Harrison Butker

Kansas City Chiefs
Place Kicker #7
Kansas City Chiefs
Place Kicker #7
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Another impressive kicking campaign

Butker closed out the regular season Saturday versus the Broncos hitting both of his field-goal tries and both of his extra-point attempts.

Analysis: Butker posted another fabulous campaign from a kicking standpoint in 2021, connecting on 89.3 percent of his field-goal attempts and all but two of his 49 extra-point attempts. His kicking volume hasn't been on quite the level it was earlier in his career, when he attempted 42 field goals in 2017 and 38 field goals in 2019, finishing out the year tied for 18th in makes (25) while finishing 21st in attempts (28). He did salvage some value by finishing fifth among kickers in extra-point conversions (47), which figures to be a big part of his equation behind a high-powered Chiefs offense.

Jan 11, 2022 2:28 PM EST

Late field goal not enough

Butker connected on his lone field-goal attempt and all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Butker had multiple made field goals in seven straight games prior to his absence last week after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list. It was a disappointing return to action for Butker, whose game-tying kick late in the fourth quarter wasn't enough to keep the Bengals from picking up the win. He will aim to finish the regular season out strong next week against the Broncos.

Jan 4, 2022 12:31 PM EST

Returns from COVID list

Butker (illness) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Butker sat out Week 16 after testing positive for the virus, but he's now back on the active roster after clearing the health and safety protocols. Elliott Fry went 3-for-4 on field-goal attempts and 3-for-4 on PATs in his absence before being released Tuesday. Butker is 22-for-25 on field goals and 41-for-43 on extra points through 14 games and has now reclaimed kicking duties for Kansas City heading into the final two games of the regular season.

Dec 29, 2021 2:19 PM EST

Won't be available Week 16

Butker (illness) won't be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of the Chiefs' Week 16 game against the Steelers after he tested positive for the virus Monday, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports.

Analysis: Though vaccinated players that test positive for the virus are eligible to be removed from the NFL's COVID-19 protocol in as little as one day if asymptomatic, unvaccinated players that test positive are subject to automatic 10-day quarantines. While head coach Andy Reid hasn't officially ruled Butker out, Sweeney's report confirms that the kicker is following the protocol for unvaccinated players, making him ineligible to play Sunday. The Chiefs already telegraphed that Butker won't be available Week 16 when they signed kicker Elliott Fry off their practice squad Monday, a transaction that would normally be made at the end of the week. Assuming Butker is feeling healthy by the time his 10-day quarantine ends, he should reclaim kicking duties Week 17 in Cincinnati on Jan. 2.

Dec 21, 2021 12:32 PM EST

Placed on COVID-19 list

Butker (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star reports.

Analysis: Butker was one of a handful of Chiefs players to land in the NFL's health and safety protocols Monday. If he remains in protocols for Week 16, then Kansas City will likely have to make a move for a replacement kicker. Elliott Fry, who was signed to the Chiefs' practice squad last week, would be the most likely candidate to join the active roster during Butker's potential absence.

Dec 20, 2021 2:35 PM EST

Racking up kicks

Butker converted both of his field-goal attempts and all six of his extra-point tries in Sunday's blowout win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Butker's fantasy value greatly benefits from the Chiefs recent offensive surge, having attempted a combined 13 kicks over the past two games and 26 over the past four. The Chiefs seem to be peaking at the right time for fantasy owners and the team alike, with fantasy playoffs kicking off this week in many leagues and the NFL's playoffs only four weeks away.

Dec 14, 2021 1:33 PM EST

Connects on four of five kicks

Butker connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and one of his two extra-point tries Sunday against the Broncos.

Analysis: After missing just one kick through the first nine weeks, Butker has misfired at least once in each of the last three contests. He still hasn't missed on a field goal from inside of 40 yards at this point and has just two missed PATs on his 2021 resume, so there isn't much to worry about at this point. On a positive note, Butker has attempted three or more field goals in each of the last three games after trying no more than two through the first nine games, so there's a reason for optimism regarding his fantasy outlook moving forward.

Dec 7, 2021 9:09 AM EST

Misses two kicks

Butker missed one of three field-goal attempts and one of two extra-point tries in Sunday's 19-9 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Butker started by missing his opening PAT, but he subsequently converted a 37-yard field goal on Kansas City's next drive. After a PAT and a 53-yard make next, Butker ended by going wide right on a 51-yard attempt. Overall, it was a shaky performance from the veteran, who has now missed at least one kick in back-to-back games going into the bye week.

Nov 23, 2021 4:33 PM EST

Picking up steam despite misfire

Butker finished 2-for-3 on field goals and 5-for-5 on extra-point attempts Sunday versus the Raiders.

Analysis: Butker's miss Sunday evening marked just his second of the season and his first from inside of 50 yards. On the positive side of things, the Chiefs' offense seems to be headed in the right direction again, giving Butker a season-high eight combined kicking attempts between field goals and extra points Sunday. With Dallas up next, the Chiefs will likely need to light up the scoreboard again in a battle of two high-powered offenses.

Nov 16, 2021 10:24 AM EST

Another clean kicking effort

Butiker nailed his two field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try Sunday versus the Packers.

