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Minimal impact in Week 18

Gano made his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 22-7 loss to Washington.

Analysis: Gano had fairly consistent production early in the 2021 campaign, but he didn't attempt more than two kicks in any of the last five games since the Giants' offense struggled with Mike Glennon and Jake Fromm under center. During his second season with the Giants, the 34-year-old converted 29 of 33 field-goal attempts while making all 17 of his extra-point tries.

Jan 10, 2022 9:24 AM EST


Limited to one kick in loss

Gano made his lone field-goal attempt in Sunday's 29-3 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Gano hasn't missed a kick since Week 13. The problem is that he's only seen four field-goal and two extra-point tries in that four-game span.

Jan 3, 2022 11:12 AM EST



Ready for Week 17

Gano (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Bears, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gano was dealing with a non-COVID-19 illness this week, but it won't affect his availability for Week 17. The 34-year-old is 28-for-32 on field goals and 16-for-16 on PATs through 15 games this season, though is fantasy outlook is limited with the Giants scuffling in the absence of Daniel Jones (neck).

Dec 31, 2021 11:54 AM EST


Dealing with non-COVID illness

Gano (non-COVID illness) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gano landed on the injury report Wednesday with a non-COVID illness, but it's unclear how severe the aliment is. Nonetheless, his status for Week 17 won't be in danger unless he misses another practice Thursday.

Dec 29, 2021 11:00 AM EST


Makes both kicks in loss

Gano made his only field-goal attempt and his only extra-point try during Sunday's 34-10 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: After seven straight punts to open the game, Gano put the Giants on the board by capping an 11-play, 39-yard drive with a 54-yard field goal. With Jake Fromm and Mike Glennon leading the charge, the Giants' offense only mustered 192 total yards. Gano is now 28-for-32 on field-goal attempts this season, but his fantasy production continues to be limited by a depleted offense.

Dec 27, 2021 1:07 PM EST



Perfect in loss

Gano made both of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 21-6 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: The Giants were unable to generate much offense at home in Week 15, and Gano was responsible for the team's only scoring with field goals in the first and third quarters. He didn't appear to be limited after he dealt with a non-COVID illness this week, and he's now converted eight of 10 field-goal attempts while making all three extra-point tries across the last five games.

Dec 20, 2021 7:39 AM EST


Back at practice

Gano (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: A non-COVID-19-related ailment kept Gano away from the facility Wednesday, but the veteran kicker continued to test negative for the virus and was able to get back on the field a day later. Gano has been one of the top players at his position in 2021, converting 25 of 29 field-goal attempts, with three of his misfires coming from at least 50 yards.

Dec 16, 2021 12:43 PM EST


Absent from practice Wednesday

Gano (illness) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice session, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gano is apparently dealing with a non-COVID illness to begin the week, as the kicker was unable to practice Wednesday but wasn't placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He'll likely need to practice in some form Thursday or Friday if he hopes to play Sunday against Dallas.

Dec 15, 2021 1:18 PM EST


Minimal production in loss

Gano made his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 37-21 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Gano made an extra-point try late in the first quarter of Sunday's matchup before the Chargers put up 30 unanswered points. As a result, the Giants went for the two-point conversion after each of their touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Although he saw limited work against the Chargers, he's attempted multiple field goals in four of the last seven games. During that time, he's made 13 of 15 field-goal attempts while converting all nine of his extra-point tries.

Dec 13, 2021 9:24 AM EST


Makes three field goals Sunday

Gano converted three of four field-goal attempts during Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: The Giants failed to generate much offensive production in Sunday's matchup, but Gano gave the team the lead with a 39-yard field goal in the second quarter. He also made his first two field-goal attempts in the second half, but missed a 56-yard attempt late in the fourth quarter that would have brought the deficit within one possession. Since the Giants' Week 10 bye, Gano has made six of eight field-goal attempts while converting both of his extra-point tries.

Dec 6, 2021 7:56 AM EST


Converts three kicks in win

Gano made two of three field-goal attempts and his lone PAT during Sunday's 13-7 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Gano missed from 51 yards out wide right, but he was good from 39 and 35 yards to help the Giants defeat a divisional rival. The 34-year-old is enjoying a successful season and has gone 22-for-25 on field goals -- with two misses from 50-plus yards -- while making all 14 PATS through 11 games.

