Garrett Hartley K CLE 4 Days

Hartley did not record a field goal or extra point attempt in Sunday's loss to the Browns.

Fantasy owners might as well have started Billy Cundiff in this one, as the result would have been exactly the same. Hartley will presumably serve as the field goal kicker for the team's final two games, but if the Cleveland offense continues to prove unable to move the football, there won't be much fantasy value to find here.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 4 Days

Hartley is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

In case you missed the news of Billy Cundiff (knee) being cut on Saturday, know that Hartley will kick for Cleveland in this game.

Garrett Hartley K CLE 5 Days

Cleveland signed Hartley on Saturday, Cleveland Plain Dealer writer Mary Kay Cabot reports.

Hartley was brought in to replace the injured and ineffective Billy Cundiff (knee). Cut by New Orleans in December of 2013, Hartley has a career field goal percentage of 81.2, though he made just 73.3 percent of his kicks for the Saints last year.

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Saints waived K Garrett Hartley.

Garrett Hartley K CLE Sep 27 '79

Coach Sean Payton didn't rule out benching K Garrett Hartley for Week 16.

In the Week 15 loss at St. Louis, Hartley had a 36-yard field goal blocked and simply shanked a 26-yarder late in the game. He's now just 22-of-30 on the season, a mark that puts him 30th in the league in accuracy. Fantasy owners should be looking for more reliable options than Hartley even if Payton chooses to stay the course.

Garrett Hartley K CLE Aug 29 '79

Garrett Hartley went 3-of-3 on field goals in Sunday's 23-20 Week 11 win over the 49ers.

Hartley came into the game having missed four of his last six attempts. But he was clutch in this one, making all three kicks with under eight minutes remaining in a close game. It should be a big boost of confidence for Hartley, who will be one of fantasy's best kicking options in the Week 12 Thursday night game at Atlanta.

Garrett Hartley K CLE Aug 25 '79

Garrett Hartley has missed four of his last six field-goal attempts.

The Saints worked out five kickers this week in an effort to update their emergency list -- and send Hartley a message in the process. He missed a 37-yarder against the Cowboys on Sunday night. "My leg feels great," he said. "I'm striking a clean ball. Bouncing back, even after a game like [last Sunday's], when obviously I didn't strike the ball well and I know why. It's a simple fix." Hartley will still be a top-10 fantasy kicking option this week thanks to the Saints offense and the friendly confines of the Superdome.

Garrett Hartley K CLE Nov 11 '78

Saints K Garrett Hartley triggered an escalator in his contract, raising his 2013 salary from $734,000 to $2.166 million.

Hartley made 18-of-22 field goals and all 57 extra point opportunities in 2012, a year after missing the entire season with a hip injury. He beat out veteran John Kasay for kicking duties in training camp. Hartley has three years left on his contract.

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Saints special teams coordinator Greg McMahon has expressed no concern with K Garrett Hartley's missed kicks in consecutive games.

McMahon said Hartley is reacting well to the misses. The Saints have yet to discuss bringing back veteran Jon Kasay as competition for Hartley.

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Garrett Hartley has won the Saints' placekicking job.

Hartley proved his health by going 6-of-7 in preseason games. He'll be a fantasy kicker to target thanks to the Saints' explosive offense and the friendly confines of the Superdome. In 27 career games with New Orleans, Hartley has made 42 total field goals and gone 10-of-11 from 40-49 yards out.