Daniel Carlson

Daniel Carlson

Place Kicker #38
ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 11
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 213 lb.
College:None
Age:26
Born:January 23, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 5 (167)
Draft Team:MIN

Daniel Carlson: Sets franchise record

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and buried all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 32-31 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Carlson missed just two of 35 total field-goal attempts during an impressive 2020 campaign, while also making 45 of 47 extra-point tries. His 144 points set the franchise record for most points scored in a single season, which was previously held by Raiders legend Sebastian Janikowski. Carlson's stellar closing stretch earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December, gaining momentum ahead of restricted free agency this offseason as Las Vegas likely plans to lure him back.

January 8, 2021 8:29 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Misses XP in one-point loss

Carlson made all four of his field-goal attempts and converted one of two extra-points tries in Saturday's 26-25 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Carlson's first extra-point miss since Week 5 proved costly as the Raiders ultimately suffered a one-point loss to be removed from playoff contention. The Auburn product's four field goals marked a season high, however, but three of them were booted from 23 yards or less. Carlson has now gone three consecutive games without attempting a field goal from 40-plus.

December 28, 2020 8:14 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Nine points in TNF contest

Carlson converted a pair of field-goal attempts and made all three of his extra-point tries in Thursday's 30-27 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Carlson's nine points on Thursday Night Football matched his Week 14 line as well, nailing multiple field goals from inside 30 yards to accompany a trio of extra points again. Carlson hasn't missed an attempt since Week 8 as Las Vegas is now slated to host the Dolphins this Saturday.

December 21, 2020 6:19 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Tallies nine points in defeat

Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts and converted all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Carlson has now gone six consecutive games without a single missed kick from any distance, but he's also attempted just one field goal from 40-plus yards dating to Week 11. The Raiders' homestand continues as the Chargers travel to Allegiant Stadium for Thursday Night Football.

December 15, 2020 7:32 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Steady in close win

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and converted all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-28 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Carlson nailed a 48-yard field goal in the second quarter, but he was ultimately contained to just two PATs in the second half as he brought his total to seven points for the contest. Las Vegas is now slated to host the Colts and their periodically stingy defense Week 14.

December 8, 2020 4:39 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Scores Raiders' only points Sunday

Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 43-6 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Carlson has averaged just 6.5 points per game over the Raiders' last two contests, but additional scoring opportunities could arise Week 13 against the Jets. He was perfect on field-goal attempts from 24 and 29 yards this past Sunday in Atlanta.

November 30, 2020 10:43 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Notches seven points

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt and all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday night's 35-31 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Carlson converted from 35 yards on his lone field goal, but in otherwise being limited to PATs, Carlson's seven points actually tied his season low. That evidences how consistent and impactful the 25-year-old has been thus far, as he now sports 94 points through 10 outings.

November 24, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Totals 13 points against Denver

Carlson made all three of his field-goal attempts and was perfect on four extra-point tries in Sunday's 37-12 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Carlson's impressive Week 10 effort was highlighted by a 52-yard boot early in the second half to put Las Vegas up by seven. He ultimately recorded a season-high 13 points as a divisional matchup against the Chiefs now awaits.

November 17, 2020 5:03 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Makes lone FG attempt in win

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt from 31 yards and converted all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-26 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Carlson's seven points marked a season low, but his field goal late in the fourth quarter turned out to be a victory-clinching kick as the Chargers were unable to find the end zone on their final drive. Carlson will look to maintain his consistent production Week 10 as the Broncos head to Las Vegas.

November 9, 2020 7:54 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Battles wind in Cleveland

Carlson made three of four field-goal attempts and converted his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 16-6 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Carlson extended his streak of eight-plus points to seven games, despite clanking the left upright on a 41-yard field-goal attempt during the Raiders' opening drive. He'll hope for more favorable weather conditions Week 9 in Los Angeles.

November 3, 2020 4:36 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Adds eight points vs. Tampa Bay

Carlson made both his field-goal attempts and converted a pair of extra-point tries in Sunday's 45-20 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Carlson continues to provide consistent kicking production with at least eight points in all six of the Raiders' contests this season. The team now travels to Cleveland for a matchup against the Browns, who just gave up 34 points to the 1-5-1 Bengals.

