Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 2 days ago
Tucker made all four his field-goal attempts and his only PAT in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
The Ravens seemed oddly content to settle for a long field goal with the game on the line, but it perhaps makes a bit more sense for a team that has one of the best kickers in league history. Given his incredible accuracy and leg strength, Tucker is one of the few kickers that deserves fantasy consideration even if he's attached to a lousy offense. The Baltimore offense seems mediocre more so than bad, which makes Tucker one of the better options at his position. He connected from 54, 43, 42 and 37 yards in Sunday's game, with the longest of those putting the Ravens ahead with 62 seconds remaining. Fire him up with confidence Week 4 against Oakland.
Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 1 week ago
Tucker connected on both of his PAT attempts as well as all three of his field goal attempts in Sunday's win over the Browns.
Tucker has hit all five of his field goal tries this season, including four beyond 40 yards and two of 50 yards or more. That's progress for the All-Pro kicker. After going 10-for-11 on kicks of 50 yards or greater in the first two seasons of his career, distance has been Tucker's Achilles heel as of late, with a rate of just eight out of 19 in 2014 and 2015.
Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 1 month ago
Tucker converted both of his field-goal attempts in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.
Universally regarded as one of the NFL's best kickers, Tucker signed a four-year, $16.8 million deal in the offseason, closely mimicking the contract signed by New England's Stephen Gostkowski a year prior. Despite being attached to an offense that's been inconsistent during his tenure, Tucker has always been at least a decent option at his position, boasting a unique combination of accuracy and leg strength. If the Baltimore offense is merely decent, Tucker shouldn't have much trouble finishing as a top-10 kicker.
Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 2 months ago
Tucker and the Ravens have agreed to a four-year, $16.8 million contract extension that includes $10.8 million guaranteed, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Tucker took a hard stance by saying he wouldn't re-sign with Baltimore if no long-term deal was reached by Friday's deadline, and the Ravens responded by giving him the most money guaranteed to a kicker in NFL history. At 26 years old, Tucker has converted nearly 88 percent of his field goal attempts across four seasons and has never missed an extra point, emerging as one of the league's best kickers along the way.
Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 7 months ago
Tucker officially received the franchise tag from the Ravens on Friday morning, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Tucker will make $4.5 million next season after he and the Ravens could not make ends meet on a long-term deal. Tucker, who knocked through 33 field goals last season, is becoming one of the standout kickers in the league and has proven to be a valuable fantasy pickup.
Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 7 months ago
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Tucker will receive the franchise tag if a long-term contract isn't worked out by March 1,
Newsome is just stating the obvious, as Baltimore doesn't have other strong candidates for the franchise tag, which only costs around $4.5 million for kickers. Given that he arguably has the NFL's best combination of leg strength and accuracy, Tucker will likely expect a contract that matches or surpasses Stephen Gostkowski's record-setting four-year, $17.2 million deal from last offseason. Tucker has proven to be a valuable fantasy commodity, despite mostly being attached to unspectacular offenses. He's very accurate and gets a ton of opportunities from 50+ yards.
Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 8 months ago
Tucker made 33 of his 40 field-goal attempts (82.5 percent) and all 29 of his extra-point tries during the 2015 season.
Six of his misses came from 50-plus yards, with the other coming from 40-49. Tucker can become an unrestricted free agent in March, and he has a very strong case to become the highest-paid kicker in NFL history. However, the Ravens may opt to use the franchise tag, which would make Tucker a very nice bargain, at least for 2016. The most likely scenario features the Ravens using the franchise tag, then using it as leverage to negotiate a long-term contract.
Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 10 months ago
Tucker made two of his three field-goal attempts and kicked one extra point in Sunday's 15-13 loss to the Dolphins.
Tucker has converted a career-worst 78.8 percent of his field-goal attempts this season, but six of his seven misses have come from beyond 50 yards. He's still one of the better options at his position, as Baltimore's willingness to let him try long kicks allows for the kind of volume that's typically reserved for kickers attached to potent offenses. However, the Ravens may find even field-goal attempts tough to come by in a Week 14 matchup with the Seahawks.
Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 11 months ago
Tucker made two of his three field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the 49ers.
Tucker probably has the longest leash of any kicker in the NFL, and he's still 11-for-14 on field-goal attempts this season, with two of the misses coming from beyond 50 yards and the other from 40-49. The Ravens may not be good enough to win games, but the offense has at least been competent enough for Tucker to remain a top-10 kicker. He does get a tough matchup this week, with the Ravens traveling to Arizona.
Justin Tucker K BAL (8) 12 months ago
Tucker made one of his two field-goal attempts in Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Browns.
Tucker missed from 51 yards out, but he has still connected on 11 of his 13 attempts this season, with two field goals from beyond 50 yards. Most kickers would only be borderline options if attached to the same offense, but Tucker's so good that he should be able to finish in the top 12 at his position, even with the Baltimore offense looking no better than league-average.