Jason Sanders

Miami Dolphins
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Miami Dolphins
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Clutch to end regular season

Sanders converted all three of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 11-6 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Sanders accounted for all of Miami's offensive points during the Week 18 divisional win, an victory that allowed the team to clinch a spot in the wild-card round versus the Bills. Across 17 appearances in the 2022 regular season, Sanders converted 26 of 32 field-goal tries and 41 of 44 extra-point attempts.

Jan 9, 2023 12:26 PM EST

Costly miss in narrow loss

Sanders missed his only field-goal attempts and converted all three of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 23-21 loss to New England.

Analysis: Sanders failed to convert a 51-yard attempt in a divisional loss that saw Miami fall by just two points, now putting him at just 1-for-5 on 50-plus yard field-goal tries this season. He will attempt to record more production versus the Jets in Week 18.

Jan 2, 2023 9:52 AM EST

Misses one field goal in loss

Sanders converted two of three field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries during Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Sanders missed his first field goal since Week 9 in Sunday's disappointing loss, just one game after he went three-for-three on field goals in a narrow game against the Bills. On deck for Week 17 is a must-win divisional contest against the Patriots, and after Tua Tagovailoa threw three interceptions against Green Bay coach Mike McDaniel could trend towards more conservative playcalling.

Dec 26, 2022 7:26 AM EST

Perfect in narrow loss to Bills

Sanders converted all three of his field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries during Sunday's 32-29 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Sanders pulled through in adverse elements for the Dolphins, though his accuracy wasn't enough to secure a much-needed divisional win over the Bills. He will have a chance to keep up his momentum on Christmas Day versus the Packers in Week 16.

Dec 19, 2022 9:10 AM EST

Good on only FGA

Sanders converted his lone field-goal attempt and both extra-point tries during Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Sanders has back-to-back games with just one field-goal attempt, a pattern that coincides with Tua Tagovailoa's recent struggles on offense. The Dolphins have a tough matchup against the Bills on deck Week 15, so if the offense isn't able to get back on track fantasy managers may want to look for a starting option other than Sanders.

Dec 12, 2022 10:08 AM EST

Converts lone FGA

Sanders converted his only field-goal try and both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 33-17 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Sanders didn't see many scoring opportunities in a contest that saw Miami's offense struggle for much of the game. It was a somewhat predictable outcome, with the Dolphins down both starting tackles against one of the league's most ferocious defensive fronts. Sanders will hope for a more favorable script Week 14 versus the Chargers.

Dec 5, 2022 9:01 AM EST

Perfect in blowout win

Sanders converted all three field-goal tries and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 30-15 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Sanders predictably saw plentiful opportunities Sunday, in a matchup that saw Houston's defense look overmatched by Miami's offense straight out of the gate. The kicker likely could have put up more points if the Dolphins didn't opt to take the foot off the gas pedal after taking a 30-0 lead, ultimately pulling quarterback Tua Tagovailoa early. Sanders doesn't project for as easy a matchup Week 13 against the 49ers' stout defense.

Nov 28, 2022 8:34 AM EST

Whiffs on two extra points

Sanders converted both of his field-goal tries and three of five extra-point attempts during Sunday's 37-19 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Sanders has missed just three extra-point tries this season, though Miami wasn't hindered by the failed kicks during Sunday's blowout win. After the team returns from a bye week, Sanders will get a chance to capitalize against a poor Texans defense Week 12, in what could be a high-scoring affair for the Dolphins.

Nov 14, 2022 9:58 AM EST

Shortest miss of career

Sanders failed to convert his only field-goal try but made all five of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 35-32 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Sanders' miss came on a 29-yard attempt just prior to halftime, the shortest whiff in his NFL career. It's important context that Sunday's contest took place in windy environments, which played a factor in Miami going for multiple fourth-down conversions rather than attempt to kick in adverse conditions. Sanders' opportunities should normalize versus the Browns in Week 10, though he's only seen two occasions this season with more than two field-goal tries.

Nov 7, 2022 12:06 PM EST

Flawless in narrow win

Sanders converted his only field-goal attempt and all four extra-point tries during Sunday's 31-27 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Sanders did all that was asked of him in Sunday's narrow win, a game that saw the Dolphins trailing by a two-score deficit and playing catchup early. Miami's offense will take on a Bears defense Week 9 which just allowed 49 points to the Cowboys, so Sanders could be see ample scoring opportunities.

