Chad Beebe

Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #82
Minnesota Vikings
Wide Receiver #82

Chad Beebe News

Pens minimum deal

The Vikings have re-signed Beebe to a one-year, $920,000 contract, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Beebe would've been owed a $2.1 million contract had the Vikings tendered him, so the team will save over $1 million against the cap by getting him back on a minimum deal. Behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen there probably isn't room for another fantasy relevant wideout to emerge in Minnesota, but Beebe has proven to at least be a reliable depth piece.

Mar 17, 2021 1:31 PM EST

Won't be tendered, could re-sign

The Vikings won't place a tender on Beebe, allowing him to hit free agency, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Beebe proved capable of significant playing time as a backup wideout in his third NFL season, and the Vikings reportedly want bring him back in a similar role for 2021. However, the lowest possible tender Minnesota could hand Beebe would be worth $2.1 million, a price which the team evidently wants driven down. That leaves Beebe on track to hit the open market Wednesday afternoon.

Mar 15, 2021 8:16 AM EST

Becomes regular in offense

Beebe ended his season catching 20 of his 30 targets for 201 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games.

Analysis: In his third year with the Vikings, Beebe emerged as a capable backup and achieved career highs in receptions, targets, yards, touchdowns and number of appearances. This was the first season the 26-year-old was a regular in the offense, but it remains to be seen if Minnesota will retain the upcoming restricted free agent.

Jan 15, 2021 7:15 AM EST

No targets in loss

Beebe wasn't targeted in Friday's 52-33 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Beebe played 36 percent of the offensive snaps, but he failed to receive a target for the fourth time this season. This offense continues to run through Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, so Beebe's fantasy prospects are low.

Dec 28, 2020 10:23 AM EST

Secures both targets

Beebe caught both his targets for 21 yards during Sunday's 33-27 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: The 26-year-old operated as Minnesota's No. 3 wide receiver, but that only resulted in 20 offensive snaps Sunday. Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson should continue to dominate the production from the Vikings' wideouts.

Dec 22, 2020 6:21 PM EST

No receptions Sunday

Beebe did not have a reception on three targets in Sunday's loss at Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Beebe played on 34 of the offense's 79 snaps, so he got about his usual playing time. However, he failed to make a reception for just the second time in five games. Still, he's not getting enough targets as Minnesota's slot receiver to make an impact in most fantasy formats. Almost all the targets go to Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson in the passing game if both are healthy.

Dec 14, 2020 2:18 PM EST

Garners three targets

Beebe caught two of three targets for 10 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win against the Jaguars.

Analysis: After playing hero in a Week 12 win over the Panthers, Beebe reverted to his typical usage with Adam Thielen back from the COVID-19 list. He played 28 snaps on offense (31 percent) and saw a 7.5 percent target share. Beebe's still the clear No. 3 wideout, but Kirk Cousins' narrow target tree heavily favors Thielen, Justin Jefferson and Dalvin Cook.

Dec 8, 2020 1:28 PM EST

Atones for late miscue

Beebe brought in all seven targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings' 28-27 win over the Panthers on Sunday. He also netted zero yards on his two punt returns and muffed a third.

Analysis: Beebe ran the gamut of emotions in the last two minutes-plus of the back-and-forth affair, first muffing a punt at his own 14-yard line that led to a Joey Slye field goal and six-point Panthers lead. However, Beebe was then able to come back and snare what would turn out to be a 10-yard scoring grab with just 46 seconds remaining, atoning for his earlier error in fine fashion. The third-year Northern Illinois product has primarily been limited to special teams all season, but Adam Thielen's absence Sunday due to his placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list opened up a rare opportunity from scrimmage for Beebe. The 26-year-old is likely to return to his spot deep down the depth chart if Thielen returns for a Week 13 battle against the Jaguars.

Nov 29, 2020 3:05 PM EST

Stays in slot role

Bisi Johnson will start as the No. 2 wide receiver Sunday against Carolina with Beebe working as the No. 3 slot receiver with Adam Thielen out while on the COVID-19 list, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Beebe had been playing as the No 3 receiver ahead of Johnson when Thielen was active, but he'll stay in the slot role with Johnson moving out wide with Thielen out. Still, Beebe could get more targets of the two, but the Vikings may not target many receivers beyond Justin Jefferson as the team may lean on the running game even more than usual.

Nov 29, 2020 9:10 AM EST

No receptions Sunday

Beebe did not have a reception or target in Sunday's loss to Dallas. He played 17 snaps on offense.

