Matt Gay

Los Angeles Rams
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Just one field goal in loss

Gay connected on a 47-yard field goal and converted his only extra-point try in Sunday's 26-10 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: With Matthew Stafford (neck) and Allen Robinson (foot) joining Cooper Kupp (ankle) on the sidelines, the rest of the Rams' anemic offense did little in helping Gay get into a position to produce. Despite booting a lengthy 47-yard field goal in the first quarter, Gay wouldn't be called into action again until punching in an extra point in the fourth quarter. In Gay's past five games since the bye, the accurate kicker has only punched in six field goals and eight extra points. With the entire Rams' offense in disarray between injuries and subpar play, it'll be difficult for fantasy managers to trust Gay as their kicker for the remainder of the season.

Nov 28, 2022 11:22 AM EST


Perfect against Saints

Gay connected on both field-goal attempts and went 2-for-2 on extra-point tries during Sunday's 27-20 loss against the Saints.

Analysis: Gay's production got a major boost in the form of a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter. The strong-legged kicker booted a 58-yard field goal with just 11 seconds left in the game, and added a 33-yard chip shot at the start of the quarter. This was Gay's best performance for fantasy purposes since Week 4, and the veteran has a nearly flawless 14-for-15 record at field-goal attempts on the season.

Nov 21, 2022 10:19 AM EST



Quiet against Cardinals

Gay connected on a 37-yard field goal and went 2-for-2 on extra-point tries during Sunday's 27-17 loss against the Cardinals.

Analysis: It was more of the same for the reliable Gay, as he had another perfect day of kicks, but once again had very little in the way of volume to help make him a viable fantasy option. The Rams looked dreadful on offense with Matthew Stafford (concussion) out, and the impending potential absence of Cooper Kupp (ankle) will only add to the difficulty of Gay finding scoring opportunities until the Rams get back on track.

Nov 14, 2022 11:29 AM EST


Makes two field goals

Gay connected on both field-goal attempts and converted his only extra point attempt in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Gay was able boot his first field goals since Week 6 in the third quarter, hitting attempts from 26-yards and 35-yards out respectively. Gay's fantasy ceiling is capped by the anemic state of the Rams offense, however, and the Rams have only cleared 14 points once since a Week 3 victory against the Cardinals. The Rams next opponent just happens to be Arizona, who has given up over 30 points to opponents in three straight contests, giving Gay a slightly more optimistic outlook for their Week 10 matchup.

Nov 7, 2022 8:14 AM EST


No field-goal attempts in loss

Gay did not attempt a field goal Sunday while going 2-for-2 on extra-point tries in the Rams' 31-14 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Gay failed to produce at least one field goal for the first time this season, but he remained perfect on extra-point attempts, raising his season total to 13-for-13 over seven contests. The kicker remains one of the more accurate options in the league, going 9-for-10 on field goals in addition to his success on extra points. Gay could be more involved in Week 8 against the Buccaneers as both teams will look to rebound off disappointing losses.

Oct 31, 2022 7:47 AM EST



Perfect performance in win

Gay made a 21-yard field-goal and went 3-for-3 on extra-point attempts in Sunday's 24-10 win against the Panthers.

Analysis: Gay's second quarter chip shot was his sixth field-goal attempt of under 30 yards on the season. The veteran kicker has made just nine field goals and 11 extra points thus far, disappointing numbers for one of the more reliable fantasy kicking options from the 2021 campaign. The Rams offense did seem to find a rhythm against the Panthers that had been lacking in weeks past, however, and with the team going on bye in Week 7, Gay may find himself with more positive game scripts to produce when the team returns in Week 8 for a home game against San Francisco.

Oct 17, 2022 8:02 AM EST


Misses 51-yard field goal in loss

Gay connected on one of two field goal attempts and converted his only extra point attempt in Sunday's 22-10 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: The Rams offense had another weak performance on Sunday, limiting Gay's opportunities to produce. A 51-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter went wide right, and while Gay did connect on a 29-yard field goal in the first quarter, it marked the fourth game out of five this season where the dependable kicker has had two or less field goal attempts. The Rams face a struggling Panthers team in Week 6 before going on bye, which may help boost Gay's otherwise pedestrian numbers.

Oct 10, 2022 12:10 PM EST


Nails three field goals

Gay connected on all three field-goal attempts during Monday's 24-9 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: It was another perfect performance for Gay, who opened the game with a 39-yard field goal before adding two short field goals in the second and third quarter, respectively. The Rams have struggled offensively to start the year, which is reflected in Gay's limited usage. Week 5 brings the Cowboys to town, whose defense hasn't given up more than 17 points in a game this season, so scoring opportunities may be at a premium again for the big-legged kicker.

Oct 4, 2022 10:28 AM EST


Another perfect performance

Gay connected on two field-goal kicks and both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 20-12 victory against the Cardinals.

Analysis: Gay kicked off the scoring for the Rams, punching in a 22-yard field goal in the first quarter, and added a 40-yard field goal in the second quarter. Gay is a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals and 7-for-7 on extra point attempts on the season thus far, par for the course from one of the more accurate kickers in the NFL.