October 26, 2020 5:37 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Tallies 10 points in win

Carlson made both of his field-goal attempts and converted four of five extra-point tries in Sunday's 40-32 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Carlson ultimately contributed 10 points in the Raiders' upset victory, but a missed extra-point attempt early in the fourth quarter kept him from a perfect performance. He managed to redeem himself with a 43-yard field goal to make it a two-score game with 6:34 remaining, however. Carlson will be able to enjoy the bye week before hosting the Buccaneers for Sunday Night Football in Week 7.

October 12, 2020 8:58 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Still perfect from 50-plus

Carlson made all three of his field-goal attempts and converted both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Carlson was a bright spot for the Raiders in Week 4 as he improved to 9 of 10 on field-goal attempts this season, while also remaining perfect from 50-plus thanks to his 54-yarder in the first quarter. The Raiders will likely need another solid performance from Carlson on the road Week 5 as they look to keep up with the Chiefs.

October 5, 2020 11:50 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Misses 41-yarder in loss

Carlson made two of three field-goal attempts and converted a pair of extra points in Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Carlson missed a 41-yard field-goal attempt wide left for his first failure of the 2020 season after remaining perfect through Week 2, though he still managed to log eight points in New England. The Raiders now return home to Las Vegas for a tough matchup against the undefeated Bills.

September 28, 2020 7:24 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Perfect in victory

Carlson made both his field-goal attempts and all four of his extra-point tries in Monday night's 34-24 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Carlson sealed the game by drilling a 54-yarder with just over a minute remaining. The kicker also converted from 28 yards as the first-half clock expired. With 10 points and no misses in back-to-back outings, Carlson is in good form ahead of Week 3's game versus the Patriots.

September 23, 2020 6:59 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Nails 54-yarder in win

Carlson connected on field-goal attempts of 20 and 54 yards and also converted all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 34-30 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Coming off a relatively disappointing 2019 campaign in which he made just 19 of 26 field-goal attempts, Carlson couldn't have asked for much more when it comes to his solid Week 1 performance in Carolina. He'll look to maintain the momentum in Week 2 for what will be the Raiders' debut on their new home turf in Las Vegas.

September 14, 2020 7:35 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Lone kicker on roster

Carlson is the only kicker on the Raiders' roster after the team waived Dominik Eberle earlier this month.

Analysis: Carlson currently doesn't have direct competition for his job, but if his prior inconsistencies flare up during training camp, it wouldn't be a surprise if Las Vegas considered other options. In his second professional season last year, Carlson made just 19 of 26 field-goal attempts and missed two of 36 extra-point tries.

August 21, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Sticking with Raiders

Carlson was tendered a contract by the Raiders on Friday, Jerry McDonald of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old took a step back in his sophomore season as he converted 19 of 26 field-goal attempts and 34 of 36 extra-points attempts in 2019, but the Raiders are currently without another kicker on the roster. Carlson was set to be an exclusive rights free agent, and the team still figures to at least bring in some competition for training camp.

March 15, 2020 9:09 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Costly miss in one-point loss

Carlson converted three of four field-goal attempts in the Raiders' Week 17 loss to the Broncos, missing a 39-yard attempt wide left in the process.

Analysis: Carlson, who missed just one of his 17 field-goal attempts in 10 games with the Raiders during his rookie campaign in 2018, took a step back throughout the latter half of the 2019 season. The Auburn product connected on 73 percent (19 of 26) of his field-goal attempts and missed a pair of extra-point tries in 2019. Carlson especially struggled from lengthier distances, going 6 of 12 from 40-plus yards out. He'll become an exclusive-rights free agent in 2020 as the Raiders make the move to Las Vegas.

January 6, 2020 9:07 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Collects six points in win

Carlson made his lone field-goal attempt from 48 yards and added a trio of extra-point conversions in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Carlson didn't do anything to negatively impact his job security in Week 16, which is an improvement from the dicey stretch that preceded Sunday's tilt in Los Angeles. He'll look to stay on track during the Raiders' regular season finale against Denver as the silver and black fight for a playoff spot.

December 24, 2019 4:04 PM EST

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