Anquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin

Height: 6' 1"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 37College: Florida StateDrafted: #54 (2nd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) #292
Best / Worst #184 / #266


Anquan Boldin expected to sign before camp

Pro Football Talk is reporting free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin is expected to wait until "right before" training camp to sign with a team. "For me, training camp is a necessary evil," Boldin said Monday. "I think that’s the only way you can get prepared for a season. So I prefer to sign right before training camp to make sure I get in, learn the new system, learn my teammates, get all the mistakes out of the way, get hit a couple times to make sure that when that first game comes I feel fully prepared.”

Fantasy Impact

Boldin, 36, intends to play his 15th NFL season in 2017 -- he is expected to sign with a team prior to the start of training camp in late July. However, the question remains, who will he sign with? Although reports suggest that he'd prefer to "stay close to home" in Florida, the veteran wideout will likely play for a team that best fits his skill set, especially if they are a championship contender. Coming off of a 67-584-8 season in 2016, Boldin could certainly help a club with a need at wide receiver, likely assuming a lesser role as a WR3.

Anquan Boldin 'wants' to play next season

Free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin told CBS Sports' Jamey Eisenberg that he "plans" to play in 2017. “I’m still healthy, still going strong,” Boldin said at his charity golf event this past week. “I still have the passion.”

Fantasy Impact

It was also noted that two of Boldin's former teams, the Lions, and Ravens, have contacted him this offseason showing an interest in reacquiring him. Boldin, who will turn 37 in October, will be entering his 15th NFL season in 2017 and is coming off of a solid statistical campaign in 2016. He produced a 67-584-8 stat line while playing in all 16 games. Although Boldin's glory days are behind him, he should still be considered a fine bye-week replacement or DFS value play for fantasy football purposes.

Anquan Boldin to play in 2017

ESPN's Jim Trotter is reporting free agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin intends to play in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Boldin, 36, intends to return for a 15th NFL season in 2017. His return fully depends on if he can find a suitor for his services, and because he produced a 67-584-8 stat line last season with the Lions, he should have no issue finding a team to sign him. Due to his veteran status, he may wait until training camp to sign with a new club, or back with Detroit, in an attempt to avoid OTAs, as a handful of veterans are known to do.

Anquan Boldin undecided on NFL future

Detroit Lions beat writer Tim Twentyman reports wide receiver Anquan Boldin "still hasn't decided" if he will play next season. However, if he does play in 2017, he is "open to returning to the Lions."

Fantasy Impact

Boldin, 36, is undecided on his NFL playing future. However, the 14-year veteran told the media he is "open" to re-signing with the Lions if he decides to return for a 15th season. Boldin proved to be effective despite his age in 2016, his first season in Detroit. Playing all 16 games, he caught 67 targets for 584 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. He showed no signs of slowing down. Boldin will have a decent market this offseason even if the Lions opt to move on from him -- if he doesn't retire that is.

Anquan Boldin has frustrating night in loss

Anquan Boldin caught just 2 of 6 targets Saturday evening for 24 receiving yards.

Fantasy Impact

Between drops and personal fouls, it was an ugly end to the season for Anquan Boldin at CenturyLink Field. While fantasy expectations likely weren't high, he had his fewest catches since Week 9 and his fourth-worst yardage total of the season. If Boldin returns for the 2017 season, his 15th overall, the veteran figures to again function as the Lions third wide receiver but will likely see a drop-off in production assuming running backs Theo Riddick and Ameer Abdullah manage to stay healthy and eat up a chunk of Matt Stafford's short-yardage targets.

Aaron Martinuzzi24 weeks ago