Nick Boyle

Nick Boyle

Tight End #86
Team: Baltimore Ravens
Ht / Wt:6'4" / 268 lb.
College:Delaware
Age:27
Born:February 17, 1993
Drafted:2015 / Rd. 5 (171)
Draft Team:BAL

Nick Boyle: Finds end zone against Eagles

Boyle caught all three of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Eagles.

Analysis: Boyle is now up to two touchdowns on the season, matching his total from 2019. He played 56 snaps, good for 77 percent of the team's total offensive plays, and his highest percentage since Week 2 against the Texans. Boyle is a minor red zone weapon for the Ravens but weeks where he outproduces Mark Andrews will remain few and far between. He'll be on a bye this week before returning to action Week 8 against the Steelers.

October 19, 2020 3:26 PM EST

Nick Boyle: One reception in win

Boyle caught one of two targets for a two-yard gain Sunday in the Ravens' 27-3 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Boyle played his largest offensive snap share of the season (62 percent), but it didn't translate to any increased involvement in the passing game. His elevated usage was a result of the Ravens wanting to limit the wear and tear on top tight end Mark Andrews, who was questionable heading into the contest with a thigh injury. Assuming the Ravens' Week 6 game against the Eagles proves more competitive, Andrews should take on a higher share of the snaps, resulting in lighter use for Boyle.

October 13, 2020 10:50 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Ready to rock

Boyle (thigh) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: Boyle was able to progress from non-participation in Wednesday's practice, to full practice Friday. Now that the veteran out of Delaware is officially healthy, he'll assume his usual role as Baltimore's second tight end for Week 5.

October 11, 2020 8:42 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Questionable against Cincy

Boyle (thigh) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

Analysis: The 27-year-old was a non-participant to begin the week but was able to progress to full participation for Friday's practice. Boyle seems likely to play his usual role as Baltimore's secondary tight end Sunday barring a setback.

October 9, 2020 12:36 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Can't practice Wednesday

Boyle did not practice Wednesday due to a thigh injury, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Boyle played his usual offensive role (67 percent of snaps) during Sunday's win over Washington, during which he caught his only chance for nine yards. He'll have two more chances to resume practicing before the Ravens tag him with an injury designation for Week 5.

October 7, 2020 1:52 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Nabs first touchdown of 2020

Boyle caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown Monday against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Boyle played a season-low 46 percent of the snaps -- 26 snaps overall --with Baltimore in catch-up mode for much of Monday's contest. His usage in the passing game was minimal, too, but he made the most of it with an impressive grab in the back of the end zone to pull Baltimore within a touchdown. Boyle's snap share should get back to normal against Washington, but his target share figures to remain low.

September 29, 2020 1:25 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Two catches against Cleveland

Boyle corralled two of three targets for three receiving yards during Sunday's 38-6 win against the Browns.

Analysis: The veteran tight end served as a check-down option for his MVP quarterback on a couple of occasions in the season opener, but run-blocking and pass-blocking remain his primary roles within Baltimore's offense. Boyle had two performances during 2019 in which he eclipsed 55 receiving yards, but otherwise, he averaged fewer than 15 yards per contest. Week 2 presents a promising matchup for Ravens' tight ends, as the Texans allowed the seventh-most receiving yards to the position last year, as well as 50 yards and a touchdown to Kansas City's Travis Kelce during the season opener.

September 15, 2020 8:16 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Hampered in playoff loss

Boyle was held without a catch on two targets in the Ravens' loss to the Titans in the AFC divisional round.

Analysis: The tight end played just 26 snaps, which amounted to 27 percent of the team total as he was hampered by an apparent lower leg injury suffered during the contest. Boyle's lack of availability left Baltimore without its key edge sealer in the run game, which took some out of the punch out of that facet. Boyle is under contract for two more seasons and will enter 2020 coming off his most productive season as a pro in which he caught 31 of 43 targets for 321 yards and two touchdowns. Mark Andrews will still be the primary pass-catcher among the tight ends, though, and there's a chance that Hayden Hurst takes another step forward in his development as well.

January 14, 2020 9:41 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Gains six yards in win

Boyle caught one of two targets for a six-yard gain during Sunday's 28-10 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Though it's hard to put much stock into a game in which so many key contributors sat, Sunday marked the fourth time in his past five games that Boyle was held to 10 or fewer yards. Despite the Ravens' offensive dominance, Boyle appears to have been deemphasized in the passing game as compared to a handful of nice games in the middle of the season. Following the bye, the Ravens will take on the Texans, Bills or Titans in the divisional round. Boyle caught a combined four of six targets for 30 yards and a touchdown in two games against Houston and Buffalo this season.

