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WR Anquan Boldin - Detroit Lions

6-1, 216Born: 10-3-1980College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 2

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Week 3: at Green Bay Packers

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Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Matthew Stafford kept the Lions close to the Titans last Sunday, with 22/40 for 260 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown (he did take four sacks for -22 yards, though). As has become usual, Marvin Jones was the most-targeted Lions' receiver with 11 for 8/118/0 receiving, while Golden Tate saw nine chances but only pulled in 2/13/0. Eric Ebron (seven for 4/53/0), Anquan Boldin (seven for 4/48/1) and Theo Riddick (five for 4/28/0) all also saw mid-single-digit targets from Stafford. We'll see if Stafford finds a trip to Green Bay stimulating (last year he threw 47/73 for 462 yards passing, four TDs and one interception over two games vs. Green Bay, with two TDs in each contest). The Packers' pass defense averages 277.0 net passing yards allowed per game so far this year (19th in the NFL) with three passing scores given up vs. one interception and seven sacks (tied for third-most in the NFL to date) generated. Over the first two weeks of the season, Green Bay has averaged 20.6 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (18th in the NFL); and 23.7 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (15th); with 13.2 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (third-most in the league). A so-so defense with a raucous 12th-man awaits the division-rival Lions' passing attack in this neutral matchup.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at IND 54 0 0 0 3 3 35 0 0 3.5
2 vs TEN 67 0 0 0 7 4 48 1 0 10.8
3 at GB 0 0 0 0 6 4 22 1 0 8.2
3 at GB PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3 * * * *
3 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3 * * * *
3 at GB PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 3 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 2 vs TEN (7 / 4 / 48 / 1 rec)

Boldin also had a case of the drops on Sunday as he dropped a pass on the second play of the game and another on the final drive of the game for the Lions. In between he was very good, showing veteran savvy and the ability to help the Lions by moving the chains for first downs. He was targeted seven times and catching four of them for 48 yards. Boldin caught a 24-yard touchdown pass which was a thing of beauty. He was triple covered in the end zone but he worked his way back to Stafford as the defenders had their eyes on him and not on the ball. Stafford made a dangerous (but fantastic) throw and Boldin caught the pass for a touchdown. He caught another touchdown pass that was negated by a holding call. Boldin also committed a holding penalty and an offensive interference penalty in the game.

2016 Week 1 vs IND (3 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Boldin uses his big body incredibly well and that was on display in this game. In the first half he caught two passes, one on a crossing route where the Lions used a rub concept that allowed Boldin to take the ball into the secondary. The play went for 30 yards but was called back on a hold by Golden Tate, although the play still went for a first down. Boldin's second completion was a very short out route that went for three yards, but it went for a first down and allowed the Lions to continue a drive that ended up in the end zone. Ironically, the Lions had a second down and needed 13 yards for a first down in the second half, and they went with a receiver screen to Boldin and he got 14 yards. Boldin simply helps to move the chains.

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Latest News

Lions | Anquan Boldin finds the end zone (Sun Sep 18, 05:51 PM) - Detroit Lions WR Anquan Boldin scored his first touchdown as a Lion in Week 2. He caught four passes for 48 yards in total against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Sept. 18. Boldin had a second touchdown nullified by an offensive holding call against OG Laken Tomlinson.

Our View: Boldin is playing well and complicating a pass offense that uses five players to a full extent each week. He's not worth carrying in typical leagues, but Boldin is keeping Golden Tate out of startable consideration.
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Schedule

3@ Green Bay Packers
4@ Chicago Bears
5vs Philadelphia Eagles
6vs Los Angeles Rams
7vs Washington Redskins
8@ Houston Texans
9@ Minnesota Vikings
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11vs Jacksonville Jaguars
12vs Minnesota Vikings
13@ New Orleans Saints
14vs Chicago Bears
15@ New York Giants
16@ Dallas Cowboys
17vs Green Bay Packers