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Greg Zuerlein

30-Year-Old Kicker – Los Angeles Rams

2017 Kicking Stats

FGM

38

FGA

40

FG%

95.0

50+

6

XP

44

2018 Kicking Projections

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50+

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Prior to suffering a herniated disc, Zuerlein was headed for the single-season kicker points record, both in real-life and fantasy terms. He's called "Greg the Leg" for good reason, but his career con...

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2018 ADP:  115.58

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Bye Week:  12

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Back
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 191   DOB: 12/27/1987
College: Missouri Western State  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Greg Zuerlein Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $6.75 million contract ($2.37 million guaranteed) with the Rams in March of 2017.

July 8, 2018  –  Greg Zuerlein News

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Zuerlein (back) was a limited participant in June's mandatory minicamp, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

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Greg Zuerlein NFL Stats
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  Field Goals 20-29 Yds 30-39 Yds 40-49 Yds 50+ Yds Extra Points
Year Age Team G FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % XPM XPA XP %
2012 24 STL 16 23 31 74.2% 4 4 100.0% 4 6 66.7% 7 7 100.0% 7 13 53.8% 26 26 100.0%
2013 25 STL 16 26 28 92.9% 7 7 100.0% 10 10 100.0% 8 9 88.9% 1 2 50.0% 34 34 100.0%
2014 26 STL 16 24 30 80.0% 6 7 85.7% 10 12 83.3% 2 3 66.7% 5 7 71.4% 34 35 97.1%
2015 27 STL 14 20 30 66.7% 2 2 100.0% 9 10 90.0% 5 8 62.5% 3 9 33.3% 26 28 92.9%
2016 28 LA 16 19 22 86.4% 5 5 100.0% 9 9 100.0% 3 4 75.0% 2 4 50.0% 23 23 100.0%
2017 29 LAR 14 38 40 95.0% 8 8 100.0% 11 12 91.7% 12 12 100.0% 6 7 85.7% 44 46 95.7%
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Greg Zuerlein Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Kicking Stats
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Total Points Points/Game
2012 24 STL 16 7.3 7.3 7.3 95 6
2013 25 STL 16 7.6 7.6 7.6 112 7
2014 26 STL 16 7.4 7.4 7.4 106 7
2015 27 STL 14 6.9 6.9 6.9 86 6
2016 28 LA 16 5.4 5.4 5.4 80 5
2017 29 LAR 14 13.0 13.0 13.0 158 11
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Greg Zuerlein – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Kicker
  1. Greg Zuerlein
  2. Sam Ficken
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Snap Count Stats

0

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Greg Zuerlein was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

181

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Greg Zuerlein was on the field for 181 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 0 0
2016 0 104
2017 0 181
Greg Zuerlein 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Field Goals 20-29 Yds 30-39 Yds 40-49 Yds 50+ Yds Extra Points
Week Opp Off ST FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % XPM XPA XP %
1 Ind 0 17 3 3 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 5 5 100.0%
2 Was 0 9 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
3 @SF 0 15 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 5 5 100.0%
4 @Dal 0 18 7 7 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 4 4 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
5 Sea 0 6 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
6 @Jax 0 11 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 3 3 100.0%
7 Ari 0 14 4 4 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 3 3 100.0%
8 BYE Bye Week
9 @NYG 0 19 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 6 6 100.0%
10 Hou 0 15 4 4 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 3 3 100.0%
11 @Min 0 3 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
12 NO 0 14 4 5 80.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 1 2 50.0% 2 2 100.0%
13 @Ari 0 14 4 4 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 3 66.7%
14 Phi 0 11 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 5 5 100.0%
15 @Sea 0 15 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 4 5 80.0%
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Measurables Overview for Greg Zuerlein
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Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   191 lbs
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Greg Zuerlein: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Rams coach Sean McVay said Zuerlein is making good progress in his recovery from December back surgery, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Head coach Sean McVay recently told ESPN LA 710 that he expects Zuerlein (back) to be ready for the start of the upcoming season. "Based on the doctors and everything, and even the way Greg was feeling as soon as he alleviated that pressure with the surgery, we're very positive in terms of Greg being ready to go," McVay said.

