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Dan Carpenter

30-Year-Old Kicker – Buffalo Bills

2015 Kicking Stats

FGM

23

FGA

27

FG%

85.2

50+

3

XP

34

2016 Kicking Projections

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50+

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

The new PAT distance did no favors for Carpenter, as his six misses on 40 attempts gave him the second-worst conversion rate in the league. The Bills' offense was much better last year than the previo...

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 228   DOB: 11/25/1985  College: Montana  Show ContractHide Contract

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Dan Carpenter Contract Information:

Agreed to a pay cut with the Bills in March of 2016.

August 5, 2016  –  Dan Carpenter News

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Carpenter made all 11 of his attempts (between 25 and 47 yards) during Friday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports. The veteran has now hit his last 21 field-goal attempts in practice.

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Dan Carpenter 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 %
2008 22 16 21 25 84.0% - - - - - - - - - - - - 40 40 100.0%
2009 23 16 25 28 89.3% 11 11 100.0% 7 8 87.5% 8 9 88.9% 1 2 50.0% 37 38 97.4%
2010 24 Mia 16 30 41 73.2% 9 9 100.0% 5 5 100.0% 11 18 61.1% 4 8 50.0% 25 25 100.0%
2011 25 Mia 14 29 34 85.3% 10 11 90.9% 6 7 85.7% 11 12 91.7% 2 4 50.0% 26 26 100.0%
2012 26 Mia 14 22 27 81.5% 3 3 100.0% 9 9 100.0% 8 10 80.0% 2 5 40.0% 26 26 100.0%
2013 27 Buf 16 33 36 91.7% 13 13 100.0% 6 6 100.0% 10 11 90.9% 4 6 66.7% 32 32 100.0%
2014 28 Buf 16 34 38 89.5% 9 9 100.0% 12 13 92.3% 7 8 87.5% 6 8 75.0% 31 32 96.9%
2015 29 Buf 16 23 27 85.2% 5 5 100.0% 8 9 88.9% 7 8 87.5% 3 5 60.0% 34 40 85.0%
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dan Carpenter 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
2008 22 16 --- 103 6
2009 23 16 7.6 7.6 7.6 112 7
2010 24 Mia 16 8.4 8.4 8.4 115 7
2011 25 Mia 14 9.1 9.1 9.1 113 8
2012 26 Mia 14 7.4 7.4 7.4 92 7
2013 27 Buf 16 9.3 9.3 9.3 131 8
2014 28 Buf 16 9.5 9.5 9.5 133 8
2015 29 Buf 16 7.3 7.3 7.3 103 6
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Dan Carpenter – Playing Time Overview

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  1. Dan Carpenter
  2. Jordan Gay
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Snap Count Stats

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Offensive Snaps in 2015

Dan Carpenter was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Dan Carpenter was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 0 143
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
Dan Carpenter 2015 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 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
2 NE 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 3 66.7%
3 @Mia 0 0 2 3 66.7% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0% 5 5 100.0%
4 NYG 0 0 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0%
5 @Ten 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
6 Cin 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%
7 @Jax 0 0 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
8 Mia 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
9 @NYJ 0 0 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0%
10 @NE 0 0 2 3 66.7% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0%
11 @KC 0 0 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0%
12 Hou 0 0 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 3 4 75.0%
13 @Phi 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
14 @Was 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
15 Dal 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0%
16 NYJ 0 0 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0%

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 Dan Carpenter
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Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   228 lbs
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Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
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Marcus Easley  PUP-P
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Dan Carpenter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carpenter went 9 for 9 on his field goal attempts during Tuesday night's practice session. His kicks ranged from 33 to 50 yards, BuffaloBills.com reports.

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Carpenter agreed to lower his 2016 base salary from $2.025 million to $1.775 million, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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Updating a previous report, Carpenter has not yet been released by the Bills, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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Carpenter is a candidate to be released by the Bills, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

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Carpenter finished the season with 103 points, connecting on 23 of his 27 field-goal attempts and going 34 of 40 on extra point attempts.

