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.
Bills coach Sean McDermott said Monday that Brown was ready to return to practice this week. The move opens a 21-day window for the team to activate Brown back to the active roster, the story said. Davis has filled in nicely with Brown out, but adding Brown for games down the stretch should give a little boost to Allen's fantasy value.
He's eligible to come off injured reserve before the Broncos game, but it at least opens up his 21-day window. Davis has filled in nicely for Brown, but Josh Allen and the Bills are potentially looking at Stefon Diggs, Brown, Davis and Cole Beasley as their top-four wideouts heading down the final stretch of the season.