Tyler Boyd
Tyler Boyd
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Cincinnati Bengals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $43 million contract with the Bengals in July of 2019.
Target hog in preseason debut
WRCincinnati Bengals
August 10, 2019
Boyd hauled in three passes on four targets for 25 yards in the team's first preseason game against the Chiefs on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Boyd played only one offensive possession, but that was enough to highlight his rapport with Andy Dalton. He averaged only 8.3 yards per reception and his longest catch went for 12 yards. More positively, it certainly appears that Boyd will be in line for plenty of targets this season -- especially while A.J. Green (ankle) remains sidelined -- given Dalton's inclination to look Boyd's way early and often.
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How do Tyler Boyd's 2018 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
72.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.32
 
% Team Air Yards
23.8%
 
% Team Targets
20.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
71.7%
 
Drop Rate
5.7%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.5
 
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2018 Tyler Boyd Split Stats
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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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tyler Boyd
Best Ball Journal: Taking Inventory
Yesterday
The author looks at his share percentages for various players in DRAFT's best ball tournament, where he's happy to have plenty of Nick Chubb but wishes he had more of the Cleveland passing game.
Snarky 150
Snarky 150
2 days ago
2 days ago
Aaron Rodgers is disappointed he can no longer use the McCarthy excuse.
Best Ball Journal: DRAFT Mega Tourney
15 days ago
DRAFT recently introduced its NFL Mega Best Ball Tourney, which raises the stakes at five times the buy-in for the original tourney. This article breaks down the selection process of a team picked Tuesday.
Best Ball Journal: The All-Undrafted Team
22 days ago
John Ross' injury troubles are disturbing for fantasy investors, but he at least offers upside in a round where none of the other receivers offer any floor anyway.
SXM Highlights: Debating A.J. Green's Updated Value
24 days ago
The recent A.J. Green injury news has fans adjusting Green's value. Joe thinks Green might now be a bargain. Jeff does not agree.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
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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Will play preseason opener
WRCincinnati Bengals
August 2, 2019
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that the team's starters will play some in next week's preseason opener at Kansas City, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
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Gets four-year extension
WRCincinnati Bengals
July 23, 2019
Boyd is signing a four-year, $43 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Hopes to stay in Cincy long term
WRCincinnati Bengals
June 13, 2019
Boyd is entering the final year of his rookie contract but hopes to remain with the Bengals long term, Joe Danneman of FOX 19 Cincinnati reports. "I show it. I'm here practicing every day to show (the organization) I care about them. I believe I've showed I want to be here," the receiver said.
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Should be healthy by February
WRCincinnati Bengals
Knee - MCL
January 15, 2019
Boyd said Tuesday that he expects to be fully recovered from the sprained MCL in his right knee in about two weeks, Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
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Lands on IR
WRCincinnati Bengals
Knee - MCL
December 28, 2018
Boyd (knee) has been placed on IR by the Bengals.
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