Boyd was held to three catches for 65 yards on four targets in the Bengals' loss to the Saints. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was under pressure most of the day and was sacked four times, which limited the time Boyd had to get open in this one. It doesn't figure to get any easier for Boyd next week in Baltimore.
Boyd is expected to serve as Cincinnati's No. 1 receiver for at least the next two weeks while A.J. Green (toe) is unavailable, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports. Boyd has already been averaging 8.3 targets per game this season while routinely logging high offensive snap shares, but the absence of Green theoretically affords him the opportunity to take his production to greater heights. The Bengals won't count on Boyd alone to pick up all of the 9.5 targets per game that have fallen to Green this season, but as one of the few healthy pass catchers on the roster that has shown a connection with Andy Dalton, the third-year wideout's fantasy value looks to be on the rise. In addition to Boyd, John Ross (groin) should pick up a fair share of the slack while Green is sidelined, with depth options Alex Erickson, Cody Core, Josh Malone and Auden Tate all potentially seeing increased involvement as well. At least in Week 10, the receivers shouldn't face much competition for looks from the Bengals' other skill-position players beyond starting running back Joe Mixon and starting tight end C.J. Uzomah (shoulder), as Giovani Bernard (knee) and Tyler Kroft (foot) both seem to trending toward sitting out or being limited in the contest.
Boyd was held to three catches to 27 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. Boyd was held without even a target in the first half, but added his three catches well after the game was out of hand. It's a very disappointing result in a game that had so much offensive potential.
Boyd turned nine targets into seven catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 28-21 loss to Pittsburgh. Boyd opened the scoring with a two-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter and added a 14-yard touchdown catch 19 seconds before halftime. He's in the midst of a breakout season with 37 catches for 455 yards and four touchdowns through six weeks. Plenty of fantasy lineups will have use for Boyd when he faces the Titans in Week 7.
Boyd caught four of seven targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 27-17 win over Miami. Boyd was due to come back down to earth sometime after racking up 323 yards and two touchdowns over the previous three games, but Cincinnati's No. 2 wide receiver remains a viable fantasy option most weeks. The upcoming Week 6 tilt against a porous Pittsburgh secondary is certainly no exception.
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