Sep 26, 2022 9:12 AM EST


Perfect against Falcons

Gay connected on his only field-goal attempt and made all four of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 31-27 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Gay was busy early, as the Rams scored a touchdown on four of their first five drives. After that, Gay saw the field just once more, booting a chip shot 20-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. The Rams' offense, which struggled heavily in the season opener against the Bills, rebounded well against the Falcons, and Gay will look to continue to contribute in a Week 3 matchup against the Raiders.

Sep 18, 2022 6:59 PM EST


Quiet in opener

Gay connected on a 57-yard field goal and made his only extra-point attempt in the Rams' 31-10 loss to the Bills on Thursday night.

Analysis: Gay only got a single opportunity to show off one of the most reliable legs in the NFL during the Rams' season opener, but he did so in spectacular fashion, drilling a lengthy 57-yard field goal in the second quarter to tie the game. That would be the last time Gay would take the field, as the Bills shut down the Rams offense from there. Gay should have more chances to produce in a Week 2 showdown with the Falcons.

Sep 9, 2022 10:08 AM EST


Perfect in preseason

Gay went two for two on field goals and three for three on extra points during the preseason.

Analysis: Gay's longest field goal was a 43-yard attempt during the Rams' second preseason game against the Texans. Cameron Dicker went a perfect three-for-three on extra points during the first preseason game against the Chargers, but was released on Aug 16. Gay should have little difficulty hanging on to the starting role on a prolific offense, which should bring plenty of opportunities for the accurate kicker, who made 32 of 34 field goals and 48 of 49 extra points during the 2021 campaign.

Aug 27, 2022 9:30 PM EST


Sticking with Rams

Gay signed his restricted free agent tender with the Rams on Thursday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gay received an original-round tender from the Rams, and he'll enter his third campaign with the team in 2022. He's been excellent across the last two seasons, combining to hit 46 of his 50 field-goal attempts and 64 of his 65 extra-point attempts.

Apr 14, 2022 5:50 PM EST


Tendered by Rams

Gay, a restricted free agent, received an original-round tender from the Rams on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Rams will now have the chance to match any offer sheet from another team, and Los Angeles would receive a fifth-round pick should it decide not to match. Gay was one of the top kickers in the game in 2021, as he made 32 of 34 field-goal attempts and went 48-for-49 on PATs.

Mar 15, 2022 9:59 PM EST


Doesn't miss in Super Bowl victory

Gay connected on his only field-goal attempt and both of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 23-20 win over the Bengals in the Super Bowl.

Analysis: Gay's only field goad was a 41-yard kick to cut the Bengals' lead to 20-16 halfway through the third quarter. While the 27-year-old kicker was perfect on the night, the kicking unit was not, as the holder, Johnny Hekker, fumbled a snap during an extra-point attempt after the Rams' second touchdown of the game. On the season, Gay connected on 32 of his 34 field goals and 48 of his 49 PATs en route to his best campaign of his five-year career.

Feb 14, 2022 1:56 PM EST


Paves way to Super Bowl

Gay connected on two of his three field-goal kicks and both his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 20-17 win over the 49ers in their NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: The 54-yard missed field goal in the second quarter was the lone blemish of the night for Gay, as he bounced back and connected on the tying and go-ahead field goals in the fourth quarter. Look for the second-year Ram to have another solid showing in the Super Bowl against Cincinnati.

Jan 31, 2022 7:57 AM EST


More of the same in win over Bucs

Gay connected on three of his four field-goal kicks and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: It was another solid fantasy showing for Gay, and he remains a solid option in all formats moving forward. Looking ahead to the 2022 season, Gay projects to remain one of the more reliable kicking options.

Jan 24, 2022 7:49 AM EST


Busy in win over Cards

Gay connected on two field-goal kicks and four extra-point attempts during the 31-11 wild-card round victory over Arizona.

Analysis: Gay didn't skip a beat in the wild-card round with another excellent fantasy showing. He's been a top option all year, and with the Buccaneers-Rams game having the potential to be a high-scoring affair, Gay projects to have another solid game this week.

Jan 19, 2022 6:19 AM EST


Finishes season strong

Gay connected on his lone field-goal kick and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 27-24 overtime loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: The second-year Ram finished the campaign with an elite 94.1 field-goal percentage and missed just a single extra point all season for a 98.0 percentage. Gay should also set up nicely for the postseason and be a solid fantasy contributor for the duration of Los Angeles' playoff run.

Jan 10, 2022 11:48 AM EST


First field-goal miss since Week 4

Gay connected on two extra-point kicks but missed a 56-yard, field-goal attempt during the first quarter of Sunday's 20-19 win over Baltimore.

Analysis: This was Gay's weakest showing of the year, and it unfortunately came at a tough time in the fantasy schedule. He's a bounce-back candidate in Week 18 against San Francisco and should be a serviceable contributor for the duration of Los Angeles' playoff run.

Jan 3, 2022 10:43 AM EST


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