Tyler Boyd
Tyler Boyd
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The 2016 second-round pick built on his 2018 breakout to lead the Bengals in every major receiving category in 2019. But Boyd's success came at a cost to his efficiency - from 13.5 YPC and 9.5 YPT in 2018 to 11.6 and 7.1, respectively. Part of that goes with the territory of being the undisputed top receiver (A.J. Green missed the entire year rather than just some of it), and part of that was playing three games with a backup quarterback. Moreover, even when Andy Dalton was under center the offensive line was one of the worst in the league, putting a damper on the entire passing game. This year, things should be different. For starters, Green will be back after receiving the franchise tag, so Boyd likely will be a co-No. 1 rather than the only game in town. The Bengals also drafted superstar QB prospect Joe Burrow with the first overall pick and wideout Tee Higgins at No. 33. Burrow is more mobile than Dalton, and should make more plays behind what's likely - if only by regression to the mean - to be an improved O-line. But Higgins is yet another mouth to feed in the offense, and given his pedigree and draft slot, likely to be involved as a rookie. At 6-2, 203, and running a 4.58 40, Boyd's physical tools don't jump out, but he's a polished route runner in the prime of his career, and we'd expect him to be Burrow's security blanket even if Green, erratic speedster John Ross, Higgins and/or Auden Tate all get a piece of the receiving pie. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $43 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2019.
Joined by a healthy A.J. Green
WRCincinnati Bengals
August 14, 2020
Boyd, who is one of 11 NFL wide receivers with 1,000 or more receiving yards in each of the past two seasons, figures to see fewer double-teams out of the gate this season with the return to health of top wideout A.J. Green, ESPN's Ben Baby reports.
ANALYSIS
With Green missing the entire season with an ankle injury, Boyd was the Bengals' unquestioned top target in 2019, a context that yielded 148 targets (tied for the sixth highest in the league) and 90 catches. With Green back in the mix, Boyd may not enjoy quite the volume he did last year, but with a fair amount of defensive focus likely to shift to Green, Boyd should continue to see his share of looks out of the slot. Moreover, the Bengals are on track to start No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow this season, and though the rookie QB is brimming with upside, Boyd could well end up being an on-field security blanket for the young signal caller in 2020.
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How do Tyler Boyd's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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
86.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.38
 
% Team Air Yards
28.7%
 
% Team Targets
25.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
60.8%
 
Drop Rate
3.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
4.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tyler Boyd's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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' 2"
 
Weight
203 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.35 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.90 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
119 in
 
Bench Press
11 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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A second-round pick in 2016, Boyd did nothing during his first two seasons in the league to suggest a Year 3 breakout. But he emerged Week 2 with a 6-91-1 line, followed it up Week 3 with 6-132-1, Week 4 with 11-100-0 and never looked back. And while Bengals' top wideout A.J. Green missed seven games last year, his first missed game was Week 9, well after Boyd had established himself as Andy Dalton's other top target. In other words, a healthy Green wouldn't be a major negative for Boyd in 2019. At 6-2, 203, Boyd has good size but below-average speed (4.58 40). He's a polished route runner and effective on intermediate routes - 21 catches of 20-plus yards (7th) on only 108 targets (T-23rd) - but not much of a downfield threat (only one catch of 40-plus). Boyd averaged a robust 9.5 YPT (8th) thanks to a 70 percent catch rate. He isn't much of a red-zone presence - only 10 targets there all year, and three from inside the 10, and that was with Green and tight end Tyler Eifert missing significant time. Boyd returns as the Bengals' clear No. 2 wideout, though he'll serve as the team's top option early in the season while Green recovers from an ankle injury that will force him to miss at least a couple of games. Boyd, who missed the season's final two games with a sprained right MCL, was completely recovered for the offseason program and signed to a four-year, $43 million extension before the start of training camp.
Boyd is one of the top five wide receivers in NFL history at least according only to the perspective of a Bills fan on December 31, 2017, as his 49-yard touchdown reception against the Ravens put the Bills into the playoffs. Alas, that one catch accounted for nearly 22 percent of Boyd's receiving yards for the entire season and one of his two touchdowns. Boyd missed six games last year and significant parts of others, occasionally getting benched as a coaches' decision, while nursing a knee injury on other occasions. This is a big year for the 2016 second-round pick -- if he doesn't make significant strides, the Bengals will almost certainly have to look to replace him in the 2019 draft.
Boyd, who was selected 55th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, caught at least one pass in all 16 games during his rookie campaign but produced deflated fantasy value as he found the end zone just once. He still provided exceptional consistency as the Bengals' No. 3 receiver, however, finishing the season with 54 receptions for 603 yards and one score on 81 targets. There was a real chance that Boyd would have a clear path to the No. 2 receiver spot behind A.J. Green heading into 2017, but the team elected to re-sign Brandon LaFell before drafting speedster John Ross with the ninth overall pick in this year's draft. Ross is dealing with an offseason shoulder injury, however, so it may take some time for the rookie to become accustomed to the physicality of NFL defensive backs. Tight end Tyler Eifert will also vulture plenty of targets, so quarterback Andy Dalton will have a multitude of mouths to feed in the Bengals' aerial attack.
The 55th overall pick in this year's draft, Boyd landed in an ideal spot. With Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu both gone, Boyd only has to beat out 29-year-old Brandon LaFell for the starting role opposite A.J. Green. Even if he doesn't, both should see plenty of looks while Green and tight end Tyler Eifert absorb the defense's attention. At 6-2, 200, Boyd has decent size, but he's not especially fast or athletic (4.58 40.) He put up big numbers in college (254-3,361-21) and is a polished route runner for a rookie, but is unlikely to be a downfield weapon or go-to option in the red zone.
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Makes five catches vs. Browns
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 29, 2019
Boyd caught five of seven targets for 57 yards during Sunday's 33-23 win over the Browns.
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Not on injury report
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 25, 2019
Boyd (undisclosed) doesn't appear on the Bengals' Week 17 injury report, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
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Stellar effort in OT loss
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 22, 2019
Boyd, who left the game late due to an injury, secured nine of 15 targets for 128 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 38-35 overtime loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.
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Limited to 26 yards
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 15, 2019
Boyd caught three of seven targets for 26 yards during Sunday's 34-13 loss to the Patriots.
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Totals 75 receiving yards
WRCincinnati Bengals
December 8, 2019
Boyd caught five of six targets for 75 yards during Sunday's 27-19 loss to the Browns.
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