Fantasy Football Matchups to Exploit: Ravens' Stats vs Slot WRs Points to Tyler Boyd Value in Week 6

Jason Schandl
Arizona Cardinals v Cincinnati Bengals
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Tyler Boyd has racked up a huge workload as the Cincinnati Bengals' top wideout with A.J. Green on the shelf in 2019, notching double-digit targets in four of his five games. He's tied for fourth in the NFL with 53 targets on the year.

He's also played over 50 percent of his snaps in the slot, positioning him well against a Baltimore Ravens' defense that has had a rough time with slot receivers.

The Ravens have been surprisingly porous on defense in general this year. They rank only 23rd in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings, while giving up the fifth-most net yards per pass attempt to opponents.

Boyd ranks 12th among wide receivers in PPR fantasy scoring this season, and he's coming off his biggest game of the year — catching 10 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 5.

The Bengals are also heavy 10.5-point underdogs on FanDuel Sportsbook, and that should also lend itself to a particularly pass-heavy game flow, since they're likely to spend most of the game playing from behind. For a volume-dependent producer like Boyd, that provides a big boost to his floor.

Despite his reception-heavy fantasy production, Boyd still sits at WR19 in our Week 6 standard scoring fantasy football rankings. He jumps up to WR14 in our Week 6 PPR rankings.

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