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Dan Carpenter

29-Year-Old Kicker – Buffalo Bills

2014 Kicking Stats

FGM

34

FGA

38

FG%

89.5

50+

6

XP

31

2015 Kicking Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Bills’ offense struggled to convert good field position into touchdowns last season, finding paydirt on only 43.1 percent of trips inside the red zone, ranking 29th. It resulted in Carpenter finis...

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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:

Re-signed by the Bills to a four-year, $9.95 million deal in March of 2014.

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Carpenter finished the 2014 season with 133 points, good for sixth in NFL scoring. He made 34 of 38 field goals - including six of eight from 50-plus - as well as 31 of 32 extra points.

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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%
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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
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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 2014

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

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

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

Year Off ST
2012 0 121
2013 0 143
2014 0 0
Dan Carpenter 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 @Chi 0 0 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0%
2 Mia 0 0 5 6 83.3% 2 2 100.0% 3 4 75.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
3 SD 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
4 @Hou 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%
5 @Det 0 0 3 4 75.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0%
6 NE 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%
7 Min 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%
8 @NYJ 0 0 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 4 5 80.0%
9 KC 0 0 2 2 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
10 @Mia 0 0 3 4 75.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
11 NYJ
12 NYJ 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 5 5 100.0%
13 Cle 0 0 4 5 80.0% 0 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
14 @Den 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
15 GB 0 0 4 4 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0%
16 @Oak 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 3 3 100.0%
17 @NE 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%

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 Dan Carpenter
As Compared To Other Kickers
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   228 lbs
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Dan Carpenter: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Carpenter (groin) made his only field-goal attempt and all three extra-point tries in Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Raiders.

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Carpenter (groin) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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Carpenter (groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Oakland.

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Carpenter (groin) is active for Sunday’s matchup against the Packers.

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Carpenter (groin) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Denver.

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Carpenter (groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Denver after practicing on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday.

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Carpenter (groin) remained limited in practice Thursday, the Bills' official site reports.

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Carpenter (right groin) is active for Sunday’s game against the Browns.

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Carpenter (right groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Joe Buscaglia of wgr550.com reports.

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Carpenter (groin) is expected to play Sunday against the Browns.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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).