Jarrett Boykin WR GB 18 Days

Boykin started Saturday's preseason opener in place of Jordy Nelson, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Ty Dunne reports.

The Packers went run-heavy early on, which meant both Boykin and Randall Cobb finished the night with zero targets. Boykin seems to be pretty secure in his role as the third receiver, but rookie second-rounder Davante Adams could perhpas cut into his snaps and/or targets at some point.

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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel believes Jarrett Boykin will be "hard to dislodge" from his No. 3 receiver role on the Packers.

Assuming he holds off second-round pick Davante Adams -- who struggled with drops during OTAs -- Boykin's outlook is particularly intriguing due to Green Bay's lack of an established pass-catching tight end. He could easily be Aaron Rodgers' No. 3 pass option this year, behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Boykin has a chance to be a steal in re-draft leagues. His ADP is the late-11th round.

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Jarrett Boykin has worked as the No. 3 receiver during OTAs.

We're expecting second-round rookie Davante Adams to push Boykin, but it won't happen until training camp at the earliest. Boykin deserves some leash after stepping up nicely with a 49-681-3 line last season while pressed into eight starts. However, he'll have to get out of the gate hot to hold off Adams as the talent gap here is significant.

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Coach Mike McCarthy continued to fawn over Jarrett Boykin at the NFL Annual Meeting.

McCarthy first unloaded praise on Boykin a month ago, signaling the end of James Jones' Packers career. Now he's at it again as Boykin prepares to be Aaron Rodgers' clear-cut No. 3 target behind Jordy Nelson and Randalll Cobb. "I can't say enough about Boykin," McCarthy said Wednesday. "The young man is a heck of a player." He remains an obvious breakout candidate.

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Coach Mike McCarthy said he's "as high on [Jarrett] Boykin as anybody in our building."

This should put the nail in free agent James Jones' Packers coffin. The head coach is a good guy to have in your corner, and Boykin appears to have made quite an impression. "He had a heck of a year, and I still think he has another jump in him. ... I've always liked Jarrett. I've always felt he had it," said McCarthy, who added that he sees Boykin evolving into an eventual No. 2 receiver. For now, he'll be the No. 3 man behind Jordy Nelson and slot receiver Randall Cobb. It's nearly an every-down role in the Packers' scheme, leaving Boykin with plenty of 2014 upside.

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Jarrett Boykin was held catch-less in Green Bay's Wild Card round loss to the 49ers.

The Packers' base offense Sunday was comprised of three- and four-receiver sets. Boykin and Randall Cobb rotated in the third wideout role, but the former failed to reel in any of his targets. 24 years old, Boykin is likely to replace impending free agent James Jones as Green Bay's No. 3 receiver in 2014, with Cobb and Jordy Nelson in the starting lineup. Boykin will be worth drafting in the mid to late rounds of re-draft leagues. He's a WR3/4 in Dynasty.

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Jarrett Boykin caught just two passes for eight yards in Green Bay's Week 17 win over the Bears, but was credited with a fumble-return touchdown.

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Jarrett Boykin caught five passes for 54 yards and one touchdown in Week 16 against the Steelers.

Boykin saw a team-high 13 targets from Matt Flynn. Flynn overshot him a number of times, including on the final play of the game in the end zone. Boykin's touchdown came from five yards out in the first quarter on a back-shoulder fade. Boykin has been a WR3 for much of the year since he replaced Randall Cobb in three-wide sets. The Packers take on the Bears in Week 17.

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Jarrett Boykin caught six passes for 83 yards in Green Bay's Week 15 win over the Cowboys.

Boykin came alive with the rest of the Packers' offense in the second half, where he made four of his six grabs, adding some nice yardage after the catch. Boykin has been extremely hit-or-miss with Matt Flynn under center, but would be back in the WR3 conversation if Aaron Rodgers were to get cleared for Week 16. Otherwise, Boykin would be a high-risk WR4 for the fantasy finals.

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Jarrett Boykin was limited to two catches for 23 yards in the Packers' Week 14 win over the Falcons.

Jordy Nelson, Andrew Quarless, and Eddie Lacy were all bigger parts of the passing attack than third wideout Boykin, who has finally hit a slump after an unlikely hot run around midseason. Even if Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) returns in Week 15, Boykin will be a low-end WR3 option against the Cowboys.