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Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Date of Birth:  11/15/1993
Age:  28
Height  6'2"
Weight:   197
College:  Pittsburgh
Drafted:  2016 | Round 2 | Pick 55
Depth Chart:  Starter

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR


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Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd will play in Week 17.

It's great to hear Boyd has fully cleared concussion protocol and is ready to return for this Sunday against the Ravens. Boyd is 160 yards away from a third consecutive 1,000-yard campaign.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Boyd is unfortunately done for the night, and he wasn’t able to get on the stat sheet before leaving. Tee Higgins could see more work in the slot with others mixing in behind A.J. Green and the rookie.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd was ejected from the Bengals game.

Both Boyd and Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard were ejected for throwing punches in the Week 13 matchup. Before leaving, Boyd had a 72-yard touchdown on a catch-and-run down the left sideline for his only reception of the game. We don't anticipate any extra discipline for Boyd from this incident, so he should be available for Week 14 and the first week of the fantasy playoffs for many leagues.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

The Bengals are signing Tyler Boyd to a contract extension, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

It's reportedly a four-year, $43 million extension that keeps Boyd in Cincinnati through the 2023 season. The new coaching staff must like what they've seen from Boyd to this point, as the Pitt product is being paid as a top-20 receiver (in terms of new money) after his breakout season which included 76 receptions for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns. This is good news for Boyd's fantasy value for 2019 and beyond, as this deal confirms that he's going to be a huge part of Zac Taylor's offense and that the team expects strong production from the former second-round pick. Entering his fourth NFL season, Boyd is still just 24 years old and can get another big payday in a few years.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

The Bengals have placed Tyler Boyd on injured reserve.

Boyd's breakout 2018 season is officially over after 14 games because of the knee injury suffered in Week 15. Boyd had 76 receptions for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns, living up to the preseason hype he was garnering during the summer in Cincinnati. Next season, Boyd will be entering a contract year unless an extension is struck this offseason, so he could have some extra motivation as he looks to build upon his emergence into an excellent No. 2 receiver opposite A.J. Green. Boyd should be one of the better mid-round selections with a solid floor in 2019 fantasy drafts, though a similar third-year jump from former first-round pick John Ross next season could potentially affect Boyd's fantasy value.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd (knee) is officially out for Week 16.

This was fully expected after Boyd suffered an MCL injury last Sunday against the Raiders. Fantasy owners will be without the breakout receiver in fantasy finals this week, but perhaps he can make a push to play in the season finale next weekend.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd suffered a "low-grade MCL sprain", according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

This is relatively good news, but Boyd's season may still be over with just two games remaining. He's on the doubtful side of things for Week 16, but we'll monitor his status leading up to Sunday's matchup with the Browns. John Ross would likely become the top receiver for the Bengals if Boyd missed more time.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd (knee) has been ruled out for the rest of today's game.

It's unclear when Boyd was injured, but he was limping and has now been ruled out. Before leaving, Boyd had four receptions for 38 yards and a touchdown. His status for next week is up in the air at this point, but hopefully the injury isn't too serious. Boyd crossed the 1,000-yard mark in this game in what's been a nice breakout season for him.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd caught three passes for 52 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Boyd was quiet for most of the day, but he still ended up leading the team in receiving on six targets. While more volatile with Jeff Driskel under center for Andy Dalton (thumb), Boyd is worth a look as a quality FLEX option next week when the Bengals take on the Raiders, who were just shredded by JuJu Smith-Schuster (8/130/2).

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd catches six passes in Week 13.

Boyd gained 97 yards on his six receptions (eight targets) against the Broncos. He left the game after a huge hit deep over the middle, but he's thought to be fine. Especially with A.J. Green leaving the game with a foot injury and looking to likely be done for the season, this connection Boyd showed with Jeff Driskel in Driskel's first career start was a major positive. Boyd should be a solid fantasy option next week abasing the Chargers.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd leaves game after taking big hit.

Boyd took a big hit on a deep ball down the middle and remained down on the turf. Hopefully Boyd is OK, but we'll update you as more information becomes available.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd scores against the Browns.

Boyd was targeted eight times in the Bengals' Week 12 loss, catching seven passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. The score was a 28-yarder down the seam from Jeff Driskel (the first of Driskel's career), and it was the sixth of the season for Boyd. A.J. Green (toe) doesn't look close to a return, so Boyd looks poised to remain the No. 1 receiver next week against Denver. It's not an easy matchup for Boyd, but he should offer a solid floor in Week 13 fantasy lineups.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd caught four passes for 71 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Boyd—who also failed to complete a pass on his lone attempt—was targeted a team-high 11 times, but Baltimore played stout defense all afternoon. It sounds like A.J. Green (toe) could be back for Week 12 after making a push to play against Baltimore, but less attention could benefit Boyd with Denzel Ward and the Browns coming to town. Consider Boyd a low-end WR2/FLEX option down the stretch.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd catches three passes in Week 10.

