Vic Beasley
Vic Beasley
27-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Atlanta Falcons
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Though both are products of the Clemson football program, Beasley's career has traveled along a trajectory completely opposite to that of Grady Jarrett. A highly-touted prospect who ended up the No. 8 overall pick in 2015, Beasley came out of the gates on absolute fire, racking up 11 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles and an NFL-best 15.5 sacks by his second pro season. Since then, however, his production has dwindled substantially. His fifth-year option of $12.8 million once seemed guaranteed to be picked up by the team, but that decision was a difficult one for the front office to make and was greeted with much dissension from the fan base once finally agreed to. Over the past 30 games, he's managed 10 sacks, an underwhelming tally for a player who once offered so much promise. But the Falcons' brass still sees elite upside in Beasley, who will be expected to spark the team's pass rush in 2019 opposite Takkarist McKinley. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $14.5 million contract with the Falcons in June of 2015. Falcons exercised $12.81 million team option for 2019 in February of 2018.
Revives vintage Beasley
DEAtlanta Falcons
November 10, 2019
Beasley recorded four total tackles, including a sack and a half during Sunday's 26-9 win against the Saints.
ANALYSIS
It was the potential for a performance such as this that motivated general manager Thomas Dimitroff to pick up Beasley's $12.8 million fifth-year option in March. Since leading the NFL with 15.5 sacks in 2016, Beasley entered Sunday's contest against New Orleans with just 11.5 sacks over his preceding 38 appearances combined. Sunday he chipped in a quarter of the defense's production in that department, as Atlanta tallied six sacks and held the Saints to just three field goals on the afternoon. Next on the docket, Beasley will face a Panthers front that conceded three sacks to the Packers during a 24-16 loss in Week 10.
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Measurables Review
How do Vic Beasley's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
246 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.53 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.15 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.91 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Broad Jump
130 in
 
Bench Press
35 reps
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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It appeared inevitable that Beasley was on his way to NFL superstardom after he paced the league with 15.5 sacks and earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2016, but a hamstring injury and a position change to outside linebacker stymied his productivity as a pass rusher last season. When Duke Riley suffered a knee injury in a Week 7 matchup against New England, the Falcons were forced to shuffle their front seven, which resulted in Beasley assuming an outside linebacker role for six games. With a fully-rehabilitated group of linebackers, Beasley will return to his natural position of defensive end in 2018, where he will be capable of utilizing his dynamic skills as a speed rusher to reach the double-digit sack threshold for the second time in four years.
The Falcons appear to have struck gold with Beasley, the eighth overall selection in the 2015 draft. Beasley posted four sacks during his rookie season, and while the Falcons were optimistic he could build on those numbers as a sophomore, few expected him to finish the year as the league leader in sacks with 15.5. Beasley should only continue to improve as a player in his third year, but it's also worth noting that he benefited from the Falcons' historic offense, which forced opponents to play catch up through the air, giving Beasley plenty of opportunities to sell out on the pass. The departure of an offensive coordinator rarely impacts a defensive star, but it's very likely that Atlanta's offense will take a step back this season, meaning Beasley may not have as many chances to rush in expected passing downs. That being said, he's still a beast, and double-digit sack numbers seem like a manageable target.
Double-check on Beasley's positional classification in your league - he has reportedly moved to linebacker but was still listed at DE on NFL.com as of press time – but if he maintains DL eligibility while playing more like a linebacker in real life, it could be a profitable loophole to exploit. Regardless, Beasley's main appeal is his pass-rushing potential, as he was a dominant disruptor in college and possesses an athletic profile similar to Von Miller's. His tally of 26 tackles and four sacks in 539 snaps wasn't bad for a rookie year, but much more can be expected in 2016.
The Falcons wouldn’t have spent the 8th overall pick in the draft on Beasley if they didn’t see him as a long term defensive starter, but his his role as a rookie is still up in the air. Beasley is listed as a defensive end, but he’ll likely end up in the “Leo” position as a hybrid linebacker/defensive end. One thing for sure is that Beasley will be asked to rush the quarterback, especially considering the Falcons ranked near the bottom of the league in terms of total sacks (22) recorded in 2014. Beasley has been compared to Von Miller and Bruce Irvin, both of whom recorded at least eight sacks in their rookie campaign. The Falcons would love if Beasley could come close to double-digit sacks and 30-60 tackles in his rookie season.
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Solid outing not enough
DEAtlanta Falcons
September 25, 2019
Beasley recorded three tackles and a half-sack in Sunday's loss to the Colts.
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Tallies first sack of 2019
DEAtlanta Falcons
September 15, 2019
Beasley collected just one tackle during Sunday's 24-20 win against the Eagles, a sack of Carson Wentz.
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Sights set high for 2019
DEAtlanta Falcons
July 30, 2019
Beasley suggested that racking up 10-plus sacks is an important goal for him headed into 2019, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. "For me, it is about double-digit sacks because I'm not just a guy, I'm a good player," Beasley said. "For me and the person that I am... that's what I need to do."
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To attend mandatory minicamp
DEAtlanta Falcons
June 1, 2019
Beasley said Friday that he will "definitely be there" when the Falcons open up mandatory minicamp June 11, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
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Fifth-year option guaranteed
DEAtlanta Falcons
March 13, 2019
Beasley's $12.8 million contract for 2019 became fully guaranteed Wednesday, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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