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Tyler Boyd Week 2 Outlook - Bengals at Browns

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 17th 2020, 8:58am EDT

It wasn't a great start to the season for Boyd, who caught just four passes for 33 yards in Week 1. It was a tough matchup no matter where you looked against the Chargers secondary, but he still had the best cornerback matchup on the field, so it was disappointing. The Browns are a plus-matchup for slot receivers, as even Willie Snead was able to exploit that last week, torching them for 64 yards and a touchdown on just four targets. Boyd didn't have massive games against them last year when he posted 5/75/0 and 5/59/0. Those totals aren't anything to latch onto, though, as they're under a new head coach and defensive coordinator, as well as having a new starting slot cornerback. Tavierre Thomas is the one who took over there and we watched him allow 3-of-3 passing for 55 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. There are many different avenues the Bengals can choose to attack this matchup, so there's some volatility here with Boyd, though I'd still feel confident playing him as a WR3.

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