Tyler Boyd

Cincinnati Bengals
Wide Receiver #83
Cincinnati Bengals
Wide Receiver #83
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Five catches in Super Bowl

Boyd recorded five receptions on six targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 23-20 Super Bowl LVI loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Boyd delivered his best performance of the postseason in terms of both receptions and yards. As has been the case all season, he worked primarily underneath routes while both Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins pushed further down the field. Boyd's longest catch of the day came early in the fourth quarter and went for a gain of 16 yards, though he also delivered an 11-yard reception in the first half. Overall, Boyd had his least productive season since 2017, and his role isn't likely to expand in 2022 with both Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins returning to the team.

Feb 13, 2022 8:35 PM EST

Scores in wild-card round

Boyd caught four passes for 26 yards and one touchdown on five targets against Las Vegas on Saturday.

Analysis: The Raiders defense played reasonably well against the formidable Cincinnati offense, and Boyd mostly ran against the tough coverage of slot corner Nate Hobbs. Boyd had to grind out his yardage as a result, but the touchdown saved the day for his fantasy investors. Boyd might not be as immensely talented as fellow Bengals wideouts Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins, but he's still quite good in his own right.

Jan 15, 2022 5:59 PM EST

Healthy for wild-card round

Boyd isn't listed on the Bengals' injury report for their upcoming wild-card game against the Raiders on Saturday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Boyd technically was active for the Week 18 loss to Cleveland, but he ultimately was one of the few veterans Cincinnati rested for the contest, finishing the afternoon without a single snap. He should return to his usual workload this Saturday against Vegas, and Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer adds that Boyd looked "especially sharp" at Wednesday's practice. It sounds like the rest did him some good, though his matchup this weekend could nonetheless be tricky with Raiders slot corner Nate Hobbs enjoying a breakout season. Hobbs was part of the effort to limit Boyd to 6-49-0 on eight targets when the Bengals beat the Raiders by 19 points (32-13) in Week 11.

Jan 12, 2022 1:57 PM EST

Does not play in finale

Tyler Boyd failed to record a single snap in Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Boyd was active for the matchup against Cleveland, but the Bengals coaching staff held him out of the contest. This was likely to rest the veteran wideout ahead of the team's first round playoff game. As the No. 3 wideout on a super talented offense, Boyd had a solid season in 2021, finishing with 67 catches for 828 yards and five scores. His 4.2 receptions per game average and 51.8 yards per game average were both slightly down from last season, but that is to be expected as the third option in the passing game behind teammates Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. Nonetheless, the trio of Boyd, Chase and Higgins make for one of the strongest wide receiver corps in the league with a young and talented quarterback in Joe Burrow at the helm. Boyd is under contract through 2023, while Chase, Higgins and Burrow are all still on their rookie contracts. This explosive group will have the opportunity to develop together and build off of what was a strong 2021 campaign. The 27-year-old will likely continue to operate as the Bengals' slot receiver in 2022 and should benefit from the attention defenses must give to Chase and Higgins as they continue to grow.

Jan 12, 2022 7:55 AM EST

May not play, despite active status

Boyd is active for Sunday's game against the Browns, but he wasn't participating in drills during pregame warmups and may only be available as an emergency depth option at receiver, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Analysis: Cincinnati is already holding out three key starters on offense in Joe Burrow (knee), Joe Mixon (reserve/COVID-19 list) and Tee Higgins (healthy inactive), and Boyd and top tight end C.J. Uzomah also appear likely to have limited roles Sunday, despite being active. Since the Bengals don't have much on the line Sunday in terms of playoff position, escaping the contest without any injuries to regular starters looks like the team's top priority. Ja'Marr Chase was warming up with the Bengals' starters, but he appears likely to check out of the game as soon as he gets the 12 yards he needs to establish the franchise single-season receiving record. If Chase and Boyd are both on the sideline along with Higgins for much of the day, the Bengals would lean on Trenton Irwin, Stanley Morgan, Mike Thomas and Trent Taylor as its main options at receiver.

