday. Beasley will look to deliver another timely effort for managers in their fantasy postseason contests during a Week 15 home battle versus the Panthers. It's also worth noting that teammate Emmanuel Sanders left Sunday's game early with a knee injury, which slightly opened things up for other players. Beasley managers will want to keep an eye on Sanders' health this week.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Poor game in poor conditions

    Beasley caught one of three targets for 11 yards in Monday's 14-10 loss to the Patriots. Quarterback Josh Allen only completed 15 passes in the game, and that might be considered an accomplishment given the terrible weather and the fact that opposing QB Mac Jones only completed two throws. Beasley was open a few times in key moments, but between the howling wind and Allen either not finding him or being able to make a good throw, Beasley was limited to his second-worst output of the season. Expect a more productive performance from the entire Buffalo offense in a Week 14 matchup with the Buccaneers, a game that could turn into a high-scoring affair.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Five grabs in Thanksgiving win

    Beasley brought in all five targets for 46 yards in the Bills' 31-6 win over the Saints on Thursday night. Beasley checked in second behind Stefon Diggs in receptions for the night, bouncing back to an extent from a trio of sub-par games where he'd failed to top 33 yards. Beasley is still capped by his typical short-area role, but the limitations are especially pronounced this season due to a figure of 6.7 yards per target that qualifies as his lowest figure in that category since 2017. His next opportunity to build up his yardage numbers comes in a Week 13 divisional clash with the Patriots on Monday night, Dec. 6.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Cleared for Thanksgiving Day

    Beasley (ribs) doesn't carry an injury designation into Thursday's game against the Saints. On a short week, Beasley was listed as limited for Monday and Tuesday's practice reports before upgrading to full Wednesday. Minus a Week 12 injury tag, Beasley will continue to play through the rib issue he's been managing in recent games. After logging just nine snaps in a Week 10 win over the Jets, he was on the field for 32 snaps in Sunday's blowout loss to the Colts, finishing with four receptions for 23 yards on five targets. Barring any in-game setbacks, Beasley should see his share of targets out of the slot Thursday while facing a New Orleans defense that has allowed an average of 252.2 passing yards per game this season.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Limited in practice after all

    Updating a previous report, Beasley (ribs) will be a limited participant rather than a full one in Tuesday's practice, Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com reports. Though head coach Sean McDermott said earlier Tuesday that Beasley would take full reps in the team's main practice session ahead of a Thanksgiving Day game against the Saints, the veteran slot man was spotted on the field donning a red no-contact jersey, which implies that he'll be in line for limited work. Regardless, Beasley still looks on track to play Thursday, and he could see a more sizable role on offense now that his injury is further in the rear-view mirror. After he was capped at just 16 percent of the offensive snaps in the Bills' Week 10 blowout win over the Jets, Beasley upped his play count to 57 percent in the team's 41-15 loss to the Colts in Week 11.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Regular practice ahead

    Head coach Sean McDermott said Beasley (ribs) will practice fully Tuesday ahead of the team's Thanksgiving Day game against the Saints, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. While Beasley is thus on track to play Thursday, he's clearly been limited in recent weeks, frequently sitting out plays he would normally be on the field for. A full practice should give managers a little more confidence that he'll be slightly less of an injury risk during the team's shortened week.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Still bothered by rib injury

    Beasley (ribs) was a limited participant during Monday's walk-through practice. Beasley has been a fixture on Buffalo injury reports throughout November due to the rib issue, but he has yet to miss a game because of it. Even so, the Bills clearly have been managing his reps both in practices and in games the past two weeks. After playing just 16 percent of the offensive snaps in a Week 11 win over the Jets, Beasley bumped up to 57 percent of the snaps -- still below his usual level -- and finished with four receptions for 23 yards on five targets in Sunday's 41-15 loss to the Colts. The rib injury likely won't prevent him from playing Thanksgiving Day against the Saints, but expect Beasley to continue to receive extra maintenance in practice on a short week.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Cleared for Week 11 contest

    Beasley (ribs) was a limited participant in Friday's practice and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts. According to Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic, Beasley didn't take any contact in Friday's practice while he contends with the rib injury, but the Bills saw enough from the veteran slot man to give him the green light for the Week 11 contest. While he'll suit up Sunday, Beasley's workload could be managed to some degree, though likely not to the extent it was last week against the Jets. Beasley reeled in both of his targets for 15 yards on just nine snaps in the 45-17 win, with head coach Sean McDermott later noting that the Bills' comfortable margin of victory allowed the team to take it easy on the wideout while he was at less than 100 percent due to the injury.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Returns to limited practice

    Beasley (ribs) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday. Beasley's return to the field Thursday indicates that his absence from Wednesday's practice was maintenance-related rather than indicative of a setback with the rib injury he has been managing. Friday's injury report will reveal whether Buffalo's slot man approaches Sunday's game against the Colts with an injury designation or fully cleared for Week 11 action.
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  • Bills' Cole Beasley: Sidelined Wednesday

    Beasley (ribs) didn't practice Wednesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Beasley was limited to just nine snaps in this past Sunday's 45-17 blowout win over the Jets, with head coach Sean McDermott noting afterward that the team was "trying to get [the receiver] through that game," per Alaina Getzenberg of ESPN.com. With that in mind, Beasley's absence from the Bills' first Week 11 practice isn't overly surprising. As long as he returns to practice in some capacity Thursday, Beasley should be ready to play this weekend against the Colts.
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