Cole Beasley
Cole Beasley
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Dallas Cowboys
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Beasley took a major step backwards after his breakout 2016, posting a career-low 5.0 YPT and catching his fewest passes since his 10-game rookie campaign in 2012. The diminutive slot receiver is elusive enough to create separation, but the chemistry he showed with Dak Prescott the season before was largely absent. With Jason Witten now retired, however, Beasley could adopt the role of Prescott's primary security blanket and chain-moving target, giving him some PPR potential despite his disappointing 2017 numbers. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $13.61 million contract with the Cowboys in March of 2015.
Nabs two catches in win
WRDallas Cowboys
September 18, 2018
Beasley corralled two of three targets for 13 yards Sunday in the Cowboys' 20-13 win over the Giants.
ANALYSIS
With the Cowboys leaning heavily on their backfield in a game they led wire to wire, Beasley's modest yardage total was good for third on the team. Since he typically doesn't run deep routes out of the slot, Beasley is unlikely to provide major yardage production even when the game flow favors the Cowboys' passing attack, but he gets a boost in PPR formats thanks to his status as one of quarterback Dak Prescott's favorite short-yardage targets.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    73
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    6
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
604
37
2017
576
12
2018
73
6
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   5' 8"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   180 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.49 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.40 sec
POOR
Cone Drill:   7.16 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   126 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   17 reps
GOOD
Dallas Cowboys Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
Overshadowed by Dez Bryant, Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott, Beasley quietly had an excellent year -- 8.5 YPT, 75 catches and five TDs on only 98 looks. Beasley's not going to break off many big plays -- only two 40-yard catches in his entire career -- and he's too small (5-8, 180) to be a red-zone threat. However, with 4.49 40 speed, excellent quickness, strong routes and good hands, he's become a reliable possession receiver, and more importantly, one who has a rapport with Prescott. While Beasley had only one game (Week 1) with double-digit targets, he also never had fewer than four targets in any game, and he had at least four catches in all but three games -- in PPR formats, Beasley has a nice floor. The Cowboys didn't add any skill players of note to their offense this offseason, so Beasley should reprise last year's slot receiver role.
The diminutive slot receiver is coming off his best season in the NFL, including an impressive 112-yard, two-TD performance in Week 9 against the Eagles, but much of his production last year came when Dez Bryant and Tony Romo were sidelined and the Cowboys were scrambling to patch together a passing attack. Beasley's elusiveness can make him dangerous, but when everyone is healthy there won't be enough targets available for him to be an asset in many fantasy formats.
It's hard to envision a lot of upside for the 5-8, 180-pound slot man, but he has a few things going for him this year. First, he signed a four-year, $13.6 million deal, meaning the Cowboys are at least moderately committed to making sure he's involved. Second, his primary competition for throws in the short areas of the field, Jason Witten, is now 33 and has seen a drastic reduction in his volume the last two years. Third, Beasley has passable speed (4.49 40), excellent quickness and plus athleticism. Fourth, the departure of DeMarco Murray and his 392 carries could alter the run-pass split for the Cowboys slightly. But that's about the extent of it. Beasley won't be a factor in the red zone, and will be no better than the team's distant third passing-game option behind star Dez Bryant and Witten (and could be the fourth option depending on how often the team targets deep threat Terrance Williams).
As a poor man's Wes Welker, Beasley was occasionally effective out of the slot in 2013, but the drafting of Devin Street was a clear sign that the Cowboys expect more production from the no. 3 spot on their depth chart. Unless he winds up in New England someday, Beasley's ceiling is very limited.
The Cowboys selection of Terrance Williams with the 74th overal pick in the 2013 NFL Draft spells bad news for Beasley's chances of winning the No. 3 WR spot, as he was already expected to battle Dwayne Harris for the job.
Prototypical small, quick slot receiver will compete for the Cowboys' third WR spot.
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Leads team in receiving versus Panthers
WRDallas Cowboys
September 9, 2018
Beasley caught seven of eight targets for 73 yards during Sunday's 16-8 loss to the Panthers.
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Catches three balls Sunday
WRDallas Cowboys
August 26, 2018
Beasley caught three of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 27-3 preseason loss to the Cardinals.
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Practicing Friday
WRDallas Cowboys
August 24, 2018
Beasley is working with the first-team offense during Friday's practice, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Returns from groin injury
WRDallas Cowboys
Groin
August 21, 2018
Beasley (groin) returned to practice Tuesday, Kate Hairopoulos of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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Return to practice imminent
WRDallas Cowboys
Groin
August 20, 2018
Beasley (groin) is expected to practice this week, Jon Machota of The Dallas Morning News reports.
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