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How to handle Cole Beasley, John Brown in Week 13 fantasy football on Thanksgiving

The Bills’ passing attack has taken the back seat to the run game. We break down whether Beasley and/or Brown are viable options vs. the Cowboys.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown celebrates his touchdown catch with fans against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter at New Era Field. Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been feast or famine most of the season for John Brown. On the flip side, Cole Beasley has been a consistent PPR option, but lacks upside. We saw that type of production on Sunday vs. the Broncos, with Brown notching two catches for 39 yards and a TD. Beasley had six catches for 76 yards and a TD, so both receivers returned value. The thing is they aren’t seeing a high volume of targets week-to-week and the run game/defense combo appears to be their game script.

Fantasy Football Analysis: Buffalo Bills wide receivers

I spoke about this with the running backs post, but the Cowboys are tough to crack in terms of which team will show up. Dallas has had a tough schedule and its defense has been inconsistent as a result.

Because the Cowboys are vulnerable to big plays, I think Brown isn’t a bad FLEX option in PPR formats. He’s gone for over 10 fantasy points in nearly every game this season, so at the worst Brown will only have to break one long play to return value. Beasley is in a revenge spot against his former team and should be motivated, plus we know his floor. In PPR, Beasley is a very safe play, but would also consider him more of a FLEX option than anything.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Brown: Start in PPR.
Beasley: Start in PPR.