|ADP:||Round: 14, Pick: 3|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 220 lb.|
|Born:||October 12, 1996|
|Drafted:||2019 / Rd. 3 (93)|
Boykin will face added competition for targets after the Ravens drafted a pair of receivers over the weekend, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The heat was already on Boykin after he underperformed as a rookie, and the Ravens' selections of Devin Duvernay and James Proche means that the team wasn't satisfied with what it had at receiver before the draft. One mark in Boykin's favor is that neither Duvernay or Proche are built to take his spot in three-wide sets as both are projected slot receivers. That said, Boykin is at risk of getting passed over for targets, especially if Duvernay is a quick study. Boykin has a lot to prove this offseason to live up to his billing as a third-round pick in 2019.
General manager Eric DeCosta said the Ravens expect Boykin to make a second-year leap, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The 2019 third-round pick started 11 of 16 games as a rookie but was used as a run blocker on about half of his 425 offensive snaps. Boykin finished the regular season with 13 catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns, drawing no more than three targets in any one game until he got seven in a playoff loss to the Titans (three receptions for 26 yards). The 23-year-old could now take over more of the work that went to Seth Roberts in 2019, though there's a good chance the Ravens would replace Roberts with a superior talent. The most likely scenario feature Boykin in a job battle this summer, while Marquise Brown will be locked in for one starting spot and Willie Snead figures to man the slot.
Boykin finished his rookie season with 13 catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 22 targets.
Analysis: It wasn't the season many envisioned for Boykin, who was taken in the third round in the 2019 NFL Draft and, given the receiving depth chart, seemingly had a path to a major role right away. That role never truly materialized, however, as he never played more than 56 percent of the offensive snaps in any of Baltimore's regular-season games. In fairness, Baltimore's offense is unique and veterans like Seth Roberts likely got the edge on Boykin in terms of playing time thanks to things like downfield blocking ability. Boykin should have the inside track at a bigger role in Year 2 with Roberts hitting free agency this offseason, but the Notre Dame product's modest 2019 impact likely won't prevent the Ravens from looking to add at the receiver position either through free agency or the draft.
Boykin was unable to haul in either of his targets during Sunday's 28-10 win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: The offense was a little off kilter Sunday as Lamar Jackson and other key starters sat. Still, the game snapped Boykin's two-game streak with a catch, tied for his longest of the season. Boykin, as a down-roster receiver in a run-heavy scheme, doesn't provide too much value and would be a dangerous play even with Baltimore's success on offense. Following the bye, the Texans, Bills or Titans come to town. Boykin did not record a reception in games against Houston and Buffalo this season.
Boykin caught his only target for an eight-yard gain in Week 16 against the Browns.
Analysis: The rookie saw his playing time tick back up against the Browns but he still saw just one target for the second straight week. Boykin has caught more than one pass just once since Week 7 and has a total of four catches for 67 yards in those eight games. He is set to play in the regular season finale against the Steelers, where Robert Griffin will take over as the starting quarterback for the resting Lamar Jackson.
Boykin caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown in Thursday's win over the Jets.
Analysis: After not being targeted for two straight weeks, Boykin got back in the action Thursday with his first touchdown since Week 4 against the Browns. Boykin is still having a difficult time getting consistent target volume, though, so the touchdown Thursday doesn't necessarily portend a role increase in the coming weeks. Seth Roberts, who also caught a touchdown Thursday, seems to have the inside track for snaps ahead of Boykin on the left side of the Ravens offense. Boykin and the Ravens will travel to Cleveland in Week 16.
Boykin was not targeted Sunday against the Bills.
Analysis: Sunday marked the second straight week where Boykin did not draw a single target and his snap count Sunday was his lowest since the season opener against the Dolphins. Boykin appears to be losing playing time to Seth Roberts at the left outside receiver spot as Roberts has out-snapped the rookie in three of the last four weeks. The Jets will visit Baltimore on Thursday this week but there's little indication that Boykin will have a major role.
Boykin (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Analysis: Boykin was considered a game-time decision after being added to the injury report Friday with the ankle injury, but he won't be forced to miss Week 13. The 23-year-old caught two passes for 54 yards in garbage time during last week's win over the Rams, but he was held without a catch over the previous three contests.
Boykin (ankle) will be a game-time decision against the 49ers on Sunday, as he'll need to undergo testing in pregame warm-ups before a decision is made on his status, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Analysis: Boykin is officially listed as questionable for the game. His 54 yards against the Rams in Week 12 were one shy of Boykin's season-high total, which came against the Seahawks in Week 7. If he's able to suit up, Boykin will look to continue his strong play against the NFC West.
