News:Ryan Boykin (knee) will miss the rest of the season, the Athens Post reports.
Analysis:Ryan Boykin's absence hurts the Ohio running game, though it aids the fantasy value of Tyler Tettleton and Beau Blankenship, who will have less competition for carries now. Boykin was an excellent off-the-bench power runner for Ohio, going for 445 and four touchdowns on 74 carries (6.0 YPC).
Ohio's Boykin Rushes For 29 Yards vs. Bowling Green
News:Ryan Boykin had 10 carries for 29 yards and one catch for three yards Wednesday night against Bowling Green.
Analysis:Ryan Boykin now has double-digit carries in four straight games, and 74 carries for 445 yards and four touchdowns total this season.
News:Ryan Boykin had 18 carries for 128 yards and a touchdown along with one catch for eight yards Thursday night against Eastern Michigan.
Analysis:Ryan Boykin may have seen increased work with the Bobcats having the game in hand late, but he does have 47 carries over the last three games and four touchdowns over the last four games. He is worth a roster spot in deep leagues, and perhaps usable for fantasy owners who are in a pinch next week against Bowling Green.
Ohio's Boykin Rushes for 74 Yards vs. Miami of Ohio
News:Ryan Boykin had 10 carries for 74 yards and one catch for three yards Saturday against Miami of Ohio.
Analysis:Ryan Boykin is now healthy and has 46 carries for 288 yards and three touchdowns this season. He can be added in deep leagues.
News:Ryan Boykin had six carries for 64 yards and two touchdowns against Buffalo on Saturday.
Analysis:Ryan Boykin is clearly behind Beau Blankenship on the depth chart, but he could have some value in MAC-only leagues if he can get healthy after battling a hamstring issue during the early part of the season.
News: Coach Frank Solich said Ryan Boykin (hamstring) could be back at 100 percent for Saturday's game against Buffalo, according to Jason Arkley of the Athens Messenger.
Analysis:Ryan Boykin has battled a hamstring issue all season to this point. He could spell Beau Blankenship some if is healthy, but is unlikely to become fantast relevant himself.
News: Coach Frank Solich said if Ryan Boykin (hamstring) is more healthy this week he could get more work in relief of Beau Blankenship, the Athens News reports.
Analysis: Blankenship is clearly the top dog in the Bobcats' tailback rotation, but Ryan Boykin could see a lot of work this week against Norfolk State if the game is a blowout.
News:Ryan Boykin (hamstring) had eight carries for 45 yards against Marshall on Saturday.
Analysis:Ryan Boykin had been considered questionable for the game, but the bigger issue for his fantasy value is Beau Blankenship's emergence as Ohio's workhorse running back.
News:Ryan Boykin (hamstring) did not play last week against New Mexico State and remains questionable to play Saturday against Marshall, according to USA Today
Analysis: Beau Blankenship appears to have emerged as the Bobcats' workhorse back, so even if Ryan Boykin was healthy his fantasy impact would be minimal at this point.
News: Boykin ran for 45 yards on six carries against Eastern Michigan Saturday.
Analysis: Boykin might be in line for more work after this game, but just keep an eye on him in MAC-only leagues for now.
News: Boykin took nine carries for 61 yards and a touchdown against Wofford Saturday.
Analysis: Boykin was a lot more effective than starter Vince Cavidson, but he doesn't warrant fantasy attention until he secures a bigger workload.