5 bold predictions for Buffalo Bills in 2020

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills
ORCHARD PARK, NY – NOVEMBER 24: Cole Beasley #10 of the Buffalo Bills warms up before the game against the Denver Broncos at New Era Field on November 24, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Denver 20-3. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

2. Cole Beasley will become an afterthought

The arrival of Diggs isn’t good news for everyone in Buffalo. His target share is going to cut into someone else’s production. The receiver most negatively impacted will be Cole Beasley.

He was actually the team’s second leading receiving last season with 67 catches for 778 yards. In many ways that was a symptom of what was wrong with the Bills’ offense. He was too much of a safety blanket for Allen.

This year he’s going to take a backseat to both Diggs and Knox. He won’t totally disappear from the field, but his target share is going to be drastically diminished. The fact that he will be entering his age 31 season will only add to his decline.

Look for Beasley to struggle to hit the 40 catch plateau for 400 yards during 2020. He’ll still have a role to play for this offense, but minimizing it is in the best interest of the franchise. If the Bills offense is going to take a meaningful step forward next season it will require Beasley to take a reduced role.