Nov 29, 2021 2:18 PM EST


Perfect for fifth straight game

Gano converted his lone field-goal attempt and his only extra-point try during Monday's 30-10 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Gano hasn't missed a kick since Week 5, though in that span he's had three games with just a single field-goal attempt. Nonetheless, the veteran remains reliably accurate, and the Giants' divisional matchup against the Eagles on Sunday could provide him more scoring opportunities.

Nov 23, 2021 6:50 AM EST


Overcomes stomach bug

Gano (illness) wasn't included on New York's initial Week 11 practice report and is on track to play Monday in Tampa Bay, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com, Gano wasn't present for the Giants' informal practice session Wednesday due to a stomach bug, but he apparently was able to make a full recovery 24 hours later. Through nine games, Gano has made a strong case for receiving his second Pro Bowl nod. He's converted 19 of 21 field-goal attempts -- including a 5-for-6 mark from 50-plus yards -- while drilling all 12 of his extra-point tries.

Nov 18, 2021 12:41 PM EST


Dealing with illness

Gano (illness) is away from the team due to an illness Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Coach Joe Judge said Wednesday that Gano and Lorenzo Carter (illness) are both away from the team due to a stomach bug, and so far neither player has been placed on the COVID-19 list. The Giants' first official practice of the week will come Thursday, but Gano's status will need to be monitored as Monday's road matchup against the Buccaneers approaches.

Nov 17, 2021 8:01 AM EST


Remains perfect in Week 9

Gano made all three of his field-goal attempts and converted both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Gano made a 35-yard field goal late in the first half of Sunday's matchup, and he drilled a pair of field-goal attempts in the fourth quarter to extend the Giants' lead. The 34-year-old hasn't missed any kicks across the last four weeks and has converted all eight of his field-goal attempts while making all six of his extra-point tries during that time.

Nov 8, 2021 9:14 AM EST


Perfect in Week 8

Gano made both extra-point attempts and one short field goal during Monday's 20-17 loss against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Gano was perfect for the third straight week as the Giants nearly knocked off the defending AFC champions on Monday. The Giants had the last possession in a close loss, but they failed to set Gano up in field-goal range to try and tie the game. The veteran kicker has yet to miss an extra point (10-for-10) and is 16-for-18 in field-goal tries on the season. Gano has remained an average fantasy kicker option in a low-scoring offense as the Giants have been very inefficient with red-zone opportunities this year, resulting in lots of short field-goal attempts.

Nov 2, 2021 8:07 AM EST


Makes three more field goals in win

Gano converted all three field-goal attempts and a pair of PAT tries in Sunday's 25-3 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: With New York's defense stymieing Sam Darnold and the Panthers, the offense pulled away late on another busy afternoon for Gano. The former Carolina kicker has now converted 15 of his league-leading 17 field-goal attempts, as a Giants offense that moves the ball well but struggles to punch it in has provided ideal conditions for the accurate Gano to thrive.

Oct 25, 2021 9:14 AM EST


Makes early field goal in Week 6

Gano made his lone field-goal attempt in Sunday's 38-11 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Gano had missed a field goal in each of the last two games, but he converted a 27-yard attempt early in Sunday's loss. Across the last three weeks, the 34-year-old has made five of seven field-goal attempts while converting all three of his extra-point tries.

Oct 18, 2021 9:30 AM EST


Bounces back after early miss

Gano made two of his three field-goals attempts and both his extra points during Sunday's 44-20 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Gano pushed a 54-yard attempt wide right on the Giants' opening drive of Week 5, but he was able to bounce back and make his next four kicks -- including two 51-yarders. The 34-year-old opened the scoring for New York with his first make at the beginning of the second quarter, and then he cut Dallas' lead to 17-13 with his second make to open the second half. Gano has been a consistent producer this season, but the Giants' offense may struggle to move the ball if they are without Daniel Jones (concussion) and Saquon (ankle) Barkley for an extended period.

Oct 11, 2021 10:23 AM EST


Bounces back after early miss

Gano made two of his three field-goal attempts and his only extra point during Sunday's 26-20 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Gano couldn't open the scoring with a 35-yard field goal, as he missed it wide left. However, the 34-year-old bounced back and made his final three kicks, including a 48-yarder to tie the score at 21 with 31 seconds remaining. Gano remains a reliable kicker, but his fantasy production is limited due to the Giants' inconsistent offense.

Oct 4, 2021 10:55 AM EST


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