When the Green Bay Packers lost wide receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones two weeks ago, the fantasy football community was skeptical about adding WR Jarrett Boykin. The wideout dropped two passes from QB Aaron Rodgers in his first game and simply looked out of sorts.
Green Bay desperately needed Boykin to step up a couple weeks ago, though, and he did exactly that. Boykin led Green Bay’s passing attack against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7 and finished the game with eight receptions for a staggering 103 yards. He even hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers with just under four minutes left in the game. It may have been a garbage touchdown, but it still counts for fantasy owners. The former Virginia Tech star had a career day and any fantasy owners that picked him up as a spot starter was not disappointed.
More importantly, Boykin had another big game this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings. He was able to haul in five balls for 89 yards and came up with several big first down grabs. It was an ideal performance from the youngster, because it validated his spot in fantasy lineups, as well as on the outside in Green Bay.
Boykin has proven that he can be a reliable option in all fantasy formats and will get all the targets he can handle with Rodgers under center. His value may dip a little when Jones finally returns, but for now Boykin is living up to the hype.