Nick Boyle
Nick Boyle
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Baltimore Ravens
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Ravens in March of 2019.
Inks extension with Baltimore
TEBaltimore Ravens
March 7, 2019
Boyle and the Ravens have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $18 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
At first glance, it seems like a hefty payday for a tight end with just 75 receptions in his four-year NFL career, especially considering Boyle will see nearly $10 million in guaranteed money. But pass-catching has never been the focal point for Boyle, who excels as a blocker and does so on the great majority of his snaps. This was valued enough by the Ravens to grant the 26-year-old a new contract, but Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst likely remain ahead of Boyle in the pecking order for targets at the position.
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How do Nick Boyle's 2018 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
7.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.17
 
% Team Air Yards
2.4%
 
% Team Targets
6.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.1 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.2%
 
Drop Rate
2.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.5
 
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How often does Nick Boyle run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Nick Boyle
161 routes   37 targets
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63%
276 routes   50 targets
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2018 Nick Boyle Split Stats
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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
2018
2017
2015
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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New career high in yards
TEBaltimore Ravens
January 8, 2019
Boyle caught 23 of 37 targets for 213 yards in 2018.
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Cleared for Week 16
TEBaltimore Ravens
December 22, 2018
Boyle (concussion) is active for Saturday's game against the Chargers.
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Clears concussion protocol
TEBaltimore Ravens
December 20, 2018
Boyle is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Chargers, despite having cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Practices Wednesday
TEBaltimore Ravens
Concussion
December 19, 2018
Boyle (concussion) took part in Wednesday's practice session, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Non-participant Tuesday
TEBaltimore Ravens
Concussion
December 18, 2018
Boyle (concussion) did not participate in Tuesday's walk-through, The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec reports.
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