Boyd caught three of six targets for a team-high 52 receiving yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Chargers.
With A.J. Green (foot) battling midseason injuries and subsequently being placed on injured reserve, the common thought had Boyd accelerating from a mid-tier fantasy WR2 into a contender for low-end WR1 consideration. That hypothesis has been disproven to this point, as Boyd has averaged 68.3 receiving yards per game with Green inactive this season, compared to 79.7 yards per game when he is in the lineup (also averaging one fewer target per game when Green is out). Week 15 presents a reasonable opportunity for Boyd to get into the end zone for the seventh time this season, facing a Raiders defense that's allowed an NFL-high 31 passing touchdowns.
Boyd caught six of eight targets for 97 yards during Sunday's 24-10 loss to Denver.
Boyd came into Sunday having been targeted at least eight times in three of his last four games, picking up at least 65 yards in each. He extended that on Sunday despite working with first-time starter Jeff Driskel. Driskel and Boyd connected on three passes of at least 20 yards, perhaps none prettier than a leaping 23-yard grab over the middle on third and eight early in the third quarter. Their rapport will be worth keeping an eye on moving forward as A.J. Green (foot) was carted off the field during the first half. Should Green miss time, Boyd will be counted on next week against a top-10 Chargers pass defense, surrendering a modest 245 passing yards per game.
Boyd caught seven of eight targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-20 loss to the Browns.
After Andy Dalton exited with a thumb injury, Boyd caught a 28-yard touchdown from backup quarterback Jeff Driskel. That touchdown not only helped Boyd's owners this week, but it should also give them some peace of mind should Dalton miss the Week 13 tilt against the Broncos.
Boyd caught four of 11 targets for 71 yards during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Baltimore.
Boyd delivered big in the opening seconds of the second quarter, helping convert a 3rd and long with a 29-yard reception down field, setting up a Joe Mixon touchdown run. Boyd has been the man in A.J. Green's (foot) absence, seeing 15 total targets, including a team-high 11 on Sunday. Expect those targets to keep coming against a tough Browns defense next Sunday.
Boyd is once again in line to serve as a primary target in the passing game with A.J. Green (toe) listed as inactive Sunday against the Ravens.
Boyd has seen a snap share of 93 percent or greater in each of the last four weeks, but he led that category for just the second time all season in Week 10 with A.J. Green out. Green will sit yet again Sunday, and while fellow receiver John Ross (groin) is listed as active as well, Boyd should see plenty of time on the field. He failed to take advantage of this opportunity last week against New Orleans, seeing only four targets in the passing game, but much of that can be attributed to the blowout nature of a game that Cincinnati was never really competitive in. Expect more targets Sunday afternoon, though it is worth noting that Baltimore sports the fifth-best defense against wide receivers in PPR formats, and sixth-best in standard ones. Boyd's upside comes largely from expected volume in an offense that can only go up after a dreadful Week 10 performance.
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