Michael Badgley
25-Year-Old KickerK
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Badgley's emergence in 2018 appeared to solve the Chargers' infamous kicking woes, but the team's problems returned in 2019 when he missed the first two months of the season with a groin injury. Badgley came back in November and stabilized the situation, likely doing enough to lock down the job for this year. The offense is now the big concern, with Philip Rivers gone and the line still looking shaky. Read Past Outlooks
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Concludes dreadful campaign
KLos Angeles Chargers
January 7, 2021
Badgley made all four of his extra points in the Week 17 win over the Chiefs. He finished the season with a 72.7 field-goal percentage across 33 attempts and also missed three of his 39 extra-point attempts.
ANALYSIS
The third-year kicker might be on thin ice after posting the third-worst field-goal percentage among kickers who attempted 30 or more field goals this season. Missed game winners and extra points plagued Badgley throughout the season to the point where head coach Anthony Lynn repeatedly questioned his kicker's confidence in post-game pressers. What's worse, the 25-year-old's trademark big leg was nowhere to be found as Badgley connected on just two of his six attempts from 50-plus yards, bringing his career total to a paltry 3-of-9. Los Angeles will almost surely bring in some form of competition during the offseason in an effort to fix its long-standing issues with special teams.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Badgley ended the Chargers' kicking curse last year, but his fantasy output (7.9 ppg) was modest as the team ranked 10th in red-zone TD percentage (64.2). The Chargers finished 11th in yards and sixth in points but only 17th in FG attempts - partially a product of not trusting Caleb Sturgis, whom Badgley replaced for good after Week 9. Badgley might still be on a short leash, but the Chargers will score plenty of points.
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Bounces back with game-winner
KLos Angeles Chargers
December 29, 2020
Badgley made all four of his field-goal attempts as well as his only extra-point try in Sunday's 19-16 win over the Broncos.
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Can't come up clutch
KLos Angeles Chargers
December 18, 2020
Badgley made just one of his three field-goal attempts but made both of his extra points in Thursday's 30-27 win over the Raiders.
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Nails game-winner
KLos Angeles Chargers
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Badgley converted both of his field-goal attempts and also knocked home both extra points in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Falcons.
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Scoreless in Week 13
KLos Angeles Chargers
December 8, 2020
Badgley missed both of his field-goal attempts and didn't add any extra points in Sunday's 45-0 loss to the Patriots.
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Misses extra point
KLos Angeles Chargers
December 1, 2020
Badgley made his lone field-goal attempt but missed his lone extra point in Sunday's 27-17 loss against the Bills.
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