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Anquan Boldin | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/3/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (54) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Anquan Boldin caught 3-of-4 targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 7 win over the Redskins.
Boldin's score was a game-winning 18-yarder in traffic. Boldin secured the ball near the goal line and bullied his way backward. He's up to four touchdowns on the season, but has only 32 catches for 272 yards. You need to do better for your WR3. Oct 23 - 5:22 PM

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Anquan Boldin caught 8-of-9 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown Week 6 against the Rams.

This was Boldin's first game with more than 50 yards, but it was his third with a touchdown. He is now averaging less than 8.5 yards per catch this season. Boldin is an important part of the Lions' offense, but he will bring little to the fantasy table when he does not score a touchdown.
Oct 16 - 6:52 PM

Anquan Boldin (ankle) is questionable for Week 6 against the Rams.

Boldin was a full participant at Friday's practice after being limited on Thursday and not practicing at all on Wednesday. He should be fine for Week 6. Boldin has logged 21 catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns this year while spending most of his time in the slot.
Oct 14 - 4:23 PM

Anquan Boldin (ankle) returned to Lions practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

Boldin will be fine for Sunday's game against the Rams. Boldin has proven to be a low-end WR5 in the Motor City.
Oct 13 - 4:04 PM

Anquan Boldin (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's likely a maintenance day after Boldin played the entire game last week. His status will be updated Thursday.
Oct 12 - 4:40 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 4-of-4 targets for 48 yards in the Lions' Week 5 win over the Eagles.

His 48 yards led the Lions on a day Matthew Stafford threw for just 180 yards. Boldin will benefit for as long as Eric Ebron (ankle, knee) is out, and it's reported he'll miss a couple weeks. Boldin will be a WR4/5 next week against the Rams.
Oct 9 - 5:27 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 6-of-8 targets for 31 yards in the Lions' Week 4 loss to the Bears.

Boldin entered Week 4 with the lowest aDOT (Average Depth of Target) in the league, and that didn't change Sunday. Most of his looks are coming around the line of scrimmage. Touchdowns are keeping Boldin in the fantasy conversation, with two through four games. He also had one taken off the board in Week 2. Boldin will be nothing more than a WR5 next week against Philly.
Oct 2 - 5:15 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 4-of-6 targets for 22 yards and a touchdown Week 3 against the Packers.

Boldin was quiet most of the day, but he did get loose in the flat for a two-yard touchdown in the third quarter. Boldin now has two touchdowns in as many weeks, but he has yet to surpass 50 yards. He is a low-upside PPR option at best.
Sep 25 - 5:12 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 4-of-7 targets for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' Week 2 loss to the Titans.

He had a second touchdown negated by a penalty. The Lions are making it a point to spread the ball around in the passing game this season, and Boldin is a staple in their 11-personnel three-receiver sets, which means he's going to be on the field a ton. He's on the WR4/5 fringe entering Week 3 at Green Bay.
Sep 18 - 5:56 PM

Anquan Boldin caught 3-of-3 targets for 35 yards in the Lions' Week 1 win over the Colts.

Boldin didn't put up big fantasy stats, but he was looked to by Matthew Stafford in critical situations and came through. Boldin's three targets were sixth on the team. He's just a WR5/6 in fantasy entering Week 2 versus Tennessee.
Sep 11 - 8:19 PM

Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter said Anquan Boldin will be a big part of the offense this year.

Boldin is clearly the third receiver behind Marvin Jones and Golden Tate, but he should play plenty of snaps in a base three-wide offense. The veteran will not be a startable option in standard leagues, but he could have some value in deeper PPR formats. Daily Slant: Boldin is expected to see plenty of work out of the slot this season, and he'll step into a great Week 1 draw with a very banged up Colts secondary. Indianapolis will be without Vontae Davis - by far their best defender - and they didn't fare all that well even with him on the field last season. That explains the lofty team total for Detroit, and with Marvin Jones and Golden Tate both expected to be much more popular, Boldin gives you exposure to a high-scoring contest at a low ownership percentage.
Sep 8 - 12:17 PM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett believes five catches and one touchdown "isn't out of the realm of possibility" for Anquan Boldin in Week 1.

Birkett expects both Marvin Jones and Golden Tate to have big games against a depleted Colts defense this week, and for Boldin to apparently do work in the dirty areas and red zone. Boldin shouldn't be in play many weeks, but Week 1 is as good as any to consider him with the Lions using more no-huddle in a game with a 51-point over-under and with Eric Ebron (ankle) in doubt.
Sep 7 - 9:31 AM

ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein believes Anquan Boldin would benefit if TE Eric Ebron (ankle) was forced to miss time.

Ebron is expected to be ready for Week 1, but the Lions will be in trouble at tight end if he is not able to play. One solution could be to give Boldin a bigger role on passing downs. Even if Ebron sits, Boldin is nothing more than a back-end roster filler in PPR leagues playing behind Marvin Jones and Golden Tate.
Source: ESPN
Aug 29 - 11:52 AM

Anquan Boldin caught 3-of-5 targets for 22 yards in Detroit's third preseason game.

Boldin got most of his targets on third down and in the red-zone. He projects as Detroit's primary underneath receiver to open the season. Boldin has five catches for 59 yards through three preseason games.
Aug 27 - 9:31 PM

According to Kyle Meinke of, there's "no question" Anquan Boldin will open the season as the Lions' No. 3 receiver.

Meinke said Boldin has looked "that good" in camp. Boldin will likely handle slot receiver with Golden Tate and Marvin Jones outside. Even while being plagued with poor quarterback play in San Francisco last season, Boldin managed a respectable 69 catches for 789 yards and four touchdowns. T.J. Jones, Jay Lee and Quinshad Davis round out the rest of Detroit's receiving corps.
Aug 12 - 4:24 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Dan Orlovsky
RB1Justin Forsett
2Dwayne Washington
3Zach Zenner
4Ameer Abdullah
GLB1Dwayne Washington
2Ameer Abdullah
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Justin Forsett
FB1Mike Burton
WR11Marvin Jones
2Anquan Boldin
3Corey Fuller
WR21Golden Tate
2Andre Roberts
WR31Anquan Boldin
TE1Eric Ebron
2Cole Wick
3Clay Harbor
4Khari Lee
LT1Taylor Decker
2Cornelius Lucas
LG1Laken Tomlinson
2Joe Dahl
C1Travis Swanson
2Graham Glasgow
RG1Larry Warford
RT1Riley Reiff
K1Matt Prater