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Matt Gay

Los Angeles Rams
Place Kicker #8
Los Angeles Rams
Place Kicker #8
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Matt Gay News

Perfect in Week 2

Gay made both of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Gay converted from 34 and 38 yards on his respective field goals, with the latter coming with just over two minutes remaining and ultimately being the difference Sunday. Through two games, Gay now sports an impressive 19 points on 11 makes and no misses overall.

Sep 21, 2021 5:52 PM EST


Hits double figures

Gay made both his field-goal attempts as well as all four of his extra-point tries in Sunday night's 34-14 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Gay converted from 53 and 22 yards on his respective field goals, starting the season with a perfect kicking record. Given the Rams' explosive offense, Gay is seemingly in a great situation to rack up the points as long as he remains consistent. In Week 2, he'll face the Colts on the road.

Sep 14, 2021 4:57 PM EST



Strong run with Rams

Gay connected on 14 of 16 field-goal attempts and all 16 extra-point kicks through seven regular-season games with the Rams during the 2020 regular season.

Analysis: The second-year kicker was perfect over his final six games connecting on 13 field goals and 10 extra points, including the two postseason contests. Gay was a solid fantasy option to finish the season, and he projects to remain a reliable kicker in most settings to start the 2021 campaign.

Jan 28, 2021 9:29 AM EST


Heater continues against Seattle

Gay connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point kicks during Saturday's 30-20 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Gay has been automatic over the past five games. He's hit 12 field goals and nine extra points without missing and projects to remain a solid fantasy option for Saturday's Divisional Round game against Green Bay.

Jan 11, 2021 6:03 AM EST


Perfect in win over Cards

Gay hit all three of his field-goal attempts and lone extra-point kick during Sunday's 18-7 win over Arizona.

Analysis: Gay's now connected on all nine of his field-goal attempts and each of his six extra-point kicks over the past four games. He projects to remain a serviceable option against Seattle in the wild-card round. It's also worth noting that he's probably positioned himself to kick for the Rams again in 2021, which has proven to be a favorable fantasy setup under head coach Sean McVay.

Jan 4, 2021 7:03 AM EST



Hits all three kicks in loss

Gay connected on all three of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 20-9 loss to Seattle.

Analysis: The sophomore kicker has now hit all six of his field-goal attempts and all five of his extra-point kicks over the past three weeks. Before setting Gay into fantasy lineups in Week 17, it will be important to check the Los Angeles quarterback situation. Jared Goff (thumb) underwent surgery Monday.

Dec 28, 2020 5:40 PM EST


Hits all four kicks in loss

Gay connected on both his field-goal attempts and both his extra-point kicks during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Jets.

Analysis: The second-year kicker has been reliable for Los Angeles and fantasy managers through five games, and he's also set up for another solid performance in Week 16 against the Seahawks. Gay is worth considering in most settings.

Dec 21, 2020 9:45 AM EST


Proves health in win

Gay connected on a 35-yard field goal and hit all three of his extra-point kicks during Thursday's 24-3 win over New England.

Analysis: The second-year kicker was listed as questionable for Thursday's game with a shoulder injury, so it was encouraging to see him suit up and hit all four of his kicks in the convincing win. Gay's fantasy numbers probably could have been better if head coach Sean McVay opted to be more aggressive offensively instead of milking the clock, too. Expect Gay to remain a serviceable asset in most fantasy settings, and especially with upcoming matchups against the Jets and Seahawks.

Dec 11, 2020 7:28 AM EST


Suiting up Thursday

Gay (shoulder) is listed as active Thursday against the Patriots, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gay made a sudden appearance on Wednesday's injury report as a limited participant and questionable for this Week 14 contest. The Rams even called up an insurance policy in Austin MacGinnis earlier Thursday. After making a number of kicks during pregame warmups, though, Gay has been cleared to suit up. During his three-game stint in L.A., he's nailed five of seven field-goal attempts and all 10 point-after tries.

Dec 10, 2020 4:03 PM EST


Status in question for Thursday

Gay (shoulder) is questionable for Thursday's game versus the Patriots, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gay avoided the injury report Monday and Tuesday before he was listed a limited Wednesday. The downgrade was enough to place a cloud over his availability for Week 14. If the Rams end up elevating Austin MacGinnis from the practice squad Thursday, that may mean a DNP is imminent for Gay.

Dec 9, 2020 2:32 PM EST


Another solid fantasy day

Gay connected on one of his two field-goal attempts and hit all five extra-point kicks during Sunday's 38-28 win over Arizona.