Boyd gained 65 yards on his three catches against the Saints, including a long reception of 36 yards. Despite the Bengals being behind big, Boyd was targeted just four times on a day the Bengals couldn't get much going offensively. Boyd will look to have a bigger game next week against a Ravens team he had a 6/91/1 line against in Week 2.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd has a big day as Bengals improve to 5-3.

Boyd caught nine-of-ten targets for 138 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown reception in the first half. He also lost two yards on his lone carry. The 23-year-old was coming off a disappointing performance against the Chiefs, but hopefully fantasy owners stuck with him in another strong matchup. At the season's midway point, Boyd is now on pace for a breakout 98/1,240/10 line, and he will be on the WR2 map when Cincinnati returns from the bye to face New Orleans.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd held in check as Bengals get blown out in Kansas City.

Boyd caught three passes for 27 yards in the loss. It was a promising matchup for Boyd, but Andy Dalton locked onto A.J. Green (14 targets) as Cincinnati dropped to 4-3. Next week looks like a bounce-back spot against the Buccaneers, and it would be a surprise if the Bengals didn't spread the ball around with a more balanced offense in Week 8. Consider Boyd a low-end WR2/FLEX option in all formats.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd scores twice in 28-21 loss to the Steelers.

Boyd caught seven passes for 62 yards, including a pair of touchdowns in the red zone from two yards and 14 yards away. The 23-year-old has had a couple disappointing games in good spots, but he already has lines of 6/91/1, 6/132/1, 11/100, and 7/62/2 through six weeks, establishing himself as a legitimate weekly WR2 in all formats. Boyd should be in lineups next Sunday night against the attackable Kansas City secondary.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd held in check as Cincinnati improves to 4-1.

Boyd caught four-of-seven targets for 44 yards in the 27-17 victory over Miami. The 23-year-old was probably impacted by his team scoring twice on defense, but it was still a slight disappointment in a week that looked promising for him as a WR2/FLEX play. That said, Boyd has a prime opportunity to bounce back and continue his early-season success when the Bengals host the rival Steelers in Week 6, which could turn into a shootout. He's a quality FLEX option in all formats.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd hits 100 yards in Week 4 win.

The Falcons are susceptible to slot receivers, and Boyd did damage throughout the game. He was targeted a team-high 15 times, catching 11 passes for 100 yards. This makes two straight games hitting the century mark for Boyd, who continues his great start to his third NFL season. Boyd is on pace for a 104/1,396/8 line through four games, and he might be tasked with having another big game if top corner Xavien Howard follows A.J. Green around during next weeks' game against the Dolphins.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd has a big day in loss to Carolina.

Boyd caught six passes for 132 yards and a touchdown, which came from 27 yards away in the third quarter to bring the Bengals within one score of an eventual 31-21 loss. The 23-year-old has combined for 12 receptions for 223 yards and two touchdowns over the past two weeks, and he looks like Andy Dalton's favorite target, which could be due to A.J. Green drawing coverage away. Boyd is an emerging FLEX option for Week 4 against the Falcons.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd impresses in primetime win over the Ravens.

Boyd caught six passes for 91 yards and a score, which came from 14 yards out in the second quarter. Still just 23-years-old, the Pitt product is a clear top-three receiver on an offense that's clicking through two games. Boyd is probably a better real-life player than fantasy option, but he is worth considering in deeper leagues ahead of Week 3.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd works as clear No. 3 receiver in win over the Colts.

Starting alongside A.J. Green and John Brown, Boyd caught three passes for 26 yards. The 23-year-old only has fantasy value in deeper leagues right now on a talented offense, but he should be a useful real-life weapon for Andy Dalton and the Bengals.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

Tyler Boyd has been "dominating" Bengals training camp so far.

Bengals.com writes that the third-year receiver has been dominating and that "if you don't think Boyd looks like their second best receiver, think again." Head coach Marvin Lewis said Boyd went through some ups and downs last year, but he returned this year and "has attacked this offseason liken nobody's business." Things can change throughout the summer, but for now, Boyd appears locked into the slot for Cincinnati.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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.

Tyler Boyd | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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 | Bengals WR

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.