Brice Butler
Brice Butler
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Dallas Cowboys
2018 Fantasy Outlook
For a seventh-round pick, Butler has done well to avoid the practice squad at any point in his five-year career. A member of the Cowboys the past three seasons, he flashed big-play ability at times, cranking out 17 catches of 20-plus yards in 36 games. That said, he's topped out at 16 receptions (2016), 32 targets (2016), 317 yards (2017), three touchdowns (2016, 2017) and 40.5 percent of the offensive snaps (2016) in a particular campaign in Dallas. Upon putting pen to paper on a contract with the Cardinals, Butler finds himself in a great situation in which to contribute. Beyond Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson, Butler will compete with J.J. Nelson, 2018 second-rounder Christian Kirk and Ricky Seals-Jones, among others, for targets. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cowboys in September of 2018.
Re-signs with Dallas
WRDallas Cowboys
September 18, 2018
Butler agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Cowboys, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
ANALYSIS
The Cowboys already have six other healthy wideouts on the roster, so it seems likely the team will release a player from that position group in order to make room on the 53-man roster for Butler, who spent the past three seasons with the organization. Butler bolted for Arizona during the offseason on a two-year deal, but he became a roster casualty after turning in an unimpressive training camp and preseason. Butler's past experience with the Cowboys' coaching staff should help him get up to speed quickly with the playbook, but it's unlikely that he'll emerge as a consistent contributor in the team's passing attack. The 28-year-old does offer some utility as a downfield threat, however, as evidenced by an excellent 16.1 career yard-per-catch average.
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2016
429
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2017
263
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A free agent this offseason, Butler returned to Dallas after suiting up in all 16 games last season for the first time in his career. The former Raider has the size and speed to be dangerous down the field but has never been able to translate his physical gifts into consistent production. Terrance Williams also re-signed with the Cowboys, and the team added Ryan Switzer in the draft, so despite his experience, Butler may need to impress in training camp to hang onto his roster spot.
Butler was traded from the Raiders to the Cowboys last season after Dez Bryant got hurt and made an immediate impression on his new squad by catching his first pass for a 67-yard gain, but he also injured his hamstring on the same play and barely saw the field the rest of the year. He was productive late once he got healthy again, catching eight passes for 134 yards over the final two games, and the team remains intrigued by his size-speed combination. Heading into his fourth NFL season, Butler will be given a chance in camp to push Terrance Williams for the No. 2 WR spot across from Bryant, and if he does manage to emerge with that role he could be a surprisingly useful deep threat.
The Raiders have exceptional depth at the wide receiver position after a busy offseason, and Butler will certainly look to be in the mix in 2015. Oakland drafted Amari Cooper out of Alabama in the first round of the 2015 draft who should slip right into the starting lineup alongside Michael Crabtree, whom the Raiders signed earlier this spring. Spots three through six will be up for grabs entering training camp, and it’s anyone’s game at this point. Although the order is yet to be determined, Butler is expected to fill one of those spots along with Kenbrell Thompkins, Rod Streater and Andre Holmes. The Raiders love Butler’s size (6-3, 215 lbs.) and athleticism which both allow him to go up and make a play on the ball over shorter defenders when it’s in the air. After catching nine balls in his rookie season and 21 a year ago, the third year receiver should continue to trend upward and could emerge as the number three option with a good preseason.
Butler turned 17 targets into nine catches for 103 yards last season (10 games). With the additions of James Jones and Greg Little in the offseason, Butler's opportunities may be even more limited in 2014, assuming he even makes the team.
Butler, a seventh-round pick by the Raiders, will compete for a roster spot during training camp.
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Could land in Dallas
WRFree Agent
September 16, 2018
The Cowboys are considering signing Butler, Bryan Broaddus of the Cowboys' official site reports.
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Sees one target in preseason finale
WRArizona Cardinals
August 30, 2018
Butler secured his only target for 19 yards during Thursday's preseason finale against the Broncos.
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Returns from foot injury
WRArizona Cardinals
August 27, 2018
Butler (foot) caught two of four targets for 17 yards in Sunday's preseason win over the Cowboys.
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May practice this week
WRArizona Cardinals
Foot
August 20, 2018
Coach Steve Wilks is hopeful Butler (foot) returns to practice this week, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Sitting out Friday with foot injury
WRArizona Cardinals
Foot
August 15, 2018
Butler won't play in Friday's preseason game against the Saints due to a foot injury, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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