Nick Boyle

Nick Boyle

Tight End #86
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 268 lb.
Born:February 17, 1993
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 5 (171)
Draft Team:BAL

Nick Boyle: One catch Sunday

Boyle caught one of three targets for 14 yards Sunday against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Boyle has seen three targets in each of the first two games, catching four for 40 yards. He is behind only Willie Snead in snap percentage (59 percent) and is surprisingly third on the team in targets. His blocking ability keeps him on the field consistently, but he's unlikely to remain this high up in the target pecking order as the season progresses. Boyle and the Ravens will travel to Arrowhead to face the Chiefs in Week 3.

September 16, 2019 2:02 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Snags three passes

Boyle caught all of his targets for 26 total yards during Sunday's 59-10 win over Miami.

Analysis: Boyle ended the game with more snaps than fellow tight end Mark Andrews, 43 to 32, but with a fraction of the production as Andrews ended with 108 yards and score. Based on their pasts, that dynamic is likely to continue, though it's hard to read too much into a game that got out of hand as early as Sunday's. Next up is an Arizona team that provided Lions rookie T. J. Hockenson a historic debut.

September 10, 2019 8:12 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Inks extension with Baltimore

Boyle and the Ravens agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $18 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: At first glance, it seems like a hefty payday for a tight end with just 75 receptions in his four-year NFL career, especially considering Boyle will see nearly $10 million in guaranteed money. But pass-catching has never been the focal point for Boyle, who excels as a blocker and does so on the great majority of his snaps. This was valued enough by the Ravens to grant the 26-year-old a new contract, but Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst likely remain ahead of Boyle in the pecking order for targets at the position.

March 7, 2019 6:34 AM EST

Nick Boyle: New career-high in yards

Boyle caught 23 of 37 targets for 213 yards in 2018.

Analysis: The fourth-year player out of Delaware set a new career-high in receiving yards but is still searching for that elusive first touchdown. Boyle was also a major staple in the offense as a whole, playing 55 percent of the offensive snaps and adding value as a run blocker. The Ravens did spend two 2018 draft picks on tight ends, which may signal the end of Boyle and Maxx Williams' time in Baltimore once he hits free agency this offseason.

January 8, 2019 9:48 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Cleared for Week 16

Boyle (concussion) is active for Saturday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Boyle was listed as questionable but he had already cleared the concussion protocol, making his availability unsurprising. The 25-year-old should continue in his low-volume role at tight end for the Ravens with Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst both healthy.

December 22, 2018 4:05 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Clears concussion protocol

Boyle has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and could play Saturday against the Chargers, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Boyle missed last week's game due to his concussion but stands a good chance at playing Saturday. Coach John Harbaugh said that Boyle will be a game-time decision despite clearing the protocol as the Ravens seek to cling to a wild card spot.

December 20, 2018 12:18 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Practices Wednesday

Boyle (concussion) took part in Wednesday's practice session, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Boyle didn't participate in practice Tuesday, so his graduation to at least limited participation Wednesday vastly improves his chances of suiting up for Saturday's matchup with the Chargers. He will still need to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol to do so.

December 19, 2018 9:58 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Non-participant Tuesday

Boyle (concussion) did not participate in Tuesday's practice, The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec reports.

Analysis: Boyle remains subject to the league's concussion protocol after suffering a head injury during Sunday's win over the Buccaneers. His status must improve throughout the week before potentially becoming available for Saturday's tilt against the Chargers, though the Ravens have several complementary options at tight end including Mark Andrews, Hayden Hurst and Maxx Williams.

December 18, 2018 1:52 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Ruled out Sunday

Boyle was ruled out after suffering a concussion in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Analysis: Boyle had been seeing the majority of snaps primarily as a blocking tight end for the Ravens, so this news could impact their offense negatively if he is forced to miss time. Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst would stand to benefit if Boyle misses time.

December 16, 2018 1:32 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Sees minor passing game role

Boyle caught one of two targets for seven yards against the Falcons.

Analysis: Boyle saw the most snaps of any Baltimore tight end, seeing 50 total while Mark Andrews saw 32 and Hayden Hurst played 21. However, Boyle mostly functioned as a blocker while Andrews and several other players saw more targets. Boyle is still a cog in the offense, but most of his utility is outside the fantasy scope.

December 4, 2018 9:59 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Catches two passes in win

Boyle caught both his targets for 19 yards in Sunday's win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Boyle played a 73-percent snap share Sunday -- trailing only QB Lamar Jackson and the offensive line -- but the Ravens again leaned heavily on their run game with rookie Lamar Jackson under center. Given his lack of production this season and the offense's reliance on the run game with Joe Flacco (hip) sidelined, Boyle isn't worth fantasy consideration outside of the deepest of formats.

