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.
Productive against Jaguars
KPittsburgh Steelers
November 23, 2020
Boswell converted on two of his three field-goal attempts while making all three extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-3 win over the Jaguars.
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Boswell was perfect on his field-goal attempts this year heading into Sunday's contest, but he missed a 45-yard attempt wide left during the first quarter. However, he bounced back and converted on the rest of his five kicks against Jacksonville, including attempts from 44 and 47 yards. The Steelers face the Ravens on Thursday, and Baltimore has been the stingiest defense against opposing kickers this season.
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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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Drills three field goals in Week 10
KPittsburgh Steelers
November 16, 2020
Boswell converted on all three of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 36-10 win over the Bengals.
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Converts on two field goals
KPittsburgh Steelers
November 8, 2020
Boswell made both of his field-goal attempts while missing both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 24-19 win over the Cowboys.
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Perfect on extra-point tries
KPittsburgh Steelers
November 2, 2020
Boswell didn't have any field-goal attempts but converted on all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Ravens.
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Totals nine points in win
KPittsburgh Steelers
October 26, 2020
Boswell made both his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Titans.
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Another eight-point effort
KPittsburgh Steelers
October 19, 2020
Boswell made his lone field-goal attempt and all five of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 38-7 win over the Browns.
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