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Zuerlein is scheduled to undergo back surgery Thursday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Zuerlein was placed on injured reserve Wednesday due to a back injury.

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Zuerlein made field goals from 36 and 31 yards in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Seahawks, but missed one of his five extra-point tries.

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Zuerlein did not attempt a field goal but made all five of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 43-35 loss to the Eagles.

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Zuerlein connected for four field goals (56, 20, 24 and 41 yards) and made both his point-after attempts during Sunday's 32-16 win over Arizona.

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Zuerlein converted four of five field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries en route to 14 points in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Saints.

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Zuerlein did not attempt a field goal but made his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Vikings.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Zuerlein was one of four kickers to play all 16 games and not miss a PAT last year. Unfortunately, that was pretty much the only positive from his season, as his 22 field-goal attempts were the third fewest in the league and his 80 points were the fewest among kickers who played at least 11 games. He had 10 games with one or zero field-goal attempts, and he kicked more than two PATS just four times. The accuracy bounced back from his atrocious 66.7 percent rate in 2015, but it doesn't seem that Zuerlein will get enough opportunities to be a viable fantasy option.

2016

The Rams’ offense struggled greatly last season, and Zuerlein did nothing to help the cause, missing 10 of his 30 field-goal attempts, which tied for the worst conversion rate in the league. Known for his strong leg, six of Zuerlein’s 10 misses last year came from at least 50 yards, while he’s only hit 7 of 11 from between 40 and 50 in the last two years combined. The change to kicking outdoors in Los Angeles as opposed to the dome in St. Louis isn’t going to be a benefit, though the weather shouldn’t really be much of a concern. Ultimately, Zuerlein’s growth will come from hitting more of his attempts, and with that hardly a guarantee after three consecutive declines, he’s much closer to a dart throw than a sure thing.

2015

Zuerlein kicked a career-high 92.9 percent in 2013, but he regressed last season closer to his rookie rate, finishing 26th in field-goal percentage. Part of that is due to attempting more long distance kicks last season, like he did as a rookie. In 2012, Greg the Leg was 7-of-13 from 50-plus yards, and last season he was 5-of-7. Sandwiched between is an odd 1-of-2 showing in 2013. Ultimately, he just didn't have enough scoring chances last season - St. Louis ranked 24th in red-zone drives with just 44 - as the offense was inconsistent after quarterback Sam Bradford was lost for the year in preseason. The Rams traded Bradford for Nick Foles this offseason, which should be an improvement over last year, at least.

2014

The Rams didn’t afford many opportunities for Zuerlein to show off his impressive leg strength with just two attempts from 50-plus yards last season after he led the league with 13 as a rookie, but the stark improvement in his accuracy rate helped compensate for the dropoff. Zuerlein’s 92.9 percent mark from the field ranked fifth in the NFL, though he lagged much further behind the league leaders in both PATs and field goals made. The Rams didn’t do much in the offseason to supplement their middling offense, so Zuerlein will probably need to notice an uptick in long-distance attempts while maintaining his gains in accuracy in order to pump up his fantasy value.

2013

A virtual unknown rookie from a D-II college, Zuerlein quickly established himself by converting the first 15 kicks of his pro career, including booming missiles from 56, 58 and 60 yards to set a franchise record. Zuerlein faded down the stretch by missing eight of his final 18 field goals, but it should be noted six of those misses came from beyond 50 yards. Coming off a league-leading 13 attempts from 50-plus in 2012 and with a favorable schedule that grants him 12 games in domes this season, Zuerlein will be especially valuable in leagues that award bonuses for long field goals. Outside of distance leagues, though, unless the Rams offense affords him more scoring opporunties (26 PAT, 31 FGA), his value his limited.

2012

A sixth-round draft choice out of Division II Missouri Western State, Zuerlein is in line to take over the kicking duties after the Rams released veteran Josh Brown. Although Zuerlein is under the radar even to the most avid college football fans, he was impressive in his final college season, nailing an NCAA-record 21 consecutive field goals, including nine from 50-plus yards. Zuerlein will be aided by playing nine of his games in domes, but any advantage that confers should be undermined by the inept Rams offense, which ranked last in the NFL in scoring in 2011.