Chandler Catanzaro
Chandler Catanzaro
28-Year-Old KickerK
New York Jets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Catanzaro is set to kick for a third team in as many years, after failing to maintain his consistency from his first two NFL seasons (2014-15). He at least was perfect on extra points in New York last year, with each of his five misses coming in the 40-49 range. The Tampa Bay offense could take a big step forward, but it isn't entirely clear whether Catanzaro or undrafted rookie Trevor Moore would be the one to benefit. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Jets in March of 2019.
Rejoins Jets after Myers leaves
KNew York Jets
March 15, 2019
Catanzaro is signing a one-year contract with the Jets, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.
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The Jets wasted no time finding a replacement for Jason Myers, who signed a multi-year deal with Seattle earlier in the week. Catanzaro converted 25 of 30 field-goal attempts (83.3 percent) and each of his 29 PAT tries during his first stint with the Jets in 2017, but he was cut by the Buccaneers this past November after missing four field goals and four extra points in nine games. The 28-year-old kicker did bounce back in a late-season stint with the Panthers, and he still owns a respectable 83.8 percent field-goal conversion rate for his career. While he'll likely have some competition for the kicking job this summer, Catanzaro may eventually emerge as a useful fantasy option if the Jets offense takes a big step forward after adding Le'Veon Bell and Jamison Crowder.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Catanzaro connected on a career-worst 75.0 percent of his field-goal attempts last season, and his 91.5 percent rate on PATs ranked 24th in the league. He missed at least one kick from each fantasy distance marker, and he will have to beat out undrafted rookie Ross Martin for the starting job. With the Jets' offense not expected to be great (or even good) this season, Catanzaro is unlikely to get enough attempts to make up for his poor accuracy.
Catanzaro tied for the 13th-most field goal attempts last season, but his 53 PATs pushed him to the third-highest scoring total in the league. Things could have been even better had he not missed five extra points, with his 91.4 percent accuracy ranking 24th league-wide. Nevertheless, he was perfect from inside 40 yards, so it's not like the PAT distance should have been overly difficult. He has close to a perfect recipe for a fantasy kicker, as he is on a team with an elite offense and plays half his games in ideal conditions at University of Phoenix Stadium. With the Cardinals' offense expected to be strong again, there's little reason to believe Catanzaro won't be near the top of the kicker scoring again.
Catanzaro started last season about as well as a rookie kicker could, tying the NFL record with 17 consecutive made field goals to begin a career. He didn't miss until Week 10, which coincided with Carson Palmer's season-ending torn ACL. Because the Cardinals' offense was in disarray after Palmer's injury, Catanzaro's production dropped significantly, as he connected on more than two field goals just twice thereafter. Catanzaro, who finished 17th in kicker scoring, wasn't given too many opportunities from deep (2-of-3 from 50-plus yards), but he was 10-of-11 from 40-49. Palmer's recovery will be the biggest key to the offense bouncing back, and if the veteran signal-caller is fully healthy by Week 1, Catanzaro will have a great opportunity to build on his rookie season.
An undrafted free agent, Catanzaro beat out veteran Jay Feely for the role of Arizona's kicker.
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Almost perfect as Panther
KCarolina Panthers
January 9, 2019
Catanzaro played the final four games of the 2018 regular season with the Panthers, making all five of his field-goal attempts and seven of his eight extra-point tries en route to 22 points.
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Hits field goal, extra point
KCarolina Panthers
December 23, 2018
Catanzaro connected on a 50-yard field goal and an extra point during Sunday's 24-10 loss to Atlanta.
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Gets two more weeks
KCarolina Panthers
December 19, 2018
Catanzaro will kick for the Panthers over the final two games of the regular season, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
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Has opportunities limited
KCarolina Panthers
December 18, 2018
Catanzaro did not attempt a field goal but made his lone extra-point try in Monday night's 12-9 loss to the Saints.
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Will kick in Week 15
KCarolina Panthers
December 15, 2018
Catanzaro will get the start with Graham Gano (knee) ruled out for Monday's contest, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
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