Jan 9, 2022 9:40 AM EST

Stretches TD streak to three

Boyd caught four of six targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Boyd's five-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter gave the Bengals their first lead of the game at 31-28. The slot receiver will take a three-game touchdown streak into the regular-season finale against the Browns, as well as season totals of 67 catches for 828 yards and five touchdowns.

Jan 2, 2022 2:48 PM EST

Finds end zone

Boyd caught three passes for 85 yards and one touchdown on five targets against Baltimore on Sunday.

Analysis: Boyd is a good player and this box score is a welcome output for his fantasy investors, yet at the same time this game was conclusive evidence that Boyd will rarely get opportunities before the alpha wideout duo of Tee Higgins (13 targets) and Ja'Marr Chase (10 targets) get theirs. It's an embarrassment of riches for the Bengals, and a crowded picture for Boyd, talented as he might otherwise be. The Bengals might need all three receivers to be at their sharpest as they prepare for a crucial Week 17 matchup against the Chiefs.

Dec 26, 2021 1:47 PM EST

Scores long touchdown

Boyd recorded five receptions on six targets for 96 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 15-10 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Boyd led Cincinnati's receivers in targets, yards and receptions, marking a rare occasion that he worked ahead of JaMarr Chase and Tee Higgins. He did the majority of his damage on a 56-yard touchdown catch late in the third quarter when he caught a ball deep down the sideline and weaved his to the middle of the field and into the end zone. After struggling to hold a consistent role in the offense to begin the campaign, Boyd has now logged at least four receptions in four of his last five games.

Dec 19, 2021 6:53 PM EST

Four catches in OT loss

Boyd caught four of five targets for 55 yards in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the 49ers. he also gained eight yards on his only carry.

Analysis: The veteran slot receiver had another productive game, although he once again took a back seat to the duo of Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. Boyd has posted a 17-202-1 line on 22 targets over four games since the Bengals' bye, giving him a reasonably solid fantasy floor heading into a Week 15 tilt against the Broncos.

Dec 12, 2021 8:25 PM EST

Five grabs in lopsided loss

Boyd secured five of seven targets for 85 yards in the Bengals' 41-22 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

Analysis: The veteran slot man made his presence felt in a game where the Bengals had to pass plenty, checking in second in receiving yards behind Tee Higgins. Boyd now has at least four receptions in four of the last six contests, and Sunday's yardage tally was his highest since Week 4. Boyd heads into a Week 14 matchup against the 49ers with plenty of momentum.

Dec 5, 2021 4:49 PM EST

Quiet game

Boyd had two catches for 13 yards in the Bengals' romp over the Steelers, though he had another catch wiped out by a penalty.

Analysis: Boyd's problem was that the Bengals were running the ball so effectively, and the game was such a blowout, that they didn't need to throw very often and not at all in the fourth quarter. This week's game against the Chargers should be a closer contest.

Nov 29, 2021 8:12 PM EST

Good to go

Boyd isn't on the Wednesday injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Steelers, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This essentially confirms that Boyd merely dealt with cramps/dehydration when he left Sunday's win over Las Vegas to receive an IV. He caught six of a team-high eight targets for 49 yards prior to leaving, finishing with a mediocre stat line despite being busier than usual (at least by his 2021 standards). Boyd had one of his better game of the year in the first matchup with Pittsburgh, hauling in four of six targets for 36 yards and a score when the Bengals won 24-10 back in Week 3.

Nov 24, 2021 1:47 PM EST

Leaves Sunday's game

Boyd left Sunday's game at Las Vegas in the fourth quarter to receive an IV.

Analysis: Boyd was gimpy coming off the field, after which trainers evaluated him on the sideline before taking him to the locker room, per Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Prior to his departure, Boyd was the busiest Bengals receiver, turning a team-high eight targets into six catches for 49 yards. Considering he'll have an entire week to rest up before Cincy's next game Sunday, Nov. 28 against the Steelers, he likely will be good to go Week 12, despite any practice limitations he may have in the coming days.

