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Zane Gonzalez (back) is out for Week 15 against the Eagles. 

Mike Nugent, who stepped in last week and made four field goals, will get another start. Nugent is in a good spot this week against the Eagles since the Cardinals are favored. 

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SOURCE: Darren Urban on Twitter 

Dec 18, 2020, 2:36 PM ET

 

 

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Felt like Young-hoe would have been Bob Krafts personal choice of kicker.     😱

How about this: since folks have already made their guesses for this contest, we’ll leave this one be (with apologies for all the distraction to the breaking K news of which there is currently none) a

Man - I suck at this!  lol  In that case, @seahawk 17 will also get a bottle of sauce!  I know the rules say a tie goes to the time-stamp, but I'm a rebel, and I hate stupid rules. 

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Broncos activated K Brandon McManus from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

McManus is back with the team after sitting out Week 15. With McManus cleared, Taylor Russolino will revert to the practice squad. 

Dec 23, 2020, 10:44 AM ET

 

 

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Nugent got sent back to the Arizona practice squad, right? When can we expect him to get called back up for Saturday's game? Or is someone else kicking in Arizona this week?

 

Can't decide between "Arizona's kicker", Parkey, or Bass. Might have to go with correlating factors related to the rest of my roster and my opponent's. 

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I picked up Cairo Santos to start over Jason Sanders this week, but may pivot back if MIA gets some of their offensive starters back. Santos has been pretty good as of late and Jags D will surely offer plenty of opporunities.

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Sticking with Bass. Offense is good so he gets plenty of opportunity and they stall enough for him to get FGs as well as XPs. 
League has let me go between he and Koo the last few weeks.  Both have delivered well...not sure it makes sense to think Atl would settle for a lot of FGs against KC

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I rode Lutz for 14 weeks but made the right call last wk vs KC and replaced him. 
now for wk16, I’m deciding between

Lutz v Minn

succup @ Det. 
both are domes w good matchups but leaning toward succup as I couldn’t stomach starting Lutz and then see him crater. 
 

anyone sticking w Lutz??

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I rode Lutz for 14 weeks but made the right call last wk vs KC and replaced him. 
now for wk16, I’m deciding between

Lutz v Minn

succup @ Det. 
both are domes w good matchups but leaning toward succup as I couldn’t stomach starting Lutz and then see him crater. 
 

anyone sticking w Lutz??

I too had Lutz for 14 weeks and got off him last week for Blankenship. I had the chance to get Lutz back as I see he is rated high again this week. Instead I bid $1 on Succup and got em. Lutz was eventually picked up and I am fine with letting him go. He could bounce completely back or he could have his demons. I figure TB at DET (dome) has got to produce 30 points or so for TB.  Only problem is perhaps too many TD's and not enough FG's. Happy to cut bait and go Succup. 

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I got rid of him last week because a. he was due for a #### week, and b. K.C is too tough a game, sure enough that was the right move.  I re -picked him up this week.  I think there are going to be a lot of field goal opportunities against the Vikings, everyone is going to be playing hard.  People forget how big a rivalry this is.  These two teams hate each other. 

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Titans placed K Stephen Gostkowski on the reserve/COVID list.

It's unclear if Gostkowski tested positive or if he was simply a close contact. If it's the latter, there's still more than enough time for him to keep isolated and be cleared for Sunday's showdown against Houston. Tennessee will turn to Sam Sloman, who was 8-of-11 on field goal tries with the Rams this year, from the practice squad if Gostkowski can't go.

SOURCE: Turron Davenport on Twitter

Dec 28, 2020, 5:51 PM ET

 

 

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Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said he has "a ton of confidence" in kicker Cody Parkey. 

Parkey has been on the erratic side of late, most recently missing an extra point in the Browns' Week 16 loss to the Jets. Parkey, who has made 40 of 44 extra points and 18 of 21 field goal tries this season, will be the team's kicker in Week 17 against Pittsburgh. He's not a recommended option for the underdog Browns. The Steelers have allowed the fifth fewest field goal attempts in 2020. 

SOURCE: Cleveland.com

Dec 29, 2020, 8:33 AM ET

 

 

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49ers signed Robbie Gould to a two-year, $7.25 million extension.

