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Tyler Boyd 2020 Dynasty Outlook
Unfortunately for Boyd, he came in at the end of the Bengals long streak of playoff appearances and all he’s seen is the slide back down to mediocrity. The bright side for Boyd, and fantasy owners for that matter, is that he quietly has had back to back 1,000 yard seasons, and on a team this bad that’s something to be proud of for their best route runner.
In his four years in the NFL, its a tale of two halves; 2016 and 17′ were that of a young, developing and injured receiver, while 18′ & 19′ a budding young star on a downtrodden team. Zac Taylor’s offense targeted Boyd 148 times last year, which made him the #7 most targeted receiver in the NFL, just behind all the big names you’d expect on that list.
Tyler Boyd Dynasty Outlook – Beyond 2020
Alas, there is light at the end of the tunnel with Joe Burrow and Tee Higgins coming to town via this year’s draft and what should be a healthy AJ Green, Tyler Boyd should get surrounded with the help he needs to continue to be a top fantasy option in Cincinnati. Zac Taylor’s system should still give a nice opportunity for targets to go around to all these wideouts, as Dalton threw the ball over 500 times in 2019.
Boyd does alot of things well, and even though there should be more mouths to feed on this team, you should expect him to easily get over 100 targets again in 2020. The only caveat is that he will have to build rapport with a new quarterback, but that’s a quarterback who threw for a ton of yards and touchdowns in 2019. I would project Boyd to get you in the realm of 100-115 targets, 1,000 yards and 6 touchdowns in 2020, which will keep him in the conversation as a WR2 in fantasy.
I can’t say I’ve ever had a share of Tyler Boyd; not for trying, but if you drafted him as a rookie, you love the player and are not selling for cheap. For me, I’m not paying much more than WR2 prices–2nd and a 3rd or maybe multiple 2nd’s depending on what the picks looked like. I’d have to think with the rookie class of receivers, Boyd’s price could be lower if someone falls in love with a rookie, and that’s the perfect time to make a trade for him.