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Walsh's only field goal attempt in Sunday's loss to New England was blocked. He did make his only extra point attempt.

It was hard to blame Walsh for the block as the offensive line allowed Chandler Jones to break free for the block which he returned for a touchdown.

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Walsh made both field goal attempts, from 52 and 46 yards, and all four extra points in Sunday's win at St. Louis.

After missing a few field goal attempts in the preseason, Walsh showed off his long-range accuracy in Sunday's game. However, a bigger test comes when he moves outdoors in the Vikings' temporary home at the University of Minnesota's outdoor stadium.

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Walsh has missed both field goal attempts over 50 yards this preseaon and missed an extra point.

Walsh is moving from a dome to an outdoor stadium this season as the Vikings play two seasons at the University of Minnnesota's outdoor stadium while their new stadium is being built. Walsh has been outstanding from long range in his career (12-for-15 over 50 yards), but his early misses from long range in two home games are raising concerns he won't fare as well outdoors. He's in no risk of losing his starting job, however.

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Vikings K Blair Walsh (hamstring) was held out of Thursday's practice.

The injury is to Walsh's plant leg, and is the same issue he played through in Week 7. Barring a setback, he'll start Monday night's game against the Giants.

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Vikings K Blair Walsh (hamstring) is active for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Panthers.

Walsh tweaked his non-kicking hammy in practice this week, but he's fine and a very solid fantasy kicking option. Walsh is 43-of-47 on field goals to start his NFL career.

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Vikings K Blair Walsh was added to Thursday's injury report, getting in a limited session with a left (non-kicking) hamstring issue.

Walsh tweaked his leg in practice, but coach Leslie Frazier told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune he expects him to kick on Sunday against the Panthers. You can leave the game's best kicker penciled into your lineup.

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Vikings K Blair Walsh is now 12-of-12 from 50+ yards out in his career.

Walsh banged a 54-yarder against the Steelers in London Sunday. He now holds the team record for most field goals of 50+ yards in his career despite playing in just 20 games. Walsh will be a fine fantasy kicking option when the Vikings come out of their bye against the Panthers in Week 6.

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Vikings rookie K Blair Walsh has set an NFL record by going 9-of-9 on field goals from 50 yards or longer this season.

Fellow rookie Greg "Legatron" Zuerlein has gotten the publicity this year, but Walsh has been better. He hit from a career-long 56 yards out in Sunday's win over the Texans and is now 32-of-35 on the season overall. Zuerlein is "just" 7-of-12 from 50-plus and 21-of-28 overall.

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Vikings K Blair Walsh has tied an NFL record with eight field goals of 50-plus yards in a single season.

Walsh joins Morten Anderson (1995) and Jason Hanson (2008) in the record book. He went 3-for-3 from 50-plus in Sunday's win over the Rams and is now 8-for-8 from that distance on the season. Still, the sixth-round will be a shaky fantasy play in Week 16 as the Vikings figure to have trouble moving the ball in Houston.

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The Vikings don't plan to sign competition for rookie K Blair Walsh.

"Right now we don't plan on bringing another leg," coach Leslie Frazier said. Walsh converted just 21-of-35 field-goal attempts for the University of Georgia last season, but the Vikings envision him as their kicker of the future. Despite his apparent job security, Walsh is well off the radar in fantasy leagues.