Ka'imi Fairbairn
Ka'imi Fairbairn
25-Year-Old KickerK
Houston Texans
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Fairbairn beat out Nick Novak in a kicking battle last season, then had a quiet debut campaign on a miserable team. The 24-year-old did enjoy a couple big games before Deshaun Watson was injured, and he made nine of 11 attempts from 40 yards or longer. The downside was a trio of misses from inside 40 yards and three more misses on PATs. Fairbairn could become a productive option if Watson returns healthy and proves to be a star. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Texans in April of 2019.
Re-ups with Texans
KHouston Texans
April 15, 2019
The Texans signed Fairbairn, a restricted free agent, Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
After the Texans extended a second-round tender to Fairbairn in early March, a return to Houston was all but guaranteed considering the price tag attached to him. In his second pro season in 2018, he led the NFL in both field-goal attempts (42) and field goals made (37) en route to 150 points. This latter number likely will go down if the Texans find the end zone more often this fall, but he should still be among the top kicking options for fantasy purposes.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Fairbairn surprisingly beat out incumbent Nick Novak to win the kicking battle in Houston. This is not an insignificant development. Novak finished second in the NFL with 41 field-goal attempts in 2016. Much of that had to do with a Texans' offense that had difficulty finishing drives. Houston's quarterback play this season may only be marginally better as an untested Tom Savage directing the offense, meaning Fairbairn's leg could be an important part of the offense.
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Gets second-round tender
KHouston Texans
March 11, 2019
Fairbairn received a second-round tender from the Texans on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Given little opportunity Saturday
KHouston Texans
January 6, 2019
Fairbairn did not attempt a field goal and converted his lone extra-point kick in Saturday's 21-7 wild-card round loss to Indianapolis.
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Finishes top in scoring
KHouston Texans
December 31, 2018
Fairbairn went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra-point kicks for eight points scored in Sunday's 20-3 win over Jacksonville.
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Streak snapped
KHouston Texans
December 24, 2018
Fairbairn made his lone field-goal attempt and three of four extra-point kicks in Sunday's 32-30 loss to the Eagles.
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Has accurate leg in win
KHouston Texans
December 16, 2018
Fairbairn made all five field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks in Saturday's 29-22 win over the Jets.
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