Chris Boswell
Chris Boswell
29-Year-Old KickerK
Pittsburgh Steelers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A top-notch kicker throughout his first three NFL seasons, Boswell cratered in 2018 but then bounced all the way back in 2019. He now is at 87.0 percent on field goals and 95.5 percent on PATs for his career, albeit with just 11 attempts (eight successful) from 50-plus yards. Even without the long-distance chances, Boswell offers real upside now that Ben Roethlisberger is back under center for Pittsburgh. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $16.7 million contract with the Steelers in August of 2018.
Four points in losing effort
KPittsburgh Steelers
December 30, 2019
Boswell made his lone field-goal (26 yards) and extra-point attempts in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.
ANALYSIS
Boswell was the victim of an underwhelming offense and scored just four points for a third straight game. Still, this was a bounce-back year for Boswell, who finished the 2019 season as the eighth highest scoring kicker in the league and third best in the AFC. Playing in all 16 games, Boswell tied for first in the league by hitting 100 percent of his extra points (28) and third in the league with a 93.5 field-goal percentage -- converting 29 of 31 attempts -- with a long of 51 yards. If the Steelers can avoid the multitude of injuries that derailed this season, Boswell will be a high-upside kicker option in 2020.
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Boswell was so good his first three seasons that he still owns career conversion rates of 85.2 percent for field goals and 94.7 percent for extra points, even after crumbling to pieces in 2018. The Steelers will give him another shot during training camp, but they did procure competition in the form of rookie Matthew Wright, who converted 77.5 percent of FG attempts and 98.6 percent of PATs in four years at UCF.
Boswell has averaged 1.98 field goals and 2.3 PATs per game since taking over as Pittsburgh's kicker in 2015, converting 89.5 percent of his FG attempts despite playing in the AFC North. His home stadium is notoriously difficult on kickers, as the longest field goal in Heinz Field's history is 53 yards. Boswell makes up for it with volume and reliability inside of 50 yards, benefiting from a prolific Pittsburgh offense.
Boswell's fantasy value regressed after a solid 12-game rookie season, as he attempted seven fewer field goals and made eight fewer. A 10-PAT gain helped, but Boswell still finished only with 99 points in 15 games, the seventh fewest among players who appeared as many times. His numbers on a weekly basis were actually worse, as 11 of his 25 field-goal attempts came in two games -- he had no more than one in nine other games. The Steelers also don't seem to trust him from deep, as he missed both attempts from 50-plus last year after getting the same number of attempts in 2015.
Boswell became the starter in Week 5 last year after Josh Scobee struggled in place of the injured Shaun Suisham, who suffered a torn ACL in August, and the rookie certainly did enough to seriously compete for the job again this season. Boswell’s 90.6 percent field-goal conversion rate was seventh-best in the league, and his 32 attempts tied him for eighth in the league despite playing four fewer games than all other kickers tied and ahead of him. The Steelers’ offense is expected to be elite once again, which should allow Boswell to have another solid fantasy season given that kickers have accounted for more than 30 percent of the team’s total points in each of the last three years.
Backup kicker, unlikely to make the team.
Boswell was signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Rice to challenge Randy Bullock for the place-kicking job, but was waived in August.
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Hurt by offensive struggles
KPittsburgh Steelers
December 22, 2019
Boswell made his lone field-goal (49 yards) and extra-point attempt in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets.
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Four points in defensive battle
KPittsburgh Steelers
December 16, 2019
Boswell made his lone field-goal (49 yards) and extra-point attempt in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.
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Stays hot in win
KPittsburgh Steelers
December 8, 2019
Boswell made all three of his field-goal tries (25, 30, 37) and both his extra-point attempts in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.
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Perfect again in win
KPittsburgh Steelers
December 1, 2019
Boswell made both his field-goal attempts (29, 39) and both his extra-point tries in Pittsburgh's 20-13 win over Cleveland on Sunday.
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Kicks team to victory
KPittsburgh Steelers
November 24, 2019
Boswell made all three of his field-goal attempts (26, 26, 47) and his lone extra-point try in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.
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