Name: Cole Beasley
Team: Dallas Cowboys
Position: Wide Receiver
Years Pro: 1
Draft stock: (Dropping) After spraining his foot in the Cowboys’ first preseason game, Beasley is now fighting to make a 53-man roster this year. In fact, there are so many wide receivers in Dallas that an undrafted guy like Beasley will have to play his rear end off just to get some playing time. Therefore, if you want Beasley on your fantasy football team then you can probably have him.
2012 fantasy impact: As a rookie, Beasley didn’t do much to make himself known around the Dallas area. In limited time — 11 games — the first-year wide out caught a mere 15 passes and none of them came in the end zone.
Best-case scenario: Out of nowhere, the Cowboys’ second-year wide receiver overcomes a preseason injury and shines as Tony Romo‘s new slot guy. Compared to Wes Welker for his rather small stature and pass-catching ability, Beasley is quickly recognized as a touchdown machine for Dallas.
Worst-case scenario: A sprained foot keeps Beasley off of the gridiron this year and the Cowboys are forced to look elsewhere for a go-to slot guy. Therefore, Beasley is on the free agent wire until a wide receiver from a different team goes down with an injury.
Where you should draft him: Given his recent injury, Beasley is on the bubble to even make an NFL roster, so feel free to take a flier on the 5-foot-8 fireplug as late as the 15th round.