Chad Beebe

Chad Beebe

Wide Receiver #82
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Ht / Wt:5'9" / 185 lb.
College:None
Age:26
Born:June 1, 1994
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Chad Beebe: 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.

October 19, 2020 2:16 PM EST

Chad Beebe: 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.

October 12, 2020 9:55 PM EST

Chad Beebe: 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.

October 5, 2020 12:45 PM EST

Chad Beebe: 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.

September 28, 2020 5:56 PM EST

Chad Beebe: 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.

September 27, 2020 8:45 AM EST

Chad Beebe: 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.

September 13, 2020 8:42 AM EST

Chad Beebe: 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.

September 5, 2020 10:33 PM EST

Chad Beebe: Projects as depth receiver

Beebe (ankle) likely will enter training camp as the Vikings' No. 4 or wideout, Eric Smith of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old entered 2019 with high expectations as Minnesota's potential No. 3 wide receiver, but he was limited to only three games in 2019 due to the ankle injury. The Vikings drafted Justin Jefferson 22nd overall and signed Tajae Sharpe, but the departure of Stefon Diggs brings a level of uncertainty behind top-option Adam Thielen. Beebe and Bisi Johnson figure to be in competition for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart in camp.

June 26, 2020 11:58 AM EST

Chad Beebe: Done for season

Beebe (ankle) will not return during the 2018-19 season, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: The Vikings anticipated that Beebe would return from IR at some point when he was initially placed on the list back in late September. That will evidently not come to fruition, ending his second NFL season with Beebe having accumulated two catches for 70 yards on two targets over three games. He's expected to be ready for the start of the 2020 offseason program.

November 26, 2019 8:54 AM EST

Chad Beebe: Expected back from IR eventually

Coach Mike Zimmer expects Beebe (ankle) to return from injured reserve after eight weeks, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Analysis: The Vikings are optimistic Beebe won't need surgery to address the ligament damage in his ankle. The team re-signed Laquon Treadwell on Tuesday, giving Bisi Johnson some competition for the No. 3 receiver job.

September 25, 2019 8:12 AM EST

Chad Beebe: Heads to IR

The Vikings placed Beebe (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday, Craig Peters of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: For the time being, Beebe is expected to avoid surgery to address the ligament damage in his ankle, but the move to IR means he'll be sidelined for at least the next eight weeks. Minnesota signed Laquon Treadwell to the roster in a corresponding move to add depth to the team's receiver room while Beebe is on the mend.

September 24, 2019 12:19 PM EST

Chad Beebe: Has ligament damage to ankle

The MRI that Beebe underwent Monday revealed torn ligaments in his ankle, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Beebe will avoid surgery on the ankle for now, but the Vikings seem prepared to be without their No. 3 receiver and top punt returner for at least the Week 4 matchup with the Bears. The Vikings' frequent use of the fullback and two-tight end sets had limited Beebe's work at receiver this season, as he has yet to play more than 26 percent of the offensive snaps in any of the team's three games. Rookie Bisi Johnson will step into a meager role in three-wideout sets for as long as Beebe is sidelined.

September 24, 2019 6:38 AM EST

Chad Beebe: MRI on tap

Beebe will undergo an MRI on his injured ankle after Sunday's 34-14 win against the Raiders, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Prior to leaving the contest, Beebe muffed a punt, committed a 15-yard penalty for an illegal block above the waist, and didn't contribute anything on offense. The upcoming examination will determine if Beebe will require any time away from the field.

September 22, 2019 1:32 PM EST

Chad Beebe: Suffers ankle injury

Beebe is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Raiders due to an ankle injury, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Analysis: Beebe didn't exactly have a banner performance before his departure, muffing one of his punt returns (it was recovered by teammate Kris Boyd) and committing a 15-yard penalty for an illegal block above the waist. As long as Beebe is sidelined, Bisi Johnson will slot in as the third wide receiver behind Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs.

September 22, 2019 12:21 PM EST

Chad Beebe: Has 61-yard catch Sunday

Beebe had one reception for 61 yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.

Analysis: Beebe has a firm hold on the No. 3 receiver role, but it's not a big factor in the Vikings offense as he has just three targets in two games. Beebe played just 16 snaps on offense. Beebe has emerged as the primary punt returner with four returns for 25 yards Sunday.

September 16, 2019 12:43 PM EST

Chad Beebe: Just one reception Sunday

Beebe had one reception for nine yards on his lone target in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

Analysis: It's hard to get too much of a read on Beebe's usage in the offense on a day when the Vikings dominated on the ground (172 yards rushing) and only needed to throw ten passes. Beebe looks set as the third receiver as he played 14 snaps on offense compared to Bisi Johnson's seven snaps. However, it remains to be seen if Beebe or any receiver other than Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs will have more than token role in the passing game.

September 9, 2019 9:39 AM EST

Chad Beebe: Works with first-team offense

Beebe was targeted three times in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona but did not have a reception. He had one punt return for five yards.

Analysis: While Beebe didn't much in Saturday's game, he did work with the first-team offense and that likely indicates he still has the inside track on the No. 3 WR role. It's not clear if he'll win the punt-return job, as he may be the backup to Amir Abdullah. Beebe may also win the job as the holder for field goals.

August 25, 2019 8:40 AM EST

Chad Beebe: One catch Sunday

Beebe caught his only target for seven yards in Sunday's preseason win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Beebe was only in on two drives with the first-team offense, so his low production out of the slot doesn't come as a huge surprise. The 25-year-old has an inside track to winning the third receiver role in Minnesota this season, but that role will be miles behind the production expected from starters Adam Thielen and Stephon Diggs. Still, there could be some deeper-league intrigue if Beebe does end up winning the psuedo-starting job. Fantasy owners will hope to see more from the wideout in the third, and most-important, preseason game against the Cardinals on Saturday.

August 18, 2019 9:23 PM EST

Chad Beebe: Front-runner for No. 3 WR role

Beebe has emerged as a front-runner for the No. 3 receiver job, ESPN reports.

Analysis: Beebe has been impressive in camp when working with the first-team offense and is ahead in the battle that also includes Jordan Taylor, Jeff Badet, Brandon Zylstra and Laquon Treadwell. However, the No. 3 receiver role has not been targeted much in the offense with Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen getting almost all the targets. Plus the Vikings may utilize a third receiver even less if they use more two-TE sets with rookie Irv Smith. Still, Beebe is a player two watch in the preseason as he could force a larger role.

August 2, 2019 9:22 PM EST

Chad Beebe: Drawing praise

Offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday that Beebe is "making a name for himself" this offseason, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "I will give the kid credit, he comes out here and he works" Stefanski added.

Analysis: Beebe seems to have the early lead for the team's No. 3 receiver and top punt returner this offseason, evidenced by the fact that he's been given looks at both positions in OTAs and minicamp. The 25-year-old caught just four passes for 39 yards last season in his three appearances, and could be in line for an increased role in 2019 if his strong offseason continues.

June 12, 2019 3:16 PM EST

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