Ka'imi Fairbairn
Ka'imi Fairbairn
26-Year-Old KickerK
Houston Texans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Fairbairn fell way off from his 2018 production, losing both volume and accuracy in 2019. Houston's offense didn't progress the way many expected, but it did improve in the red zone, thereby dropping Fairbairn from the No. 1 fantasy spot in 2018 to No. 19 last year. He should split the difference in 2020, but he's essentially a league-average kicker attached to an offense looking for an identity change. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $17.65 million contract with the Texans in March of 2020.
Staying with Houston
KHouston Texans
March 10, 2020
Fairbairn is signing a four-year contract to stay with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
The 26-year-old kicker played all 16 games each of the past three seasons, converting 83.7 percent of field-goal attempts and 91.7 percent of extra-point tries, including 10 of 16 from 50-plus yards. Fairbairn's volume has been far less consistent than his accuracy -- 25 FGAs in 2017, a league-high 42 in 2018, and then 25 again in 2019. The average of 30.7 per season is a reasonable expectation for 2020, assuming the Houston offense remains solid with Deshaun Watson leading the charge.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
2017
An unexpected scoring leader last year, Fairbairn benefited from a Houston offense ranked 15th in yards (363 per game) and 27th in red-zone TD rate (50 percent). Harrison Butker was the only kicker with more cumulative opportunities between field goals and extra points, with Fairbairn getting a boost from Houston's strong play on defense. Accuracy helps his cause, but some of 2018's FGs will become PATs.
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.
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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Scores seven in playoff loss
KHouston Texans
January 12, 2020
Fairbairn converted one of two field-goal attempts and four of four extra-point kicks in Sunday's 51-31 loss to the Chiefs.
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Sends Texans to divisional round
KHouston Texans
January 5, 2020
Fairbairn converted both of his field-goal attempts in the Texans' 22-19 overtime win over the Bills in their AFC wild-card playoff game.
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Quiet finale
KHouston Texans
December 30, 2019
Fairbairn made both of his extra-point kicks in Sunday's 35-14 loss to Tennessee in Week 17.
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Delivers division-clinching win
KHouston Texans
December 22, 2019
Fairbairn successfully converted all three field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks in Saturday's 23-20 win over Tampa Bay in Week 16.
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Perfect in Week 15 win
KHouston Texans
December 16, 2019
Fairbairn made his lone field-goal attempt and all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Titans in Week 15.
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