Nick Boyle was the only completely healthy TE coming out of training camp, so he has an outside chance of winning the starting job. Entering his third season out of Delaware, Boyle has had limited action in his short NFL career, but did catch 18 passes in 2015, and had 11 touchdowns over his final two seasons in college. Boyle is a huge target at 6-foot-4, 270 pounds, and his size might give him a leg up on the starting spot.
With a crowded depth chart, Boyle will need to have a good preseason and some luck to win the job. Veteran Ben Watson is expected to earn his role back after missing last season, and the Ravens invested a second round pick in Maxx Williams just two years ago.
2017 Bottom Line
Boyle’s value could increase if he wins the job, and the Baltimore TE position is worth watching to see if anyone emerges. However, until Boyle actually produces in a regular season NFL game and pulls away from the pack officially, it’s hard to recommend having him on a roster. There’s too much depth at TE in most fantasy leagues to be taking a flier on Boyle right now, and owners should likely stay away from drafting Ravens at that position.