Wil Lutz
Wil Lutz
24-Year-Old KickerK
New Orleans Saints
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Lutz was tied for fifth among kickers in fantasy scoring in 2016 and found his way into the top 10 (seventh) again in 2017. His conversion rates suggest he's only a league-average kicker or perhaps a bit better, but that's more than enough to get the job done when playing for a dome team that has Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas lining up behind a solid offensive line. There's minimal risk involved. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $20.25 million contract with the Saints in March of 2019.
Staying in New Orleans
KNew Orleans Saints
March 13, 2019
Lutz reached a multi-year agreement Wednesday on a new deal with the Saints, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Attached to a dome team with an elite offense, Lutz owns career conversion rates of 87 percent on field goals and 97 percent on PATs. He's been a reliable starter for fantasy owners, with the only drawback being the Saints' consistent excellence in converting red-zone opportunities into touchdowns. While he hasn't shown the same ceiling as a Justin Tucker or Greg Zuerlein, the 24-year-old has a strong argument to be drafted as a top-five kicker in 2019.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Wil Lutz
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118 days ago
Chris Carson should run wild at home against the Cardinals, assuming that the Seahawks play their starters.
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126 days ago
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Lutz had a successful rookie season last year, finishing with the fifth most points thanks in part to his 98.0 percent accuracy on 50 PAT attempts -- he was one of only two kickers with that many. Those tries helped make up for his 34 field-goal attempts, which tied for 11th, while his accuracy was only 23rd. Part of his accuracy issues were from deep, as four of his six misses came from at least 50 yards. Given the Saints' offensive upside, Lutz likely will get enough attempts to make him a strong fantasy option, particularly when he's playing at home.
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Tallies 11 points Sunday
KNew Orleans Saints
January 22, 2019
Lutz made all three of his field goals and both of his extra points to total 11 points in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
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Nearly perfect in 2018
KNew Orleans Saints
January 7, 2019
Lutz made 28 of 30 field-goal attempts and 52 of his 53 extra-point kicks in 16 games in 2018.
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Scores six points
KNew Orleans Saints
December 18, 2018
Lutz made both his field-goal tries but did not attempt an extra point in Monday night's 12-9 win over the Panthers.
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Knocks in eight points in win
KNew Orleans Saints
December 10, 2018
Lutz converted each of his two field-goal attempts and two extra-point attempts during Sunday's 28-14 win over the Buccaneers.
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Hits both kicks
KNew Orleans Saints
December 4, 2018
Lutz made his lone field-goal and extra-point try in Week 13's 13-10 loss to the Cowboys.
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