Malik Beasley
Malik Beasley
22-Year-Old GuardG
Denver Nuggets
Injury Quadriceps
Est. Return 10/17/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Coming into last season, Beasley was ticketed for limited playing time off the bench with the likes of Will Barton and Gary Harris ahead of him on the depth chart. He had only averaged 9.0 minutes per game during the 2017-18 campaign, leaving him with few opportunities to make an impact on the fantasy landscape. However, the Nuggets dealt with many injuries throughout last season, which enabled Beasley to play in 81 games and average 23.2 minutes per contest. He really shined in the 18 games that he started, averaging 15.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and three three-pointers. While there were many positives for the Florida State product in 2018-19, Beasley's role may be reduced heading into 2019-20. Assuming Harris and Barton stay healthy, not to mention the potential emergence of Michael Porter Jr. as a rotation piece, Beasley will have to fight for a role on the wing. As a result, he can be avoided in the vast majority of fantasy leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $3.32 million contract with the Nuggets in July of 2016. Nuggets exercised $1.77 million team option for 2018-19 in September of 2017. Nuggets exercised $2.73 million team option for 2019-20 in October of 2018.
Out Monday
GDenver Nuggets
October 14, 2019
Beasley (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Monday's preseason game against the Suns.
Beasley was listed as questionable earlier in the day due to a right quad injury, and he's since been downgraded to out. He figures to have a chance to return Thursday in his squad's last preseason against Portland.
Read More News
Per Game
Per 36
NBA Per Game Stats
Loading Per Game Stats...
NBA Total Stats
Loading Total Stats...
NBA Per 36 Stats
Loading Per 36 Stats...
NBA Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Game Log...
By Month
Starting/Off Bench
Days Rest
Vs Opp
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats
Loading Split Stats...
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats - By Month
Loading Split Stats...
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Starting/Off Bench
Loading Split Stats...
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Days Rest
Loading Split Stats...
2018 NBA Per Game Split Stats - Vs Opp
Loading Split Stats...
Advanced Stats
Loading Advanced Stats...
Nuggets Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Average Fantasy Points
Average Fantasy Points are determined when Malik Beasley was active vs. non-active during the season. Click here to view average fantasy points for a different time period.
Loading Average Minutes...
Loading FanDuel Points...
Loading DraftKings Points...
Loading Yahoo Points...
Loading FantasyDraft Points...
Loading Head2Head Points...
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Malik Beasley
NBA Draft Kit: Five Sleeper Candidates to Consider
13 days ago
Can Brook Lopez replicate last season's elite three-point production?
NBA Draft Kit: 10 Players under $10
27 days ago
Alex Barutha highlights 10 players auction league owners should be targeting to round out their rosters.
Numbers Game: Rankings Reveal
61 days ago
Alex Rikleen reveals his initial top-150 for the 2019-20 NBA season.
Handicapping the NBA: Our Favorite NBA Futures Bets
78 days ago
Alex Barutha and Nick Whalen have $1,000 to spend on their favorite player and team future bets for the 2019-20 NBA season.
Early 2019-20 Fantasy Sleepers
102 days ago
Buddy Hield quietly averaged over 20 points per game last season.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Beasley’s workload varied significantly last year, playing just 583 total minutes -- not giving him consistent opportunities to demonstrate his skillset. He did see 20-plus minutes on five occasions, however, averaging 8.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists. He put in a second year of summer league this July, looking especially locked in defensively (seven steals in three games). Beasley also averaged 16.0 points, but shot a worse percentage than during 2017 summer league. Considering the Nuggets’ lack of depth, Beasley should have an opportunity in training camp to compete for a backup role. However, it seems highly unlikely he turns Fantasy relevant.
After being selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Beasley found himself buried on the depth chart throughout his rookie campaign and played in just 22 games. He put together an average of just 3.8 points across 7.5 minutes, as he was out of the rotation for much of the season. Most of Beasley's time came in the formerly known D-League, where he averaged 18.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 16 games last season. That gave a glimpse of what the 20-year-old can do, though there's obviously a severe talent gap between the two leagues, so Beasley will have plenty of work to do to become a contributor at the next level. Beasley could see a few more minutes during his sophomore campaign, but the fact that Gary Harris and Will Barton still sit ahead of him on the shooting guard depth chart, likely means Beasley isn't going to play a huge role. That should keep him off the Fantasy radar in most formats.
Beasley earned a reputation as an explosive player on both ends of the court during his freshman season at Florida State, averaging 15.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game before deciding to turn pro. A foot injury limited his ability to work out for teams before the draft, but the Nuggets were comfortable grabbing him at No. 19 to add to the team's backcourt depth along with No. 7 overall pick Jamal Murray. The Nuggets are now among the league's deepest teams, particularly on the wing, so Beasley may have difficulty carving out more than a minor role off the bench as a rookie. Beasley profiles best as a shooting guard long term, but he projects to open the year behind Gary Harris, Will Barton and Murray on the depth chart and could be in line for some extensive time in the D-League.
More Fantasy News
Questionable for Monday
GDenver Nuggets
October 13, 2019
Beasley is considered questionable to play Monday against the Suns due to a bruised quad, Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports reports.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Stellar off bench
GDenver Nuggets
October 11, 2019
Beasley supplied 16 points (6-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, two assists and one steal across 19 minutes during the Nuggets' 111-91 preseason win over the Clippers on Thursday.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Scores 13 points Wednesday
GDenver Nuggets
May 2, 2019
Beasley ended with 13 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-8 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 97-90 loss to Portland.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Drops 20 points in loss
GDenver Nuggets
April 18, 2019
Beasley totaled 20 points (7-13 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and two assists over 28 minutes in the Nuggets' loss to the Spurs on Thursday.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Scores team-high 25 points Tuesday
GDenver Nuggets
April 9, 2019
Beasley amassed 25 points (9-13 FG, 5-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), two steals, one assist, and one block in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 118-108 loss to the Jazz.
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.