Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
3 days ago

Boldin caught his lone target for seven yards in the Lions' preseason tilt with the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

QB Matthew Stafford threw only 11 passes, and nine of them went to either Marvin Jones or Golden Tate. Though the preseason likely won't present a completely-accurate depiction of how Stafford will distribute his passes in 2016, Boldin appeared to serve more as a security blanket than go-to target in this one, and that was without Eric Ebron (ankle) in action. Next up, Detroit will face Baltimore in what will likely be Boldin's last preseason showing of the year.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
2 weeks ago

Boldin totaled 30 yards on his one catch in Friday's 30-17 preseason victory over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver made a splash in his Detroit debut, hauling in the throw from starting quarterback Matthew Stafford in the first quarter. Boldin is expected to serve as a vital cog in the passing game alongside Golden Tate as the Lions attempt to make up for the significant loss of Calvin Johnson to retirement.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
2 weeks ago

Boldin totaled 30 yards on his one catch in Friday's 30-17 preseason victory over the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran receiver made a splash in his Detroit debut, hauling in the throw from starting quarterback Matthew Stafford in the first quarter. Boldin is expected to serve as a vital cog in the passing game alongside Golden Tate as the Lions attempt to make up for the significant loss of Calvin Johnson to retirement.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
3 weeks ago

Boldin has worked as the Lions' starting slot receiver during training camp thus far, MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Boldin signed with the Lions just ahead of the start of camp, but the veteran has unsurprisingly hit the ground running with Detroit's first-team offense. At 35 years old, Boldin has proven plenty adaptable across his accomplished career, and provides a nice security blanket to quarterback Matthew Stafford from the slot position, where his diminishing speed and separation ability are covered by his steady hands.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

The Lions and Boldin agreed to a contract Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this stage of his career, the 35-year-old Boldin won't completely make up for the retirement of Calvin Johnson. In reality, the combined efforts of Boldin and fellow offseason pickup Marvin Jones will help plug the dam, with the 13-year veteran the likely candidate to become a quick favorite of Matthew Stafford. Despite posting the second-lowest YPC of his career (11.4) last season, Boldin was working with uninspiring signal callers -- Blaine Gabbert and Colin Kaepernick (shoulder/knee/thumb) -- so the upgrade to Stafford should boost Boldin's prospects.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
5 months ago3 Comments

Boldin is visiting the Redskins on Tuesday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

There hasn't been much news regarding the 35-year-old Boldin, who did most of his damage out of the slot last season. Washington doesn't seem like a good fit, given that Jamison Crowder had an effective rookie season while working almost exclusively from the slot. Boldin does have plenty of experience playing on the outside, but Washington also has DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon on the roster. Shaky as the fit may seem, Boldin doesn't seem to be drawing much interest and may have to settle for a sub-optimal situation.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
5 months ago

49ers general manager Trent Baalke said the team has not talked with Boldin this offseason, CSN Bay Area reports. "I wouldn't say that door has been shut by any stretch," Baalke said. "But where it is, it's where it was when we left off (the season). He's going to explore his options, and we're going to explore ours. We got a draft to go through. It would be later than sooner, in terms of the final decision that's made."

EDGE Analysis

A return to San Francisco doesn't seem like a great fit at first glance, as the 35-year-old Boldin presumably wants to play for a contender and the 49ers likely prefer to invest resources in younger players. On the other hand, the Niners will want their quarterback (whoever that may be) to have a reasonable shot at success, and it would be tough to do much of anything with the receiving talent on the current roster. Boldin, an unrestricted free agent, could thus end up back in San Francisco if he's unable to find a contract to his liking elsewhere.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
8 months ago

Boldin caught five of eight targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-16 overtime win against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Boldin showed decent chemistry with QB Blaine Gabbert, as the pair hooked up at least five times in all but one of the six games in which they both played. Even Boldin's 33-yard touchdown came on a play in which he really wasn't open, but Gabbert put it on his back shoulder. Still, the veteran wideout doesn't seem to have a whole lot left in the tank at 35-years-old, averaging 11.4 YPC, which was one of the worst marks of his career. He also finished with the second fewest receiving yards (789) of his career. With that said, it's not like the 49ers have an elite passing attack and speed has never been part of his game anyway, so his mediocre 2015 season doesn't necessarily mean it's the end of the line just yet. He'll be a free agent in the offseason, so it will be interesting to see what kind of market there is for the tough possession receiver.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
8 months ago

Boldin snagged all five passes that came his way in Sunday's loss to Detroit, totaling 27 yards.

EDGE Analysis

In Boldin's six games playing with Blaine Gabbert, he has caught at least five passes in five of them, as compared to three such games in his first seven games of the season. The veteran receiver has yet to top 100 yards with Gabbert under center, however, and has scored just once. With Gabbert obviously comfortable looking Boldin's way and limited other options available in the 49ers' offense, Boldin is a solid start in PPR leagues, but may disappoint in standard formats.

Anquan Boldin
WR DET (10)
8 months ago

Boldin (hamstring) caught eight of 10 targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 24-14 loss ato the Bengals. He also lost a fumble in the first half that directly set up a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

Boldin's touchdown came with just 2:23 remaining in the game, while the 49ers were in comeback mode, but that's unimportant to fantasy owners. The veteran WR has been sort of an enigma lately, producing at a high level in Weeks 11-12 against top defenses (Seattle and Arizona) and then struggling the last two games against lesser opponents (Chicago and Cleveland). That trend continued Sunday as he finished with good numbers against a solid Bengals' pass defense. In general, he's shown a good rapport with QB Blaine Gabbert, but Boldin's upside is capped by the conservative nature of the 49ers' offense. Next week, Boldin will face the Lions in Detroit.