Matt Gay

Los Angeles Rams
Place Kicker #8
Los Angeles Rams
Place Kicker #8
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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


Remains perfect versus Vikings

Gay made all three of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-23 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: Gay drilled kicks from 32, 31 and 24 yards to extend his streak to 23 straight field-goal makes. Thanks to such great recent form, Gay is now tied for the league lead with 136 points this term.

Dec 28, 2021 6:16 PM EST


Streak extends to 20 straight FGs

Gay connected on both of his field-goal kicks and both extra-point attempts during Tuesday's 20-10 win over Seattle.

Analysis: Now 28-for-29 on field-goal kicks for the campaign and leading the league in field-goal percentage, it's hard to overlook Gay's high-fantasy floor and respectable ceiling. Additionally, he's now hit at least two field goals and two extra points in each of the last four games, so Gay's also contributing when it matters most for fantasy managers.

Dec 22, 2021 9:09 AM EST


Rams-Seahawks moved to Tuesday

Gay and the Rams will no longer play the Seahawks on Sunday, after the NFL officially rescheduled the matchup between the two teams for Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET.

Analysis: Due to ongoing COVID-19-related issues within the Rams organization, the NFL is hopeful that by delaying the game two days, Los Angeles will be able to restore enough players from the reserve/COVID-19 list to alleviate depth concerns on the roster. After Tuesday's game, the Rams will face a quick turnaround for Week 16 with a Sunday game in Minnesota on Dec. 26.

Dec 17, 2021 1:05 PM EST


Turns in another solid showing

Gay connected on three field-goal kicks and three extra-point attempts during Monday's 30-23 win over Arizona.

Analysis: It's been an impressive run for the third-year kicker, as Gay hasn't missed a kick in eight games. Additionally, he's now hit 26 of 27 field-goal kicks and 38 of 39 extra-point attempts for the campaign. Those are high-end numbers in most settings, and Gay should remain a solid fantasy option.

Dec 14, 2021 5:37 AM EST


Hugh showing in blowout win

Gay hit all three of his field-goal kicks and four extra-point attempts during Sunday's 37-7 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: This was a get-right spot for the Los Angeles offense, and the Rams racking up 37 points was a huge boon to Gay's fantasy results. He's been next to automatic this season connecting on 23 of 24 field-goal kicks and 35 of 36 extra-point attempts. Expect Gay to remain a solid contributor moving forward.

Dec 6, 2021 8:37 AM EST


Hits four kicks in loss

Gay connected on two field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks during Sunday's 36-28 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Gay hasn't missed a field goal since Week 4 and is now 20-for-21 for the campaign. While the Rams have stuttered of late with three consecutive losses, it hasn't been a considerable hindrance to Gay's fantasy outlook. He remains a sound option in most settings moving forward.

Nov 29, 2021 8:35 AM EST


Quiet against 49ers

Gay hit a 37-yard field goal and connected on his lone extra-point attempt during Monday's 31-10 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: It was a down fantasy showing for Gay, as head coach Sean McVay tried to fake a field goal at the end of the first half, and the Los Angeles offense was never able to find a consistent groove Monday. The Rams don't play again until Week 12 against Green Bay, and while Gay projects to finish the season strong, he might not be worth a stash on fantasy benches for Week 11.

Nov 16, 2021 6:15 AM EST


Still produces in loss

Gay connected on three field-goal kicks and an extra-point attempt during Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: It was another solid showing for Gay, and he's now hit all nine of his field-goal attempts over the past five weeks. Perhaps most encouraging was that the Los Angeles offense struggled Sunday, and Gay was still able to post a solid fantasy line. He's proving to be one of the more reliable kickers in the league.

Nov 8, 2021 6:59 AM EST


Hits six more kicks in win

Gay connected on a 27-yard field goal and hit all five of his extra-point kicks during Sunday's 38-22 win over Houston.

Analysis: With Los Angeles up to an average of 30.6 points per game, and Gay having connected on 14 of 15 field goals, it's probably safe to continue viewing the 27-year-old kicker as a rock-solid weekly option moving forward. Gay and the Rams don't have a bye until Week 11, too.

Nov 1, 2021 3:40 PM EST


Hits all four kicks in win

Gay connected on two field-goal kicks and both extra-point attempts during Sunday's 28-19 win over Detroit.

Analysis: Gay has now missed just a single field goal and single extra point through seven games to start the year, and he's established himself as a go-to option at kicker in most settings. It's also worth noting that Los Angeles doesn't have its bye until Week 11.

Oct 25, 2021 9:43 AM EST


Adds another strong showing

Gay connected on his lone field-goal kick and converted all five of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 38-11 win over New York.

Analysis: It was another solid fantasy performance for Gay. He's hit 10 of 11 field-goal attempts and 20 of 21 extra-point kicks and should probably be considered a set-and-forget option at kicker in most leagues.

Oct 18, 2021 6:07 PM EST


Gets back to full practice

Gay (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gay was a limited participant in the Rams' first practice session of the week due to an ankle issue. However, he is now in line to continue in his regular duties as the team's kicker for a Week 6 matchup against the Giant. Through five games this season, Gay has made 10 of his 11 field-goal attempts and and 15 of his 16 extra-point tries.

Oct 14, 2021 7:09 PM EST


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