Jason Sanders

Jason Sanders

Place Kicker #95
Team: Miami Dolphins
Ht / Wt:5'11" / 184 lb.
College:None
Age:24
Born:November 16, 1995
Drafted:2018 / Rd. 7 (229)
Draft Team:MIA

Jason Sanders: Flawless in finale

Sanders made both his field-goal attempts and all three extra-point tries during Sunday's 27-24 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Sanders played his part perfectly during Sunday's upset divisional win. He finishes the season having converted 23 of 30 field-goal tries and 29 of 30 extra-point attempts across 16 contests, though it's worth noting that seven of his field goals came Week 14 against the Jets. Sanders also caught a touchdown Week 13 via a fourth-and-goal trick play. The New Mexico product remains under contract in Miami through 2021.

December 30, 2019 9:19 AM EST

Jason Sanders: Nails game-winning kick in OT

Sanders made one of two field-goal attempts and all five extra-point tries during Sunday's 38-35 overtime win against the Bengals.

Analysis: Sanders whiffed on a 47-yard field-goal try in the fourth quarter, but he made up for the error by maintaining perfect accuracy on point-after tries and sealing the contest in OT as time expired. The second-year placekicker was initially listed as questionable for Week 16 due to an illness but managed to play through the issue.

December 23, 2019 10:59 AM EST

Jason Sanders: Active as expected Week 16

Sanders (illness) is active for Sunday's Week 16 tilt against the Bengals.

Analysis: This merely serves as official confirmation of what was already expected, as coach Brian Flores had stated he expected Sanders to play and the Dolphins had not brought in any other placekickers as a contingency plan. Sanders will thus be available to face a Bengals squad that's allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to kickers (8.6) in standard scoring formats.

December 22, 2019 8:42 AM EST

Jason Sanders: Should play despite questionable tag

Sanders (illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Sanders worked as a limited practice participant Thursday and Friday, but coach Brian Flores indicated he's expected to be fine for Sunday. The 24-year-old should remain on track to play unless the Dolphins add another kicker to the roster by Saturday's roster deadline.

December 20, 2019 1:08 PM EST

Jason Sanders: Turns in limited session Thursday

Sanders (illness) was limited in practice Thursday.

Analysis: Sanders sat out a day prior due to the malady, but his quick return is a positive sign for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Another upgrade to a full practice Friday would be a sure sign he'll give it a go.

December 19, 2019 2:33 PM EST

Jason Sanders: Comes down to earth

Sanders made two of three field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries during Sunday's 36-20 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: While Sanders didn't match Week 14's eight field-goal attempt explosion, he turned in a solid fantasy performance during Sunday's loss. He's got an advantageous matchup against the Bengals on deck Week 16.

December 16, 2019 9:12 AM EST

Jason Sanders: Sets franchise record in loss

Sanders converted seven of eight field-goal attempts during Sunday's 22-21 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Sanders accounted for all 21 of Miami's points during Sunday's divisional loss, and his seven successful field goals broke the previous franchise record of six set by Olindo Mare in 1999. The second-year pro's outstanding day comes following a Week 13 showing in which he caught a touchdown, becoming the first kicker to do so in over 40 years. While Sanders can't be counted upon to make franchise history every week, it's certainly encouraging to see him being utilized a key fixture of a Dolphins' offense that's provided more regular scoring opportunities as of late. He's got a favorable matchup against the Giants on deck Week 15.

December 8, 2019 3:13 PM EST

Jason Sanders: Scores via trick play

Sanders made his lone field-goal attempt and two of three extra-point tries during Sunday's 37-31 win over the Eagles. He also caught his only target for one yard and a touchdown.

Analysis: Sanders missed his first PAT of the season during Sunday's win, but he more than made up for it by hauling in a pass from punter Matt Haack on a fourth-and-goal trick play from Philadelphia's one-yard line. While Sanders can't be counted on to be utilized as a receiver going forward -- he was the first kicker to catch a touchdown pass since Jim Turner in 1977, per Jeff Kerr of CBSSports -- it's encouraging to see the Dolphins' offense operate with increased efficiency, which could allow the second-year pro increased attempts going forward.

December 2, 2019 10:06 AM EST

Jason Sanders: Flawless in loss

Sanders made his only field-goal try and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 41-24 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Sanders continues to be serviceable for the Dolphins this season, but he doesn't warrant fantasy consideration due to the team's inconsistent performance on offense. The second-year pro has a tough matchup against the Eagles on deck Week 13.

