WR Tyler Boyd - Cincinnati Bengals
|6-1, 197||Born: 11-15-1993||College: Pittsburgh||Drafted: Round 2|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 17 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)
Boyd did most of his damage on one first quarter drive. He showed a nice burst taking a reverse for a 15-yard gain. The very next play, he pulled in a 26-yard pass to move the Bengals into the red zone. He lined up in the slot, ran a seam route and the Ravens defense seemed to lose him. He was able to hold on through contact.
2016 Week 16 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 25 / 0 rec)
Boyd was responsible for the Bengals only turnover of the game. He had the ball go right through his hands on a short crossing route and it bounced straight to the trailing Safety. The pass had a little heat on it, but it shouldn't have been too much of a problem for the normally sure-handed rookie.
2016 Week 15 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Boyd had a quiet game with just three targets (which tied for second on the team). The Bengals clearly liked LaFell's matchup outside more than Boyd's and went to the veteran with regularity. With the Bengals jumping out to an early lead, it was a low-volume passing day for the offense and that was a major factor in Boyd's disappointing fantasy game. Boyd's role shouldn't change too drastically with Green's return in Week 16.
2016 Week 14 vs CLE (6 / 6 / 49 / 0 rec, 2 / 40 / 0 rush)
Boyd had the best game of his young career and is emerging as the Bengals top receiver down the stretch. The Bengals are asking a lot of the rookie since A.J. Green went down and Boyd has responded positively. He has become the go-to option for Dalton on third downs and Dalton noted after the game that Boyd has been great in those third down situations. The Bengals are also getting creative with ways to get the ball into Boyd's hands and he made big plays as a runner this week.
2016 Week 13 vs PHI (6 / 4 / 66 / 0 rec)
Boyd had a solid day. He made a nice back-shoulder catch for 29 yards and had a couple third down receptions to keep the chains moving. He came up just short of a first down in the red zone on another pretty back shoulder catch. With the Bengals jumping out to a huge early lead, the Bengals didn't throw enough fro Boyd to have a big day despite earning the second most targets.
2016 Week 12 vs BAL (9 / 5 / 62 / 0 rec)
Boyd played well and tied for second on the team in targets behind Eifert. He hauled in a pretty diving grab deep down the middle for 20 yards on the opening possession of the game, but it was called back due to a holding penalty. He ran a variety of route from both the slot and lined up outside and was able to get open regularly. He had one drop on a short slant route and Dalton missed him badly on a short wide receiver screen, but otherwise the duo was on the same page and made some plays to keep the chains moving.
2016 Week 11 vs BUF (8 / 6 / 54 / 1 rec)
With Green injured, Boyd is now the top receiver for the Bengals. While Tyler Eifert may lead the Bengals in targets over the final six games, Boyd should be close behind. He will have a solid weekly floor in PPR leagues but won't have a ton of upside because he is used primarily on quick passes and underneath routes. He is averaging just 10.6 yards per reception, so even if he is able to catch five passes per game, the yardage expectation won't be very high. Boyd and Dalton found a nice rhythm together against the Bills. Boyd was the go-to target on the long touchdown drive after Green was injured, making a pair of key catches. He grabbed his first career touchdown in the second quarter on a rub route. He lined up in the slot and ran an out route while the outside receiver ran a slant that slowed down Boyd's man and created the separation needed for Dalton to drop it into the corner of the end zone to Boyd for the one-yard touchdown. Dalton noted after the game that some plays early were designed to get Boyd the ball but that Boyd earned more looks as the game progressed due to his early success.
2016 Week 10 vs NYG (4 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Boyd came extremely close to hauling in his first career touchdown pass. He temporarily hauled in a 3rd down pass from Dalton it initially appeared as if he scored a 19-yard touchdown, but as he took a step and dived towards the end zone a hit dislodged the ball and he wasn't able to control it all the way to the ground to complete the catch (even though he had possession as he entered the end zone). Boyd also had a frustrating outcome when he came up just inches shy of a first down on an 11-yard catch and run on third down. He dived for the line to gain but his elbow landed just shy of the marker.
2016 Week 8 vs WAS (7 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Boyd was a big part of the Bengals game plan on short passes. The Bengals clearly want to get it into his hands at least a few times per game on quick throws to give Boyd chances to make a play running after the catch. He caught a swing pass and cut it upfield behind a pair of blockers for nine yards. Boyd was open down the middle in overtime for what could have been a long gain deep into Washington territory, but Dalton missed the throw.
2016 Week 6 vs NE (5 / 4 / 79 / 0 rec)
For the second straight week, Boyd played over 50 snaps and had a big impact on the game. He caught a 27-yard pass deep down the middle to the Patriots 10-yard line to set up a Bengals touchdown. Boyd made a spectacular 30-yard grab down the seam against tight man coverage from Logan Ryan. He leaped and extended to pull the ball in and was able to hold on despite Ryan raking at his arms while he pulled the ball into his body and went to the ground.
2016 Week 5 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
After two weeks of decreased playing time, Boyd was again a big part of the offense. He played 71% of the snaps in Week 5. His first catch was a sliding 20-yard reception after finding a soft spot in the zone. Boyd had one drop on a slant route just outside the red zone. The pass had some heat on it, but it was one that should have been caught, going right through Boyd's hands.
2016 Week 4 vs MIA (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Boyd's snaps were down for the second straight week. He played just 28 of 76 snaps. He is the clear third receiver in an offense that is playing three or more receivers on well under 50% of the snaps. His only catch was a 3rd-and-long quick screen where he made a man miss and showed some power to push through a second defender to pick up the first down.
2016 Week 3 vs DEN (4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Matched up much of the game against arguably the top slot corner in the league, Chris Harris, Boyd had a quiet game. He caught a couple of short passes on 3rd-and-long that didn't move the sticks. The Bengals played far less 3-receiver sets against the Broncos and Boyd played just 36% of the snaps after logging 79% in Week 2.
2016 Week 2 vs PIT (8 / 6 / 78 / 0 rec)
The rookie was the Bengals most reliable receiver in Week 2. He made tough catches in traffic over the middle of the field. With the Bengals backed up 1st-and-25 near their own end zone, Boyd beat his man down the seam and made a pretty catch for a 29-yard gain. With the Bengals down 24-16 in the final minutes and driving into Steelers territory, Boyd caught a short pass underneath and went down just before James Harrison hit him. The play was ruled a fumble on the field and was surprisingly not overturned on replay despite Boyd's knee being down before the ball popped loose.
2016 Week 1 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Boyd did all of his damage in one drive right before halftime in the Bengals two-minute offense. Near midfield, he picked up 15 yards out of the slot on a quick screen pass to the flat. The Bengals lined with three receivers to one side and the two outside receivers blocked their men while Boyd took the quick toss and sprinted behind his blockers down the sideline. One play later, Boyd drew a 25-yard pass interference penalty to get the Bengals in field goal range. He lined up in a stack formation to the right and ran a go route down the seam, making a nice effort to work back towards the ball to draw the flag. On third-and-goal, he caught a slant route and was tackled just short of the end zone to set up a chip shot field goal as the first-half ended.
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