Nick Boyle
Nick Boyle
28-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Baltimore Ravens
Questionable
Injury Knee - MCL
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Boyle is a key cog in the Ravens offense, but he's not featured in the passing game. He ranked 10th in the league in snaps among tight ends with 783, yet his target count was just 53. His blocking percentage (passing plays where he stayed in to block) was 22.4 percent, which ranked sixth among tight ends with at least 600 snaps played. Compare that to teammate Mark Andrews, who ran routes on 97.6 percent of his passing play snaps. Hayden Hurst's departure may open up some more targets for Boyle, but it's also possible that Andrews' snap count balloons from his 467 in 2019. Boyle has reliable hands (72.1 percent catch rate) but he has a shallow depth of target (6.0) and his best skill is his blocking. He also plays alongside one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league. He's only on the fantasy radar in leagues that start two tight ends. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $13 million extension with the Ravens in January of 2021.
Signs contract extension
TEBaltimore Ravens
Knee - MCL
January 29, 2021
Boyle (knee) signed a two-year extension with the Ravens on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Entering the third and final season of his first contract extension, Boyle is now signed with Baltimore through 2023. Once he's finished rehabbing from his season-ending knee injury, Boyle should occupy his usual spot as the blocking complement to pass-catching ace Mark Andrews. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Boyle should be ready for the start of training camp, as the injury the tight end suffered Week 10 didn't include an ACL tear.
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How do Nick Boyle's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
9.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.22
 
% Team Air Yards
2.4%
 
% Team Targets
4.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
4.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
82.4%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.3
 
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#% of Team Snaps

70060%
38032%
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How often does Nick Boyle run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Nick Boyle and the other tight ends for the Ravens are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Nick Boyle
111 routes   17 targets
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% Routes Run
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78%
324 routes   88 targets
97%
11 routes   1 target
61%
11 routes   0 targets
61%
0 routes   1 target
0%
0 routes   0 targets
0%
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Measurables Review
How do Nick Boyle's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
270 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.04 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.23 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.13 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
10.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Ravens selection of two tight ends in the 2018 draft seemed to signal that Boyle's time with the team was nearing an end. That ended up being far from the case as Baltimore brought him back on a three-year, $18 million deal this offseason that features $10 million guaranteed. But it's important to note that while Boyle is clearly an important asset to the Ravens, his impact is mostly felt as a blocker. He only ran routes on 63 percent of the pass plays for which he was on the field in 2018. Of tight ends who played at least 400 snaps last year, only Darren Fells, Luke Stocker, and Tyler Higbee ran a lower percentage of routes per pass-play snap. Meanwhile, Mark Andrews was on the field for 228 less snaps than Boyle, but ran 115 more routes, and former first-rounder Hayden Hurst stands to get more involved in the passing game this season. Boyle will see the field plenty in 2019, but his role is not one that will pay fantasy dividends.
Of Boyle's 505 tight end snaps in 2017, he ran routes just 132 (26 percent) times. By comparison, Ben Watson had 428 snaps at tight end and ran routes 204 times (47 percent). Even with Watson gone now, it's clear how the Ravens view Boyle. He's great as a blocker and is reliable when thrown to (28 catches on 37 targets for 203 yards). Baltimore's decision to draft two pass-catching tight ends in the first three rounds shows that the team is more concerned with replacing Watson's receiving production than getting a blocking tight end. Rookies Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews will absorb Watson's role and targets while Boyle remains a fixture attached to the line as a blocker and occasional pass catcher.
It's almost by process of elimination at this point, but the fact remains that Boyle's value is on the upswing with all the attrition the Ravens have endured at the tight end. Dennis Pitta (hip) and Crockett Gillmore (knee) suffered season-ending injuries (Pitta has since been released) and the athletically gifted Darren Waller was served a year-long suspension. What does that leave? A 36-year-old Ben Watson coming off a torn Achilles, a underperforming Maxx Williams who is coming off major knee surgery, and camp body in Larry Donnell who was picked up off the scrap heap early in camp. Not that Boyle's background is without its own blemishes -- a 10-game suspension last season kept him largely in the doghouse even when eligible in 2016 -- but injuries haven't played a major role in his NFL career the way they have for some of Baltimore's other tight end targets. Boyle is often lauded for his tenacity at the point of attack, which should help him get on the field in run situations under new offensive assistant Greg Roman. Furthermore, even though it's a small sample, Boyle has shown reliable hands through his first two seasons, catching 24 of 29 targets for 197 yards. Boyle's path to being the No.2 tight end on the depth chart has opened up this offseason, making him a potential under-the-radar candidate to monitor early in the season on waiver wires.
Boyle, a fifth-round rookie, will likely open the season as Baltimore's No. 3 tight end, behind Crockett Gillmore and second-round rookie Maxx Williams. Boyle doesn't figure to have much impact as a receiver in the NFL.
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Should be ready for 2021
TEBaltimore Ravens
Knee - MCL
January 20, 2021
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that he expects Boyle (knee) to be ready for training camp this summer, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Injury details emerge
TEBaltimore Ravens
Knee - MCL
November 20, 2020
Boyle is dealing with injuries to his MCL, PCL and hamstring, leading to his placement on season-ending injured reserve, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Heads to IR
TEBaltimore Ravens
Knee
November 17, 2020
The Ravens placed Boyle (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports.
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Season over
TEBaltimore Ravens
Knee
November 15, 2020
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said after Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Patriots that Boyle will will miss the rest of the season with the left knee injury he suffered in the third quarter of the contest.
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Carted off in New England
TEBaltimore Ravens
Knee
November 15, 2020
Boyle (knee) was carted off to the locker room Sunday against the Patriots, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
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