TE Nick Boyle - Baltimore Ravens
|6-4, 268||Born: 2-17-1993||College: Delaware||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2015|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 9): Boyle could be a viable desperation play if Mark Andrews can't go in Week 15 because of his knee.
Week 15: vs New York Jets
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Lamar Jackson's Week 14 box score wasn't special, with just 146 passing yards over his 16 completions. But it speaks loudly of his development that he beat the league's third-ranked pass defense for three touchdowns en route to a statement win. Jackson had little to work with against the Bills' dominant secondary, but routinely found his backs and tight ends for chain-moving plays and short touchdowns. That conservative attack will be the norm going forward if Mark Andrews can't suit up, and if speedster Marquise Brown can't get uncorked. Brown has produced just 64 yards over the past 4 weeks, and this depth chart is one of the league's thinnest. It's fair to expect Jackson and the Ravens to lead with the run even more than usual, at least for the time being, which indeed dings their passing upside. Jackson remains fantasy's every-week QB1, though it's worth noting he hasn't topped 247 yards since Week 3. It's his rushing chops and touchdown upside that make him such an asset. In the depths of a full-on rebuild, the Jets' young pass defense has tightened noticeably of late. Over the past 4 weeks, they've allowed opponents just 5.9 yards per attempt and 212 a game, with only 3 touchdowns through the air. They've had some help, of course, from an extremely forgiving recent schedule of passers: Dwayne Haskins, Derek Carr, Andy Dalton, Ryan Fitzpatrick. But it's worth noting the massive statistical leaps they've taken. The no-name pass rush is starting to take flight, with Nathan Shepherd and Jordan Jenkins forming a dynamic bookend duo and a stout front pushing the pocket. The team is still trying things out at cornerback, though rookie Blessuan Austin has been a revelation on the outside, with Brian Poole and the safeties consistently locking down the slots. Of course, this will be the unit's first real test in two months, and much hinges upon whether All-Pro safety Jamal Adams (knee sprain) can suit up. Either way, this matchup isn't really a deterrent for Lamar Jackson's outlook, though it's not quite as porous as it once looked.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Nick Boyle's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 14 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 10 / 1 rec)
Nick Boyle caught a 3 yard touchdown from Jackson releasing into the flat on a run pass option play. Boyle picked up 6 yards on a check down from Jackson. Nick Boyle had a potential 3rd down conversion go through his hands as he dove for the pass.
2019 Week 10 vs CIN (4 / 4 / 78 / 0 rec)
Nick Boyle made two big plays downfield and nearly had a touchdown. Boyle made his first catch running a deep crossing route and slipped a tackle as he secured the catch to escape downfield for a 35 yard gain. Boyle may have scored but dove prematurely anticipating contact. Boyle released down the seam and used his body to shield a defender and secure a 25 yard catch downfield. Boyle made a contested catch downfield off of play action for 10 yards.
2019 Week 9 vs NE (5 / 5 / 27 / 1 rec)
Nick Boyle lead the team in targets and receptions against the Patriots. Boyle made his first catch in the flat for 2 yards. Boyle made a 7 yard catch over the middle running a curl. Boyle picked up 5 yards on a check down to the flat. Boyle ran a crossing route off of play action for a 5 yard touchdown. Boyle picked up 8 more yards on a catch in the flat.
2019 Week 3 vs KC (5 / 4 / 58 / 0 rec)
Nick Boyle saw more targets with Mark Andrews at less than 100 percent. Boyle released up the seam off of play action and caught a dart from Jackson for 23 yards. Boyle made a catch underneath and hurdled a defender to pick up 15 yards. Boyle made another catch underneath a few plays later for 11 more yards.
Latest NewsRavens | Five Ravens fully practice (Fri Dec 6, 04:08 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Nick Boyle (illness), CB Brandon Carr (non-injury), CB Jimmy Smith (non-injury), FS Earl Thomas (non-injury) and DT Brandon Williams (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and are not on the injury report for Week 14. link to story Ravens | Thursday practice report for Ravens (Thu Dec 5, 03:39 PM) - Baltimore Ravens DT Brandon Williams (non-injury) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 5. CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh), LB Patrick Onwuasor (ankle) and WR Seth Roberts (knee) were limited during practice. TE Nick Boyle (illness), CB Brandon Carr (non-injury), CB Jimmy Smith (non-injury) and FS Earl Thomas (non-injury) fully participated in practice. link to story Ravens | Baltimore's Wednesday practice report (Wed Dec 4, 03:22 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Nick Boyle (illness), CB Brandon Carr (non-injury), CB Jimmy Smith (non-injury) and S Earl Thomas (non-injury) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4. CB Marlon Humphrey (thigh), LB Patrick Onwuasor (ankle) and WR Seth Roberts (knee) were limited. link to story Ravens | Nick Boyle to play in Week 13 (Sun Dec 1, 12:07 AM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Nick Boyle (ankle) is listed as questionable to face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13, but he is expected to play, according to a source. link to story
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