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News: 3 days agoBoyd secured one of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 34-11 win over the Lions.
Spin: For the second straight week, Boyd finished behind both Ja'Marr Chase (six) and Tee Higgins (six) in targets. The Cincinnati passing attack has taken a big step forward in 2021, which has certainly been aided by the addition of Chase as the fifth-overall selection in this year's draft. Though Joe Burrow is airing it out, Boyd will have games like this when he takes a back seat to the young stars of the Bengals' receiving corps. The veteran wideout will have the opportunity for a bounce-back performance when the Bengals visit the Ravens in Week 7.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Seemingly a certified bust after his first two NFL seasons, Boyd has emerged as one of the league's best and most-reliable slot WRs. The 2016 second-round pick peaked with a pair of top-20 fantasy campaigns in 2018-19 and was well on his way to a similar showing in the first half of 2020. Boyd was WR9 in fantasy during Joe Burrow's 10 starts, but Burrow went down with a torn ACL in Week 11 and injuries limited Boyd to three more full games the rest of the season. Boyd joins Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase to form one of the league's best WR trios and all three will be busy in Cincinnati's WR-friendly scheme. Boyd doesn't find the end zone much (one season with more than five TDs), but the 26-year-old is a good bet for his fourth consecutive season averaging a target share above 20%. He's a fine WR3.