The Carolina Panthers signed former Packers WR Jarrett Boykin to a one-year contract. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: This is not a terrible move for Boykin as he was clearly on the way out in Green Bay. The Carolina Panthers have a need at WR and he could get decent playing time with a strong camp and preseason. That being said, his value is extremely low for fantasy owners given his struggle to make any meaningful impact with the best QB in football last season. Additionally, the Panthers may be looking to add another WR or two via free agency or the draft.
Jarrett Boykin caught his only target for 6 yards.
Fantasy Impact: It was just last week where Davante Adams lost some playing time to Boykin due to some mental errors, but it is clear now that the Packers are fully invested in their rookie wideout. Davante Adams was the Packers' gameplanned-go-to coming into their bout with New England, and he delivered. Jerrett Boykin is not ownable in any lineups, and likely will not be fantasy-relevant again this season. His contributions are on special teams, not offense.
Playing on just 8 of 68 snaps, Jarrett Boykin had another 0-catch game in his second game back from a groin injury.
Fantasy Impact: Davante Adams has gained the trust of Aaron Rodgers and firmly supplanted Boykin on the depth chart, despite the coaches' confidence in Boykin. Boykin should not be owned in any formats at a deep position.
Packers WR coach Edgar Bennett says Jarrett Boykin is the same player he was before suffering a groin injury. "And we have the same confidence in him. This is a long season and he’ll continue to be productive," Bennet said. (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Fantasy Impact: All signs point to Boykin being a part of the Packers plans, though with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams all seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order. His opportunities will be inconsistent and difficult to predict. For fantasy purposes, he may best be treated as a stash-and-hold, because if any of the 3 WRs ahead of him get injured or miss time, Boykin could see a significant increase in playing time on one of the NFL's elite offenses.
In his first game back from a groin injury, Jarrett Boykin received zero targets and remained firmly behind rookie wideout Davante Adams, who caught a touchdown.
Fantasy Impact: It may have been a case of the Packers just working him slowly back in from an injury, but it seems as though Davante Adams has officially taken over as the third receiver in Green Bay. Leave Boykin in free agency for now.
Jarrett Boykin, who had been listed as questionable with a groin injury, will play Week 7 versus the Panthers. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: His return muddies the waters of the Green Bay WR situation, as Davante Adams played well in his absence. He isn't worth rostering, unless he can get back into the rotation. Keep Boykin on your watch lists.
Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin returned to practice today after missing the past three games with a groin injury. (Source: Jason Wilde on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Boykin was a steady injury replacement for the Packers during last season, but so far this year he has recorded just 2 receptions for 17 yards in the three games he's played. Before his injury, Boykin was losing opportunity to the more talented Davante Adams and it seems unlikely that he'll regain his spot as the Packers WR3. There will be opportunity for the WR4 in the Packers efficient, high-powered offense; however, they will be inconsistent and unpredictable. Boykin isn't worth a roster spot in most leagues.
Jarrett Boykin, who had been listed as out on the Week 6 injury report has been ruled inactive for Week 6 against the Dolphins. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: With Boykin out, for forward-thinking fantasy managers with deep benches, let me suggest to you Davante Adams. Adams has looked good in limited action this year, and is one injury away from a featured role in the high-octane Packers offense. Boykin should be dropped in all leagues.
Rob Demovsky of ESPN is reporting that Jarrett Boykin is likely to remain sidelined in Week 6 when the Packers travel to Miami to face the Dolphins. Boykin is dealing with a groin injury that has caused him to miss the last 2 games. (Source: Rob Demovsky of ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: With the emergence of Davante Adams as the Packers number 3 wide receiver, Boykin has become irrelevant in most fantasy formats. If you still are hanging on to him, you would be better off dropping him for Adams who looks like he is becoming more comfortable in the Packers offense.
"I don't have a timeline. Jarrett won't be ready for Thursday. I don't know if he'll be ready for Miami (on Oct. 12). That's a long time away. It's a little worse than they thought he was." -Mike McCarthy (Source: PackersNews.com)
Fantasy Impact: Boykin was already falling short of fantasy radars, but with this news it is clear Boykin should not be owned. This injury opens the door wide open for Davante Adams to completely take over the starting job. If he is out long, Janis might even sneak ahead of him on the depth chart. Look to Adams to make an impact while Boykin is out.
Jarrett Boykin has officially been ruled out for the Packers Week 4 matchup with the Bears. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: It had seemed as if Davante Adams was overtaking Boykin for the Packers WR 3 spot, and for this week that will officially be the case. Look for the talented rookie WR Adams to take advantage of his opportunities and make a strong case to be the Packers every-week WR 3 going forward. For Boykin owners this may be the right time to jump ship.
