Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Sat 7/4/20 11:43 PM

Quarterback Josh Allen said last week that Beasley's production will be helped and not hurt by the addition of Stefon Diggs this offseason, The Buffalo News reports. "I think this is going to give them an opportunity to have more chances to catch the ball," Allen said on Sirius XM NFL Radio in reference to Beasley and fellow receiver John Brown. "They had career years and everybody talking about the addition of Stefon Diggs will hurt their value. I think it's the other way around ... Cole, on the inside, if you put a nickel on him, he's a tough cover in man-to-man."

EDGE Analysis

We're not completely sold on increased production for either Brown or Beasley, as the Bills prefer to maintain a strong running game to go with their top-level defense and there are only so many balls to go around for Diggs, Brown, Beasley, tight end Dawson Knox and running back Devin Singletary. However, Beasley is the clear slot guy and it's likely the other guys will be competing against each other with more frequency than the guy who sticks to short, over-the-middle patterns. Beasley put up an impressive 67-778-6 line last season, and while the career-high touchdowns may be tough to match, we also don't see a huge hit to his targets and effectiveness coming. He remains a consistent fantasy play with little upside for 2020.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Mon 3/30/20 12:47 PM

Beasley, Stefon Diggs and John Brown are expected to serve as the Bills' top three wide receivers in 2020.

EDGE Analysis

The Diggs trade is great news for the Buffalo offense but far less promising for Beasley's target volume. The former Cowboy was mostly limited to slot work in three-wide formations early last season, eventually progressing to a role in two-WR sets as he played more than 80 percent of snaps in five of his final six regular-season games. Beasley once again figures to be limited to three-receiver alignments now that Diggs is in the picture, so a reprisal of last year's 106 targets will be tricky if his teammates stay healthy.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Wed 1/29/20 10:08 AM

Beasley expressed disappointed about his lack of opportunities during the Bills' 22-19 postseason loss to Houston on Jan. 4, Matt Parrino of The Syracuse Post-Standard reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beasley was limited to 64 percent snap share and five targets in a wild-card game that saw Josh Allen throw 46 passes. The slot receiver played more than 80 percent of snaps in five of his final six games during the regular season, only to lose some work to Duke Williams -- 10 targets, 66 percent snap share -- in the playoff loss. Williams dropped a couple passes and was limited to 4.9 yards per target, so he didn't make the best case for himself heading into the offseason. Beasley will turn 31 in April as he prepares for the second season of a four-year, $29 million contract, likely serving as the second or third option in Buffalo's passing attack in 2020. Williams and John Brown also remain under contract, while Isaiah McKenzie is set to become a restricted free agent.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Sun 12/29/19 11:51 AM

Beasley is among the inactives for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Jets, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Buffalo is locked into the No. 5 seed in the AFC and several of the team's veteran starters aren't even suiting up. Get Beasley out of your lineup, and overall, Buffalo seems like one of those teams in a boat you're better off avoiding from a fantasy standpoint this week.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Thu 12/26/19 11:51 AM

Beasley and other Bills starters could be rested in the finale against the Jets, The Buffalo News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Week 17 is always filled with fantasy landmines, so part of the task at hand for any owner still playing out their league is to figure out which NFL teams are playing to win and which teams are playing to keep guys healthy and fresh for the playoffs. While coach Sean McDermott tipped off that the Bills will probably use some or all of their starters for a portion of Sunday's game, it'd be a big surprise if they went the whole way or even into the second half, as the team cannot change its No. 5 seed no matter what this week. That makes Beasley a risky play compared to other receivers typically in the same value area.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Sat 12/21/19 9:13 PM

Beasley hauled in seven of his 12 targets for 108 yards in the Bills' Week 16 loss to the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Beasley was one of only two Bills receivers to record multiple catches and also accounted for seven of the team's 13 receptions in the contest. Though not regularly a part of his production profile, Beasley brought some big-play ability as well, gaining more than 10 yards on five of his touches. Overall, Beasley has had a productive first season in Buffalo and is nine receptions short of a new career high. However, he may not play a full complement of snaps in the team's Week 17 matchup against the Jets, as the Bills are locked into the fifth seed in the AFC.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Mon 12/16/19 7:39 PM

Beasley caught one of six targets for six yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

After three straight weeks with a touchdown, Beasley struggled Sunday, finishing with a season-low one catch. The rest of the Bills' passing offense struggled as well, however, against a tough Pittsburgh defense. Beasley will look to bounce back against the Patriots in Week 16.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Mon 12/9/19 12:32 AM

Beasley caught four of seven targets for 29 yards and a touchdown, plus a two-point conversion, during Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Beasley finished third on the team in targets, and although he finished second in receptions, his mark of 7.3 yards per catch was rather unimpressive. He did manage to haul in a three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, however, giving him three scores in his last three games. Beasley is up to six trips to the end zone on the season and will look to add to his numbers next Sunday against the Steelers.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Thu 11/28/19 8:26 PM

Beasley caught six of seven targets for a season-high 110 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 26-15 win over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

The former Cowboys slot receiver had plenty of experience playing in Dallas on Thanksgiving, and his comfort level with the national stage showed as he wound up leading both teams in receiving yards on the day. Beasley's 110 yards was only two shy of his career best, set in 2015, and he's emerged as one of Josh Allen's most trusted options since Buffalo's Week 6 bye, finding the end zone in five of the last seven games.

Cole Beasley
WR BUF (11)
Sun 11/24/19 5:20 PM

Beasley finished Sunday's 20-3 win over Denver having caught six of nine passes for 76 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Beasley led the Bills across receiving categories Sunday as Denver, for the most part, attempted to take away John Brown. Beasley stepped up to the challenge, gaining 30-yards on a catch-and-run crosser to set up a second-quarter field goal and then splitting the seam during the first drive of the second half to reel in an 18-yard touchdown. Beasley is finding a groove in Buffalo with at least four catches in each of his last three games and four touchdowns in his last six outings. Thursday brings a trip to Dallas' top-10 pass defense, but Beasley figures to be fired up to take on his old team. It's worth noting Beasley did leave the game briefly due to an undisclosed injury, but he returned shortly thereafter.