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Following another shaky performance - which included his fourth missed extra point of the season - coach Rex Ryan says he’s sticking with Carpenter based on his solid track record of kicking well in poor weather conditions, BuffaloBills.com reports. “We’ve got a veteran kicker that you guys know he can kick the conditions,” said Ryan on Monday. “Not everybody can do that. I think obviously the one kick you can’t kick it better than he kicked it, the 50-yarder. So you know that is fine."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

The Bills struggled to convert good field position into touchdowns last season, finding paydirt on only 43.1 percent of trips inside the red zone (29th). It resulted in Carpenter finishing second in the league in field-goal attempts and makes, as he was the only top-10 kicker with fewer than 40 PAT attempts. He was solid from all distances, including a strong 6-of-8 from at least 50 yards. The Bills got some big upgrades this offseason, particularly in the form of running back LeSean McCoy, which could cost Carpenter field goals if the offense converts more in the red zone. Weather is always a consideration in Buffalo, but especially this year with three of the last five games at home and the two others at cold-climate Philadelphia and Washington.

2014

Carpenter bounced around several teams in the preseason, failing to secure a job until an opening surfaced in Buffalo following Dustin Hopkins’ groin injury. He filled in admirably for all 16 games, negotiating some unfavorable weather conditions to go 33-for-36 on field goals. The surprising performance from Carpenter, who had hit just 79.4 percent of his attempts over the previous three seasons, earned him a four-year contract extension from the Bills. However, with the strong-legged Hopkins still in the fold, Carpenter will have to remain accurate during camp to hold off the youngster. Whomever wins out will be have their opportunities dictated by an offense without much track record of NFL success, but with some intriguing talents at the skill positions.

2013

Carpenter will act as insurance for the Bills in case Dustin Hopkins is unable to kick in the early going due to a groin injury.

2012

Carpenter improved his field-goal accuracy by 12 percentage points in 2012, settling in at 85.3, which was more in line with his first two seasons. Even so, a reduction in field goal attempts and a poor offense limited him to just 113 points. Carpenter’s point totals are expected to decline in 2012 with top target Brandon Marshall traded to Chicago and either the raw Ryan Tannehill or the unspectacular Matt Moore (or David Garrard) likely starting at quarterback.

2011

Carpenter’s season could be described like the title of the epic Clint Eastwood spaghetti western: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” The Good was Carpenter’s 30 field-goal makes, tied for fourth in the league. The Bad was Carpenter’s 11 misses (tied for most in the league). The Ugly was the Dolphins offense, which produced just 25 touchdowns (down from 37 in 2009) and scored just 17.1 points per game. His first two years in the league, Carpenter converted 86.8 percent of his field goals. Last season, though, Carpenter connected on just 73 percent of his kicks, the second-lowest mark in the league. In Carpenter’s defense, his average miss was nearly 49 yards – he attempted a league-high eight beyond 50, making a four, including a 60-yarder. The bigger problem for Carpenter is the Dolphins offense, which did not progress as expected with Chad Henne and Brandon Marshall. The Dolphins mounted just 34 red-zone drives last season, second fewest in the league. That gave Carpenter just 14 attempts inside 40 yards (all of which he converted). Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams were let go, replaced by Reggie Bush and rookie Daniel Thomas. A better offense with increased touchdown efficiency might give Carpenter fewer field-goal attempts, but it also would give him more chip shots or at least relieve him of so many long-range attempts, thus improving his accuracy. Carpenter's attempts, field-goal percentage and PATs the last two years varied greatly, but his total points only differed by three (112 in 2009, 115 in 2010).

2010

Carpenter matched the promising exploits of his rookie season with a similar showing last year, increasing his points by nine to 112 as he attempted two fewer PATs but three more field goals. Carpenter also improved his accuracy a touch, making 25-of-28 field goals (89.3%). The Dolphins acquired a big-play receiver in the offseason in Brandon Marshall, quarterback Chad Henne should continue to improve and the solid one-two punch of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams was fifth in the league in rushing last year.

All told, Carpenter should have plenty of scoring opportunities this season. He’ll get more field-goal attempts, as well, if the Dolphins don’t repeat their nearly 65 percent red-zone TD mark, which ranked second in the league last year. Carpenter has two potential badweather December games but is 8-of-10 in his career on the road in December.

2009

Carpenter unseated Jay Feely as the Dolphins kicker in training camp last season and went on to score 103 points. He hit 21-of-25 on field-goals (84 percent) and was 10-of-14 from 40 yards and beyond, including one 50-yarder. The Dolphins surprisingly won 11 games last year and captured the AFC East. If the Dolphins regress it might actually help Carpenter get more field-goal opportunities. The Dolphins were very efficient in the red zone last season, scoring touchdowns on 60 percent of their 45 possessions there (7th in the NFL).