QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
1 week ago

Zuerlein (back) was a limited participant in June's mandatory minicamp, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein didn't participate in team drills or even practice field goals throughout the entire offseason program, but Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times recently reported that the kicker is nearing a full return to all activities. "As soon as I had the surgery done, I could walk like normal," Zuerlein said after June's organized team activities. "The relief was instant, so I was pleased with that. From there, it was just strengthening all the muscles around it so it's protected, and then having the nerve recover. That's all happened, so I feel great." While the Rams might continue to ease back him back into the fold during the outset of training camp, Zuerlein seems on track to be 100 percent well before the start of the 2018 campaign.

QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
3 months ago

Rams coach Sean McVay said Zuerlein is making good progress in his recovery from December back surgery, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

McVay doesn't expect to have a detailed update until the beginning of OTAs, but he presumably still expects Zuerlein to be ready for the start of the season, as relayed back in February. An elite kicker in both fantasy and real-life terms last year, Zuerlein connected on 38 of 40 field-goal attempts in 14 games, going 12 of 12 from 40-49 yards and six of seven from 50-plus.

QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
5 months ago

Head coach Sean McVay recently told ESPN LA 710 that he expects Zuerlein (back) to be ready for the start of the upcoming season. "Based on the doctors and everything, and even the way Greg was feeling as soon as he alleviated that pressure with the surgery, we're very positive in terms of Greg being ready to go," McVay said.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein played through some sort of back injury last season but was shut down after 14 games and underwent surgery in mid-December. The NFL's highest-scoring player in 2018 was forced to miss the Pro Bowl as a result and seems likely to miss a significant portion of the offseason program as well.

QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
7 months ago

Zuerlein is scheduled to undergo back surgery Thursday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rams didn't reveal their hand until Wednesday evening, placing Zuerlein on injured reserve and signing kicker Sam Ficken in a corresponding move. Shortly thereafter, head coach Sean McVay said Zuerlein has been dealing with a back injury all season, per Bonsignore, and it finally flared up Saturday night when he "slept on it funny." Zuerlein gutted it out Sunday in Seattle, striking true on both field goal attempts and four of five extra-point tries. However, the pain has been too much in the meantime, so the decision was made to end his campaign.

QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
7 months ago

Zuerlein has been placed on injured reserve due to a back injury, with the Rams signing Sam Ficken as a replacement, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite a pair of uncharacteristic misses on extra-point attempts in December, the 29-year-old Zuerlein has enjoyed one of the best season by a kicker in NFL history. He's converted 38 of 40 field-goal attempts, including six of seven from 50-plus yards and 12 of 12 in the 40-49 range. Zuerlein even had a shot to break the single-season record of 44 field goals, set by David Akers for the 49ers in 2011. Ficken has never kicked in an NFL regular-season game and figures to be a significant downgrade, but his attachment to the high-powered Rams offense nonetheless makes him a usable fantasy option for Week 16 in Tennessee, albeit on the low end of the spectrum.

QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
7 months ago

Zuerlein made field goals from 36 and 31 yards in Sunday's 42-7 win over the Seahawks, but missed one of his five extra-point tries.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein's two missed PATs this season have occurred over the past three games, giving him something to fine tune as he prepares for the playoffs. Despite those miscues, his 158 total points still comfortably lead the league.

QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
7 months ago

Zuerlein did not attempt a field goal but made all five of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 43-35 loss to the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein's five points gave him just his fifth single-digit performance of the campaign. Although the Rams have a tough matchup in Seattle this Sunday, Zuerlein's league-leading point tally suggests he's due for a rebound.

QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
7 months ago

Zuerlein connected for four field goals and made both his point-after attempts during Sunday's 32-16 win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein has now kicked multiple field goals in 10 of 12 games and is up to 36 for the campaign. The league record of 44 is held by David Akers, who accomplished the feat for San Francisco in 2011, and that mark is now in serious jeopardy. Zuerlein is obviously locked in as a high-end fantasy asset while chasing a historic season.

QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
8 months ago

Zuerlein converted four of five field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries en route to 14 points in Sunday's 26-20 win over the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein's only miss came from 63 yards as the first half expired. Following last week's one-point outing, the league's leading scorer certainly bounced back well.

QGreg Zuerlein
K LA (12)
8 months ago

Zuerlein did not attempt a field goal but made his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Zuerlein entered Sunday having tallied 15 points in three straight games, but a stingy Vikings defense restricted him to just one scoring opportunity. Still the league's scoring leader, Zuerlein will hope he's called on more often in this Sunday's game versus the Saints.