Tyler Boyd’s average draft position (ADP) is 86, which is below Ja’Marr Chase (59) and Tee Higgins (71). While he may not have the game-breaking ability of his two younger teammates, he may end up being the most productive.
Bobby LaMarco and Sky Guasco of the Candlestick Kids Fantasy Podcast say that Boyd is being drafted too late in most leagues.
“Tyler Boyd is my favorite of [the Bengals’ wide receiver trio], but he’s actually being drafted two rounds after Higgins and Chase,” said LaMarco. “It doesn’t make any sense.”
LaMarco pointed out that, last year, Higgins was targeted 70 times by Joe Burrow and averaged 12.1 fantasy points per game.
Boyd, meanwhile, was targeted 81 times and averaged 13.6 points per game in his games with Burrow.
“I personally believe that Joe Burrow is proving time and time again that he is an elite slot receiver thrower,” he said. “Look what he did with Justin Jefferson at college at LSU, and then last year we saw it again in Cincinnati with Tyler Boyd.”
Further, LaMarco pointed out, Zac Taylor’s play-calling style really favors slot receivers.
“In 2015, his lone season with Zac Taylor, Jarvis Landry had 166 targets,” he said.
Taylor, of course, was the interim offensive coordinator that year. Landry has not topped 160 targets since that year.
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