Boykin had one catch for 43 yards and a touchdown on two targets against the Bengals.
Analysis: Boykin made the most of his only catch with a season-long 43-yard reception that also set his single-game season-high for receiving yards. 2020 wasn't smooth sailing for Boykin as far as his development goes; he went from a rookie season with 13 catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns on 22 targets and 433 snaps to 19 catches for 266 yards and four touchdowns on 33 targets and 546 snaps. Boykin maintains an extremely low target rate per snap despite Baltimore struggling to find much production in the passing game beyond Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown. The Ravens face the Titans on Sunday.
Jan 5, 2021 8:02 AM EST
Boykin caught one of two targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Giants.
Analysis: Boykin has failed to catch more than one pass in a game since Week 8. He's yet to surpass 38 yards in a game this year despite starting in 12 of 15 games this year.
Dec 29, 2020 11:47 AM EST
Boykin had one catch for a four-yard touchdown on two targets Sunday against Jacksonville.
Analysis: Boykin was among three Ravens receivers to play over 50 percent of the snaps Sunday. He answered the bell with an acrobatic catch in the end zone for his third touchdown of the season and second in his last three games. Boykin still isn't drawing much target volume despite seeing his playing time trend back in the right direction. He hasn't had more than three targets in any game since Week 4 against Washington. Boykin and the Ravens host the Giants in Week 16.
Dec 22, 2020 8:13 AM EST
Boykin was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: The Ravens will have a relatively healthy receiving corps with Hollywood Brown, Boykin and Dez Bryant all eligible to play Sunday. As a result, it's hard to imagine Boykin sees another 40-plus offensive snaps like he has in the previous two weeks.
Dec 19, 2020 2:33 PM EST
Coach John Harbaugh said Friday that Boykin "is on track" to play in Sunday's game versus the Jaguars, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Analysis: Wide receivers Marquise Brown and James Proche received the same vote of confidence from Harbaugh. Boykin was listed as a close contact to an infected person, and as long as he continues to test negative, he'll be in the lineup for Sunday's AFC clash. Dez Bryant will also be back in the lineup, so Boykin could see his reps decrease after consecutive games with higher than a 70 percent snap share.
Dec 18, 2020 10:32 AM EST
Boykin (undisclosed) could come off the reserve/COVID-19 list in time for Sunday's game against the Jaguars as long as he continues to test negative, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Boykin won't be eligible to practice all week, however, which could impact his involvement in the Week 15 gameplan. The second-year pro has just two catches in his last five appearances, so even if he's available against Jacksonville he won't be on the fantasy radar in most formats.
Dec 16, 2020 3:26 PM EST
Boykin (undisclosed) has been placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Analysis: Boykin's placement on the list means that he either tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in close contact with an infected person or persons. Also added to the list Wednesday were Marquise Brown and James Proche, a scenario that taxes the Ravens' wideout in advance of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
Dec 16, 2020 1:15 PM EST
Boykin caught his lone target for a 15-yard gain in Monday's win over the Browns.
Analysis: Boykin's snap share has ticked back up in recent weeks, playing 87 percent of the snaps against the Cowboys in Week 13 and 70 percent of the snaps Monday. However, Boykin drew just one target and he rates very low among receivers in air yards per game (21.5) and air yards per snap (0.66). Boykin draws a favorable matchup against the Jaguars on Sunday but he remains behind at least three other Baltimore pass-catchers in the pecking order for targets.
Dec 15, 2020 9:06 AM EST
Boykin secured one of his three targets for a 38-yard touchdown during Tuesday's 34-17 win against Dallas.
Analysis: Boykin helped Baltimore immediately cash in on a Cowboys turnover, corralling his long score exactly one play after Andy Dalton provided rookie Patrick Queen with the first interception of his career. The 38-yard gain alone tied Boykin's single-game season high in receiving, while the score represented the 24-year-old's fifth over 28 NFL appearances. He had started five of Baltimore's past sixth games coming into Week 13, but with just 2.2 targets per contest on the season, Boykin remains a low-floor fantasy option.
Dec 8, 2020 9:18 PM EST
Boykin wasn't targeted on any of his 18 offensive snaps Wednesday in the Ravens' 19-14 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: For the third week in a row, Boykin failed to draw target while playing no more than a third of the team's snaps. Even with more reps up for grabs with Willie Snead (reserve/COVID-19 list) sitting out, Boykin still ranked a distant fourth in offensive snap share (33 percent) among Baltimore receivers, with Marquise Brown (78 percent), Devin Duvernay (76 percent) and Dez Bryant (59 percent) all comfortably ahead of him. Boykin's opportunities will likely only shrink further once Snead rejoins the wideout rotation.
Dec 3, 2020 10:17 AM EST
Boykin wasn't targeted during Sunday's loss to the Titans.