November 27, 2018 7:44 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Comes down with four catches

Boyle hauled in all four of his targets for a total of 36 yards during Sunday's 24-21 win over Cincinnati.

Analysis: Boyle was one of the few targets in Baltimore that benefited from Lamar Jackson's start as he nabbed a season-high four catches. Still, the fourth-year player wasn't able to turn those into big gains - no completion going for more than 16 yards. Boyle's level of production in the passing game sets a fairly low bar and, even if Jackson starts in Joe Flacco's (hip) stead again, he's unlikely to be able to capitalize on a solid matchup against a Raiders defense that has been mediocre against the pass this season.

November 20, 2018 9:19 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Low snap total, no targets against Steelers

Boyle was not targeted over his 21 offensive snaps Sunday against the Steelers.

Analysis: Boyle's offensive usage has been up-and-down throughout the year and it bottomed out Sunday. He was not targeted and he played a season-low in snaps. Meanwhile, rookies Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst both saw more playing time than Boyle and fellow veteran Maxx Williams was a healthy scratch, suggesting that Baltimore may be turning to its rookie tandem full time moving forward. Boyle and the Ravens are on a bye in Week 10 before returning to action Nov. 18 against the Bengals.

November 5, 2018 10:35 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Held to one catch

Boyle caught one of three targets for seven yards during Sunday's 36-21 loss to Carolina.

Analysis: Boyle has now been kept to 10 yards or fewer in five of his last six games. The Ravens roll with a very deep tight-end group and, as the starter, Boyle has a slight lead in targets, 27 to 26 over rookie Mark Andrews, but has not done much with those opportunities. Aside from the lack of yardage, the veteran has yet to score a touchdown during his four-year career -- something you wouldn't expect from a big-bodied starter like Boyle. The Ravens have a favorable matchup Sunday against a weak Steelers pass defense, but that still isn't enough to make Boyle a smart pickup.

October 30, 2018 5:48 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Two targets against Saints

Boyle caught one of two targets for eight yards against the Saints.

Analysis: The tight ends combined for just five targets Sunday, which marked a season-low. Boyle accounted for two of them, tying him with rookie Hayden Hurst. Although Boyle currently leads the Ravens' tight ends in target share at eight percent, Hurst is starting to get more involved in the game plan and Mark Andrews is arguably the most polished pass-catcher of the bunch, so Boyle's ceiling as a fantasy contributor is capped.

October 23, 2018 10:13 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Held to seven yards

Boyle caught two of four targets for seven yards during Sunday's 21-0 win over Tennessee.

Analysis: Boyle has now been held to 10 yards or less in three of his last four games and has yet to score in his career. He might top the depth chart, but he doesn't offer much value as a fantasy option, even though the Ravens face the Saints' 30th-ranked pass defense Sunday, giving up 313 yards per game.

October 16, 2018 10:08 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Silent against Browns

Boyle caught one of two targets for 10 yards against the Browns.

Analysis: Boyle's inconsistent target volume swung back to two after he drew five targets in the win over the Steelers in Week 4. He converted those targets into just one catch for 10 yards, marking the third time he's been held under 30 yards this season. Boyle is up to 10 catches on 18 targets (55 percent catch rate) and still does not have a touchdown in his NFL career.

October 9, 2018 8:55 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Sees five targets against Steelers

Boyle caught three of five targets for 36 yards Sunday against the Steelers.

Analysis: Boyle tied with Maxx Williams for the lead in targets among Baltimore tight ends Sunday, but he wasn't as efficient as his counterpart. Boyle leads all Baltimore tight ends in targets on the season with 16, but Williams and Mark Andrews are close behind with 12 and 13, respectively. Rookie Hayden Hurst (foot) could debut this week against the Browns, making Boyle's target projection all the murkier.

October 2, 2018 10:19 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Sees one target against Broncos

Boyle was targeted just once Sunday, recording one reception for two yards in a win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Boyle saw his smallest workload of the season in the passing game despite playing over 50 percent of Baltimore's offensive snaps. His lone reception came up just half a yard short of his first NFL touchdown. Boyle remains a staple in the Baltimore offense but is mostly utilized as a blocker. He'll face the Steelers on the road in Week 4.

September 24, 2018 6:24 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Two catches against Bengals

Boyle caught two of four targets for 26 yards in Thursday's loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: The Ravens have filtered 24 targets to their three tight ends through two weeks, and Boyle has accounted for 10 of those targets. Boyle has turned those looks into five grabs for 66 yards while Mark Andrews and Maxx Williams have combined for 12 catches for 111 yards. Boyle's blocking ability helps him lead the position group in playing time, but Andrews and Williams are better pass-catchers, which caps Boyle's target ceiling on weeks where all three are active.

September 14, 2018 8:52 AM EST

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