Daniel Carlson

Daniel Carlson

Place Kicker #38
Team: Las Vegas Raiders
Ht / Wt:6'5" / 213 lb.
College:None
Age:25
Born:January 23, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 5 (167)
Draft Team:MIN

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

Daniel Carlson: Misses 45-yarder in Oakland finale

Carlson made three of four field-goal attempts and an extra point in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Carlson converted on tries from 33, 34 and 27 yards, but he yanked a 45-yard try in the fourth quarter wide left. The second-year kicker has now missed three of his last eight field-goal tries -- all from beyond 40 yards. Still, coach Jon Gruden said he won't bring in kicker competition this week, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. "We are going to see this kid kick himself out of it," Gruden said. " I got a lot of faith in this guy. I really do." For now, Carlson's job is safe, but he'll need a strong end to the season to up his chances of becoming a Las Vegas Raider.

December 17, 2019 11:20 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Nails trio of extra points

Carlson converted all three of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Carlson, who had missed at least one kick in four of the Raiders' five previous contests, provided just three total points Sunday as he was held without a field-goal attempt. A healthy matchup awaits in Week 15 against the Jaguars, who have given up at least 28 points in four straight games.

December 10, 2019 10:10 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Rough showing against Kansas City

Carlson made one of two field-goal attempts in Sunday's 40-9 loss to the Chiefs. He also had his lone extra-point attempt blocked and returned for a defensive two-point conversion.

Analysis: Carlson has now missed at least one kick in four of the Raiders' last five games, and his failed 44-yard attempt against the Chiefs was not even close as it sailed wide left. Oakland's offensive struggles as a whole continued after a similarly poor performance in Week 12 against the Jets, so Carlson isn't a very intriguing fantasy option heading into a tough matchup with the Titans.

December 2, 2019 5:57 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Misses 43-yarder in loss

Carlson made one of two field-goal attempts in Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: The Raiders' offense was stuffed all game long in what became a huge blowout throughout the third quarter, but Carlson failed to capitalize on a 43-yard attempt that would've given him six points on the day. He's now 11 of 15 on field-goal attempts this season as the Raiders head to Kansas City for a divisional Week 13 tilt.

November 26, 2019 9:37 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Tallies five points in win

Carlson made his lone field-goal attempt from 20 yards and he also added a pair of extra points in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: The Raiders already owned a four-point lead when Carlson was tasked with converting a 20-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, so his Week 11 effort remained relatively stress free. Additional scoring opportunities should be on the horizon in Week 12 against a Jets squad that has recently given up 26 or more points to the feeble Giants, Dolphins and Jaguars.

November 18, 2019 8:15 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Scores six points

Carlson made his only field-goal attempt as well as all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Carlson converted from 41 yards on his lone field goal, continuing his strong start to this season. As he and the Raiders now embark on their bye week, Carlson can take confidence from making 17 of his 18 total kicks thus far, giving him 25 points through five games.

October 9, 2019 4:28 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Converts all four extra-point tries

Carlson converted his lone field-goal attempt from 26 yards and added four extra points in Sunday's 31-21 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Carlson has yet to miss an extra point during his young career, while he also remains perfect on field goal attempts from 20-29 yards. The Raiders' offense finally got cooking during the first half of Sunday's tilt, but Carlson has attempted no more than one field goal in each of the team's first four contests to begin the season. Next up is a tough matchup in London against the Bears and their elite defensive unit.

September 30, 2019 4:49 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Misses 51-yarder in return to Minnesota

Carlson missed his lone field-goal attempt from 51 yards during Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Vikings, though he added a pair of extra points.

Analysis: Carlson treated Minnesota fans to a familiar sight when he missed from 51 yards out Sunday, having been released by the Vikings due to accuracy concerns during the early stages of his rookie campaign in 2018 after the squad spent a fifth-round pick on him. He ended up converting all three of his attempts from 50-plus yards as a Raider last season, so Oakland shouldn't be hitting the panic button anytime soon.

September 23, 2019 3:42 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Tallies four points in loss

Carlson converted his lone field-goal attempt from 28 yards and added an extra point in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: The Raiders' offense was unable to produce any scoring drives throughout the entirety of the second half, limiting Carlson's opportunities as a result. Things won't get any easier in Week 3 as Carlson makes his return to Minnesota, though the indoor environment is a positive for the second-year kicker.

September 16, 2019 4:51 PM EST

Daniel Carlson: Perfect in opener

Carlson converted his lone field-goal attempt and all three of his extra-point tries in Monday's victory over Denver.

Analysis: Carlson was tendered by Oakland to an exclusive-rights contract in early March, and it seems to already be paying off for the Raiders. The 24-year-old set a franchise record for accuracy last season (94 percent), although he only attempted 17 field goals over 10 games.

September 10, 2019 10:48 AM EST

Daniel Carlson: Tendered by Raiders

The Raiders tendered Carlson to an exclusive-rights contract Thursday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Analysis: He only attempted 17 field goals over 10 games with the Raiders last season, but Carlson nonetheless set a franchise record for accuracy (94 percent) while drilling all three of his tries from 50-plus yards. While he'll now stick around in Oakland on a cheap contract, the Raiders' offense will need to attempt more than 1.5 field goals per game for Carlson to surface on the fantasy radar.

March 7, 2019 1:47 PM EST

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