It's a fully guaranteed deal for Gould. The 38-year-old has made 19-of-23 (82.6%) of his field goals this year and is 94.7% on extra points. Gould's new deal keeps him in San Francisco through 2022.

Dec 30, 2020, 10:54 AM ET

 

 

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49ers placed K Robbie Gould on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Signed to a two-year extension Wednesday morning, Gould is now in danger of missing the Week 17 finale. If he tested positive, he's definitely out for that one. Gould has drilled 19-of-23 field goal attempts this season. The Niners have signed K Tristan Vizcaino off the Vikings' practice squad.

Dec 30, 2020, 1:33 PM ET

 

 

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ROBERTO AGUAYO K, UNSIGNED FREE AGENT

Patriots signed K Roberto Aguayo, QB Jake Dolegala, DT Bill Murray, G Ross Reynolds, K Justin Rohrwasser, CB D'Angelo Ross, WR Devin Smith, DT Nick Thurman, WR Kristian Wilkerson, and WR Isaiah Zuber to reserve/future contracts.

All 10 players finished the year on New England's practice squad. With Nick Folk scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, the Patriots also notably brought back both Aguayo and Rohrwasser.

SOURCE: Mike Reiss on Twitter

Jan 4, 2021, 5:29 PM ET

 

 

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Panthers re-signed K Joey Slye. 

Slye was set to be an exclusive rights free agent, so he should be returning for that salary of $765,000. Slye has a huge leg, but he hovers right around the 80 percent range as a field goal kicker. That's typically the cut off for a "good" kicker. It's possible Slye faces some summer 2021 competition, but he will likely keep the job he has held since 2019. 

Jan 5, 2021, 3:17 PM ET

 

 

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Titans removed Stephen Gostkowski from the reserve/COVID-19 list. 

The veteran missed Week 17's win over the Texans after being placed on the COVID list December 28. Gostkowski heads into the postseason after a rocky campaign, missing eight of his 26 field goal attempts and two extra points. The Titans will trust Gostkowski with the pressure of playoff kicks. 

SOURCE: Aaron Wilson on Twitter 

Jan 7, 2021, 1:11 PM ET

 

 

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Vikings signed K Greg Joseph. 

Waived by the Titans in September, Joseph spent most of the year on the Super Bowl champion Bucs' practice squad. It is conceivable he will challenge/replace Dan Bailey, who has been the bane of coach Mike Zimmer's existence since arriving in Minnesota. Bailey has converted under 80 percent of his field goal attempts since arriving in Minneapolis after he was near 90 in Dallas. 

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Feb 9, 2021, 3:32 PM ET

 

 

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Miami Herald's Barry Jackson reports the Dolphins have "expressed interest" in extending K Jason Sanders.

Sanders is entering the final season of his rookie contract after being selected in the seventh round of 2018. Last year, Sanders connected on 36-of-39 field goal attempts and made all 36 extra points. Those are career-best numbers. Spending up on kickers coming off career years is typically a bad move, particularly in a cap-condensed season. 

SOURCE: MiamiHerald.com

Feb 10, 2021, 6:40 PM ET

 

 

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Dolphins signed kicker Jason Sanders to a five-year contract extension worth $22 million. 

Fantasy football's No. 2 kicker in 2020 is cashing in on a profoundly efficient season in which he made 36 of 39 field goal attempts, banging through all 36 of his extra point tries. He established himself as one of the league's big-footed kickers by nailing eight of nine kickers over 50 yards. Sanders' extension includes a $10 million guarantee. His 2020 numbers stand in stark contrast to his 2019 stats, which include seven missed field goals on 30 attempts. Only the Cowboys and Falcons attempted more field goals than Miami in 2020, giving Sanders the opportunity necessary to become a waiver wire darling in fantasy. Sanders will probably be one of the most over-drafted kickers in fantasy football next season. 

SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter 

Feb 16, 2021, 11:55 AM ET

 

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STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI K, TENNESSEE TITANS

Asked about the kicker position on Tuesday, Titans coach Mike Vrabel said "we have to make more kicks."

