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Tyler Boyd, WR CIN
After the Cincinnati Bengals dumped veteran WR Brandon LaFell this offseason, dynasty owners knew that was a good sign for the team’s young receivers, who would finally be thrust into an expanded role. The question was which recent draft pick the target should be. The Bengals had spent a top ten overall pick on speedy WR John Ross a year after using a day two selection to add WR Tyler Boyd and neither had made a real impact in their limited time in the league. Through three games, it is safe to say we now know the answer. Boyd is the WR16 on the season, thanks to recent weekly finishes of WR15 and WR4, pending Monday Night Football. In Week Three, when top WR A.J. Green left the field with an injury, Boyd took over, finishing with six receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown. He’s enjoying the same type of third-year breakout season we saw from WRs Devin Funchess and Nelson Agholor a year ago. The most recent dynasty ADP looks silly now, placing Boyd as the WR83. Don’t be surprised if that’s 50 spots higher in the near future.