He missed two field goals in the fourth quarter Thursday and is 3-for-7 on field goals beyond 40 yards this year, so it is not surprising that the Steelers are making a change. Chris Boswell will sign with the team Saturday to become the new kicker.Analysis:
Scobee's two misses, from 41 and 49 yards, came on consecutive fourth quarter drives that would have forced the Ravens to score a touchdown, rather than the Justin Tucker field goal that sent the game to overtime. The misses also seemed to cause coach Mike Tomlin to lose faith in his kicker, opting to forego field goal attempts on two overtime possessions, both of which ended with failed fourth down attempts.
Scobee is now 6 of 10 on field goal attempts and 6 of 7 on extra points. Even if the Steelers don't bring any other kickers in to compete for the job, Scobee is a risky fantasy play.Analysis:
Carpenter was listed as being limited at practice this week, but there's no real doubt that he will be available for Sunday's contest. Through the first three weeks of the season, Carpenter has recorded 22 points, while having made 4 of 5 field goal attempts in the process.Analysis:
Santos has attempted just four field goals and seven extra points through three weeks this season, placing him below average among kickers. The Chiefs face another tough opponent in the Bengals on Sunday, but defensive stops for Cincinnati could lead to more field goal attempts for Santos.Analysis:
Crosby has been perfect on both field goals and extra points this season and after three weeks he is tied for fourth among kickers with 28 points.Analysis:
Zuerlein has yet to miss an attempt this season, making five field goals and five extra points. Twenty points in three games is not going to do a ton for anyone's fantasy team, but he would be a decent option if St. Louis ever gets its offense together.Analysis:
Parkey, who suffered a groin injury during warmups before Sunday's win over the Jets, will be replaced by former Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis, who was beaten out in training camp by Andrew Franks for the placekicking job.Analysis:
Coons continues to prove he was the man for the job in Cleveland after fighting for it during camp, as he has yet to miss any kick this year. Sunday afternoon represented his best scoring output of the season, as the 23-year-old was able to rack up eight total points.Analysis:
After a game to forget in Week 2, in which he missed a field goal and had an extra point blocked, Hocker was successful on both his tries in Week 3. The solid showing may improve Hocker's job security, but the inexperienced kicker is hardly out of the woods yet.
Further, with the Saints' offense currently sputtering, Hocker is probably no better than a middling option among kickers.Analysis:
Gano converted from 20 and 47 yards on his respective field goal kicks Sunday, which marked his first performance without a miss this season. Additionally, Gano's nine points gave him a new single-game-high through the first three weeks of the campaign.Analysis: