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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Boyd hauled in seven of his nine targets for 73 yards in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bears.
Analysis: Meanwhile, Tee Higgins caught six of his team-high 10 targets for 60 yards and a TD and rookie Ja'Marr Chase caught two of his four targets for 54 yards and a TD. It was a decent PPR bounce-back effort for Boyd, who caught three of his four targets for 32 yards in Week 1. The slot man should see decent volume more often than not and will look to keep the pace next weekend when the Bengals travel to Pittsburgh.
Sep 19, 2021 2:48 PM EST
Boyd caught three of four targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over the Vikings.
Analysis: Boyd was overshadowed by fellow wide receivers Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase, who each topped the 50-yard mark with a touchdown. The slot specialist has racked up at least 76 catches and 108 targets in each of the past three seasons, so Boyd should be more involved in Week 2 against the Bears and beyond. He's a nice buy-low trade candidate after this quiet season debut, especially since quarterback Joe Burrow looks fully recovered from last year's knee surgery.
Sep 12, 2021 2:47 PM EST
Boyd started Sunday's preseason game against Miami and took one carry for two yards on three snaps.
Analysis: Boyd, Ja'Marr Chase and QB joe Burrow played three snaps apiece, exiting for the night after they failed to pick up a first down on the opening series. Camp reports on the Cincinnati offense haven't been especially encouraging, but there's little question it'll be a pass-happy offense, so Boyd should continue to see steady targets out of the slot even while competing with Chase and Tee Higgins. The sixth-year pro opens his season with a home game against Minnesota, potentially seeing primary coverage from Mackensie Alexander, who was Cincinnati's slot corner last year.
Aug 30, 2021 7:42 AM EST
Boyd will work alongside Tee Higgins and No. 5 overall pick Ja'Marr Chase in a talented Cincinnati receiving corps, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Boyd didn't get much work in two-wide formations last season, so the addition of Chase shouldn't have too much impact on the slot man's playing time. Targets could be a different matter, though the Bengals have consistently fed passes to their wide receivers (rather than RBs or TEs) under coach Zac Taylor, who ranks among the NFL leaders in usage of three-wide sets. While he may not see a ton of looks downfield or in the red zone, Boyd should still be a key part of the Cincinnati passing game in his sixth pro season.
Jun 24, 2021 9:31 AM EST
Boyd recorded one reception on three targets for one yard in Week 17 against the Ravens. He added one rush for 11 yards.
Analysis: Boyd was weighed down by the Bengals' lack of offensive firepower, as Brandon Allen completed only six passes in the entire game. After racking up 69 receptions for 710 yards across the first ten contests of the season with Joe Burrow (knee) under center, Boyd managed only seven receptions for 116 yards across the final six weeks due to missed games from a concussion and inconsistent quarterback play. Boyd is in the midst of a four-year contract and should be a top playmaker for the Bengals in 2021.
Jan 3, 2021 4:29 PM EST
Boyd (concussion) doesn't carry a Week 17 injury designation after practicing fully Friday.
Analysis: The same applies to Tee Higgins (hamstring), which sets the stage for the Bengals to have their top wide receivers available for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Boyd, who sat out the team's Week 16 win over the Texans, heads into 4-10-1 Cincinnati's season finale with a PPR-friendly 78/840/4 stat line through 14 games.
Jan 1, 2021 1:02 PM EST
Boyd (concussion) is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: The 26-year-old missed Week 16 and was limited at practiced the past few days while going through the concussion protocol, but he should be good to go for the season finale. It's unclear if Boyd will avoid an injury designation altogether, but he's expected to be on the field Week 17 as Cincinnati's No. 1 wideout.
Jan 1, 2021 8:30 AM EST
Boyd (concussion) was limited at practice Thursday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
Analysis: As was fellow receiver Tee Higgins (hamstring), which sets the stage for Friday's practice to determine whether each of the duo approach Sunday's game against the Ravens with injury designations or cleared to play. If one or both end up out or limited this weekend, Alex Erickson would be in line for added work in Week 17.
Dec 31, 2020 1:01 PM EST
Boyd (concussion) was limited at practice Wednesday, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: That said, Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer relays that via coach Zac Taylor that Boyd remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, with the wideout's status for Sunday's game against the Ravens not yet determined at this stage.
Dec 30, 2020 1:56 PM EST
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