Oct 31, 2022 9:51 AM EST

Perfect in Sunday night win

Sanders converted all three of his field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try during Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Sanders accounted for the majority of Miami's points during Sunday Night Football, as Tua Tagovailoa struggled to move the offense during the second half. The Dolphins' offense will have a chance to get right Week 8 versus Detroit, a matchup which could again provide Sanders with opportunities to get on the scoreboard.

Oct 24, 2022 5:54 AM EST

Another long miss

Sanders converted one of two field-goal tries and his sole extra-point attempt during Sunday's 4-16 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Sanders has now missed from 50-plus yards out in three straight weeks, all of which have been contests that saw Miami's offense struggle due to in-game quarterback injuries. The team should have Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) back under center versus the Steelers in Week 7, so there's optimism that the offense gets right, giving Sanders more stable opportunities.

Oct 17, 2022 9:02 AM EST

Misses long field goal

Sanders converted one of two field-goal tries and both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 40-17 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: Sanders can't be trusted to receive significant opportunities with a third-string quarterback under center, and it could fall to Skylar Thompson to make another start Week 6 if neither Tua Tagovailoa or Teddy Bridgewater can clear the concussion protocol. Sanders has now missed from 50-plus yards out in back-to-back weeks.

Oct 10, 2022 1:33 PM EST

Good on three of four kicks

Sanders converted three of four field-goal attempts and missed his only extra-point try during Thursday's 27-15 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Sanders' only missed field-goal try came from 50-plus yards out and with significant wind, but it was good to see him receive increased opportunities. In Miami's previous two games, Sanders had been limited to just extra-point conversions. The Dolphins are looking ahead to a divisional matchup against the Jets in Week 5.

Sep 30, 2022 3:28 AM EST

No field-goal tries again

Sanders did not attempt a field goal during Sunday's 21-19 win over the Bills. He converted all three of his extra-point tries.

Analysis: Sanders has now gone back-to-back weeks without a field-goal attempt. While that certainly won't be the norm for Sanders this season, it does leave the kicker as a low-floor fantasy option for Thursday's game against the Bengals. Week 1 versus the Patriots, Sanders saw two field goal opportunities and converted both.

Sep 26, 2022 3:18 PM EST

Makes all six extra points

Sanders converted all six of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 42-38 win over the Ravens.

Analysis: The Dolphins began Week 2 immediately facing a deficit due to a kick return touchdown by Devin Duvernay (concussion), and the game script only got worse from there. As such, the team never had a real chance to settle for field goals, but Sanders did avoid making any mistakes handling point-after tries. He hasn't yet missed a kick and will look to remain perfect versus Buffalo in Week 3.

Sep 19, 2022 9:03 AM EST

Starts season flawless

Sanders converted both of his field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries during Sunday's 20-9 win over New England.

Analysis: Sanders is 100 percent through one game of the regular season, a notable outcome after his efficiency concerns in 2022. The fifth-year pro will look to keep the ship steady with a Week 2 matchup against Baltimore's stout defense.

Sep 12, 2022 2:19 PM EST

Accuracy drops notably in 2021

Sanders converted 23 of 31 field-goal attempts and 34 of 35 extra-point tries across 17 appearances in 2021.

Analysis: Sanders' spectacular 92 percent field-goal conversion rate from 2020 fell to just 74 percent in 2021, though he remained exceptional in terms of extra points. The Dolphins will bring in competition for Sanders this offseason, at the very least, though there isn't a potential out written into his contract until 2023.

Jan 13, 2022 7:48 AM EST

Only scorer in convincing loss

Sanders converted one of two field-goal attempts during Sunday's 34-3 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Sanders has now missed a kick in back-to-back games, though Sunday's failed conversion came from over 50 yards out. The placekicker accounted for all of Miami's points in Week 17's blowout loss, but the script of the game resulted in very few scoring opportunities. Sanders faces another tough matchup to close out the regular season, with the Dolphins hosting the Patriots in Week 18.

Jan 3, 2022 6:36 AM EST

Misses kick Monday

Sanders missed one of his three field-goal attempts but made both of his extra-point tries in Monday night's 20-3 win over the Saints.

Analysis: Sanders converted from 48 yards before sending a 59-yarder wide right to end the first half. The veteran then responded by making a 34-yarder to begin the fourth quarter, giving him a fourth straight game with at least seven points.

Dec 28, 2021 6:21 PM EST

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