December 31, 2019 3:25 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Hauls in three balls in win

Boyle caught three of his four targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 34-15 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Boyle hadn't seen that many catches or targets since Week 10. He may get more chances if the Ravens elect to rest Mark Andrews in Week 17.

December 24, 2019 2:47 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Notches second touchdown

Boyle caught two of three targets for 10 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bills.

Analysis: The fifth-year tight end caught the second touchdown of his career Sunday and has already surpassed his previous career-high for receiving yards in a season with 291. Boyle is fourth on the team in target share at 10.5 percent but with Hayden Hurst coming on strong of late, there could be increased competition for targets down the stretch.

December 10, 2019 8:24 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Returns to practice

Boyle (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Boyle wasn't present Wednesday for the Ravens' first practice of Week 14 after falling ill, but his return to work one day later in full capacity sets him up to play Sunday in Buffalo. The tight end will provide most of his value as a blocker, but he's been a reliable dump-off target for Lamar Jackson when needed. Boyle has drawn a target in all 12 of the Ravens' games, making 25 catches for 281 yards and a touchdown.

December 5, 2019 12:32 PM EST

Nick Boyle: No practice Wednesday

Boyle (illness) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Boyle plays a key role in Baltimore's tight end rotation behind top option Mark Andrews. An undisclosed ailment is preventing him from practicing to start the week, but the 26-year-old will have two more chances to up his activity ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Bills. If Boyle were forced to miss any time, Hayden Hurst would be a candidate to see increased usage on offense.

December 4, 2019 1:33 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Held to four yards in win

Boyle caught one of his two targets for four yards during Sunday's 20-17 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Boyle has now been held to a single catch in back-to-back games. He had a nice little stretch in Weeks 9 and 10 in which he totaled nine catches for 105 yard and a touchdown. He has just 31 yards in his three games since. How he'll perform in any given week is hard to predict given Baltimore's reliance on the run and a roster loaded with talented tight ends and the risk almost certainly isn't worth the reward. Next up is a matchup against the Bills, the best defense in the league against tight ends this season.

December 3, 2019 4:21 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Good to go Sunday

Boyle (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's game versus San Francisco.

Analysis: The 26-year-old finished the week as a full practice participant and was expected to play, so the fact he's suiting up comes as little surprise. Boyle should serve in his usual role as the Ravens' secondary tight end behind Mark Andrews.

December 1, 2019 8:48 AM EST

Nick Boyle: Expected to play Sunday

Boyle (ankle), who is listed as questionable on the official injury report, is expected to play in Sunday's game against the 49ers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Boyle was a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday before upgrading to full participation Friday. He should be fine for Sunday's heavyweight fight, likely handling his usual role that involves frequent blocking and 1-to-5 targets.

November 30, 2019 9:56 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Deemed questionable

Boyle (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Boyle was a limited practice participant Wednesday and Thursday before upgrading to full participation Friday. He should be fine for Sunday's heavyweight fight, likely handling his usual role that involves frequent blocking and 1-to-5 targets.

November 29, 2019 2:42 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Limited by ankle issue

Boyle was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's practice report due to an ankle injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Boyle's usage has been consistent this season, ranging from 52 to 84 percent of the offensive snaps in the Ravens' 11 games. His production has been a different story. Boyle has recorded just one touchdown and surpassed 30 receiving yards on two occasions. While his ability to fit in some reps Wednesday bodes well for his availability Sunday against the 49ers, the preceding facts don't lend themselves to fantasy viability.

November 27, 2019 4:14 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Continues slide in blowout win

Boyle caught his only target, a seven-yard gain, during Monday's 41-6 win over the Rams.

Analysis: The Ravens seem to be coming up with a prime-time offensive explosion every week, but Boyle has -- for the most part -- stayed out of it. The TE2 is getting WR2-level offensive snaps, at least 50 in five of his last seven games, but he's only mustered 15 catches during that span. In a run-heavy offense, his 24 catches and 277 yards both rank third on the team, but that's very little to hang your hat on, especially in Sunday's upcoming matchup against San Francisco's top-ranked pass defense.

November 26, 2019 3:44 PM EST

Nick Boyle: Comes back to earth

Boyle caught two of three targets for 20 yards Sunday against the Texans.

Analysis: Boyle came back to earth Sunday after posting 25.5 points in PPR scoring over his previous two games. He still tied for second on the team in targets against the Texans with three, putting him just one behind Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown for the team lead on the week. Boyle is up to 23 catches on 31 targets for 270 yards in 2019, which is an above-average role for a player primarily used for his blocking.

November 19, 2019 7:24 AM EST

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