November 24, 2019 11:12 PM EST

Jason Sanders: Converts both PATs

Sanders made both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 37-20 divisional loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Sanders has now logged four games without a field-goal attempt in 10 contests. His lack of opportunities Sunday came due to Miami's offense stalling with regularity, as has been the norm this season. The second-year pro isn't worth fantasy consideration heading into a Week 12 matchup against the Browns.

November 18, 2019 8:12 AM EST

Jason Sanders: Perfect in loss

Sanders made his only field-goal attempt and his lone extra-point try during Sunday's loss to Washington.

Analysis: Sanders continue to boast remarkable accuracy while being held back by a struggling offense. He remains off the fantasy radar in most formats, and Week 7's matchup against the Bills bodes to be especially unfavorable.

October 14, 2019 12:53 PM EST

Jason Sanders: Inaccurate versus Chargers

Sanders made one of three field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try during Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Sanders' accuracy has usually been reliable through his short career, so the second-year pro's Week 4 performance was somewhat uncharacteristic. It's worth noting that each of Sanders' misses came from at least 50 yards out. On a brighter note, Sanders has now logged two consecutive games with three field-goal tries, and he appears to be seeing an increase in his weekly opportunities.

September 30, 2019 11:52 AM EST

Jason Sanders: First miss of season

Sanders made two of three field-goal attempts during Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Sanders missed a field-goal try from 47 yards out during the first quarter, but the second-year pro managed to convert his next two attempts of the day. Miami's offense has significantly struggled through three games this season, and Sanders isn't likely to receive the opportunities necessary to achieve fantasy relevance as long as that trend continues.

September 23, 2019 9:02 AM EST

Jason Sanders: Rides bench Week 2

Sanders did not attempt a field goal or extra-point try during Sunday's 43-0 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Sanders fell victim to a second straight blowout, with New England running up the score so high Sunday that the Dolphins could not consider attempting a field goal. Nor was the team able to reach the end zone, resulting in Sanders being kept off the scoreboard entirely. The second-year pro won't warrant fantasy consideration until Miami's offense achieves some sort of consistency.

September 16, 2019 8:44 AM EST

Jason Sanders: Perfect in loss

Sanders made a 54-yard field goal and an extra point in Sunday's 59-10 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Sanders' accuracy was one of the only bright spots for Miami's offense. The Dolphins could struggle to provide the second-year pro with enough scoring opportunities to warrant fantasy consideration, as was the story in 2018.

September 9, 2019 7:51 AM EST

Jason Sanders: Only kicker on roster

Sanders is not facing any competition during minicamp and OTAs, as he is the only placekicker on the Dolphins' roster, Andy Cohen of the team's official website reports.

Analysis: Sanders, selected by the Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, finished his rookie season with 18-of-20 field goals converted. He also chipped in 35-of-36 extra-point attempts. Albeit a small sample size due to a lackluster offense, the 23-year-old impressed enough to have a seemingly stranglehold on the job heading into training camp.

June 18, 2019 3:54 PM EST

Jason Sanders: Perfect performance to end season

Sanders converted his only field-goal attempt and made both extra-point tries during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He finishes up the year with 89 points over 16 games.

Analysis: Sanders caps his rookie season with a typical performance: accurate, but lacking in volume. The 23-year-old made 90 percent of field goals he attempted (18-for-20) and converted 97.2 percent of his extra-point tries (35-for-36). The 2018 seventh-round pick is expected to remain the Dolphins' top kicker in 2019, but will remain off the fantasy radar until such time as Miami's offense transforms into a higher-scoring unit.

December 31, 2018 1:15 PM EST

Jason Sanders: Quiet in loss

Sanders made his only field-goal attempt and converted both extra-point tries during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Sanders never had at a large workload Week 15, as the Dolphins found themselves down 21-0 midway through the second quarter with the game quickly heading into blowout territory. The rookie remains off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 16 matchup against the Jaguars, but will look to continue building upon what has been an impressive season. Sanders has not missed a kick in seven straight games.

December 16, 2018 2:28 PM EST

Jason Sanders: Perfect in win

Sanders did not attempt a field goal and converted all four of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Sanders has now gone two straight games without attempting a field goal. Despite the Dolphins scoring a season-high 34 points, Sanders did not see a large enough workload to achieve fantasy relevance. Despite his accuracy, the rookie does not warrant fantasy consideration outside of deeper leagues.

December 10, 2018 9:26 PM EST

Jason Sanders: Makes three extra points

Sanders did not attempt a field goal and converted all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Sanders has not missed a kick in five straight games, but does not see the workload necessary to achieve fantasy success in the Dolphins' low-scoring offense. The rookie is a lower-tier fantasy option heading into Sunday's divisional tilt against the Patriots.

December 3, 2018 6:01 PM EST

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