Beasley remains sidelined at practice and is expected to miss Week 17's contest against the Miami Dolphins. The Bills will be hoping to get John Brown back for Week 17's contest, or they may be forced to start rookie Gabriel Davis and Andre Roberts beside Stefon Diggs. Diggs should get all the work he can handle but it would be nice to have Brown active to keep the defense from constantly putting bracket coverage on the Bills star receiver. At this point, Beasley is week-to-week, which means he may be in danger of missing the Bills wildcard round matchup as well. Diggs is our fifth ranked receiver for Week 17.
Beasley looked like he was trying to plant his left foot at the end of a route, but his leg looked to give out. He was able to walk off the field, but the injury designation may mean Beasley’s status for the wildcard playoff game in two weeks could be in a question. Just a week ago, the Bills were looking pretty stacked at WR with Brown scheduled to come back, but Brown was placed on the COVID list and with Beasley's status in question, it means Stefon Diggs and Davis could be the team's top-two WRs. McKenzie could see increased time in Week 17 at least.
He may not be worried but what about fantasy owners? Those who own Diggs may have to wait until Wednesday to get a better of idea of just how serious or not serious Diggs' foot injury is. It's definitely worth monitoring for owners and it may not hurt to come up with a backup plan if this is your finals week. Brown has been designated for return so it's possible he could come back. But if Diggs and Brown would happen to miss Week 16, the Bills would roll with Beasley, Davis and McKenzie as their top-three.