Boyle was not targeted over his 21 offensive snaps Sunday against the Steelers.
Boyle's offensive usage has been up-and-down throughout the year, and it bottomed out Sunday. He was not targeted and played a season-low in snaps. Meanwhile, rookies Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst both saw more playing time than Boyle, and fellow veteran Maxx Williams was a healthy scratch, suggesting that Baltimore may be turning to its rookie tandem full time moving forward. Boyle and the Ravens are on a bye Week 10 before returning to action Nov. 18 against the Bengals.
Boyle caught one of three targets for seven yards during Sunday's 36-21 loss to Carolina.
Boyle has now been kept to 10 yards or fewer in five of his last six games. The Ravens roll with a very deep tight-end group and, as the starter, Boyle has a slight lead in targets, 27 to 26 over rookie Mark Andrews, but has not done much with those opportunities. Aside from the lack of yardage, the veteran has yet to score a touchdown during his four-year career -- something you wouldn't expect from a big-bodied starter like Boyle. The Ravens have a favorable matchup Sunday against a weak Steelers pass defense, but that still isn't enough to make Boyle a smart pickup.
Boyle caught one of two targets for eight yards against the Saints.
The tight ends combined for just five targets Sunday, which marked a season-low. Boyle accounted for two of them, tying him with rookie Hayden Hurst. Although Boyle currently leads the Ravens' tight ends in target share at eight percent, Hurst is starting to get more involved in the game plan and Mark Andrews is arguably the most polished pass-catcher of the bunch, so Boyle's ceiling as a fantasy contributor is capped.
Boyle caught two of four targets for seven yards during Sunday's 21-0 win over Tennessee.
Boyle has now been held to 10 yards or fewer in three of his last four games and has yet to score in his career. He might top the depth chart, but he doesn't offer much value as a fantasy option, even though the Ravens face the Saints' 30th-ranked pass defense Sunday, giving up 313 yards per game.
Boyle caught one of two targets for 10 yards against the Browns.
Boyle's inconsistent target volume swung back to two after he drew five targets in the win over the Steelers in Week 4. He converted those targets into just one catch for 10 yards, marking the third time he's been held under 30 yards this season. Boyle is up to 10 catches on 18 targets (55 percent catch rate) and still does not have a touchdown in his NFL career.
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