Jarrett Boykin was injured in the Packers thursday practice. According to Coach Mike McCarthy, the wide receiver is suffering from a knee and groin ailment, but did say, "we'll give him until Sunday to see if he can go." (Source: Paul Imig on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This isn't good news for Boykin owners, but the Packers have two viable replacements in rookie WRs Davante Adams and Jeff Janis, who could see his first action of the regular season if Boykin can't go on Sunday.
Jarrett Boykin was credited with two drops and caught 1 of 4 targets for 11 yards. Boykin had 36 snaps on offense to 34 by Davante Adams. Adams caught 2 of 3 targets for 11 yards.
Fantasy Impact: It was an ugly day for Green Bay's offense all around and Boykin's drops didn't help. Boykin essentially just split snaps with Adams, neither proving to be successful. Luckily for Boykin, Adams didn't really outshine Boykin, as Adams ran the wrong route on a play Rodgers threw to him. Adams may be the dynasty stash here, but Boykin has not lost his job yet. Keep both of them out of you're lineup until further notice.
Davante Adams seemingly took over as the number three wide receiver this week. Adams played 37 snaps while Jarrett Boykin only played 35. Adams ended up finishing with five receptions for 50 yards compared to Boykin's one catch for 6 yards.
Fantasy Impact: This is what many fans expected and those that bought into Boykin feared - Davante Adams. Boykin was ineffective Sunday and then seemed to get pulled in favor of Adams who made his official NFL debut, in a sense. This is a red flag for Boykin owners as no injury has been reported. Pay attention to practice reps throughout this week and maybe wait one more week to see if Boykin returns to his number three role. It is a little early to jump ship, but the waters are getting warm. Wait and see approach advised here for Boykin owners.
Jarrett Boykin was covered by Richard Sherman all evening and did not receive a single target from Aaron Rodgers in the loss at Seattle.
Fantasy Impact: Unless you are in an extremely deep league, you probably weren't starting Boykin because of his difficult match up. Some owners may panic at his lack of targets and drop him; don't be that owner. He still is a wide receiver in a potent offense which will give him plenty of opportunities to make plays and contribute.
Jarrett Boykin is projected to have 2.8 receptions, 33.2 yards, and 0.3 touchdowns. (Source: FantasyPros)
Fantasy Impact: That stat line maxes out at 8 fantasy points in ppr, which is not worth starting in most leagues. If you are in a jam (maybe you drafted Wes Welker?) or you are feeling risky, there is the possibility that Seattle places all their attention on Cobb, Nelson, and Lacy, daring Boykin to beat them. But even in that scenario a big outing for Boykin is unlikely.
Clearly, Jarrett Boykin has taken the next step," McCarthy said. "I just love the way he plays. He's had an excellent camp. He's physical, his toughness, he's relentless. I think he's exceptional at the top of his route. You see his strength and balance to separate from a DB." (Source: Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)
Fantasy Impact: Boykin came in last season when Jones and Cobb went down and he really turned some heads, proving that when on the field consistently he can contribute in fantasy. As the 3rd WR on the depth chart this year, he will be on the field early and often. Three-wide-receiver-sets are Green Bay's most common formation. To put it in perspective, 2 years ago Randall Cobb totaled Cobb totaled 80 catches for 954 yards as the 3rd WR in GB. Boykin is worth owning in all leagues.
Boykin finished Saturday's game against the St. Louis Rams with three receptions for 21 yards. It was on back-to-back receptions where Boykin solidified his spot in the starting lineup. (Source: Twitter-Tyler Dunne)
Fantasy Impact: If Boykin can hold off rookies Davante Adams and Jeff Janis, he is in line for a breakout season. While starting about half the year, Boykin finished with 49 receptions, 681 yards and three touchdowns last season. Assuming he can hold onto that starting role, he could potentially approach the 1,000-yard-threshold. It is likely he will end more around 800 yards with the bevy of options in GB for Rodgers, but 6 TDs is not asking too much. Consider Boykin a WR3 in fantasy drafts with low risk upside potential.
According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Boykin has "had too many drops in camp." (Source: Tom Silverstein on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Boykin is still expected to be the Packers' third receiver behind Nelson and Cobb to open the season; however, Rodgers seems to be building chemistry with rookie wide out, Davante Adams. At this point, Adams is not someone you should be drafting but he is someone to keep on your radar if the drops continue to be a problem for Boykin when the season beings. Boykin’s current ADP is in the 11th round, which should be a good value-pick in an offense that is expected to put up a ton of points.
Rob Demovsky, ESPN Packers beat writer, reports that WR Jarrett Boykin "looks every bit like the same receiver -- or better -- than the one who caught 49 passes for 681 yards and three touchdowns in the final 12 games last season." (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: At this point there is no reason to believe Jarrett Boykin won't be the Packers third WR. Though the offense will have more than enough opportunity to go around (regardless of how much or little the defense has improved), its also an offense with plenty of weapons. Unless Nelson or Cobb is injured, Boykin owners shouldn't expect consistent week-to-week production. He makes an intriguing late-round selection for owners wanting to own a prospective piece of the Packers pie.