Nick Boyle remains the Ravens' top blocking tight end, which means he won't help you much in Fantasy. He has averaged just over two targets per game through his four-year career. Don't put him on your squad.
Boyle and the Ravens have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $18 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. 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.
Boyle caught 23 of 37 targets for 213 yards in 2018. The fourth-year player out of Delaware set a new career high in receiving yards but is still searching for that elusive first touchdown. Boyle was also a major staple in the offense as a whole, playing 55 percent of the offensive snaps and adding value as a run blocker. The Ravens did spend two 2018 draft picks on tight ends, which may signal the end of Boyle and Maxx Williams' time in Baltimore once they hit free agency this offseason.
Boyle (concussion) is active for Saturday's game against the Chargers. Boyle was listed as questionable but he had already cleared the concussion protocol, making his availability unsurprising. The 25-year-old should continue in his low-volume role at tight end for the Ravens with Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst both healthy.
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. Boyle missed the Week 15 win over the Buccaneers due to the head injury but stands a good chance at playing Saturday. Coach John Harbaugh labeled Boyle a game-time decision, so official word on the tight end's status likely won't come until the Ravens release their inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 8:20 p.m. EST kickoff.
Boyle (concussion) took part in Wednesday's practice session, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports. Boyle didn't participate in practice Tuesday, so his graduation to at least limited participation Wednesday vastly improves his chances of suiting up for Saturday's matchup with the Chargers. He will still need to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol to do so.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||9.56|
|9||11/04||New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|12||11/26||@Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|13||12/01||San Francisco 49ers||4||4.75|
|15||12/13||New York Jets||6||4.88|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||27||19||153||0||7||8.05||15|