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Neil Rackers

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/16/1976  College: Illinois  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Redskins in August of 2012.

November 4, 2013  –  Neil Rackers News

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Rackers will be one of three kickers brought in by the Texans for a tryout Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Neil Rackers 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 %
2007 30 16 21 30 70.0% - - - - - - - - - - - - 47 48 97.9%
2008 31 16 25 28 89.3% - - - - - - - - - - - - 44 45 97.8%
2009 32 14 16 17 94.1% 4 4 100.0% 6 6 100.0% 6 7 85.7% 0 0 0.0% 37 38 97.4%
2010 33 Hou 16 27 30 90.0% 8 8 100.0% 11 11 100.0% 5 7 71.4% 3 4 75.0% 43 43 100.0%
2011 34 Hou 16 32 38 84.2% 14 14 100.0% 10 11 90.9% 4 8 50.0% 4 5 80.0% 39 40 97.5%

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Neil Rackers Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Total Points Points/Game
2007 30 16 --- 110 7
2008 31 16 --- 119 7
2009 32 14 6.5 6.5 6.5 85 6
2010 33 Hou 16 8.4 8.4 8.4 124 8
2011 34 Hou 16 9.2 9.2 9.2 135 8

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

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Week Opp Off ST FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % XPM XPA XP %

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Neil Rackers: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Redskins have released Rackers, the Washington Times reports.

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Rackers made one of two field goal attempts Saturday, missing from 54 yards.

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Rackers is putting the pressure on Graham Gano after making 10 of 11 kicks Monday, the Washington Post reports.

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Rackers is competing with Graham Gano for the Redskins' starting placekicker job, the Washington Post reports.

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Rackers agreed to a one-year contract with the Redskins on Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Rackers connected on all three of his field-goal attempts, including one from 52 yards, and added an extra point in Houston's 23-22 loss to Tennessee in Week 17.

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Texans head coach Gary Kubiak lauded Rackers' efforts in Week 16's loss to the Colts, after the kicker nailed all three of his field-goal attempts, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Rackers signed with the Redskins this offseason following two successful campaigns in Houston where he made more than 84 percent of his field goals both years. Holdover Graham Gano ranked second in the league last season with 41 attempts, but struggled with accuracy (75.6%). Highly-touted rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III could be good right away, but young quarterbacks often struggle, regardless of pedigree, so itís unclear how consistent the offense will be or whether it will bog down in the red zone, generating as many field-goal attempts as last season. In any event, Rackers is the favorite to win the job.

2011

Poor field-goal accuracy has scared off fantasy owners most of Rackers' career Ė he failed to top 75 percent in six of his first eight years. But he was 27-of-30 (90 percent) in 2010, and he is an equally impressive 68-of-75 (90.6 percent) since 2008. Part of the reason for his improvement is fewer long-range attempts. (Rackers totaled six 50-yard attempts the last three years after averaging eight a year the previous four seasons.) But even when excluding 50-yarders, his accuracy has improved nearly 12 percent the last three seasons vs. the rest of his career. Rackers' first season in Houston saw him post an impressive 124 points, good for seventh in the league, behind a balanced Texans offense. The Matt Schaub-Andre Johnson passing game and Arian Foster rushing attack should again provide Rackers with scoring opportunities. And it's possible he increases his 30 field goal attempts if the Texans regress slightly from their 62.3-percent red-zone touchdown rate (fifth in the NFL). Coupled with a favorable December schedule that features three indoor games (Weeks 13-16), this figures to make Rackers one of the more dependable fantasy kickers in 2011. And even though he's attempting fewer long-range kicks these days, he still made three from beyond 50 yards last season.

2010

Rackers signed with Houston in the offseason after Kris Brown missed 11 field goals in 2009, including some potential game winners. Rackers was limited by a groin injury last season with Arizona and attempted just 17 field goals. His accuracy remained intact, though, as he made 16 field goals, giving him just four misses in 45 attempts the last two seasons.