Fact check: true. Veteran Stephen Gostkowski was a complete disaster in 2020, converting just 69.2 percent of his field goal attempts. That's a number that would have gotten basically any other kicker cut. Now 37, Gostkowski is headed to free agency. Vrabel has said he "needs to talk" to Gostkowski, but we would assume the Titans will be going in a different direction. 

SOURCE: Jim Wyatt on Twitter 

Feb 18, 2021, 7:46 PM ET

 

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Saints restructured K Wil Lutz's contract.

Death, taxes, and the Saints maneuvering themselves under the cap. Lutz, who has three years remaining on his current deal, had a majority of his base salary converted into a signing bonus in order to save $1.74 million against the cap this year. New Orleans is still (unsurprisingly) well over the projected 2021 salary cap and have several more moves to make to reach that threshold.

SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Mar 4, 2021, 9:57 AM ET

 

 

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Cardinals released K Zane Gonzalez.

It's a procedural move since Gonzalez, whose contract expires in the new league year, finished the season on injured reserve. There's still a terrific chance the Cardinals bring him back in free agency. Gonzalez, 25, was surprisingly tendered at the second-round level just last year and is likely valued in Arizona significantly more than any other destination. He most recently sunk 16-of-22 field goal attempts across 12 appearances in 2020.

SOURCE: Mike Garafolo on Twitter

Mar 5, 2021, 1:51 PM ET

 

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Vikings released K Dan Bailey. 

This was telegraphed when the Vikings signed Greg Joseph a month ago. Bailey had a disastrous, shank-filled 2020 where he converted just 15-of-22 field goal attempts. That is not going to cut it in modern football. One of the best kickers in the league his first six years in Dallas, Bailey has been highly inconsistent since 2017. His big leg and experience will earn him plenty of free agent workouts, but his days of being a set-and-forget option, both in real life and fantasy, appear to be over. 

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SOURCE: Dianna Russini on Twitter 

Mar 9, 2021, 3:02 PM ET

 

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Falcons re-signed K Younghoe Koo to a one-year contract. 

Koo was an exclusive rights free agent, so this was the only game in town for him. After flopping with the Chargers in 2017, Koo has emerged as one of the league's best, most creative kickers over the past two seasons. He drains field goals at nearly a 90 percent rate, is awesome from beyond 50 yards, and actually converts the occasional onside kick. He will be a candidate for a multi-year pact soon. 

Mar 11, 2021, 3:45 PM ET

 

 

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Bears signed K Cairo Santos to a five-year, $16 million contract. 

As Over The Cap pointed out on Twitter, 29-year-old Santos has been cut five times since 2018. To say it's an aggressive move would be putting it mildly. The Bears were simply overjoyed by Santos' competent 2020 after years in the kicker wilderness. Santos converted 93.8 percent of his 2020 field goal tries, boosting his career mark to 83.1. Santos is not called on very often from 50-plus yards, making him an extra unlikely recipient of this kind of contract. There's a chance this deal could quickly become an albatross. 

SOURCE: Brad Biggs on Twitter 

Mar 11, 2021, 7:40 PM ET

Edit: Tagging @flapgreenon this news for his thoughts on this contract.

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Edit: Tagging @flapgreenon this news for his thoughts on this contract.

I'm good with it. He earned it. The Bears have struggled at Kicker since Gould left.  Even cost them at least one playoff win. Teams don't realize how valuable a reliable Kicker is until they don't have one.  If Gould had missed that kick in 07 against the Seahawks, the Bears might have never made it to the Super Bowl that year. 

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Washington re-signed Dustin Hopkins.

Hopkins was set for free agency after playing out a three-year, $6.88 million deal signed in 2018. He'll be brought back despite a down year where he converted 13-of-17 field goals and 30-of-32 extra points. Hopkins has been an 84 percent kicker in six seasons for Washington.

SOURCE: NBC Sports Washington

Mar 14, 2021, 10:33 AM ET

 

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Raiders extended an original-round tender to restricted free agent K Daniel Carlson. 