Analysis: The Vikings utilized two tight ends more with Irv Smith back from a groin injury and the game flow didn't dictate the use of three-receiver sets as much. Beebe remains the third receiver, but he could have a larger role this week if Adam Thielen misses time after landing on the COVID-19 list.

Nov 23, 2020 2:26 PM EST

Makes two grabs

Beebe caught both of his targets for 16 yards in Monday night's 19-13 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Beebe helped the Vikings move the sticks with a 12-yard reception during the first quarter. With another grab later, the third-year pro posted just the third multi-catch game of his career, giving him something to build on in advance of Week 11's game versus the Cowboys.

Nov 16, 2020 8:57 PM EST

No catches against Lions

Beebe was not targeted on any of his 17 offensive snaps, though he did register a 19-yard kickoff return during Sunday's 34-20 win against Detroit.

Analysis: Beebe's offensive workload Sunday was in line with his involvement from previous games, as he had averaged 19.6 offensive snaps per contest in five appearances between Weeks 3 and 8. The Northern Illinois standout has totaled five receptions for 47 yards on the 2020 campaign, adding 2.3 yards per attempt on his three punt returns. In a top-heavy receiving corps that consists of Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, Beebe has been hardly involved despite being listed as the No. 3 wideout.

Nov 9, 2020 4:56 PM EST

One catch in Week 8

Beebe caught his lone target for 16 yards in Sunday's 28-22 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: No Vikings player caught more than three passes, as the team rode Dalvin Cook's dominant rushing performance to an upset victory over the NFC North rival Packers. With Minnesota likely to go run-heavy with a healthy Cook, Beebe will have a hard time carving out much of a role as the team's distant third receiver behind Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson.

Nov 2, 2020 1:47 PM EST

Two receptions Sunday

Beebe had two receptions for 13 yards on five targets in Sunday's loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: With the Vikings falling behind by 20 points in the first half, Minnesota used three-receiver sets more than usual which resulted in Beebe getting a season-high five targets. The third receiver hasn't been a large factor in the Minnesota offense, so Beebe likely won't have viable fantasy value in most formats even though he seems to have a firm hold on the role.

Oct 19, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Just one reception Sunday

Beebe had one reception for 11 yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at Seattle. He also returned two punts for an average of 3.5 yards.

Analysis: Beebe was the primary slot receiver and he played on 27 of the offense's 87 snaps. However, Minnesota's passing offense looks to have few targets for anyone but the running backs, Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Beebe was back as the punt returner as he's been alternating duties with K.J. Osborn, who was sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Oct 12, 2020 9:55 PM EST

Reduced role Sunday

Beebe did not have a target nor reception in Sunday's win at Houston. He played 16 of 66 snaps on offense.

Analysis: Beebe went out for a pass on only nine snaps. He also wasn't used in the return game with K.J. Osborn returning after being inactive last week. Minnesota's passing offense looks to have few targets for anyone but the running backs, Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson.

Oct 5, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Increased role Sunday

Beebe had one reception for nine yards in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.

Analysis: Beebe was active for the first time this season and overtook Bisi Johnson on the depth chart, working mostly as the slot receiver. Beebe played 22 of the offense's 65 snaps with Justin Jefferson working as the No. 2 receiver opposite Adam Thielen. Beebe could see more targets his way if he can stay healthy and the offense gets more comfortable with him in the slot.

Sep 28, 2020 5:56 PM EST

Will make 2020 debut

Beebe will be active for the first time this season for Sunday's game against Tennessee. He's expected to return punts with KJ Osborn inactive, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Beebe may not get may snaps on offense, but he'll play his first game since Week 3 of the 2019 season. He suffered a season-ending ankle injury last year.

Sep 27, 2020 8:45 AM EST

Deactivated for Week 1

Beebe is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Packers, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: Seven wide receivers made the cut for the Vikings and six of them will be active for Week 1, but Beebe is not among that crew.

Sep 13, 2020 8:42 AM EST

Makes 53-man roster

Beebe has made Minnesota's 53-man roster to begin the regular season, The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Beebe began the 2019 season as Minnesota's potential No. 3 wide receiver, but he was limited to only three games due to an ankle injury. While he's healthy entering the 2020 regular season, he wasn't seen as a contender for the third-receiver role during training camp. He'll likely begin the season as the fourth or fifth receiver and make a larger impact on special teams. Still, he's always made a strong impression when given playing time on offense, but just needs to show he can stay healthy.

Sep 5, 2020 10:33 PM EST

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