Nick Boyle
Nick Boyle
26-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Baltimore Ravens
2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Ravens selection of two tight ends in the 2018 draft seemed to signal that Boyle's time with the team was nearing an end. That ended up being far from the case as Baltimore brought him back on a three-year, $18 million deal this offseason that features $10 million guaranteed. But it's important to note that while Boyle is clearly an important asset to the Ravens, his impact is mostly felt as a blocker. He only ran routes on 63 percent of the pass plays for which he was on the field in 2018. Of tight ends who played at least 400 snaps last year, only Darren Fells, Luke Stocker, and Tyler Higbee ran a lower percentage of routes per pass-play snap. Meanwhile, Mark Andrews was on the field for 228 less snaps than Boyle, but ran 115 more routes, and former first-rounder Hayden Hurst stands to get more involved in the passing game this season. Boyle will see the field plenty in 2019, but his role is not one that will pay fantasy dividends. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Ravens in March of 2019.
Targeted four times in win
TEBaltimore Ravens
October 15, 2019
Boyle caught two of four targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 23-17 win over the Bengals.
ANALYSIS
Boyle hauled in multiple passes for the first time since Week 3. The big-bodied target was targeted at least three times in each of the first three games of the season, but has seen just seven targets since. The Ravens pass offense hasn't been quite what it was since the a dynamic opening two weeks to the season. Though far from the Ravens' top target, that has had a ripple effect for Boyle. The good news is that the Ravens can turn it around Sunday against Seattle, the league's 25th-ranked pass defense.
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How do Nick Boyle's 2019 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
20.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.43
 
% Team Air Yards
7.0%
 
% Team Targets
9.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
6.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
61.1%
 
Drop Rate
5.6%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.3
 
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How often does Nick Boyle run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Nick Boyle
72 routes   18 targets
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76%
150 routes   47 targets
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74 routes   16 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Seahawks pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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@ Seahawks
Sunday, Oct 20th at 4:25PM
Overall QB Rating Against
68.5
 
Cornerbacks
70.0
 
Safeties
43.8
 
Linebackers
88.0
 
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2019 Nick Boyle Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Nick Boyle's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
270 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.04 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.23 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.13 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.5 in
 
Broad Jump
112 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
10.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2015
Of Boyle's 505 tight end snaps in 2017, he ran routes just 132 (26 percent) times. By comparison, Ben Watson had 428 snaps at tight end and ran routes 204 times (47 percent). Even with Watson gone now, it's clear how the Ravens view Boyle. He's great as a blocker and is reliable when thrown to (28 catches on 37 targets for 203 yards). Baltimore's decision to draft two pass-catching tight ends in the first three rounds shows that the team is more concerned with replacing Watson's receiving production than getting a blocking tight end. Rookies Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews will absorb Watson's role and targets while Boyle remains a fixture attached to the line as a blocker and occasional pass catcher.
It's almost by process of elimination at this point, but the fact remains that Boyle's value is on the upswing with all the attrition the Ravens have endured at the tight end. Dennis Pitta (hip) and Crockett Gillmore (knee) suffered season-ending injuries (Pitta has since been released) and the athletically gifted Darren Waller was served a year-long suspension. What does that leave? A 36-year-old Ben Watson coming off a torn Achilles, a underperforming Maxx Williams who is coming off major knee surgery, and camp body in Larry Donnell who was picked up off the scrap heap early in camp. Not that Boyle's background is without its own blemishes -- a 10-game suspension last season kept him largely in the doghouse even when eligible in 2016 -- but injuries haven't played a major role in his NFL career the way they have for some of Baltimore's other tight end targets. Boyle is often lauded for his tenacity at the point of attack, which should help him get on the field in run situations under new offensive assistant Greg Roman. Furthermore, even though it's a small sample, Boyle has shown reliable hands through his first two seasons, catching 24 of 29 targets for 197 yards. Boyle's path to being the No.2 tight end on the depth chart has opened up this offseason, making him a potential under-the-radar candidate to monitor early in the season on waiver wires.
Boyle, a fifth-round rookie, will likely open the season as Baltimore's No. 3 tight end, behind Crockett Gillmore and second-round rookie Maxx Williams. Boyle doesn't figure to have much impact as a receiver in the NFL.
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Catches lone target
TEBaltimore Ravens
October 1, 2019
Boyle caught his only target, a nine-yard gain, during Sunday's 40-25 loss to the Browns.
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Leads team in receiving
TEBaltimore Ravens
September 24, 2019
Boyle caught four of five passes for 58 yards during Sunday's 33-28 loss to Kansas City.
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One catch Sunday
TEBaltimore Ravens
September 16, 2019
Boyle caught one of three targets for 14 yards Sunday against the Cardinals.
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Snags three passes
TEBaltimore Ravens
September 10, 2019
Boyle caught all of his targets for 26 total yards during Sunday's 59-10 win over Miami.
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Inks extension with Baltimore
TEBaltimore Ravens
March 7, 2019
Boyle and the Ravens have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $18 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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