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Rian Lindell

37-Year-Old Kicker – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

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HT: 6' 33"   WT: 226   DOB: 1/20/1977  College: Washington State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Reached a deal with the Buccaneers in August of 2013.

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Lindell converted a pedestrian 23 of 29 field goal attempts, with a long of 54 yards, in 2013.

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Rian Lindell NFL Stats
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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 24 27 88.9% - - - - - - - - - - - - 24 24 100.0%
2008 31 16 30 38 78.9% - - - - - - - - - - - - 34 34 100.0%
2009 32 16 28 33 84.8% 12 12 100.0% 9 9 100.0% 6 9 66.7% 1 3 33.3% 24 24 100.0%
2010 33 Buf 16 16 21 76.2% 6 6 100.0% 5 6 83.3% 2 3 66.7% 2 5 40.0% 31 32 96.9%
2011 34 Buf 8 13 15 86.7% 6 6 100.0% 2 3 66.7% 5 6 83.3% 0 0 0.0% 25 25 100.0%
2012 35 Buf 16 21 24 87.5% 3 3 100.0% 10 11 90.9% 6 7 85.7% 1 2 50.0% 39 39 100.0%
2013 36 TB 16 23 29 79.3% 3 3 100.0% 12 14 85.7% 4 6 66.7% 4 6 66.7% 31 31 100.0%
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Rian Lindell Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Total Points Points/Game
2007 30 16 --- 96 6
2008 31 16 --- 124 8
2009 32 16 7.3 7.3 7.3 108 7
2010 33 Buf 16 5.3 5.3 5.3 79 5
2011 34 Buf 8 8.6 8.6 8.6 64 8
2012 35 Buf 16 6.9 6.9 6.9 102 6
2013 36 TB 16 7.0 7.0 7.0 100 6
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2012 0 111
2013 0 59
Rian Lindell 2014 Game Log
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Rian Lindell: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lindell made both of his field goal attempts, including a season-long 53-yarder, in the Bucs' 27-6 victory over the Bills Sunday.

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Lindell connected on 2-of-3 field goal attempts in the loss to the Panthers on Sunday.

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Lindell made just one of three field goal attempts and three PATs in Sunday's victory against the Lions.

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Lindell connected on 2-of-3 field goal attempts and five PATs in Sunday's win versus the Falcons.

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Lindell connected on his only field-goal attempt and three PATs in the loss to the Seahawks on Sunday.

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Lindell connected on both of his field goal attempts and one PAT in the Bucs' loss to the Panthers on Thursday night.

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Lindell connected on three field goals and two PATs in Sunday's loss to the Falcons.

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Lindell missed a key 46-yard field goal attempt with one minute left in the Bucs' 16-14 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

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Lindell made his only field goal attempt (a 37-yarder) and both extra points in the Bucs' 18-17 loss to the Jets on Sunday.

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Lindell has won the Bucs' kicking battle over Derek Dimke, FOXSports.com reports.

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Lindell agreed to terms with the Buccaneers on Tuesday, FOXSports1 reports.

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Lindell has been released, according to BuffaloBills.com.

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The long-time veteran lost out to rookie Dustin Hopkins, who has a much stronger leg and was competitive enough with Lindell on the shorter field goals that the new coaching staff will move in a younger direction. This shouldn't come as a surprise since Hopkins was selected as the second kicker in the draft. Lindell will finish his Bills career with 980 points, second all-time for the franchise behind Steve Christie.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Rian Lindell.

2013

Lindell will compete with rookie Dustin Hopkins for the Bills' starting gig. He converted 21-of-24 attempts (87.5 percent) in 2012.

2012

Lindellís 2011 campaign was marred by a broken shoulder that caused him to miss the second half of the season. Lindell thrived while healthy during the Billsí 5-3 first half, as a surprisingly solid offense allowed him to rack up 64 points. The offense did take a step back in the second half, however just about everyone is back for 2012 and they'll get some key injured players back in the mix. Lindellís meager leg strength (4-of-11 on 50-yarders the last four years) and the fact the Bills play four of their last five games in the cold of Buffalo are the key drawbacks, while on the other side of the coin his job security is as good as any kicker, plus the team does have the ability to put up some points. He's probably worth stashing as a No. 2 kicker and using when the match-ups and weather dictate doing so.

