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Blair Walsh

26-Year-Old Kicker – Free Agent

2016 Kicking Stats

FGM

12

FGA

16

FG%

75.0

50+

1

XP

15

2016 Kicking Projections

FGM

FGA

FG%

50+

XP

2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Walsh bounced back from a poor 2014 by scoring the fifth-most points among kickers last season despite Minnesota scoring the 17th-most points overall. His 39 field-goal attempts ranked second in the l...

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2016 ADP:  170.74

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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HT: 5' 10"   WT: 170   DOB: 1/8/1990  College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 6th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Vikings in November of 2016.

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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 %
2009 19 CFB 13 20 22 90.9% 4 4 100.0% 5 6 83.3% 7 7 100.0% 4 5 80.0% 42 42 100.0%
2010 20 CFB 13 20 23 87.0% 9 9 100.0% 5 6 83.3% 4 6 66.7% 2 2 100.0% 46 47 97.9%
2011 21 CFB 14 21 35 60.0% 4 4 100.0% 10 14 71.4% 5 12 41.7% 2 5 40.0% 46 46 100.0%
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%
2016 26 MIN 9 12 16 75.0% 1 1 100.0% 5 6 83.3% 4 6 66.7% 1 2 50.0% 15 19 78.9%
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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
2009 19 CFB 13 9.0 9.0 9.0 102 8
2010 20 CFB 13 8.8 8.8 8.8 106 8
2011 21 CFB 14 8.4 8.4 8.4 109 8
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
2016 26 MIN 9 6.3 6.3 6.3 51 6
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Blair Walsh – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status

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Free Agent

Snap Count Stats

8

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Blair Walsh was on the field for 8 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

76

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Blair Walsh was on the field for 76 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
2016 8 76
Blair Walsh 2016 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 @Ten 0 15 4 6 66.7% 0 0 0.0% 2 3 66.7% 1 1 100.0% 1 2 50.0% 1 2 50.0%
2 GB 0 7 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
3 @Car 8 8 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0%
4 NYG 0 10 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
5 Hou 0 11 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @Phi 0 5 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
8 @Chi 0 5 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
9 Det 0 9 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0%
10 @Was 0 6 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 3 66.7%
11 FREE AGENT Free Agent
12 FREE AGENT Free Agent
13 FREE AGENT Free Agent
14 FREE AGENT Free Agent
15 FREE AGENT Free Agent
16 FREE AGENT Free Agent
17 FREE AGENT Free Agent

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Blair Walsh: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Walsh missed his league-leading fourth extra-point attempt in Sunday's loss to Washington. He did make two other extra-point attempts but did not have a field-goal attempt.

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While the Vikings worked out multiple kickers this week, the team is planning to keep Walsh in the job for at least Sunday's game against Washington, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Walsh missed his league-leading third extra-point attempt and had a 46-yard attempt blocked in Sunday's loss to Detroit, leaving his status with the team somewhat in question. "I don't know. We'll see. I'm not going to make any evaluations right now. Today's not the day to be making any evaluations," head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN.

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Walsh made a 30-yard field goal, his only attempt, and converted his only extra-point attempt in Monday's loss to Chicago.

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Walsh made a 44-yard field goal, but missed a 46-yard attempt in Monday's win over the Giants. He made all three extra-point attempts.

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Walsh made both field-goal attempts, from 31 and 28 yards, but missed his only extra-point attempt Sunday.

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Walsh made four field goals, but missed two more field goal attempts (from 37 and 56 yards) and an extra point in Sunday's win at Tennessee.

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Walsh made a 27-yard field goal, but missed a 47-yard attempt in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle.

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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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2015

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-low 74.3 percent, second-lowest in the league. He even missed three from less than 40 yards (one in the 20-29 range). Walsh made a name for himself during his 2012 rookie season by hitting all 10 of his 50-yarders, but he's 7-of-14 from that distance the last two years. The Vikings added deep threat Mike Wallace this offseason, and with Adrian Peterson returning, as of press time, Walsh could have significantly more scoring opportunities. Improved accuracy will help too.

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.