Nov 21, 2021 3:52 PM EST

Another unproductive day

Boyd hauled in one of two targets for an 11-yard reception Sunday in the Bengals' 41-16 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Even with the Bengals dialing up almost twice as many pass plays (47) as run plays (23), Boyd still ranked a distant third in targets among Cincinnati's starting wideout group. Youngsters Ja'Marr Chase (13 targets) and Tee Higgins (eight) have clearly surpassed Boyd in the pass-catching hierarchy, and even in a splashy offense, there doesn't seem to be enough volume to go around to make Boyd a reliable weekly fantasy option. He hasn't drawn more than eight targets in any of Cincinnati's last five games, cobbling together a modest 15-150-1 receiving line during that stretch.

Nov 10, 2021 7:50 AM EST

Slightly busier

Boyd caught five passes for 69 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Analysis: With the Jets working to take the deep ball away from Ja'Marr Chase, Boyd was a little busier than he had been in previous weeks underneath.

Nov 2, 2021 4:32 PM EST

Another quiet day

Boyd had four catches for 39 yards on seven targets in Sunday's win over the Ravens.

Analysis: The emergence of Ja'Marr Chase has come at the expense of Boyd, who has nine catches for 70 yards combined over the last three games. Boyd is now the third option behind Chase and Tee Higgins, and tight end C.J. Uzomah is becoming a bigger part of the offense than he used to be. That's a good issue for the Bengals, but a problem for Boyd's fantasy production.

Oct 26, 2021 3:44 PM EST

Quiet in win

Boyd secured one of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 34-11 win over the Lions.

Analysis: For the second straight week, Boyd finished behind both Ja'Marr Chase (six) and Tee Higgins (six) in targets. The Cincinnati passing attack has taken a big step forward in 2021, which has certainly been aided by the addition of Chase as the fifth-overall selection in this year's draft. Though Joe Burrow is airing it out, Boyd will have games like this when he takes a back seat to the young stars of the Bengals' receiving corps. The veteran wideout will have the opportunity for a bounce-back performance when the Bengals visit the Ravens in Week 7.

Oct 19, 2021 9:16 PM EST

Catches four passes

Boyd caught four of five targets for 24 yards in Sunday's 25-22 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Boyd finished behind both Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins in target share, who saw 10 and seven targets, respectively. Though it was a quiet day for Boyd, his continued involvement in the passing game is promising as Burrow's arm is being relied upon heavily. The 26-year-old has a good opportunity to bounce back in a Week 6 matchup against the Lions.

Oct 13, 2021 2:36 AM EST

Season-high yardage tally in win

Boyd brought in nine of 11 targets for 118 yards in the Bengals' 24-21 win over the Jaguars on Thursday night.

Analysis: Boyd stepped up with team- and season-high figures in receptions and receiving yardage, making two critical catches on Cincinnati's final drive and benefitting overall from a game script that forced the Bengals to frequently take to the air in the second half after they faced a surprising 14-0 halftime deficit. Tee Higgins' second consecutive absence with a shoulder injury seemed to play a hand in Boyd's ascension Thursday, and he's now drawn 30 targets overall in his first four contests. The sure-handed slot man will look to continue producing in a potential Week 5 shootout with the Packers a week from Sunday.

Sep 30, 2021 8:53 PM EST

Finds end zone in road win

Boyd caught four of six targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Boyd opened the scoring from 17 yards out late in the first quarter but then played second fiddle to Ja'Marr Chase (65 yards, two touchdowns) with Tee Higgins (shoulder) inactive. The reliable slot receiver has 14 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown heading into Thursday's Week 4 home tilt against the beatable Jaguars secondary.

Sep 26, 2021 2:15 PM EST

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