Boyd is expected to be in the lineup Thursday against the Hurricanes, Chris Kuc of The Athletic reports. Boyd has been a healthy scratch thus far in Round One, but he will draw in for Chandler Stephenson on the fourth line with Carl Hagelin and Nic Dowd. The 25-year-old forward has only one other playoff appearance in his career, so there isn't much fantasy upside at this point.
Boyd scored his fifth goal of the season in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Flyers. He displayed some nifty stickwork in tipping home Matt Niskanen's quick flip towards the net in the second period, a goal that stood up as the game-winner. Boyd hadn't found twine since Jan. 6, but this one gave the 25-year-old grinder an even 20 points through 48 games on the year.
Boyd registered an assist in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Flyers. Now with assists in consecutive games, Boyd is up to 14 in 41 games this season, to go along with four goals. Playing in a fourth-line capacity, the 25-year-old carries very little fantasy value at this stage of his career.
Boyd has three assists in his last 10 outings. The 25-year-old center has been scratched in six of the Capitals' last 16 games. Boyd has added a bit of physicality with four hits in his last three games, but he has only 16 points in 37 contests this year. He averages 10:27 per game.
Boyd tallied a power-play assist and two shots during Monday's 4-1 loss to the Blues. Boyd has been fairly productive of late with four goals and eight points in his last 15 games -- despite logging just 10:34 of ice time per game. The sixth-round pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft has taken a big step forward in his development and could become a regular starter for the Capitals down the stretch. However, the unpredictability of ice time continues to hamper his fantasy value outside of the deepest of leagues.
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