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Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
vs. PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 32# 52-
Best Rank# 18# 26-
Worst Rank# 55# 77-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. LAC vs. PHI-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform a little worse than their average vs LACThis is a 4 star matchup. WRs perform a litter better than their average vs PHI-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec21.322.8
Rec Yds232.2257.6
Rec TD1.81.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total113.6135.1-
Avg Game7.69.0-
2019 Average7.69.0-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. LAC vs. PHI
Week 2 at CLE at ARI
Week 3 at PHI at CLE
Week 4 vs. JAC vs. BAL
Week 5 at BAL vs. LAR
Week 6 at IND at NYG
Week 7 vs. CLE vs. DAL
Week 8 vs. TENBYE WEEK
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. NYG
Week 10 at PIT at DET
Week 11 at WAS vs. CIN
Week 12 vs. NYG at DAL
Week 13 at MIA at PIT
Week 14 vs. DAL at SF
Week 15 vs. PIT vs. SEA
Week 16 at HOU vs. CAR
Week 17 vs. BAL at PHI
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
2020 Points 
Week 13.34.3
Week 213.23.9
Week 312.55.2
Week 49.44.8
Week 54.26.4
Week 67.9
Week 716.711.3
Week 813.617.4
Week 917.8
Week 104.11.2
Week 118.513.4
Week 121.57.7
Week 1313.2
Week 144.39.0
Week 150.04.8
Week 1615.8
Week 171.212.1
Total113.6135.1
Average7.69.0
Player Targets Comparison
 
Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
2020 Targets 
Week 158
Week 282
Week 3134
Week 484
Week 565
Week 68
Week 7136
Week 875
Week 99
Week 1085
Week 111110
Week 1265
Week 134
Week 1499
Week 1519
Week 165
Week 17311
Notes for Player Combination
 
Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
Tyler Boyd
Tyler Boyd
WR - CIN
vs. LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Curtis Samuel
WR - WAS
vs. PHI, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
Boyd has a tough matchup in Week 1. As a slot receiver, there's a good chance that Boyd will draw either Desmond King or Chris Harris in coverage. Both of those are terrifying opponents -- King ranked as ProFootballFocus' top slot corner since 2017, while Harris is a four-time Pro Bowler. Joe Burrow might have better luck passing to Green, Ross, or Higgins this week. I don't think you should bench Boyd, but if you're flipping a coin between him and another play (say, I don't know, Jamison Crowder), you should go with the other player. 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
The Chargers will present a challenging matchup for Bengals receivers in Week 1 as they had the third-fewest fantasy points allowed to wide receiver last season. The Chargers also have one of the best cornerback trios in the NFL with Casey Heyward Jr., Chris Harris Jr., and Desmond King. All three are elite and all three are very capable of covering slot receivers, where Boyd plays. I would go with Boyd over A.J. Green in Week 1 given his familiarity with Zac Taylor's systemIf you drafted Curtis Samuel, it was likely as a late-round high-upside flier. You probably don't need to start Samuel in Week 1 and you probably shouldn't until we know how he will be utilized in the new offense with head coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady. The Raiders had a middle-of-the-pack passing defense last year, but they actually did quite well in covering slot receivers like Samuel. Samuel should be viewed as a high-upside W4 until further notice.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
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.We saw the Panthers force the issue getting Samuel targets last year, though his efficiency was among the worst in the league. Was it due to the quarterback play? Maybe, though there are a lot of receivers who have to deal with poor quarterback play. New offensive coordinator Joe Brady should get creative with Samuel and find ways to utilize him closer to the line of scrimmage, though we have to project that to happen, as we haven't seen it with Samuel in the NFL just yet. The most consistent cornerback on the Raiders last year was Lamarcus Joyner, who covers the slot, which is where we should expect Samuel to play most of his snaps. Looking at the wide receivers who did well against the Raiders last year, not many of them were smaller receivers. The best game a sub-5-foot-11 receiver had against them was Mecole Hardman's 4/61/1 when Tyreek Hill was out of the lineup. I don't think Samuel offers so much upside that you can't pass on starting him, especially considering the negative reports that were coming out of camp. I'd rather sit back and watch how he's utilized in the new offense.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
 As of right now, it seems like Samuel has been relegated to the No. 3 WR on this team. If that's the case, it's going to be hard for him to see the volume necessary to return FLEX value. If you can afford to sit Samuel this week, I'd recommend doing so until we see exactly how this WR unit is going to look on the field.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Boyd has been very solid the last two seasons, he is a WR3 with rookie Joe Burrow under center going against the Chargers 3rd ranked fantasy wide receiver defense.