Chris Boswell
Chris Boswell
28-Year-Old KickerK
Pittsburgh Steelers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Boswell was so good his first three seasons that he still owns career conversion rates of 85.2 percent for field goals and 94.7 percent for extra points, even after crumbling to pieces in 2018. The Steelers will give him another shot during training camp, but they did procure competition in the form of rookie Matthew Wright, who converted 77.5 percent of FG attempts and 98.6 percent of PATs in four years at UCF. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $16.7 million contract with the Steelers in August of 2018.
Six points in win
KPittsburgh Steelers
October 13, 2019
Boswell hit his only field-goal (20) and all three PATs in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers.
ANALYSIS
With Devlin Hodges making his first NFL start and the offense already without Jaylen Samuels (concussion) and James Washington (shoulder), Pittsburgh still managed to jump out to a 24-0 lead, with Boswell converting all his kicks. After losing James Conner (quadricep) the offense sputtered, and Boswell didn't get another opportunity to score in the final 23 minutes. With a Week 7 bye, the offense has time to heal heading into a Week 8 matchup with the 0-5 Dolphins.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Remains perfect
KPittsburgh Steelers
October 6, 2019
Boswell made all three of his field-goals (29, 33, 41) and both PATs in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Ravens.
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Stays hot in blowout win
KPittsburgh Steelers
September 30, 2019
Boswell hit both his field goals (29, 49) and all three PATs in Monday night's 27-3 win over Cincinnati.
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Remains perfect
KPittsburgh Steelers
September 22, 2019
Boswell made both his field-goals (26, 46) along with both his PATs in Sunday's 24-20 loss to San Francisco.
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Perfect in disappointing loss
KPittsburgh Steelers
September 15, 2019
Boswell made both field-goal attempts (33, 41) and both PATs in Pittsburgh's 28-26 loss to Seattle on Sunday.
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Game flow limits opportunities
KPittsburgh Steelers
September 8, 2019
Boswell made his lone field-goal (19) attempt in Pittsburgh's 33-3 loss to New England on Sunday.
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