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Blair Walsh

25-Year-Old Kicker – Minnesota Vikings

2014 Kicking Stats

FGM

26

FGA

35

FG%

74.3

50+

5

XP

29

2015 Kicking Projections

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FG%

50+

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

On the plus side, Walsh was seventh in field-goal attempts last season as the Vikings scored on only 53.8 percent of their 2.4 red-zone trips per game. On the negative side, he connected on a career-l...

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2015 ADP:  188.09

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Bye Week:  5

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 192   DOB: 1/8/1990  College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Blair Walsh Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $14 million extension with the Vikings in July 2015. Deal includes $5.25 million guaranteed.

August 29, 2015  –  Blair Walsh News

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Walsh made field goals from 45 and 28 yards, but missed from 42 yards, in Saturday's preseason win over Dallas. Walsh is just 4-for-9 on field goal attempts this preseason.

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Blair Walsh 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 22 Min 16 35 38 92.1% 10 10 100.0% 8 9 88.9% 7 9 77.8% 10 10 100.0% 36 36 100.0%
2013 23 Min 16 26 30 86.7% 7 7 100.0% 12 12 100.0% 5 6 83.3% 2 5 40.0% 43 44 97.7%
2014 24 Min 16 26 35 74.3% 4 5 80.0% 8 10 80.0% 7 9 77.8% 5 9 55.6% 29 29 100.0%
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Blair Walsh 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 22 Min 16 10.5 10.5 10.5 141 9
2013 23 Min 16 8.1 8.1 8.1 121 8
2014 24 Min 16 7.8 7.8 7.8 107 7
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Blair Walsh – Playing Time Overview

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  1. Blair Walsh
Minnesota Vikings

Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2014

Blair Walsh was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Blair Walsh was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 0 160
2013 0 153
2014 0 0
Blair Walsh 2014 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 @StL 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 4 4 100.0%
2 NE 0 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
3 @NO 0 0 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
4 Atl 0 0 4 5 80.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 2 50.0% 1 1 100.0% 3 3 100.0%
5 @GB 0 0 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
6 Det 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
7 @Buf 0 0 3 3 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0%
8 @TB 0 0 2 3 66.7% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
9 Was 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
10 @Chi 0 0 2 3 66.7% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0%
11 GB 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0%
12 Car 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
13 NYJ 0 0 1 3 33.3% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
14 @Det 0 0 0 3 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 2 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
15 @Mia 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
16 Chi 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Blair Walsh  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Kickers
Height:   5' 10"
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Weight:   192 lbs
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Arm Length:   29.38 in
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Hand Length:   8.38 in
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Blair Walsh: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Walsh missed all three field goal attempts in Saturday's preseason win over Oakland and missed an extra point. He's just 2-of-6 on field goal attempts in three preseason games.

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Walsh has signed a four-year contract extension with the Vikings, reportedly worth up to $14 million, ESPN.com reports. "Blair has been a vital part of our special-teams success since we drafted him and we felt it was very important to secure his future with our organization," GM Rick Spielman said of the 2012 sixth-rounder. "His consistency on kickoffs and on long range field goals can help change the game for our team and we're excited for his future here in Minnesota."

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The report further notes that Walsh's deal includes $5.25 million guaranteed and currently makes him one of the top five highest-paid kickers in the NFL. Walsh is coming off a 2014 campaign in which he made 26-of-35 field goals attempts, including 5-of-9 from over 50 yards. With the Vikings having added deep threat Mike Wallace during the offseason and with running back Adrian Peterson returning, Walsh could see an uptick in scoring opportunities this coming season, a scenario that could see him re-emerge on the fantasy radar. The 25-year-old notched 107 points in 2014, down from his marks of 141 points in 2012 (a season in which he nailed 10-of-10 attempts from 50-plus yards as a rookie) and 121 points in 2013.
Walsh missed three field goals in Sunday's loss to Detroit. He missed from 53 and 68 yards and also had a 26-yard attempt blocked. He did make both extra point attempts.

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Walsh missed two field goals, from 56 and 39 yards, but made one from 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets. He also made all three extra point attempts.

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Walsh made both field goal attempts in Sunday's loss to Green Bay, including a 51-yard field goal.

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Walsh made all three field goal attempts, including a 55-yard attempt, in Sunday's loss to the Bills. He also made his only extra point attempt.

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Walsh converted his only field goal attempt from 40 yards in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

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Walsh converted one field goal attempt and one extra point attempt in Thursday's 42-10 loss to the Packers.

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2014

Walsh might not have delivered on the sky-high expectations placed on him after he nailed 10 field goals from over 50 yards as a rookie, but he acquitted himself quite well in his second NFL season. He only missed four field goals on 30 attempts – with three of the failures coming from beyond 50 yards – and tacked on 43 PATs to finish 15th in kicker scoring. Walsh’s long-range bona fides would seem to give him more upside than many of those ranked near him, but he’ll face the tough adjustment of playing outdoors at home for the next two seasons, as the Vikings await the opening of their new dome. Ten of Walsh’s 12 career makes from 50-plus yards have occurred at indoor venues.

2013

Walsh supplied the best rookie kicking campaign in NFL history in 2012, showing deft accuracy (92.1 percent) and unprecedented leg strength with an NFL-record 10 field goals of 50-plus yards en route to a Pro Bowl nod. While it remains to be seen how he'll fare once the Vikings relocate outdoors in 2014, for now, he should thrive under the shelter of the Metrodome, providing plenty of opportunities for more long field goals. The only mark against Walsh’s outlook is an offense that's average at best, especially when opposing defenses find ways to contain Adrian Peterson. The Vikings afforded Walsh only 36 PATs last season, 16th in the league, but many of those setbacks turned into field-goal opportunities as Walsh ranked third with 38 field-goal attempts. And, thanks to his big leg, if the offense can advance to the opponent’s 40-yard line, there's a good chance Walsh will come away with three points.

2012

Walsh replaces the veteran Ryan Longwell, who was cut by the Vikings to save cap room. Drafted in the sixth round out of Georgia, Walsh was erratic for the Bulldogs in 2011, missing 14 of 35 attempts. The Vikings hope Walsh can demonstrate the form he showed in his previous two seasons, as he hit 40 of 45 attempts. Walsh has a big leg, having made a 56-yarder last year, but he’ll likely be pushed by a veteran free agent in training camp and could get cut if he proves too inaccurate.