2011

Lindell endured one of the worst seasons of his career last year. His 21 field-goal attempts were his fewest as a Bill, and his 16 makes were the fewest in the league by a 16-game kicker. Lindell's accuracy (76.2 percent) was his lowest since 2003, and his streak of extra points made, fourth longest in league history, ended at 321 when a PAT was blocked midseason. The result was a disappointing 79 points, a league low among full-time kickers. The Bills haven't ranked in the top half of the NFL in scoring since 2004, and last year their red-zone touchdown efficiency jumped from 31.6 percent to 51.4 percent, giving Lindell 10 fewer red-zone field goals than in 2009. Lindell might not have another career-worst season and he'll likely improve that success rate, but the average offense and weather factors don't really put him in a position to be a top kicker in fantasy in 2011.

2010

Lindell, who's over 1,000 points for his career, is one of the more dependable kickers out there and even with the change in coaching staff, will almost certainly be the No. 1 guy in 2010. Lindell finished with 108 points on the season, not too shabby considering how lousy the team's offense was. You can usually find a few better fantasy guys as your top kicker, but Lindell isn't too shabby and his job security is among the league's best. He's hit at least 102 points in five of the last six seasons.

2009

Lindellís field-goal percentage fell to 78.9 last season, his lowest mark since 2003, but he made up for it in volume, attempting 38 field goals, third most in the league. Lindell posted a career-high 124 points as the Bills had 18 more red-zone drives last season than in 2007 and improved their TD-conversion rate by 10 percentage points. Buffalo welcomes Terrell Owens this season, which should help the offense further improve. Cold-weather games are always a concern for a Bills kicker, but Lindell converted 6-of-7 December field goals last season (including games at the Jets and Broncos).

2008

Lindell was 47-of-52 (90.3 percent) in his last two seasons, but he was stuck near the bottom of kicker scoring last year with the Bills finishing 30th in total offense and scoring (just 25 touchdowns). The Bills haven't scored more than 33 touchdowns in any of the past three years, and with either Trent Edwards or J.P. Losman at the helm, plus potential bad weather games in every December game, expect that trend to continue. His job security and ability are about as good as it gets, but team and weather offset that to make him a middle-of-the-road fantasy guy.

2007

Lindell was in the top 10 in kicker scoring for consecutive seasons prior to 2006. The main culprit was lack of field goal attempts (25), which was one of the lowest totals in the league. Expect J.P Losman to continue to improve, but Lindell might struggle with attempts, as every Bills game in December has the potential for bad weather. Plus, it is unlikely that Lindell will duplicate his career-best 92 percent accuracy in 2006.

2006

Lindell is another kicker who has found his accuracy (84.1 percent in last two seasons) after struggling to start his career. Heís averaged 115 points in two seasons with the Bills, but the teamís ability to move the ball is a concern, especially with yet another new offensive system about to be deployed.

2005

Lindell was a nice surprise in 2004, tying for ninth among kickers with 117 points. Although he connected on 24-of-28 field goals, the Bills didnít use him much in long distance situations (three attempts over 40 yards). An offense that could struggle with a first-year starting quarterback (J. P. Losman) and an expected return to his career 76.2 percent accuracy should bring Lindell back to the pack.

2004

Of the 28 kickers who kicked 15 or more games for their teams in 2003, Lindell finished last in points with just 75. To put that into perspective, Jeff Wilkins of the Rams had more than twice as many points, with 163. Lindell was just 17-of-24 on field goals, though most of his fantasy fall was due to the ineptitude of the Buffalo offense. Although Lindell has a good chance of being back, the offense has a lot ot fixing to do, and he'll certainly be a bottom half fantasy pick among booters in 2004. Throw him in the 22-26 area for your kicker rankings.

2003

Of the 28 kickers who kicked 15 or more games for their teams in 2003, Lindell finished last in points with just 75. To put that into perspective, Jeff Wilkins of the Rams had more than twice as many points, with 163. Lindell was just 17-of-24 on field goals, though most of his fantasy fall was due to the ineptitude of the Buffalo offense. Although Lindell has a good chance of being back, the offense has a lot ot fixing to do, and he'll certainly be a bottom half fantasy pick among booters in 2004. Throw him in the 22-26 area for your kicker rankings.