Analysis: The 24-year-old played 15 offensive snaps and wasn't targeted for the second straight contest. Boykin clearly doesn't have an established role in the offense despite catching seven passes for 75 yards over the first two games of the season.
Nov 24, 2020 3:46 PM EST
Boykin was held without a target on 19 snaps Sunday against the Patriots.
Analysis: The second-year receiver continues to struggle to make an impact. His snap count has fallen precipitously every week since Week 5 and his 29 percent snap share Sunday marked a season-low. Baltimore's offense is dysfunctional of late and has lost some key pieces to injury, which makes it difficult to see a path to fantasy relevance for Boykin when he is playing fewer and fewer snaps every week.
Nov 17, 2020 5:40 PM EST
Boykin caught his only target for 11 yards during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Colts.
Analysis: Boykin played a season-low 36 percent of snaps against the Colts. The second-year pro has yet to account for 40 receiving yards in a game this year, and he hasn't drawn five or more targets since Week 2. The Ravens have a Sunday night matchup against the Patriots on deck Week 10.
Nov 11, 2020 10:35 AM EST
Boykin caught two of three targets for 20 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: The second-year receiver made his biggest impact of the season thus far, catching his first touchdown of 2020 to help keep pace with the Steelers early in the ball game. Boykin was otherwise ineffective, and his snap share continued to dip to a new season-low of 40 percent. The Ravens face Indianapolis on the road Sunday.
Nov 3, 2020 2:59 PM EST
Boykin caught one of two targets for 11 yards Sunday against the Eagles.
Analysis: It was another nondescript outing from Boykin, who has yet to go over 40 yards or four catches in any game this season. His playing time the past three weeks has dipped down below a 60 percent snap share in each of those games and Sunday's percentage was just 45. Meanwhile, rookie Devin Duvernay is slowly but surely playing more snaps each week. The Ravens said in the lead-up to Sunday's game that they were looking to get Boykin more involved but that certainly wasn't the case. He'll be on a bye before returning to action Week 8 against the Steelers.
Oct 19, 2020 3:20 PM EST
Boykin (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Analysis: Boykin was added to the Ravens' injury report after a thigh issue limited his activity in the team's final practice of the week Friday, but he moved around well enough in pregame warmups to gain clearance. After playing more than two-thirds of the Ravens' offensive snaps in each of the first three games of the season, Boykin lost work to rookie Devin Duvernay in both of the past two contests. Boykin played 54 percent of the snaps Week 4 and 57 percent of the snaps Week 5, logging two of six receptions for 28 yards between those games.
Oct 18, 2020 8:53 AM EST
Boykin is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles due to a thigh injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Boykin was a new addition to Friday's injury report, as Zrebiec notes, a hint that he could have picked up his thigh issue during practice. The second-year pro was held without a catch on two targets Week 5, and he has yet to surpass 40 receiving yards in a game this season. If Boykin were forced to miss any time, it could provide rookies Devin Duvernay and James Proche additional opportunities to work their way into Baltimore's offense.
Oct 16, 2020 1:51 PM EST
Boykin was held without a catch on two targets over 36 snaps Sunday against the Bengals.
Analysis: Boykin continues to struggle to find his footing in the passing game. He hasn't seen more than five targets in any game this season and he has just three catches for 36 yards over his last three games. Coach John Harbaugh said during Monday's press conference that the team wants to get Boykin "more involved" according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. Even if this is true, Boykin won't see more targets than Marquise Brown or Mark Andrews. Boykin will have a chance to be more involved Sunday against the Eagles.
Oct 12, 2020 3:43 PM EST
Boykin caught two of four targets for 28 yards Sunday against the Football Team.
Analysis: Boykin played a season-low 54 percent of the snaps -- 31 total -- and he would have only had one catch for 13 yards on three targets if not for a 15-yard gain on a fake punt pass from Sam Koch. Earlier in the season, Boykin was at least playing the majority of the snaps on offense. Sunday may be the start of a bad trend for Boykin if his snaps and targets don't tick back up against the Bengals in Week 5, particularly now that rookies like Devin Duvernay and James Proche seem to be working their way into roles.
Oct 6, 2020 10:52 AM EST
Boykin hauled in one of two targets for eight receiving yards during Monday's 34-20 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Boykin didn't have a prolific night on the stat sheet, but neither did any other member of the Ravens' receiving corps. Marquise Brown led Baltimore wide receivers with 13 yards, while the collective group of Boykin, Brown, Devin Duvernay and Willie Snead only combined for a measly 32 receiving yards. The matchup isn't ideal Week 4 for Boykin, Lamar Jackson and the Ravens' passing attack, going up against a Washington team that ranks among the league's 10 toughest defenses in terms of both catches (36) and touchdowns (one) allowed to opposing wideouts.
Sep 29, 2020 6:03 PM EST
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