Cole Beasley: Updated Fantasy Outlook After Miles Austin's Injury

Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 29:   Cole Beasley #14 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on August 29, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver Cole Beasley is poised to make a massive impact on the fantasy football world now that Miles Austin is once again injured. 

Beasley, an undrafted free agent after each franchise skipped on him in the 2012 NFL draft, made the Cowboys 53-man roster after he showed of his talent in Cowboys camp. 

The Southern Methodist University product, who stands at 5'8" and 177 pounds, made the most of his opportunity with Miles out on Thanksgiving Day when the Cowboys took on the Washington Redskins

Let's take a look at what Beasley's big day means for fantasy football owners everywhere. 


Fantasy Analysis 

After Austin left with an injury, Beasley was seemingly Romo's favorite target on most passing plays. Beasley lined up in the slot and was elusive after the catch

Beasley was clearly not someone the Redskins has focused on much leading up to the game. He caught seven passes for 78 yards, as Washington was more intent on shutting down threats such as Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. 

The breakout game shouldn't come as a surprise at all considering that in a preseason contest Beasley caught seven passes for 104 yards. 


Fantasy Outlook

Beasley is an intriguing option for fantasy owners. If Austin is slated to miss significant time, adding him is a move that could save your fantasy season. 

It's clear that the speedy Beasley is a consistent weapon that finds holes in the defense on almost every play. As Beasley sees more playing time, Romo will make him a higher priority in his progressions. 

Beasley is seemingly buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Dwayne Harris and Kevin Ogletree and fighting for time with Andre Holmes, but if the game against Washington is any indication, he's surpassed them all. 

Beasley is a must-add in most leagues on the chance that he has a shot at consistent playing time. He's an underrated threat that could have a massive breakout game as soon as next week, considering his production to this point. 

Add Beasley now before someone else in your league has the chance.