|Date of Birth:||11/15/1993|
|Drafted:||2016 | Round 2 | Pick 55|
|Depth Chart:||2nd string|
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Tyler Boyd is impressing this offseason.
After a 2017 that was derailed by a knee issue that forced Boyd to miss a few games, he's apparently been one of the best players at Bengals OTAs. The Bengals have a deep receiving group including A.J. Green, Brandon Lafell, 2017 first-round pick John Ross, and 2017 fourth-round pick Josh Malone, so Boyd is going to need to perform well this summer to carve out a good role on offense. But Bengals coaches have been pleased with Boyd this year, stating that he's been really impressive, and Bengals.com's Geoff Hobson expects Boyd to get looks inside and outside and that he "should have a big year." Boyd had 54 receptions for 603 yards and a touchdown as a rookie before having only 22 catches for 225 yards and two touchdowns in ten games last season. It's early, but Boyd should be closer to his 2016 numbers this year, and he could become a solid fantasy option particularly in deeper leagues.
Tyler Boyd scores game-winning touchdown in Week 17.
Boyd caught a 49-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter, basically knocking the Ravens out of the playoffs. Overall, Boyd ended up with five receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown in the win. Remember, he was a second-round selection last season, so the Bengals probably still have high hopes for him. He ended up with a 22/225/2 line this season, but he'll look to carry some momentum into the offseason.
Tyler Boyd caught five passes for 39 yards in Sunday's win over the Lions.
Boyd hasn't done much of anything in his sophomore season, as this was his first game with more than two receptions and 17 yards. The 2016 second-round pick could have more luck under a new regime in 2018, but he won't be worth considering for what's almost certainly the final game for Marvin Lewis as head coach of the Bengals next Sunday.
Tyler Boyd catches one pass in Bengals' loss.
Boyd's lone reception went for 15 yards. The second-year receiver isn't a fantasy option at the moment.
Tyler Boyd catches two passes against the Steelers.
The second-year receiver was targeted three times in the loss, gained 15 yards on his two receptions. Boyd did have a drop in the game, and his role simply isn't big enough to be a viable fantasy option in standard leagues.
Tyler Boyd scores in Week 12 win.
Boyd caught two passes for 17 yards, including an eight-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. He's not a fantasy option in a conservative offense centered around A.J. Green and Joe Mixon.
Tyler Boyd catches one pass in Week 11.
Boyd's lone reception went for five yards as he took a quick pass for a third-down conversion. The second-year receiver isn't a fantasy option right now.
Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee) is out a few weeks.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Boyd has a sprained MCL. If rookie receiver John Ross (knee) gets healthy soon, he'd probably step right in for a good amount of snaps. Alex Erickson should also get more snaps, but he's not a recommended pickup yet.
Tyler Boyd catches two passes in Week 5.
Boyd gained only six yards on his two receptions. The second-year receiver is off the fantasy radar right now.
Bengals WR Tyler Boyd is "facing several drug charges."
This stems from a car crash in Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania last July. People are already joking that Boyd fits right in with the Bengals but putting that aside, this obviously isn't good and league discipline could be on the horizon. Boyd is not on the fantasy radar right now, but hopefully for him personally he can avoid trouble with the law moving forward.
Tyler Boyd catches both targets in Week 4.
With John Ross (knee) inactive again, Boyd was active for the Bengals. He's not on the fantasy radar right now, as his role isn't big enough to put up reliable numbers.
Tyler Boyd catches one pass in Week 3 loss.
It went for 11 yards. After being a surprise inactive last week, the former second-round pick was back in the lineup but didn't make much of an impact against the Packers. He can stay on the waiver wire.
Tyler Boyd was not inactive because of a hamstring injury.
According to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said multiple times that Boyd was not inactive due to an injury. There's really no reason for Lewis to lie about that, so it looks like Boyd was just inactive with rookie John Ross active. That was the original though, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, apparently inaccurately, reported Boyd was inactive because of a tight hamstring. Last year's second-round pick appears to have fallen out of the mix in Cincinnati, and he could be a trade candidate at some point.
Tyler Boyd has a tight hamstring, according to Ian Rapoport.
This explains why he's inactive. Rapoport says it happened "real late in the process," so it likely happened during warmups. Boyd will have ten days to get ready for Week 3.
Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd is inactive for tonight's game against the Texans.
This is a major surprise for last year's second-round pick, as he's not injured. With rookie top-ten selection John Ross active, the Bengals have just opted to make Boyd inactive. Neither Boyd nor Ross is known to cover kicks on special teams, so the decision must've come down to one of them on offense. This means Ross will likely be a top-three receiver with A.J. Green and Brandon Lafell, so he has some boom potential in his first game. Boyd could be a trade candidate at some point.
Tyler Boyd gets four targets in Week 1.
The second-year receiver had only one receptions for 11 yards in a shutout loss to the Bengals. He and Cincinnati should both have better games this Thursday night against Houston.
Tyler Boyd leads Bengals in receiving in Week 2 of the preseason.
The second-year receiver from Pitt caught both of his targets for 45 yards. Despite the additions to the receiving group, Boyd will have a role in 2017. There are probably better selections at the very end of fantasy drafts, though.
Tyler Boyd catches one pass for eight yards in preseason opener.
Boyd is working with A.J. Green and Brandon Lafell as the one of the Bengals' top three receivers, but we'll have to see what happens when John Ross plays in the preseason. The amount of playing time for Boyd will determine how much of a fantasy impact he can make in his second season.
Tyler Boyd had two catches for 39 yards in Sunday's season finale.
Boyd finishes his rookie season with 54 catches for 603 yards and one touchdown. The second round pick should open 2017 as the starter opposite A.J. Green, but he will be worth no more than a late round flier in fantasy drafts.
Tyler Boyd had two catches for 25 yards against the Texans.
The rookie receiver isn't a good fantasy option in Week 17 against Baltimore, but is someone to keep an eye on for 2017.
Tyler Boyd has quiet Week 15.
Boyd caught two-of-three targets for 13 yards in the loss to the Steelers. The rookie won't be a fantasy option over the final two weeks with A.J. Green expected back on Christmas Eve.
Boyd totals 89 yards in win.
The rookie caught six-of-six targets for 49 yards, and added two carries for 40 yards as the Bengals defeated the Browns. Boyd has shown a solid floor since A.J. Green (hamstring) has been out, so he will be a good FLEX play for Week 15 against the Steelers.
Tyler Boyd gets over 50 yards for third straight week.
Boyd has been a consistent option since A.J. Green (hamstring) went down. He had four catches for 66 yards against the Eagles, including a nice catch on fellow rookie Jalen Mills. Boyd is a FLEX option next week against Cleveland.
Tyler Boyd caught five passes for 62 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
The Ravens were without top cornerback Jimmy Smith, and Boyd had a decent game. The rookie has an easy matchup next week with the Eagles, and will be at least a FLEX option for Week 13.
Tyler Boyd caught six passes for 54 yards and one touchdown in Sunday’s loss to the Bills.
The rookie out of Pitt was Andy Dalton’s go-to reciver with A.J. Green (hamstring) leaving the game in the 1st quarter. It looks like Green could be done for the year, so Boyd should be picked up in all leagues. He has WR2 potential down the stretch, with some nice matchups starting next week against the Ravens.