Despite all the criticism surrounding QB Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys still have a 5-4 record and are in first place in the NFC East. He hasn’t been perfect, evident by the Denver Broncos game in Week 5, but the quarterback is having a bounce back fantasy football season.
Romo has obviously built a strong chemistry with WR Dez Bryant and more recently Terrence Williams, but the quarterback has also become increasingly comfortable with WR Cole Beasley.
The former Southern Methodist standout has been magical out of the slot in recent weeks. He hauled in six balls for a season-best 68 receiving yards last week against the Minnesota Vikings and came up with several big catches for the team. He is a very precise route-runner, and while he doesn’t possess breakout speed, he is always where he needs to be.
Beasley has now hauled in 13 balls over the last three weeks alone and has shockingly been targeted 19 times over that span. He is quietly developing into a WR4 in deeper formats and will continue to get plenty of playing time with the future of WR Miles Austin still uncertain.
Dallas faces the New Orleans Saints this weekend, in a game that will likely turn into a shootout. Just to keep up with the high-scoring Saints, Romo will be forced to throw the ball over 45 times and that only means that more balls will go Beasley’s direction. It is not unrealistic that the wideout could get over eight targets this week.
For anyone desperate for a sleeper wideout this week, Beasley may not be a bad option.