Analysis: Butker has just one misfire in the kicking game all season, and that came on an attempt from more than 50 yards away. He's one of the more reliable fantasy kicking options at this point, though the Chiefs' offense has been a bit of a letdown this season, shrinking his opportunities to post fantasy points.

Nov 9, 2021 8:54 AM EST

Deposits game-winning kick

Butker knocked home both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts Monday versus the Giants.

Analysis: Butker's fantasy value hasn't been quite on the level that was expected with the Chiefs' offense struggling to rack up points consistently. His kicks Monday included a clutch make from 34 yards with just over a minute left, which proved to be the game-winning tally. The offense may need to kick it in gear next week, however, to keep pace with a streaking Packers squad, which could lead to more kicks for Butker.

Nov 2, 2021 1:28 PM EST

First misfire of season

Butker connected on one of his two field-goal attempts Sunday versus the Titans.

Analysis: Butker missed his first kick of the season late in the third quarter Sunday, missing a 57-yard attempt that had little impact on a game sporting a 27-3 score at the time. It was an uncharacteristically poor showing from the Chiefs' offense this week, but the team should have a good chance to bounce back next week versus the Giants.

Oct 26, 2021 10:25 AM EST

Still unscathed on kicks

Butker nailed his lone field-goal attempt and knocked home all four of his extra-point attempts Sunday versus Washington.

Analysis: Butker connected on his second attempt of 50-plus yards in as many weeks and has yet to misfire on a kick this season, going 6-for-6 on field goals and 23-for-23 on extra points. He could have a good amount of chances on tap next week versus a Tennessee defense allowing 26.8 points per game, ninth-most in the league.

Oct 19, 2021 10:59 AM EST

Makes all four kicks

Butker made both his field-goal attempts and both his extra-point tries in Sunday night's 38-20 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Butker converted from 38 yards to open the scoring before drilling a 54-yarder to end the first half. With eight points total Sunday, he brought his season tally to 34 through five games, surprisingly leaving him in the middle of the pack among kickers league-wide thus far.

Oct 12, 2021 11:08 AM EST

Perfect on PATs

Butker did not attempt a field goal but made all six of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 42-30 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Butker now has two games without a field-goal attempt this season, restricting his output despite the supporting role he plays to Kansas City's high-powered offense. With only three field goals through four games, he sports just 26 points thus far, but Butker at least hasn't missed a single one of his 20 total attempts.

Oct 5, 2021 11:50 AM EST

Extends perfect kicking streak

Butker nailed his lone field-goal attempt and all three of his extra-point attempts Sunday against the Chargers.

Analysis: Butker has just three field-goal attempts through three games but has made all of them and has added 11 extra-point tries, making him a perfect 14-for-14 on kicks thus far. His perfection streak extends through the final two postseason contests last year as well, so Butker has gone five straight without missing a kick of any kind. The Chiefs offense goes up against an Eagles squad in Week 4 that just surrendered 41 points to the Cowboys on Monday night, so there could be more kicking opportunities ahead.

Sep 28, 2021 11:12 AM EST

Still perfect on kicks

Butker nailed all of his five extra-point attempts Sunday against the Ravens.

Analysis: Butker didn't have the most fantasy-friendly day considering he didn't attempt a field goal, but he at least salvaged it a bit by making all of his five extra-point tries on the drives the Chiefs finished with touchdowns. He's still a valuable fantasy commodity among kickers backing given his accuracy and the fact that he's backing one of the best offenses in the league.

Sep 21, 2021 4:18 PM EST

Tallies all of Chiefs' points in Super Bowl LV

Butker connected on all three of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's Super Bowl LV loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Butker did his best to reward the Chiefs' drives into Tampa Bay territory, connecting on two field goals from 49-plus yards out on football's biggest stage. Unfortunately, Butker's first-quarter field goal to open the scoring was the only time Kansas City held the lead all night. He closed out the postseason 7-for-8 on field goals and 6-for-7 on extra-point tries. Butker remains under contract through the 2024 season and figures to be one of the top fantasy kicking options again next season.

Feb 8, 2021 10:33 AM EST

Perfect in conference clincher

Butker made his only field-goal attempt and all five of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 38-24 win over the Bills in the AFC Championship Game.

Analysis: Butker converted from 45 yards on his lone field goal, which along with a handful of PATs helped him rebound from missing twice in the divisional round. After that performance, the kicker should be confident ahead of his team's return to Tampa Bay to play in the Super Bowl. In his prior outing at the Bucs' stadium this season, Butker made all five of his kicks for nine points total.

Jan 29, 2021 11:03 AM EST

Misses twice in win

Butker missed one of his four field-goal attempts and one of his two extra-point tries in Sunday's 22-17 AFC divisional-round win over the Browns.

Analysis: Butker converted from 50, 28 and 33 yards, but missed his first PAT and hit the left upright with a 33-yarder to begin the second half. Despite putting together another double-digit point outing, Butker has now missed 10 kicks this season, giving him some vulnerability heading into Sunday's AFC Championship Game versus the Bills.

Jan 18, 2021 5:27 PM EST

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