Boykin was held without a catch on two targets Sunday against the Texans.
This marks the third straight week that Boykin has gone without a catch and the fifth time this season overall. He has just three total targets in the last three games and has played in 45 percent or less of the plays in each of those contests. Seth Roberts seems to have leapfrogged Boykin in the pecking order, which leaves the rookie with almost no path to regular targets.
Boykin was not targeted in Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Baltimore had just 22 pass attempts, and Boykin only played 21 total snaps. He hasn't caught a pass in his last two games and has just one target in that span. Baltimore has the second-lowest passing play percentage in the league, and Boykin is eighth on the team in target share, giving him a near-impossible path to fantasy relevance in 2019.
Boykin was held without a catch on one target Sunday against the Patriots.
The rookie played just 39 percent of the snaps after playing over half the offensive snaps in each of his previous two games. Boykin had just one target and was held without a catch for a third time this season. It's likely not a coincidence that Boykin's usage went up when fellow rookie Marquise Brown was sidelined and fell back off when Brown returned Sunday. Boykin should continue to see a minor role in the Baltimore passing game now that Brown is healthy.
Boykin caught both his targets for 55 yards during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Seahawks.
Boykin turned in his team's longest play of the day, hauling in a 50-yard pass from Lamar Jackson to set up a field goal on the opening drive. He received just one target after that point but had already done enough to lead the team in receiving yardage on a day when they completed just nine passes. Boykin's role in the offense doesn't seem to change much whether Marquise Brown is in the lineup, so he should remain a peripheral option next Sunday night against the Patriots.
Boykin caught two of three targets for 28 yards during Sunday's 23-17 win over Cincinnati.
Boykin caught multiple passes for the second consecutive game after just two catches in his first three games. He may be on the upswing, but he isn't quite fantasy relevant yet. Part of this is Lamar Jackson cooling in the passing game, with just four passing touchdowns in the past four weeks. If touchdown passes aren't flying around, Boykin will need to make up for it in yardage, something he hasn't shown yet.
Boykin caught all three of his targets for 32 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Browns.
Sunday was a step in the right direction for Boykin, who recorded season highs in receptions and yards while adding his second touchdown of the season. Boykin went catchless in Week 3, so this was a notable improvement for the rookie. However, his snap count (21) dropped to his lowest since Week 1 in Miami, while Seth Roberts and Willie Snead played significantly more snaps. Boykin remains just below the fantasy radar at this point due to his muted role in the offense.
Boykin was targeted just once and was unable to make the catch during Sunday's 33-28 loss to the Chiefs.
Boykin's only target didn't come until the final drive of the game as the Ravens, though they ultimately managed to put up points, were nowhere near as efficient in the passing game as they were in Weeks 1 and 2. Boykin caught just two passes combined in those first two contests, so there's no real sense that he's a big part of this offense when it's firing on all cylinders. Though he's just three games into his career, Sunday's lack of production showed what happens when Baltimore is misfiring. Week 4 brings a visit from division rival Cleveland.
Boykin caught one of three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.
Although his offensive production hasn't showed it, Boykin garnered more opportunities in Week 2 by playing 38 snaps (48 percent) compared to just 18 snaps (23 percent) in Week 1. Chris Moore and Seth Roberts both suffered sizable hits to their respective workloads as a result, signalling that Boykin may be pulling away as the No. 3 wide receiver. With an expected shootout on tap in Week 3 versus the Chiefs, Boykin should have a chance to establish himself and could be a cheap option in DFS, and he's worth a stash in deeper season-long leagues.
Boykin caught his lone target for a five-yard touchdown Sunday against the Dolphins.
The rookie wasn't heavily involved in his NFL debut Sunday, seeing just 18 of a possible 77 snaps according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. However, Boykin made his lone target count as he got wide open and hauled in a touchdown to put the Ravens up 35-3. The likes of Seth Roberts and Chris Moore saw more snaps that Boykin, but part of that could be attributed to the Ravens turning to their reserves in the second half. Boykin should be more involved Week 2 against the Cardinals, although it's clear that Boykin is behind fellow rookie Marquise Brown and Willie Snead in the pecking order at wide receiver.
Boykin (undisclosed) participated in Tuesday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Boykin missed practice Sunday and Monday due to an undisclosed injury. The rookie retook the field Tuesday, reportedly making a series of impressive catches including a contested touchdown. Now back to full health, Boykin will resume competing for a key role in Baltimore's receiving corps.
Boykin (undisclosed) missed practice Sunday and Monday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The rookie third-round pick has been busy but inefficient through two preseason games, catching four of 12 targets for 39 yards. Boykin's strong work on the practice field could still be enough to earn him a Week 1 role in the Baltimore offense, though it would be help if he made it back for Thursday's exhibition against the Eagles.
