|ADP:||Round: 8, Pick: 4|
|Ht / Wt:||6'1" / 197 lb.|
|Born:||November 15, 1994|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 2 (55)|
Boyd caught five of seven targets for 57 yards during Sunday's 33-23 win over the Browns.
Analysis: Boyd led the team in targets and caught all but two balls thrown his way, but the talented Cleveland secondary held him to 11.8 yards per grab. The Bengals didn't lean on the passing game much as they led for most of the game, which limited his output in the season finale. This modest output gives Boyd his second consecutive 1,000-yard season, which is rather impressive given the state of the team's quarterback play this season. With A.J. Green (ankle) likely to move on this offseason, Boyd should be the top receiving option once again in 2020, and could benefit if the team acquires a quarterback via the NFL Draft or free agency.
Boyd doesn't appear on the Bengals' Week 17 injury report, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Though the Bengals didn't actually practice Wednesday, the team posted an estimated practice participation report, which did not include a listing for Boyd, who exited the team's Week 16 overtime loss to the Dolphins with an undisclosed issue with 23 seconds remaining in regulation after hauling in nine of 15 targets for 128 yards and two TDs. He'll look to close out his 2019 campaign on another high note Sunday against the Browns, a game in which Boyd, John Ross and Alex Erickson will head the team's Week 17 wideout corps, with A.J. Green (ankle) on IR.
Boyd secured nine of 15 targets for 128 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 38-35 overtime loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
Analysis: Boyd paced the Bengals in receptions, receiving yardage and targets for the day, even as he exited the game with an undisclosed injury with 23 seconds remaining in regulation. Boyd's 100-yard effort was his fourth of the season, and it left him just 13 yards short of a second consecutive 1,000-yard campaign. The fifth-year receiver also now has a career-high 85 grabs, as he's been the clear top option with A.J. Green (ankle) missing the entirety of the season and John Ross a good chunk of it with a shoulder issue. Boyd will look to put a fitting end to his breakout campaign at the expense of the Browns in Week 17.
Boyd caught three of seven targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 34-13 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Sunday snapped a nice little three-game run for Boyd, during which he caught five passes per game, scored twice and averaged 80.7 total yards per game. Boyd, thanks to his continued reliability for Cincinnati, is one of the few Bengals worth even considering from a fantasy perspective. The Patriots posed an unusually difficult task and so Boyd can be forgiven for a bit of a clunker. Sunday brings a struggling Miami squad and, though Boyd figures to be a solid-but-not-spectacular play, you can probably do far worse than giving him a start.
Boyd caught five of six targets for 75 yards during Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: Boyd led the team in catches and receiving yards while finishing behind only Alex Erickson in targets. He recorded a long gain of 21 yards and has now surpassed 60 receiving yards in four of his last six games. Boyd is on pace for his second career 1,000-yard season and will look to inch closer to the milestone next Sunday against the Patriots.
Boyd caught five of 10 targets for 59 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-6 win over the Jets.
Analysis: Boyd scored a 17-yard touchdown in the first quarter, catching this one from Andy Dalton after being on the receiving end of a Ryan Finley score last week. Dalton being reinserted under center helps Boyd' rest-of-season outlook, especially now that the 25-year-old receiver has rediscovered his nose for the end zone after starting the season with only one touchdown through 10 games. Boyd will look to extend his touchdown streak to three games in a Week 14 rivalry game against the Browns.
Boyd caught five of nine targets for 101 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Boyd led the team in targets, catches, and receiving yards as he topped the 100-yard mark for the third time this season. He tied his season-long with a 47-yard reception and scored a 15-yard touchdown to get his team on the board in the second quarter. The touchdown was Boyd's first since Week 5 and this was an excellent way to bounce back after he failed to generate any yardage last week against the Raiders. He will have another chance to thrive next Sunday against the Jets.
Boyd caught one of three targets for zero yards during Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Raiders.
Analysis: Despite being presented with a favorable matchup, Boyd was almost an afterthought in the passing game, finishing tied for fifth on the team in targets. He caught just one of his looks but failed to gain any yardage, marking the first time in his NFL career that he managed such an underwhelming return. Boyd remains the most talented option available to the Cincinnati passing attack, but it's difficult to project big numbers next Sunday at home against the Steelers.
Boyd hauled in three of seven targets for 10 yards during Sunday's 23-17 loss at Baltimore.
Analysis: Boyd played his usual allotment of snaps -- 61 of 62 on offense -- but facing off against cornerback Marlon Humphrey and the Ravens defense had a stifling effect. Among Boyd's seven targets, the longest catch went for five yards, and Andy Dalton's only interception was intended for him but landed in Humphrey's arms. Boyd will attempt to bounce back Sunday versus a Jaguars defense that may be without stud CB Jalen Ramsey (back) for a fourth consecutive contest.
Boyd corralled 10 of 14 targets for 123 receiving yards and one touchdown during Sunday's 26-23 loss to Arizona.
Analysis: Boyd has once again been a tremendous high-floor option, with six or more receptions in four games already in 2019. His touchdown catch snapped a four-game drought, and the 123 receiving yards were his most since Week 8 of last season. With A.J. Green (ankle) remaining week-to-week but not yet returned, and John Ross (shoulder) landing on injured reserved Wednesday, Boyd will continue to be a viable fantasy threat by virtue of a high-volume target share. In Week 6 he and the Bengals' receiving corps will be opposing a Ravens defense that contained Pittsburgh to 203 passing yards as a team, but allowed JuJu Smith-Schuster to rack up seven receptions for 75 yards and a touchdown Sunday.