Analysis: Fantasy managers would have liked to have seen Gay hit his 37-yard, field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter, but five extra points padded his stat line. While the sophomore has already missed two field goals through three games, his fantasy numbers have been serviceable. Gay projects to remain a middling option in most settings.

Dec 7, 2020 7:38 AM EST


Perfect in loss

Gay went 2-for-2 in field-goal attempts and connected on both his extra-point kicks during Sunday's 23-20 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: Gay's two field goals were from 48 and 41 yards, and he's now made four of his five attempts since joining the Rams last week. Look for the second-year kicker to continue providing serviceable fantasy numbers moving forward, and next week's matchup against Arizona should prove to be a high-scoring bout and an especially favorable spot.

Nov 30, 2020 7:29 AM EST


Tops former team

Gay connected on two of his three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point kicks during Monday's 27-24 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: This was Gay's debut with Los Angeles after spending his rookie season with Tampa Bay in 2019, and while he did miss a 44-yard field goal in the third quarter, he rebounded with the game-winning kick from 40 yards with 2:40 remaining. Fantasy managers will want to ensure Gay retains his role for a Week 12 matchup against San Francisco before locking him into lineups. The sophomore does offer some upside.

Nov 24, 2020 7:43 AM EST


Handling kicking duties Monday

Gay will serve as the Rams' kicker Monday at Tampa Bay, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Gay is making his season debut, marking the third kicker used by the Rams on the campaign. He joined L.A. last week in the wake of Kai Forbath (ankle) landing on injured reserve, but the question remained whether the team would elevate Austin MacGinnis from the practice squad. It has opted not to, leaving Gay to handle kicking duties Week 12. Last season, Gay hit 27 of 35 field-goal attempts and 43 of 48 point-after tries as a member of the Bucs.

Nov 23, 2020 4:03 PM EST


Activated from exempt list

Gay was activated from the commissioner's exempt list Saturday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old signed with Los Angeles earlier in the week, but he's now officially on the active roster. Gay is poised to handle kicking duties for the Rams, though Austin MacGinnis could still be elevated from the practice squad ahead of Monday's game at Tampa Bay.

Nov 21, 2020 7:43 PM EST


Lands deal in L.A.

The Rams signed Gay on Tuesday, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: After cutting bait with long-time kicker Greg Zuerlein in the offseason, the Rams have cycled through a number of kickers, including Samuel Sloman and Kai Forbath. Forbath was the casualty of an ankle injury this past Sunday versus the Seahawks and was placed on IR, with the corresponding move the signing of Gay. As a member of the Buccaneers last season, Gay made 27 of 35 field-goal attempts and 43 of 48 point-after tries across 16 games.

Nov 17, 2020 1:11 PM EST


Will compete for Rams' job

Gay is expected to be brought to Los Angeles to compete with Austin MacGinnis for the potential Rams' kicking job, J.B. Long of the Los Angeles Rams Radio Network reports.

Analysis: MacGinnis will have to clear COVID-19 protocol before he can participate and coach Sean McVay expects that to commence by Saturday. Starting Kicker, Kai Forbath, injured his ankle in the Rams' Week 10 over the Seahawks. The fact that Los Angeles is already looking at two potential kickers going forward indicates that Forbath could miss some time. As a result, MacGinnis will look to make an impression once he joins the team.

Nov 16, 2020 5:52 PM EST


Signed to practice squad

Gay was signed to the practice squad Saturday

Analysis: The kicker is yet to appear in a game as an official Colts player although he's had two different stints on the team's practice squad. Darius Jackson was waived in a corresponding move.

Nov 7, 2020 12:08 PM EST


Cut from practice squad

The Colts cut Gay from the practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Gay was jettisoned in order to allow Indianapolis to re-sign Darius Jackson. Though he hasn't yet appeared in a game this season, Gay did convert 27 of 35 field-goal attempts across 16 contests with the Buccaneers in 2019.

Nov 6, 2020 7:19 AM EST


Signs with Colts' practice squad

Gay signed with the Colts' practice squad Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Gay spent the 2019 season with the Buccaneers and hit 77 percent of his field goals, but he lost the job to Ryan Succop to begin the season. This looks to be the start of a kicker competition in Indianapolis, as rookie Rodrigo Blankenship missed a 30-yard field goal in Week 1.

Sep 15, 2020 1:01 PM EST


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