Chris Boswell
Chris Boswell
28-Year-Old KickerK
Pittsburgh Steelers
Injury Groin
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Boswell has averaged 1.98 field goals and 2.3 PATs per game since taking over as Pittsburgh's kicker in 2015, converting 89.5 percent of his FG attempts despite playing in the AFC North. His home stadium is notoriously difficult on kickers, as the longest field goal in Heinz Field's history is 53 yards. Boswell makes up for it with volume and reliability inside of 50 yards, benefiting from a prolific Pittsburgh offense. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $16.7 million contract with the Steelers in August of 2018.
Will have competition
KPittsburgh Steelers
February 21, 2019
General manager Kevin Colbert indicated that Boswell (groin) will have competition for his position ahead of the upcoming season, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Boswell is due a $2 million roster bonus in March, so if he sticks around through the offseason to actually "have competition," he'd probably have a long leash entering the preseason. The hope is that Boswell can return to his 2017 Pro Bowl form.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Boswell's fantasy value regressed after a solid 12-game rookie season, as he attempted seven fewer field goals and made eight fewer. A 10-PAT gain helped, but Boswell still finished only with 99 points in 15 games, the seventh fewest among players who appeared as many times. His numbers on a weekly basis were actually worse, as 11 of his 25 field-goal attempts came in two games -- he had no more than one in nine other games. The Steelers also don't seem to trust him from deep, as he missed both attempts from 50-plus last year after getting the same number of attempts in 2015.
Boswell became the starter in Week 5 last year after Josh Scobee struggled in place of the injured Shaun Suisham, who suffered a torn ACL in August, and the rookie certainly did enough to seriously compete for the job again this season. Boswell’s 90.6 percent field-goal conversion rate was seventh-best in the league, and his 32 attempts tied him for eighth in the league despite playing four fewer games than all other kickers tied and ahead of him. The Steelers’ offense is expected to be elite once again, which should allow Boswell to have another solid fantasy season given that kickers have accounted for more than 30 percent of the team’s total points in each of the last three years.
Backup kicker, unlikely to make the team.
Boswell was signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Rice to challenge Randy Bullock for the place-kicking job, but was waived in August.
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Expected back in 2019
KPittsburgh Steelers
January 24, 2019
Boswell (groin) is expected to be on the Steelers' roster entering training camp, but he figures to have competition in advance of the 2019 season, Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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Was sidelined with groin injury
KPittsburgh Steelers
December 31, 2018
A groin injury was at the root of Boswell's placement on injured reserve prior to Sunday's 16-13 win over the Bengals, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
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Looks to rebound in 2019
KPittsburgh Steelers
December 30, 2018
Boswell, who was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury prior to Pittsburgh's 16-13 Week 17 win over Cincinnati, finished the season having made 13 of 20 field-goals and 43 of 45 PATs.
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Lands on injured reserve
KPittsburgh Steelers
December 28, 2018
Boswell was placed on injured reserve Friday with an undisclosed injury.
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Does his part in crushing defeat
KPittsburgh Steelers
December 23, 2018
Boswell made both his field-goal attempts (30, 49) and both his PATs during Sunday's 31-28 loss to New Orleans.
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