Boyd caught five of seven targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 27-16 win over the Ravens.
Analysis: Boyd continued to operate as the Bengals' No. 3 wideout Sunday, as he played 48 of Cincinnati's 66 offensive snaps. The veteran has continued to stay involved behind fellow wideouts Jamar Chase and Tee Higgins as a part of a formidable aerial attack led by quarterback Joe Burrow. Boyd will look to build upon his regular season performance as the Bengals are set to face off against the Ravens again in the wild card round of the playoffs. Considering both Boyd and Higgins were tied for the second-most targets behind Chase in Week 18, it's possible Boyd could be relied upon once again.
Jan 11, 2023 2:28 AM EST
Boyd has returned to Sunday's game against the Ravens, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Boyd was forced out of the contest to be evaluated for a possible concussion, but he's been cleared to return to action in the Bengals' regular-season finale. Prior to his exit, Boyd had caught three of his four targets for 42 yards.
Jan 8, 2023 11:26 AM EST
Boyd was forced out of Sunday's game against the Ravens with a possible concussion.
Analysis: Before departing the contest, Boyd had caught three of his four targets for 42 yards. In his absence, Trenton Irwin could see added looks behind fellow WRs Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins.
Jan 8, 2023 11:12 AM EST
Boyd (finger) was held to three catches for 21 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over the Patriots.
Analysis: Boyd briefly left the game after aggravating his finger injury. Later in the second quarter, Boyd was the intended target on Joe Burrow's first interception, on a play where Boyd appeared to stop his route, with the ball arriving where Burrow expected him to continue to run.
Dec 24, 2022 10:08 PM EST
Boyd (finger) returned to Saturday's game against the Patriots after briefly exiting the contest, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: The Bengals listed Boyd as questionable to return to Saturday's contest after he apparently suffered an aggravation of the surgically repaired finger on his left hand, but the receiver looks like he'll be good to go for the rest of the afternoon upon being evaluated on the sideline for a brief spell.
Dec 24, 2022 10:50 AM EST
Boyd is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Patriots due a left finger injury, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Boyd underwent surgery on one of his fingers two weeks earlier, so he presumably aggravated the digit in question at some point during Saturday's contest. If Boyd is unable to return to the Week 16 contest, he'll finish the game without a target.
Dec 24, 2022 10:46 AM EST
Boyd (finger) caught all five of his targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-23 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Boyd technically didn't miss last week's contest, but he might as well have from a fantasy perspective when he was forced to exit the game on Cincinnati's first drive. The veteran wideout returned in style, producing his fifth touchdown of the season. Excluding last week's aberration, the 28-year-old is averaging 3.9 receptions and 53.1 receiving yards per game in 2022, providing a high floor for fantasy managers in deeper formats. Boyd and the Bengals will head to New England to take on the Patriots on Saturday.
Dec 18, 2022 7:46 PM EST
Boyd (finger) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The same goes for fellow wideout Tee Higgins (hamstring), which bolsters a Bengals' passing offense that will be minus top tight end Hayden Hurst. In that context, Boyd -- who was limited to just two snaps in Week 14 after suffering a dislocated finger -- figures to profile as the team's No. 3 target versus Tampa Bay behind Ja'Marr Chase and Higgins, barring any in-game setbacks. It remains to be seen how much, if at all, Boyd is hampered by his finger injury, but it's worth noting that the 29-year-old was listed as a full practice participant Friday.
Dec 18, 2022 12:06 PM EST
Boyd (finger) is expected to suit up for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Boyd is officially listed as questionable after having logged a full practice Friday, but he and Tee Higgins (hamstring) are both expected to be available for Joe Burrow in Tampa Bay. With Hayden Hurst (calf) ruled out, Boyd's opportunities on offense could stand to see a slight uptick. His status will be made official ahead of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.
Dec 18, 2022 3:25 AM EST
Boyd (finger) is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against Tampa Bay after being listed as a full practice participant Friday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: As is Tee Higgins (hamstring), which makes the status of the two wideouts worth confirming in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. That said, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site relays that coach Zac Taylor, as well as both players, has expressed optimism that the duo will be active this weekend.
