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Janikowski did not try a field goal but connected on both of his extra-point attempts in last Sunday's loss to the Texans.
Janikowski has yet to attempt a field goal through two games this season. The Raiders signed Janikowski, now 36, to a four-year, $18.9 million extension in August of 2013, and he went on to connect on just 70 percent of his field goal tries last season, the worst percentage in the entire league. With the Raiders likely to be playing catch-up most weeks, Janikowski may not even reach his total of 30 field goal attempts from a season ago.
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Janikowski (quad) went 2-for-2 on extra-point attempts but did not try a field goal in Sunday's loss to the Jets.
Despite being listed on the injury report throughout the week with a right quad issue, Janikowski was able to practice in full leading up to Sunday's game and it does not seem like something that will jeopardize his availability for the weeks ahead. Now 36, Janikowski connected on a career-low 70 percent of his field goal attempts last season, making 11 of 18 attempts from 40 yards and beyond. He has two more years remaining on his contract after this season, so he's not going anywhere, but Janikowski makes for a very low-upside fantasy kicker given the likelihood the team's offensive struggles continue.
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Janikowski (quad) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Janikowski has been dealing with the quad injury for a few weeks but he was never really in danger of missing Week 1. Unfortunately, his fantasy value is tied to the Raiders' offense, which will be putting out a rookie quarterback against a Rex Ryan defense Sunday.
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Janikowski (quad) is probable for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Raiders' official site reports
Janikowski should be good to go in Week 1, with his fantasy utility early on tied to the Raiders' offense (now helmed by QB Derek Carr) clicking out of the gate.
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Janikowski (quad) practiced fully Wednesday, the Raiders' official site reports.
Assuming no setbacks with his quad, Janikowski is on track to handle the Raiders' kicking duties in Sunday's season opener against the Jets.
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Coach Dennis Allen said that expects Janikowski (quad) to be ready to play in Week 1 against the Jets, ESPN.com reports.
With Janikowski dealing with a quad injury, Giorgio Tavecchio filled in for the Raiders in Thursday's preseason finale. In any case, we'll monitor Janikowski's practice participation in advance of Week 1, though if Tavecchio is among the Raiders' final roster cuts, it would certainly bode well for Janikowski's availability.
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Janikowski (quadriceps) probably won't play in Thursday's preseason finale versus the Seahawks, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Janikowski was scratched from Friday's preseason game with a right quad injury that isn't considered serious. The veteran kicker will likely rest Thursday to ensure he's firing on all cylinders when Week 1 rolls around.
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Janikowski was scratched Friday due to a right quad injury, CSN California's Scott Bair reports.
This is the first we've heard of Janikowski dealing with a quad injury, and it's unclear how serious it is. We should know more about his status next week, but for now it doesn't seem like anything that would put his status for Week 1 in jeopardy.
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Sebastian Janikowski is now just 15-of-22 on field goals this season.
Janikowski missed two more big ones against the Titans in Week 12 and his 68.2 conversion rate is by far the worst of his career. He's also missed twice from inside 40 yards this season, a spot in which he's made 85-of-86 across the previous five campaigns. "We're not making them, not consistently enough," said coach Dennis Allen. "We have to continue to work to get better there." Janikowski has a big name, but he's not a fantasy option while struggling in an inconsistent Raiders offense.
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Sebastian Janikowski (ribs) is listed as probable for Week 10.
Janikowski is safe to use in fantasy leagues against the Giants.