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Jason Sanders

Miami Dolphins
Place Kicker #95
Miami Dolphins
Place Kicker #95
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No opportunities Week 2

Sanders did not attempt a field goal or extra point during Sunday's 35-0 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Sanders was victim to an unusual gamescript during Sunday's divisional loss, with Tua Tagovailoa (ribs) having been forced out early in the first quarter, and Jacoby Brissett then unable to get the offense moving in relief action. He converted his lone field-goal attempt (48 yards) against the Patriots in Week 1, along with both extra-point tries.

Sep 20, 2021 4:55 PM EST

Perfect in opener

Sanders made his only field-goal attempt as well as both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 17-16 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Sanders converted from 48 yards on his lone field-goal opportunity, which helped the Dolphins squeak out a narrow road victory. After tying for fourth in points among kickers last season, Sanders will aim to continue his momentum in Week 2 versus the Bills.

Sep 14, 2021 4:51 PM EST

Staying in Miami long term

Sanders is signing a five-year, $22 million extension that includes $10 million guaranteed, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The new deal keeps Sanders under contract with the Dolphins through 2026, his age-30/31 season. The 2018 seventh-round pick has converted 86.5 percent of field-goal attempts and 98 percent of PATs through 48 NFL games, peaking in 2020 when he converted eight of nine tries from 50 yards or more. For his career, Sanders has made 12 of 15 (80 percent) from 50-plus, and 24 of 32 (75 percent) in the 40-49 range. He's good enough to warrant fantasy consideration even if the Miami offense appears mediocre again.

Feb 16, 2021 9:04 AM EST

Tremendously accurate in 2020

Sanders converted both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries during Week 17's 56-26 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Sanders' accurate performance in the Dolphins' season finale was emblematic of his entire 2020 campaign, as the third-year kicker managed to convert 36 of 39 field-goal attempts (92 percent) and all 36 of his extra-point tries through 16 games. Perhaps most impressively, Sanders converted 12 of 14 field-goal tries from 40-49 yards out and eight of nine attempts from 50+ yards away, both career-high marks.

Jan 5, 2021 2:50 PM EST

Perfect in narrow win

Sanders converted all four of his field-goal attempts and both his extra-point tries during Saturday's 26-25 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Sanders was accurate as usual in a game so close the Dolphins could scarce afford any mistakes. Through 15 contests, Sanders has converted 34 of 37 field-goal tries (92 percent) and all 34 of his extra-point attempts. He'll look to close out strong

Dec 27, 2020 12:16 PM EST

Misses only field-goal attempt

Sanders missed his lone field-goal try but converted both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 22-12 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Sanders' lone attempt came from 52 yards out at the end of the second quarter, but the ball sailed wide left. Saturday's upcoming road game against the Raiders figures to provide more scoring opportunities, particularly if some of Miami's top weapons can get healthy. All of DeVante Parker (hamstring), Myles Gaskin (COVID-19 list) and Mike Gesicki (shoulder) were absent versus New England.

Dec 21, 2020 1:57 PM EST

Crucial miss in narrow loss

Sanders converted two of three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point tries during Sunday's 33-27 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Sanders missed just his second kick of the season Sunday, but the lack of those three points proved key as Tua Tagovailoa's last-minute comeback heroics came up short. Still, Sanders produced a palpable fantasy performance, and he's been a reliable option all season. Next Sunday's divisional contest against the Patriots presents the kicker with a daunting matchup, though.

Dec 13, 2020 5:20 PM EST

Big day versus Bengals

Sanders converted all four of his field-goal tries and his sole extra-point attempt during Sunday's 19-7 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Sanders made the most of a messy game that saw five players ejected late, as he accounted for 13 of 19 points on offense for Miami. With 28 field goals through 12 contests, Sanders has already surpassed his previous career-high mark.

Dec 6, 2020 4:44 PM EST

Two kicks from 50+

Sanders converted both of his field-goal tries and both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Sanders' two kicks came from 54 and 51 yards out, respectively. The third-year pro is compiling an outstanding season, has he has just one miss across 11 contests. He'll get a favorable matchup against the Bengals Week 13.

Nov 30, 2020 2:48 PM EST

Two FGs in Week 11 loss

Sanders converted both of his field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Broncos.