Boykin was added to the injury report Friday due to an ankle injury, with the Ravens listing him as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Boykin presumably suffered the injury during Thursday's practice, as he wasn't available for Friday's session. A Week 13 absence could free up some snaps for Chris Moore, or the Ravens might just split the work between Marquise Brown, Willie Snead and Seth Roberts. Regardless, it wouldn't be a huge loss for the offense, as Boykin is averaging 1.6 targets per game.
Boykin caught both of his targets for 54 yards during Monday's 45-6 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Boykin really got going late in Monday night's game, with the Ravens comfortably ahead and Robert Griffin III in at quarterback. With the Ravens continuing the press on the gas on third and long, Griffin lobbed one up the sideline for Boykin to highpoint and come down with a 39-yard gain. Monday's performance snapped a three-game catchless streak for the Boykin. The rookie has flashed big-time potential with an impressive 16.8-yards-per-catch average, but the Ravens' tight-end focused, run-heavy attack has made opportunities sparse. Next up is a very tough test against the league's top-ranked pass defense, the 49ers.
Boykin was held without a catch on two targets Sunday against the Texans.
Analysis: This marks the third straight week that Boykin has gone without a catch and the fifth time this season overall. He has just three total targets in the last three games and has played in 45 percent or less of the plays in each of those contests. Seth Roberts seems to have leapfrogged Boykin in the pecking order, which leaves the rookie with almost no path to regular targets.
Boykin caught two of three targets for 28 yards during Sunday's 23-17 win over Cincinnati.
Analysis: Boykin caught multiple passes for the second consecutive game after just two catches in his first three games. He may be on the upswing, but he isn't quite fantasy relevant yet. Part of this is Lamar Jackson cooling in the passing game, with just four passing touchdowns in the past four weeks. If touchdown passes aren't flying around, Boykin will need to make up for it in yardage, something he hasn't shown yet.
Boykin caught all three of his targets for 32 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Browns.
Analysis: Sunday was a step in the right direction for Boykin, who recorded season-highs in receptions and yards while adding his second touchdown of the season. Boykin went catchless in Week 3, so this was a notable improvement for the rookie. However, his snap count (21) dropped to his lowest since Week 1 in Miami, while Seth Roberts and Willie Snead played significantly more snaps. Boykin remains just below the fantasy radar at this point due to his muted role in the offense.
Boykin was targeted just once, and was unable to make the catch, during Sunday's 33-28 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Boykin's only target didn't come until the final drive of the game as the Ravens, though they ultimately managed to put up points, were no where near as efficient in the passing game as Weeks 1 and 2. Boykin caught just two passes combined in those first two contests, so there's no real sense that he's a big part of this offense when it's firing on all cylinders. Though he's just three games into his career, Sunday's lack of production showed what happens when Baltimore is misfiring. Week 4 brings a visit from division rival Cleveland.
Boykin caught one of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: Although his offensive production hasn't showed it, Boykin garnered more opportunities in Week 2 by playing 38 snaps (48 percent) compared to just 18 snaps (23 percent) in Week 1. Chris Moore and Seth Roberts both suffered sizable hits to their respective workloads as a result, signalling that Boykin may be pulling away as the No. 3 wide receiver. With an expected shootout on tap in Week 3 versus the Chiefs, Boykin should have a chance to establish himself and could be a cheap option in DFS, and he's worth a stash in deeper season-long leagues.
Boykin caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown Sunday against the Dolphins.
Analysis: The rookie wasn't heavily involved in his NFL debut Sunday, seeing just 18 of a possible 77 snaps according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. However, he made his lone target count as Boykin got wide open and hauled in a touchdown to put the Ravens up 35-3. The likes of Seth Roberts and Chris Moore saw more snaps that Boykin, but part of that could be attributable to the Ravens turning to their reserves in the second half. Boykin should be more involved in Week 2 against the Cardinals, although it's clear that Boykin is behind fellow rookie Marquise Brown and Willie Snead in the pecking order at wide receiver.
Boykin (undisclosed) participated in Tuesday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Boykin missed practice Sunday and Monday due to an undisclosed injury. The rookie retook the field Tuesday, reportedly making a series of impressive catches including a contested touchdown. Now back to fully health, Boykin will resume competing for a key role in Baltimore's receiving corps.
Boykin (undisclosed) missed practice Sunday and Monday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Analysis: The rookie third-round pick has been busy but inefficient through two preseason games, catching four of 12 targets for 39 yards. Boykin's strong work on the practice field could still be enough to earn him a Week 1 role in the Baltimore offense, though it would be help if he made it back for Thursday's exhibition against the Eagles.
Boykin didn't catch any of his three targets in Thursday night's 26-13 preseason win over the Packers.
Analysis: Boykin got some work with Baltimore's starting unit, but couldn't connect with Lamar Jackson on his lone target on the offense's opening drive. The rookie's two looks from backup Trace McSorley also both proved unsuccessful, making for an underwhelming outing. He'll hope to make a bigger impact in next week's exhibition meeting with the Eagles.
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