Gone are the days of Rackers bombing from long range ó heís attempted two 50-yarders in two years, none last year, after averaging eight a season the previous four years. But with the Texans offense, Rackers should get a lot of attempts as the Matt Schaub-to-Andre Johnson combination is developing into one of the leagueís most lethal. For his part, Brown still scored 106 points last season, but his 65.6 FG percentage was by far a career low. He also missed a PAT for the first time in three seasons. At press time both kickers are on the roster. If a training-camp battle ensues, expect Rackers to win the job because of his accuracy.

2009

After consecutive years in the low-to-mid 70s, Rackersí field-goal percentage (89.3) bounced back last season, though the improved efficiency mostly came from attempting fewer long-range kicks. After going 4-of-16 from beyond 50 yards the previous two years combined, Rackers kicked just two 50-yarders last season, making one. Donít expect the long-range bombs anymore, but Rackers still has plenty of upside in coach Ken Whisenhuntís offense. The Cardinals have averaged 46 touchdowns the last two years under Whisenhunt, and a fresh set of legs in rookie running back Chris Wells only helps matters. The Arizona climate doesnít hurt, either.

2008

Rackers made a surprisingly high 47 extra points last season, an increase of 15 from the previous year. Rackers' field-goal accuracy (21- of-30 last season) keeps him from being an elite fantasy kicker, as his nine misses caused his point total to drop to 17th in the league. Rackers has had consecutive years of nine misses, and four of five years kicking no better than 75 percent. Most of those misses, though have come from long range. After connecting on 11- of-16 field goals from 50-plus yards in 2004-05, Rackers has made just 4-of-16 the last two years from that range. Rackers has two potential bad weather games late in the year. After eight years in the league, Rackers probably won't see his long-range accuracy improve significantly, but if the Cardinals are as prolific offensively in coach Ken Whisenhunt's second year, Rackers should again be a useful fantasy kicker.

2007

Rackers has been a star the last two seasons, scoring 265 points during that time. However, Rackers was just 1-of-7 from 50-plus in 2006 after going 11-of-16 the previous two years. New coach Ken Whisenhunt has weapons in the emerging Matt Leinart at quarterback and the trio of Edgerrin James, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin. With these pieces, the Cardinals could have one of the more improved offenses in the league. That could mean more touchdowns and fewer field goal attempts for Rackers, but given his recent history, heís still worth drafting.

2006

Itís hard to ignore his 44 FGA, 140 points and accuracy from beyond the 50 in 2005 (6-of-7). But donít forget Rackers was a less than ordinary kicker before that, converting just 69.4 percent of his attempts. We like the addition of Edgerrin James and think that will help the offense improve. Probably to the point where some of those drives yielding FGAs turn into TDs. The Cardinalsí 45 FGA in 2005 sat far to the end of the bell curve. Expect a decrease in field goals, but more extra points.

2005

Rackers manages to hold a full-time job despite kicking less than 70 percent for his career. To be fair, heís connected on 78 percent (46-for-59) the last three years, but thatís still not in an NFL coachís comfort range. Heís also missed 12 kicks in his career between 30 and 39 yards (22-for-34, 64.7 percent). Rackers returns as the Cardinals kicker in 2005 mostly on the strength of his 23 touchbacks on kickoffs. Marked improvement from the teamís 29 offensive touchdowns and 26th-ranked scoring offense last season isnít expected.

2004

Rackers has nothing in front of him but will have to improve his mid-range field goal percentage. He may benefit from the new regime's offensive thinking but it would be a shock to see him in the top half of the league.

2003

Rackers finally improved his accuracy in 2002, hitting 83.3 percent, but only had 18 field-goal attempts. In three seasons with the Bengals, Rackers has hit 65.7 percent and averaged just 22 attempts per season. The offense figures to struggle again in 2003, which will limit his scoring opportunities. Rackers needs more than 18 kicks at better than 80 percent to recommend him as a fantasy kicker.