Analysis: Sanders only has one missed field goal on the year, and he notched his sixth kick of the season from over 50 yards out Sunday. Coming off a game which featured Tua Tagovailoa struggling to move Miami's offense to such an extent that he was pulled in favor of Ryan Fitzpatrick, who didn't have much better luck himself, Sanders' accuracy remains a beacon of consistency for the Dolphins.

Nov 23, 2020 7:27 AM EST

First miss of season

Sanders converted three of four field-goal tries and both of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: Sanders' first miss of the season went wide right from 47 yards out in the fourth quarter, but he still boasts a 95 percent field-goal conversion rate on the year. He's seen multiple field-goal tries in four of the last six games.

Nov 16, 2020 5:46 PM EST

Keeps perfect streak alive

Sanders converted both of his field-goal tries and all four extra-point attempts during Sunday's 34-31 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Sanders is now the only kicker in the league with at least 12 field-goal tries and zero misses, per Travis Wingfield of the Dolphins' official site, and both his conversions during Sunday's contest came from 50 or more yards out. The third-year pro hasn't seen the sort of consistent weekly volume that propel him into the mix as a high-end fantasy option, but his accuracy nonetheless provides legitimate value.

Nov 9, 2020 7:57 AM EST

No field-goal attempts

Sanders did not attempt a field goal during Sunday's 28-17 win over the Rams, though he did make all four of his extra-point tries.

Analysis: Sanders' accuracy remains perfect on the year, leaving him as the only starting placekicker in the league with a 100 percent completion rate on both field goals and extra points. However, he's now seen two or less field-goal tries in five of seven contests, making him a potential low-floor fantasy option heading into an away game against the Cardinals in Week 9.

Nov 2, 2020 6:13 PM EST

Leads league in FG percentage

Sanders converted his sole field-goal try and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 24-0 win over the Jets.

Analysis: Sanders remains perfect through six contests, having made all 15 of his field-goal attempts and each of his 13 extra-point tries. Not only does his 100 percent completion ratio lead the NFL, as Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald notes, but his 58 points scored is tied for third in the league. Granted, much of Sanders' damage came Week 4 and Week 5 when he accounted for ten combined field goals, but as long as he keeps up the trend of perfect accuracy he'll warrant serious fantasy consideration.

Oct 19, 2020 7:30 AM EST

Remains perfect, setting records

Sanders converted all five field-goal attempts and each of his four extra-point tries during Sunday's 43-17 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Sanders was automatic in Sunday's upset win, as he has been through the season. Not only is the third-year placekicker perfect through five games, but by beginning the 2020 campaign with 14 consecutive field-goal conversions he's now set a new franchise record. Coming off back-to-back games with five field goals, Sanders will be a tempting fantasy option for Week 6.

Oct 11, 2020 7:24 PM EST

Accounts for fifteen points in loss

Sanders converted all five field-goal attempts during Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Miami's offense was extremely inefficient in the red zone Week 4, resulting in Sanders getting more field goal opportunities than he had in the last three games combined. The third-year pro remains perfect on the year, and he had a long of 45 yards Sunday. Sanders always carries the risk of turning in just one or two field-goal attempts in a contest, but he's now delivered a glimpse of the ceiling his accuracy can provide when given the opportunity.

Oct 4, 2020 5:16 PM EST

Perfect in first win

Sanders converted his sole field-goal attempt and all four extra-point tries during Thursday's 31-13 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Sanders remains perfect on the year, though he's now been held to a single field-goal attempt in two of three games. Despite his flawless accuracy, Sanders' low volume of attempts robs him of a reliable fantasy ceiling.

Sep 25, 2020 7:40 AM EST

Banks two long FGs in loss

Sanders converted both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 33-28 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Sanders made a kick from 52 yards just before halftime, and he then nailed his final try from 45 yards on the first drive of the fourth quarter. The third-year pro is perfect on the year through two contests, he could see a slight uptick in opportunities against the Jaguars on Thursday if the contest pans out as a low-scoring affair.

Sep 21, 2020 7:59 AM EST

Converts sole opportunity

Sanders made his only field-goal attempt during Sunday's 21-11 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Sanders' only field-goal try came from 46 yards out. Because Ryan Fitzpatrick opted to run in a two-point conversion after Miami's only touchdown, Sanders wasn't given the opportunity to attempt any extra points. He's got a tough matchup against the Bills on deck Week 2.

Sep 13, 2020 2:20 PM EST

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.

Dec 30, 2019 9:19 AM EST

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