The Raiders will have right to first refusal, but other teams can now bid for Carlson's services a year after he set the Raiders franchise record with 144 points. The Mike Zimmer castoff was a stunningly consistent waiver wire pickup in 2020 fantasy leagues, finishing the year as the game's third highest scoring kicker with a hefty 2.2 field goal attempts per game -- the sixth highest mark in the NFL.

SOURCE: Jerry McDonald on Twitter 

Mar 15, 2021, 12:51 PM ET

 

 

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Chargers re-signed K Mike Badgley to a one-year contract. 

Although he survived all 16 games, Badgley was far from great last season, converting just 24-of-33 field goal attempts. He was 8-of-13 between 40 and 49 yards. That's hard to do when you play half your games in a dome. The Chargers also have Tristan Vizcaino on the roster. Badgley could eventually face competition from another veteran. 

SOURCE: Tom Pelissero on Twitter 

Mar 16, 2021, 1:13 PM ET

 

 

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Cardinals signed K Matt Prater, formerly of the Lions, to a two-year contract.

This will be Prater's 37-year-old season. He's a career 83.2% kicker on field goals but is coming off a down 2020 with Detroit, making just 21-of-28 (75%) kicks. Prater has always kicked in favorable environments, going from Mile High to domed Ford Field and now the dome in Arizona. In the Cardinals' offense, Prater should remain very fantasy-relevant.

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Mar 17, 2021, 7:09 PM ET

 

 

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Bucs re-signed K Ryan Succop to a three-year, $12 million contract.

After an injury-ruined 2019 in Tennessee, Succop landed in Tampa Bay and went on to have a career year, drilling a career-best 90.3% of his field goals and 52-of-57 extra points. Succop will turn 35 later this year and will kick for one of the league's best offenses.

SOURCE: Tom Pelissero on Twitter

Mar 17, 2021, 7:42 PM ET

 

 

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Lions signed K Randy Bullock, formerly of the Bengals. 

A former journeyman, Bullock settled in as the Bengals' starter over the past four seasons. Headed into his age-32 campaign, Bullock's field goal conversion percentage dipped to 80.8 last season, but he was better his first three years in Cincinnati. That number should come back up as he leaves the rugged AFC North for domed Detroit. Bullock doesn't have a huge leg by 2021 standards, but he nails a few 50-plus yarders every season. His fantasy viability will be close to nonexistent in Detroit's rebuilding offense. 

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SOURCE: Tom Pelissero on Twitter 

Mar 18, 2021, 7:26 PM ET

 

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Patriots re-signed K Nick Folk to a one-year, $1.225 million contract. 

The $1.225 million is guaranteed. More is available through incentives. Folk was great as a 16-game starter last season, converting 92.9 percent of his 28 field goal tries. He was 2-of-3 beyond 50 yards, missing only one kick inside the 50. Going on 37, Folk could still end up facing competition from a younger player, but he should be out there for Week 1. 

SOURCE: Field Yates on Twitter 

Mar 18, 2021, 5:10 PM ET

 

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Browns re-signed K Cody Parkey to a one-year contract. 

Parkey gets another year with the Browns after making 19 of his 22 field goal tries and 43 of 47 extra point attempts in 2020. He was hardly usable in fantasy leagues, finishing the season as the 23rd highest scoring kicker. Cleveland had the fourth fewest field goal tries in 2020. Unless that changes, Parkey will remain waiver wire fodder in 2021. 

SOURCE: Tom Pelissero on Twitter 

Mar 19, 2021, 10:12 AM ET

 

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Patriots re-signed K Nick Folk to a one-year, $1.2 million contract. 

Folk in 2020 scored the 18th most fantasy points among kickers despite the Patriots attempting the eighth most field goals. The veteran has made 40 of his 45 field goal tries in two seasons with the Pats. The curiously tattooed kicker Justin Rohrwasser remains on the New England roster. 

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SOURCE: Mike Reiss on Twitter 

Mar 19, 2021, 11:17 AM ET

 

 

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Patriots waived K Justin Rohrwasser. 

The 2020 fifth-rounder spent his rookie year on the practice squad before getting promoted with a futures deal in January. Getting waived at this stage of the offseason should officially end his time with the Patriots. 

Mar 23, 2021, 4:57 PM ET

 

 

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