Matt Gay

Indianapolis Colts
Place Kicker #8
Indianapolis Colts
Place Kicker #8

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Productive in season finale

Gay connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and converted his lone extra-point try during Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Gay opened the scoring for the Rams with a 22-yard field goal, and later tacked on field goals from 45 and 38 yards. Gay, who will be an unrestricted free agent, had another impressive season with the Rams, going 28-for-30 on field goals -- his only two misses coming from beyond 50 yards -- and 31-for-32 on extra points. The Rams will likely be keen on keeping the talented kicker, as Gay was one of the few components of the offense that was consistent from start to finish this season.

Jan 9, 2023 11:26 AM EST

Puts up dud

Gay connected on a 23-yard field goal and made his only extra-point attempt during Sunday's 31-10 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: A week removed from the best game of the season for the sure-legged kicker, Gay's prospects at repeating his performance looked promising, as the Chargers defense looked to pose less of a threat than the Broncos defense that the Rams tore apart in Week 16. Aside from a chip shot field goal to close out the first quarter, however, Gay would only find one other opportunity to produce points, booting an extra-point after Malcolm Brown punched in a 21-yard rushing touchdown. The Rams will be looking to play spoiler in Week 18 to a Seahawks team fighting for the final wild card spot in the NFC, and Gay booted three field goals and two extra points in the team's first matchup in Week 13, giving fantasy managers some hope of a rebound performance.

Jan 2, 2023 11:17 AM EST

Erupts with monster game

Gay connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and converted all six of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 51-14 victory against the Broncos.

Analysis: Fantasy managers that chose to rely on one of the NFL's most accurate kickers against the top defense in the league were rewarded handsomely, as Gay booted field goals of 55, 53 and 30 yards while adding a whopping six extra-point kicks. Baker Mayfield was able to pick apart the Broncos by relying heavily on his tight ends and Cam Akers, which gave Gay an abundance of opportunities to put up points, and a much less intimidating defense is on tap for Week 17 against the Chargers, putting Gay back on the fantasy radar after a lengthy mid-season slump.

Dec 26, 2022 8:35 AM EST

Misses first extra point of season

Gay connected on both of his field-goal attempts and failed to convert his only extra-point attempt during Monday's 24-12 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Gay hadn't missed an extra point since Week 5 of the 2021 campaign, so the miss in the frigid air of Lambeau Field should be looked at as an outlier, not a trend. In fact, Gay booted a 55-yard field goal in the second quarter, the third 50+ yard field goal made at Lambeau Field with temperatures under 25 degrees, and chipped in a 33-yarder as well to keep up his stellar 21-for-23 record on field-goal attempts with three games to go.

Dec 20, 2022 9:15 AM EST

Misses 61-yard field goal in win

Gay connected on one of two field-goal attempts and converted both of his extra-point attempts in Thursday's 17-16 win against the Raiders.

Analysis: It's hard to find fault in Gay's miss of a lengthy 61-yard field-goal attempt, which went wide left, due to an unnecessary roughness penalty called on Coleman Shelton that pushed what would've been a much more manageable 46-yard field goal back. Gay booted in another long field goal from 55 yards in the first quarter, and remained perfect on both of his extra points to help secure the Rams' first win in over a month.

Dec 9, 2022 11:09 AM EST

Ties season-high with three FG's

Gay connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and went 2-for-2 on extra-point tries during Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Fantasy managers that were brave enough to start the slumping Gay were rewarded, as Gay connected on a long 54-yard attempt, along with makes from 40 and 32 yards, and continued his season-long perfect streak of making extra points. The accurate kicker takes on a Raiders defense that ranks near the bottom of the league in Week 14, which may give Gay more kicking opportunities for a second straight week.

Dec 5, 2022 9:14 AM EST

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

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