|Team:||Las Vegas Raiders|
|Ht / Wt:||6'5" / 213 lb.|
|Born:||January 23, 1995|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 5 (167)|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Carlson made his lone field-goal attempt from 50 yards during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Carlson was a rare bright spot for the Raiders during Sunday's blowout loss in Kansas City as the rookie remained perfect from 50-plus yards. The Auburn product had quite an impressive turnaround following his release from the Vikings, connecting on 16 of 17 field-goal attempts in 10 games with Oakland. Carlson should be brought back by the Raiders in 2019 while the team looks to revamp its offense in the draft with additional weapons to surround quarterback Derek Carr.
Carlson connected on field-goal attempts of 43 and 45 yards and also drilled three extra points in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos on Monday.
Analysis: The rookie connected on multiple field-goal attempts from beyond 40 yards for the first time in his career Monday, and he extended his streak without a field-goal miss to seven games overall. Carlson also has compiled nine or 10 points in three of his past four games, and he also has an 11-point tally on his 2018 ledger. The Auburn product has been a definite bright spot for the Raiders in a forgettable transition year overall, and he'll look to head into the offseason with momentum when Oakland tangles the Chiefs in Week 17.
Carlson converted all three of his field-goal attempts and made his lone extra-point try during Sunday's 30-16 loss to the Bengals.
Analysis: Carlson is now a perfect two for two from 50-plus yards since becoming a Raider, but also has been perfect in five straight games since the team's bye week. The rookie appears to have put his early-season struggles in the rear-view mirror as a Monday night showdown against the Broncos approaches in Week 16.
Carlson converted his lone field-goal attempt from 44 yards and made all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Steelers.
Analysis: Carlson has now made all seven of his field-goal attempts over the Raiders' past four contests, finding a groove after a brutal start to his rookie campaign. Oakland's offense also has displayed improvements with 57 total points the past two weeks, providing Carlson with additional opportunities to collect points of his own.
Carlson converted both of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 40-33 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Carlson made his first career field-goal attempt from 50-plus yards Sunday, and he also connected from a respectable 44 yards out as well. The rookie has remained perfect throughout the Raiders' past three contests and will look to maintain momentum against the Steelers in Week 14.
Carlson connected from 42 yards and made both of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 34-17 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Carlson has not missed a single kick in three consecutive games, which is quite an improvement for the rookie after missing four of his first five career field-goal attempts. A Week 13 matchup against the Chiefs could become a high-scoring affair, but the Raiders may be playing from behind once again.
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