Boyd caught all 10 of his targets for 122 yards during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the 49ers.
Boyd got involved early, slipping down the sideline early in the first quarter for a 47-yard reception. It's hard to argue with 18 catches on 21 targets through two weeks, though Bengals fans probably wouldn't mind a touchdown at this juncture from Boyd. He's Andy Dalton's most reliable target until A.J. Green (ankle) makes his return. Up next is a tough Week 3 matchup against the Bills.
Boyd caught eight of 11 targets for 60 yards and added a three-yard rush during Sunday's 21-20 loss to the Seahawks.
Boyd received some extra attention from the Seattle defense after Joe Mixon (ankle) left the game, limiting him mostly to short catches. Although he led the team in receptions, he wasn't close to leading it in receiving yardage as he averaged 7.5 yards per grab. Still, it was a positive sign that he was peppered with targets and Andy Dalton's huge performance bodes well for his fantasy value. Boyd should be busy once again in next Sunday's home matchup with the 49ers.
Boyd caught one of two targets for 18 yards in Thursday's 25-23 preseason loss to the Giants.
Boyd wasn't too busy in this one, but that's going to change once the regular season comes around. After breaking out with 76 catches for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns in 2018, Boyd is expected to be a major part of Cincinnati's passing game, especially with A.J. Green (ankle) expected to miss time early on this season.
Boyd hauled in three passes on four targets for 25 yards in the team's first preseason game against the Chiefs on Saturday.
Boyd played only one offensive possession, but that was enough to highlight his rapport with Andy Dalton. He averaged only 8.3 yards per reception and his longest catch went for 12 yards. More positively, it certainly appears that Boyd will be in line for plenty of targets this season -- especially while A.J. Green (ankle) remains sidelined -- given Dalton's inclination to look Boyd's way early and often.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that the team's starters will play some in next week's preseason opener at Kansas City, Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com reports.
Boyd will get his first live action in the new offense. With A.J. Green (ankle) out to begin the season, Boyd will be the Bengals' primary option to begin the season. Interestingly enough, he was more productive when Green was healthy last year, scoring five of his seven touchdowns before Green's toe injury, and tallying his three best yardage games in that same span. What will be key for him is if the Bengals can get John Ross and/or Cody Core to be more productive while Green is out.
Boyd is signing a four-year, $43 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Boyd broke out for 1,028 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in his third NFL season despite missing the final two weeks with an MCL sprain. He returned healthy for the offseason program, now locked in as the No. 2 pass-game option in a Cincinnati offense with serious depth concerns at both wideout and tight end. Boyd did his best work last season when A.J. Green (toe) also was in the lineup, averaging 6.1 catches for 79.7 yards and 0.6 touchdowns on 8.2 targets in the nine games both receivers were active for. Boyd averaged 4.2 catches for 62.2 yards in the five games he played without Green, though Andy Dalton's absence was probably the bigger factor contributing to a mini-slump late in the season.
Boyd is entering the final year of his rookie contract but hopes to remain with the Bengals long term, Joe Danneman of FOX 19 Cincinnati reports. "I show it. I'm here practicing every day to show (the organization) I care about them. I believe I've showed I want to be here," the receiver said.
The Bengals finally got a worthwhile return on investment from Boyd after a season in which he broke out for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns on 76 receptions in 14 contests. With John Ross proving to be a disappointment thus far and A.J. Green on the final year of his own deal, it wouldn't be a surprise if Cincinnati eventually locks up the 25-year-old Boyd at some point before he hits the open market next offseason. It's convenient to think he could get a deal similar to that of a receiver picked 15 slots ahead of Boyd in the 2016 NFL Draft, Sterling Shepard, who got a four-year, $41 million contract from the Giants this spring. Working in Boyd's favor is that he appears fully healthy after undergoing minor knee surgery this offseason and is participating in team drills during this week's minicamp, according to Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site.
Boyd said Tuesday that he expects to be fully recovered from the sprained MCL in his right knee in about two weeks, Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.
Boyd sustained the injury Week 15 against the Raiders and missed the Bengals' final two games of 2018 as a result. Despite the premature end to his campaign, Boyd still represented one of the few bright spots for the Bengals after amassing 76 receptions for 1,028 yards and seven scores across 14 games. He shouldn't face any limitations during OTAs and should reprise his role as the Bengals' clear No. 2 receiver behind A.J. Green (foot) in 2019.
Boyd (knee) has been placed on IR by the Bengals.
