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Tyler Boyd Week 1 Outlook - Chargers at Bengals

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Wed, Sep 2nd 2020, 4:29pm EDT

He saw 147 targets last year in his first year under Zac Taylor and people still wonder about starting him? He's an every-week starter as far as I'm concerned. However, this week isn't one where he's going to have one of his best games of the season. The Chargers allowed just two slot-heavy receivers top four receptions all year and allowed just three of them to top 42 yards. To be fair, they didn't play a lot of talented slot receivers, but it wasn't an easily exploited matchup is the point. Desmond King has been one of the better slot cornerbacks in the league over the last few years, allowing just 816 yards and two touchdowns on 106 targets over the last two seasons. What he does though, is allow a high catch rate, as 87-of-106 passes have been completed. That's a 82.1 percent catch-rate, so if Boyd gets the targets, he'll produce in PPR formats, though he may not get many yards after the catch. Given his familiarity in the system and Green's first appearance since 2018, Boyd is probably the best bet for production in this game. Start him as a WR3.

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