Stephen Gostkowski K NE 3 weeks ago

Gostkowski has agreed to a four-year contract that's worth approximately $17 million, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Gostkowski won't have to play out this season under the franchise tag, though it really isn't such a bad thing for kickers. He doesn't have the same leg strength as some of his top positional peers, but between his team context and superb accuracy, Gostkowski still figures to be the first or second kicker selected in most drafts.

Stephen Gostkowski K NE 5 months ago

Gostkowski signed his $4.58 million franchise tag Friday, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.

Gostkowski's contract will make him the highest paid kicker in 2015, but the team will get to keep him under control for another season with a chance to re-sign him to a longer term deal.

Stephen Gostkowski K NE 5 months ago

The Patriots used their franchise tag on Gostkowski, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Excellent on both field goals and kickoffs, Gostkowski is unquestionably one of the top two or three kickers, both in real life and for fantasy. There was never much doubt he'd return to New England, and the team's use of the franchise tag all but ensures that fate.

Stephen Gostkowski K NE 7 months ago

Gostkowski was named to the second-team of the 2014 Associated Press All-Pro team, the Patriots' official site reports.

The first-team nod went to former New England kicker, Adam Vinatieri, who made 30-of-31 field goal attempts for the Colts. Gostkowski made 35-of-37 attempts this past season, while recording a league-high 156 points. Gostkowski is slated to become a free agent this offseason, with his fantasy prospects obviously tied to whether or not he returns to New England, where he has turned in three straight seasons as the NFL's highest-scoring kicker.

Stephen Gostkowski K NE 7 months ago

Gostkowski made his only field goal attempt en route to a five-point effort in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Jets.

Through 15 games, Gostkowski's 147 points are tops among NFL kickers and while the Patriots could elect to reduce the snaps of some of their key players in Week 17's season finale against the Bills -- having clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC -- Gostkowski is one New England player whose workload won't be impacted by such a potential scenario.

Stephen Gostkowski K NE 8 months ago

Gostkowski made both of his field goals en route to an 11-point effort in Sunday's 41-13 win over the Dolphins.

Through 14 games, Gostkowski tops NFL kickers with a total of 142 points, having made 31-of-33 field goals attempts en route to that mark.

Stephen Gostkowski K NE 8 months ago

Gostkowski made all three of his field goal attempts en route to an 11-point effort in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

Gostkowski remains one of the more reliable fantasy kicking options around, with 131 points through 13 games to date, the top mark among NFL kickers.

Stephen Gostkowski K NE 8 months ago

Gostkowski missed his only field goal attempt (from 47 yards) in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

It was just the second miss of the season (on 28 tries) for Gostkowski, who finished the contest with three extra points. Despite Sunday's low output, Gostkowski remains one of the more reliable fantasy kickers around, averaging 10 points a game.

Stephen Gostkowski K NE 8 months ago

Gostkowski made both of his field goals en route to a 10-point effort in Sunday's 34-9 win over the Lions.

Gostkowski, whose 117 points are tops among NFL kickers, has now hit the 10-point mark in seven of the Patriots' 11 games to date.

Stephen Gostkowski K NE 8 months ago

Gostkowski recorded six extra points in Sunday's 42-20 win over the Colts.

Though the efficiency of the Patriots' offense in Week 11 led to zero field goal attempts for Gostkowski, he's still tops among NFL kickers with 107 points through ten games.