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Blair Walsh

26-Year-Old Kicker – Minnesota Vikings

2015 Kicking Stats

FGM

34

FGA

39

FG%

87.2

50+

6

XP

33

2015 Kicking Projections

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FGA

FG%

50+

XP

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:  181.82

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Bye Week:  5

HT: 5' 10"   WT: 170   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.

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Walsh converted both of his field goal attempts Sunday and also went 2-for-2 on extra points in Minnesota's win over Green Bay.

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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%
2015 25 Min 16 34 39 87.2% 9 9 100.0% 13 15 86.7% 6 7 85.7% 6 8 75.0% 33 37 89.2%
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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
2015 25 Min 16 9.6 9.6 9.6 135 8
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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

0

Offensive Snaps in 2015

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

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

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

Year Off ST
2013 0 153
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
Blair Walsh 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 @SF 0 0 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
2 Det 0 0 2 2 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 3 66.7%
3 SD 0 0 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
4 @Den 0 0 2 3 66.7% 0 0 0.0% 2 3 66.7% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
5 BYE Bye Week
6 KC 0 0 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
7 @Det 0 0 5 5 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 1 2 50.0%
8 @Chi 0 0 3 3 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
9 StL 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%
10 @Oak 0 0 3 5 60.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 3 66.7% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
11 GB 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0%
12 @Atl 0 0 2 3 66.7% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
13 Sea 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
14 @Ari 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0%
15 Chi 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%
16 NYG 0 0 5 5 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 4 5 80.0%
17 @GB 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
Playoffs Sea 0 0 3 4 75.0% 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%

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:   170 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 made all five of his field goal attempts, but missed one of his five extra-point attempts, in Sunday's win over the Giants.

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Walsh made all three field-goal attempts, including a game-winning, 36-yard field goal as time expired, in Sunday's win over Chicago. He also made both extra-point attempts.

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Walsh made two of three field goals and both extra point attempts in Sunday's loss at Denver. He missed a 39-yard field goal attempt. "He needs to make those kicks. It's disappointing," head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.

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Walsh converted both field goal attempts from 28 and 23 yards but missed an extra point in Sunday's win over Detroit.

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Walsh made 1-of-2 field-goal attempts, missing from 44 yards, in Monday's loss to San Francisco. After going just 5-of-11 on field goals in the preseason, he appeared to lose the confidence of head coach Mike Zimmer. "He didn't kick very good in pregame," Zimmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I don't know, he hit 28 out of 28 in practice last week, so he's got to carry it to the game...it's worrisome."

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Walsh was 1-of-2 on field goal attempts in Thursday's preseason game, missing a 48-yard attempt. He was just 5-of-11 on field goals in the preseason.

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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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2015

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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.