WR Tyler Boyd - Cincinnati Bengals

6-1, 197Born: 11-15-1993College: PittsburghDrafted: Round 2, pick 2016

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 14): The poor quality of the Bengals offense is bringing Boyd down. He might dodge Jalen Ramsey this week, but his status is slipping to boom/bust WR3/Flex until the Bengals get their line and this offense figured out. Don't hold your breath waiting for that.

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Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
3 at BUF 55 0 0 0 11 6.0 67 0 0 6.7
4 at PIT 64 0 0 0 6 3.0 33 0 0 3.3
5 vs ARI 66 0 0 0 14 10.0 123 1 0 18.3
6 at BAL 61 0 0 0 7 3.0 10 0 0 1
7 vs JAX PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 5.9 * * * *
7 vs JAX PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5.7 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Tyler Boyd's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 6 vs BAL (7 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)

Boyd had a tough game. He said after the game that the Ravens often bracketed him in coverage and it seemed the defensive plan was to force the Bengals backup receivers who have been forced into the starting lineup by injuries to beat them. Complicating matters further for Boyd is the fact the Bengals have no speed options currently available at wide receiver and teams don't fear getting beat deep, which allows them to sneak the safeties up closer to the box and into the areas of the field where Boyd typically does most of his damage. Dalton tried to force it into Boyd over the middle on one play but he was surrounded by three Ravens defenders and the pass was picked off. Boyd didn't make some difficult plays he typically makes. It looked like he was going to pick up big yards on a fade route down the right sideline, grabbing the ball with both hands over the back of the corner but the Safety was able to come in late to knock it out. He was wide open for what should have been a solid pickup over the middle but Dalton's pass was slightly off target and Boyd wasn't able to hold on as he dove to grab it.

2019 Week 5 vs ARI (14 / 10 / 123 / 1 rec)

The Bengals weren't able to get Boyd going early. He had just one catch for four yards at halftime. He took over for a stretch in the second half, however. With the Bengals playing hurry-up for much of the fourth quarter, Dalton looked to Boyd often. On the game-tying drive in the final minutes, the two hooked up for a 29-yard catch and run on a short post route to get the ball out to midfield. A few plays later, Boyd ran a beautiful deep route for a 42-yard touchdown. He had Budda Baker trailing him and he gave a subtle head fake and jab step towards the middle of the field before cutting back outside, creating a ton of separation and making an over the shoulder grab for the score.

2019 Week 4 vs PIT (6 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)

Boyd was one of four Bengals who tied for the team lead with six targets. He opened the game with an easy 15-yard catch and run on a quick crossing route over the middle. The slot corner blitzed, living Boyd all alone. Boyd picked up 13 on a deeper crossing route, holding on despite a big hit from Mike Hilton. It was a surprisingly quiet day for Boyd, especially considering the game script should have been favorable for him seeing more than just six targets.

2019 Week 3 vs BUF (11 / 6 / 67 / 0 rec)

Boyd wasn't targeted until late in the first half, when he was dropped for a 3-yard loss on a screen pass that the Bills sniffed out. He got a couple looks in the two-minute drill before halftime but one was tipped at the line and the other would have taken a spectacular effort to haul in. He went into the half with negative yardage. Boyd hauled in an 11-yard pass that was tipped up into the air at the line of scrimmage. He ran a bit of a lazy out route that led to an interception. Tre'Davious White was able to undercut it and the ball was probably thrown a bit too far into the middle of the field as well. Boyd did make some key catches in the Bengals late comeback attempt, grabbing it in traffic on slant routes for gains of 14 and 11 yards. He also made a 26-yard catch on a 3rd-and-long when two defenders went with John Ross and left Boyd open cutting in beneath him.

2019 Week 2 vs SF (10 / 10 / 122 / 0 rec)

The lone offensive bright spot for the Bengals was the play of Tyler Boyd. He was fantastic, catching every single target and consistently converting on third downs to keep the offense on the field. His first catch of the game was his easiest. The Bengals lined up with a bunch formation to the left and a busted coverage left Boyd wide open down the sideline for a 47-yard catch and run. Boyd setup the Bengals first touchdown with an 8-yard catch on 3rd-and-7 in the red zone. He held on with a defender draped all over his back. It was the first of many 3rd down conversions for Boyd. He was schemed open for an easy 9-yard catch on 3rd-and-1. Then went low to grab a pass over the middle for a 12 yard gain on 3rd-and-12. He picked up 15 yards on a 3rd-and-6 screen pass. Boyd's big fantasy day could have been even bigger but he had a 16-yard touchdown catch wiped out by a holding penalty. Boyd played 79% of the snaps for the second straight week, which is a bit less than last season (when he had 8 straight games with 92% or more) but not a cause for concern.

2019 Week 1 vs SEA (11 / 8 / 60 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)

Boyd led the team in targets but a poorly thrown deep ball from Dalton that could have gone for a long touchdown spoiled the potential for a big fantasy day. While he didn't rack up big yardage totals, Boyd did make plenty of plays in the middle of the field. He made three catches on the opening drive, the highlight coming on a 14-yard grab on 3rd-and-long with a defender draped all over him. Boyd's strong, reliable hands were on display, catching the ball away from his body and hauling it in despite the defender getting a hand in. He made a 13-yard grab over the middle that may have been his most impressive of the day. The ball was deflected by a defender at the line and Boyd was able to adjust quickly and reach behind him to make the grab. Dalton and Boyd hooked up on a pair of 6-yard gains on similar plays that were probably RPOs. Dalton lined up in shotgun, faked the quick run handoff to suck the linebacker up, and then hit Boyd running the slant into the space opened up by the linebacker. On the missed big-play connection, Boyd lined up in the slot and then ran right behind the defensive line, getting lost in the mass of bodies before cutting upfield on a wheel route down the seam. He was wide open but Dalton threw the pass too much to the inside and short, which turned a potential long touchdown into an incompletion. Boyd played 79% of the snaps, which was good for just third best amongst the wide receivers.

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Latest News

Bengals | Tyler Boyd limited to 10 yards (Sun Oct 13, 06:25 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd had three receptions for 10 yards on seven targets in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens.

Our View: Boyd had his first dud of the year in what was a good matchup on paper. He may dodge Jalen Ramsey next week but as long as the Bengals line is in shambles, Boyd is feeling like a dicey WR3/Flex only suitable to play in PPR leagues.
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Bengals | Tyler Boyd posts big stat line (Sun Oct 6, 04:50 PM) - Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd pulled down 10 receptions for a season-high 123 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Our View: Boyd reeled in a deep score to make the game level in the fourth quarter, but the defense allowed the Cardinals get set up for the game winning field goal. He'll be a strong WR2 next week against Baltimore.
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