Dec 16, 2022 11:14 AM EST
Coach Zac Taylor noted Friday that he feels good about Boyd's (finger) chances of playing Sunday against the Buccaneers, Andrew Gillis of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Analysis: The same applies to fellow wideout Tee Higgins (hamstring), with the report suggesting that both players were able to work fully Friday. The Bengals' upcoming injury report is slated to clarify if either Boyd or Higgins end up carrying Week 15 injury designations, but at this stage both players are trending in the right direction.
Dec 16, 2022 9:59 AM EST
Boyd (finger) remained limited at practice Thursday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Tee Higgins (hamstring) stayed limited as well, with both wideouts presumably needing to log a full practice Friday in order to avoid injury designations ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. For his part, Boyd -- who was limited to just two snaps in Week 14 after suffering a dislocated finger -- has indicated that he expects to play this weekend.
Dec 15, 2022 1:54 PM EST
Boyd (finger) was limited at practice Wednesday, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: As was Tee Higgins (hamstring), with the duo considered day-to-day ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers. A dislocated finger limited Boyd to just two snaps against the Browns in Week 14, but at this stage the wideout is downplaying the issue. Per Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer, when asked if he was playing this weekend, Boyd replied "yeah. It's just a finger. I'm good."
Dec 14, 2022 2:08 PM EST
Coach Zac Taylor said Monday that Boyd (finger) is day-to-day, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Boyd suffered a dislocated finger early in Cincinnati's Week 14 win over the Browns and didn't return. Taylor said the issue is "a painful deal," but the team will see how the wideout is doing Wednesday. Tee Higgins (hamstring) is also considered day-to-day, so fantasy mangers will have to monitor the Bengals' practice reports closely to get further information on both wideouts' availability for Week 15.
Dec 12, 2022 12:18 PM EST
Boyd's injury against the Browns was a dislocated finger, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Analysis: With Boyd and Tee Higgins both out, the Bengals had to turn to Trenton Irwin and Trent Taylor whenever Ja'Marr Chase was covered.
Dec 11, 2022 1:24 PM EST
Boyd (finger) won't return to Sunday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Prior to his exit from the contest, Boyd did not catch a pass. With Tee Higgins dealing a right hamstring issue, the Bengals' Week 14 wideout depth is being taxed. Boyd will now target a potential return to action next weekend versus the Buccaneers.
Dec 11, 2022 11:13 AM EST
Boyd exited Sunday's game against the Browns with a finger injury, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Analysis: On the second offensive snap of the contest, quarterback Joe Burrow threw an incompletion to Boyd, after which the wideout went to the locker room to have a finger on his right hand examined. If he's unable to return, Boyd will finish Week 14 with no catches.
Dec 11, 2022 10:28 AM EST
Boyd had four catches for 60 yards in Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but also dropped a wide-open pass in the end zone.
Analysis: The drop came on a 3rd-and-3 in the red zone, leading to the Bengals settling for a field goal. That was the only pass in Boyd's direction that he didn't catch. With Ja'Marr Chase back, Boyd should find himself open more often, but he'll also have fewer targets.
Dec 4, 2022 6:36 PM EST
Boyd had just two catches for 16 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over the Titans.
Analysis: Boyd struggled to gain separation on his targets, and slipped on his cut on one of the incompletions. Meanwhile, the Bengals found a good matchup on the opposite side of the field for Tee Higgins most of the time, and Trenton Irwin on one key first down. With Ja'Marr Chase out, we expected more from Boyd and didn't get it the last two weeks. Now Chase should return next week against the Chiefs.
Nov 27, 2022 2:39 PM EST
Boyd was held to two catches for 42 yards on seven targets in Sunday's win over the Steelers.
Analysis: Boyd lined up frequently on the outside instead of in the slot, and that might have hurt his output. He did have two pretty big catches in the second half as the Bengals were trying to extend a narrow lead. We'll see if Ja'Marr Chase can return this week against Tennessee, and what that will do for Boyd's targets and where he gets them.
Nov 20, 2022 5:12 PM EST
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