Boyd's placement on IR is presumably not indicative of any setbacks with his MCL injury. Rather, he simply wasn't going to play Sunday against the Steelers, and the move allowed the Bengals to promote fellow wide receiver Hunter Sharp from their practice squad. Prior to suffering his injury, the 2016 second-rounder enjoyed a breakout campaign, hauling in 76 of his 108 targets for 1,028 yards and seven TDs in 14 games. Looking ahead to next season, the Bengals' 2019 wideout corps is slated to be headed by A.J. Green (foot) and Boyd, with speedy John Ross a candidate to carve out a larger role in the Cincinnati offense in his third NFL season.
Boyd (knee) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
Boyd has followed up an absence in his team's Week 16 loss to the Browns with no activity in practices Wednesday and Thursday. At this point, his chances of making it back for Sunday's season finale against the Steelers appear remote, but the Bengals will likely wait and see what he's able to do (or not do) at Friday's practice before making a ruling on his status.
Boyd (knee) wasn't spotted at practice Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
With the Bengals sitting at 6-9 and removed from playoff contention, there might not be much upside in bringing Boyd back for Sunday's season finale against the Steelers. If he fails to get back on the practice field the next two days and is ruled out for a second straight game, John Ross, Cody Core and Alex Erickson would head the Bengals' depleted receiver corps in Week 17.
Boyd (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.
As a result, look for John Ross to head the Bengals' wideout corps in Week 16, with Cody Core and Alex Erickson also having an opportunity to be factors in a weakened Cincinnati passing game. Given the absences of Boyd, A.J. Green (foot), Tyler Eifert (ankle) and Andy Dalton (thumb), expect a run-oriented game plan featuring Joe Mixon to be in the forecast for Cincinnati.
Boyd (knee) wasn't spotted on the field during the portion of Thursday's practice that was open to the media, Jay Morrison of The Athletic reports.
Boyd is thus in line to go down as a non-participant in practice for the second straight day, putting his status for Sunday's game in Cleveland on murky ground. The Bengals, who have already shut down two of their best pass catchers for the season in No. 1 receiver A.J. Green (foot) and top tight end Tyler Eifert (ankle), can hardly afford another significant absence at wideout, especially with the inexperienced Jeff Driskel under center. If Boyd is sidelined for Week 16, John Ross (knee) would likely rank as Driskel's top target, but the Washington product wouldn't make for a particularly comfortable lineup option.
Boyd (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
With Boyd believed to be dealing with an MCL sprain, his status for Sunday's game against the Browns -- and the Week 17 tilt with the Steelers -- is cloudy. At 6-8, the Bengals don't have much to gain by having Boyd play at less than full health, so he'll be a candidate for shutdown if he fails to make noticeable progress before the weekend. In that scenario, John Ross (knee) -- health permitting -- along with Cody Core and Alex Erickson would be in line to head the team's wideout corps down the stretch.
Coach Marvin Lewis said the Bengals will make a decision on Boyd (knee) later this week, Richard Skinner of WKRC-TV Cincinnati reports.
While a decision hasn't actually been made, Lewis is implicitly acknowledging the possibility of Boyd being shut down for the final two weeks of the season. The 25-year-old wide receiver initially tried to play through a knee injury during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Raiders, ultimately sitting out for most of the second half, then saying afterward that he doesn't expect to miss any additional time. Reportedly dealing with a low-grade MCL sprain, Boyd may soon realize it isn't in his best interest to risk a more serious injury without the motivation of a playoff appearance. John Ross, Cody Core and Alex Erickson all figure to get plenty of run Week 16 in Cleveland.
Boyd (knee) is dealing with a low-grade MCL sprain, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
While Boyd seems to have avoided a severe injury, the timing could bring his breakout 2018 campaign to an early end, particularly with the Bengals eliminated from playoff contention. He did briefly attempt to play through the sprain during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Raiders, and he said after the game that he expects to be ready for Week 16 in Cleveland. Despite his initial optimism, it won't come as any surprise if Boyd is unavailable when the Bengals begin practice this week. A game absence would leave John Ross, Cody Core and Alex Erickson as the Bengals' top options at wide receiver.
Boyd downplayed the knee issue that forced him out of Sunday's 30-16 win over the Raiders, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports. "I was just banged up a little bit," Boyd noted afterward. "Nothing too serious or anything anyone should worry about. I think I'll be ready to go next week for sure."
Prior to his exit from Sunday's game, Boyd caught four of his five targets for 38 yards and a touchdown. We'll revisit his status no later than Wednesday, once the Bengals begin their practice preparations for their Week 16 contest in Cleveland.
Boyd was forced out of Sunday's game against the Raiders with a right knee injury.
With Boyd now hurting, John Ross, Alex Erickson and Cody Core are next up for the Bengals' wideout targets.
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.
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