Boyd caught three of six targets for 33 yards in Monday night's 27-3 loss to the Steelers.
Analysis: Boyd's worst performance of the campaign came amid an atrocious showing from the Bengals offense overall. After three straight games with double-digit targets, Boyd still tied for the team lead Monday, but narrowly trailed Auden Tate (50) and John Ross (36) in receiving yards. Assuming Cincinnati doesn't allow eight sacks again in Week 5, Boyd should be afforded more looks against the Cardinals, whose pass defense has struggled with top cornerback Patrick Peterson suspended.
Boyd caught six of 11 targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 21-17 loss to Buffalo.
Analysis: Boyd has 24 catches through three games and 60-plus yards in each, but he's yet to get into the end zone after scoring seven receiving touchdowns in a breakout 2018 campaign. He remains the de facto No. 1 wide receiver in Cincinnati's offense while A.J. Green rehabs an ankle injury, and Boyd's likely to retain that role when the Bengals head to Pittsburgh for Monday Night Football in Week 4.
Boyd caught all 10 of his targets for 122 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Boyd got involved early, slipping down the sideline early in the first quarter for a 47-yard reception. It's hard to argue with 18 catches on 21 targets through two weeks, though Bengals fans probably wouldn't mind a touchdown at this juncture from Boyd. He's Andy Dalton's most reliable target until A.J. Green (ankle) makes his return. Up next is a tough Week 3 matchup against the Bills.
Boyd caught eight of 11 targets for 60 yards and added a three-yard rush during Sunday's 21-20 loss to the Seahawks.
Analysis: Boyd received some extra attention from the Seattle defense after Joe Mixon (ankle) left the game, limiting him mostly to short catches. Although he led the team in receptions, he wasn't close to leading them in receiving yardage as he averaged 7.5 yards per grab. Still, it was a positive sign that he was peppered with targets and Andy Dalton's huge performance bodes well for his fantasy value. Boyd should be busy once again in next Sunday's home matchup with the 49ers.
Boyd caught one of two targets for 18 yards in Thursday's 25-23 preseason loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Boyd wasn't too busy in this one, but that's going to change once the regular season comes around. After breaking out with 76 catches for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns in 2018, Boyd is expected to be a major part of Cincinnati's passing game, especially if A.J. Green (ankle) isn't ready to start the season.
Boyd hauled in three passes on four targets for 25 yards in the team's first preseason game against the Chiefs.
Analysis: Boyd played only one offensive possession, but that was enough to highlight his rapport with Andy Dalton. He averaged only 8.3 yards per reception and his longest catch went for 12 yards. More positively, it certainly appears that Boyd will be in line for plenty of targets this season -- especially while A.J. Green (ankle) remains sidelined -- given Dalton's inclination to look his way early and often.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that the team's starter will play some in next week's preseason opener at Kansas City, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
Analysis: Boyd will get his first live action in the new offense. With A.J. Green out to begin the season, Boyd will be the Bengals' primary option to begin the season. Interestingly enough, he was more productive when Green was healthy last year, scoring five of his seven touchdowns before Green's toe injury, and tallying his three best yardage games in that same span. What will be key for him is if the Bengals can get John Ross and/or Cody Core up to speed to be more productive while Green is out.
Boyd is signing a four-year, $43 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Boyd broke out for 1,028 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in his third NFL season despite missing the final two weeks with an MCL sprain. He returned healthy for the offseason program, now locked in as the No. 2 pass-game option in a Cincinnati offense with serious depth concerns at both wideout and tight end. Boyd did his best work last season when A.J. Green (toe) also was in the lineup, averaging 6.1 catches for 79.7 yards and 0.6 touchdowns on 8.2 targets in the nine games both receivers were active for. Boyd averaged 4.2 catches for 62.2 yards in the five games he played without Green, though Andy Dalton's absence was probably the bigger factor contributing to a late-season mini-slump.
Boyd is entering the final year of his rookie contract but hopes to remain with the Bengals long-term, Joe Danneman of FOX 19 Cincinnati reports. "I show it. I'm here practicing every day to show (the organization) I care about them. I believe I've showed I want to be here," the receiver said.
Analysis: The Bengals finally got a worthwhile return on investment from Boyd after a season in which he broke out for 1028 yards and seven touchdowns on 76 receptions. With John Ross proving to be a disappointment thus far and A.J. Green on the final year of his own deal, it wouldn't be a surprise if Cincinnati eventually locks up the 25-year-old Boyd at some point before he hits the open market next offseason. It's convenient to think he could get a deal similar to that of a receiver picked 15 slots ahead of Boyd in the 2016 NFL Draft, Sterling Shepard, who got a four-year, $41 million contract from the Giants this spring. Working in Boyd's favor is that he appears fully healthy after undergoing minor knee surgery this offseason and is participating in team drills during this week's minicamp, according to Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site.
Boyd said Tuesday that he expects to be fully recovered from the sprained MCL in his right knee in about two weeks, Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Analysis: Boyd sustained the injury Week 15 against the Raiders and missed the Bengals' final two games of 2018 as a result. Despite the premature end to his campaign, Boyd still represented one of the few bright spots for the Bengals after amassing 76 receptions for 1,028 yards and seven scores across 14 games. He shouldn't face any limitations during OTAs and should reprise his role as the Bengals' clear No. 2 receiver behind A.J. Green (foot) in 2019.
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