Boykin didn't catch any of his three targets in Thursday night's 26-13 preseason win over the Packers.
Boykin got some work with Baltimore's starting unit, but couldn't connect with Lamar Jackson on his lone target on the offense's opening drive. The rookie's two looks from backup Trace McSorley also both proved unsuccessful, making for an underwhelming outing. He'll hope to make a bigger impact in next week's exhibition meeting with the Eagles.
Boykin caught four of nine targets for 39 yards in his preseason debut Thursday against the Jaguars.
It was an up-and-down night from the rookie, who caught under 50 percent of his targets but also made a highlight-worthy play on a 24-yard gain. Boykin, who has tremendous athleticism at his size, has routinely impressed in training camp and has a strong chance at earning a role in the offense despite an inconsistent debut. And, in fairness, some of Boykin's lackluster catch rate Thursday can be attributed to shaky accuracy from Baltimore's backup quarterbacks. Boykin will look to translate his strong practice showings into in-game production Thursday against Green Bay.
Boykin continued his strong play over the weekend, catching a pair of long touchdown passes from Lamar Jackson at Saturday's open practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Hensley and Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic agree that Boykin has been one of Baltimore's best players during the first week of training camp, holding his own against one of the top cornerback groups in the league. Fellow wideout Willie Snead compared the rookie to former Saints teammate Michael Thomas, while coach John Harbaugh favors a more cautious assessment, noting that it's only been a few days and Boykin will now face more attention from the defense in practice. Quarterback Lamar Jackson also chimed in, referring to Boykin as "amazing" and "nice". Meanwhile, fellow rookie wideout Marquise Brown (foot) remains on the non-football injury list, though he could be removed by the end of the week. Baltimore's veteran options at wideout -- Snead, Chris Moore, Seth Roberts and Michael Floyd -- are utterly lacking in upside.
Boykin (hamstring) looked good during Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
A hamstring injury limited Boykin's participation in the offseason program and delayed his bid for a key role in the Baltimore offense. Everything is still there for the taking, with Marquise Brown (foot) absent from practice and the other Ravens wideouts -- including Willie Snead, Chris Moore, Seth Roberts and Michael Floyd -- offering little in the way of upside. In terms of pure athleticism, Boykin and Brown are head and shoulders above the rest.
Boykin (hamstring) is expected to have a key role in Baltimore's passing game as a rookie, Mike Preston of The Baltimore Sun reports.
The Ravens selected Boykin and Marquise Brown (foot) with two of their first three picks in this year's draft, acknowledging that they needed a major overhaul at receiver. Both Boykin and Brown were limited at minicamp due to injury, and according to Preston, their absence exposed the team's lack of talent at the position and painted a bleak picture of what the receiving corps would look like without them. Boykin, a big-bodied possession receiver with 4.42 speed, is expected to be a chain mover and red-zone target in the offense once healthy. He'll need to be a quick study in training camp to make up for the time lost to injury, however.
Boykin (hamstring) returned to practice in a limited capacity Thursday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Boykin was limited in team drills, but his ability to participate otherwise is a significant step in the right direction. The rookie will have Friday's OTA finale and next week's minicamp to jump up to full-participation status.
Boykin (hamstring) hasn't been at practice this week, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
The third-round pick has been held out of OTAs the past two weeks, joining first-round pick Marquise Brown (foot) on the sideline. The dual absences have freed up extra practice reps for veteran receivers Seth Roberts, Chris Moore and Michael Floyd, all of whom are competing for roles. Boykin and Brown are the ones with long-term upside, but the lack of availability this spring isn't a great start.
Boykin is nursing a minor hamstring injury, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear how the injury surfaced for Boykin, but it doesn't appear to be a serious issue. More information should be available based on the 21-year-old's participation or lack thereof at OTAs next week.
The Ravens selected Boykin in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 93rd overall.
Boykin was a late bloomer at Notre Dame, failing to exceed 253 yards in a season until his redshirt junior year in 2018, but at least he closed out his career with 59 catches for 872 yards and eight touchdowns on 100 targets in 2018. The real selling point with Boykin is his size and athleticism, however. At 6-foot-4, 220 pounds, he absolutely torched the combine. He ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash along with his crowning achievements, a 43.5-inch vertical and 140-inch broad jump. He even posted a strong agility score by any standard (10.84), let alone for a wideout as big as he is. With tools like this, it's reasonable to project further development. However, Baltimore might not afford him much volume initially, especially with first-round pick Marquise Brown already in the fold.
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