Michael Badgley

Michael Badgley

Place Kicker #15
Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Ht / Wt:5'10" / 186 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Michael Badgley: Two field goals Week 7

Badgley made two of his three field-goal attempts and only made three of his four extra-point attempts in Sunday's 39-29 win against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Badgley has missed at least one field goal in every game since Week 3 and also has back to back games with a missed extra point. Even coach Anthony Lynn has commented on Badgley's recent performance, insisting that he needs to come out of his funk, and it wouldn't be surprising if another missed kick in the coming weeks could put Badgley's job in jeopardy.

October 27, 2020 8:59 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Missed field goal

Badgley missed his lone field-goal attempt and made three of his four extra-points attempts in Monday's 30-27 overtime loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Badgley had a chance to win the game for the Chargers in regulation, but the 50-yard attempt clanked off the right upright. This marks his second missed field goal from 50 yards this season and fourth out of six tries in his career. The Chargers are on bye for Week 6 and return the following week to face Jacksonville.

October 13, 2020 9:04 AM EST

Michael Badgley: One field goal Week 4

Badgley made one of his two field-goal attempts and added four extra points in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Badgley successfully converted a 53-yard field goal and connected all four of his extra points in Tampa Bay. The third-year kicker has now only missed two field goals this season. The Chargers' offense has been unusually successful in converting scoring opportunities, thus limiting the need for Badgley.

October 6, 2020 9:24 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Doesn't miss Sunday

Badgley knocked home both his field goal and extra-point attempt in Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Badgley was robbed of an additional extra-point attempt when the Chargers were forced to go for a two-point conversation late in the game. The third-year kicker has missed just one attempt all season, and has missed just two attempts from inside the 40 throughout his entire career, although the Chargers' offense has struggled at times to put him within his ideal range.

September 29, 2020 9:38 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Nails two field goals

Badgley made both of his field-goal attempts and added two extra points in Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: The Chargers' offense looked pretty impressive after rookie quarterback Justin Herbert stepped in for the injured Tyrod Taylor (ribs) which set Badgley up nicely for extra points. Badgley's only missed field goal this season came from 50 yards. After his 43-yard attempt this week was a success, the 25-year-old has yet to miss a kick from 40 yards or shorter this season. Next week's game against the Panthers should set up well for Badgley as the Panthers have allowed a total of six field goals through two weeks.

September 22, 2020 10:07 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Knocks home multiple field goals

Badgley connected on three of his four field-goal attempts in Sunday's 16-13 win over the Bengals. He also made his lone extra-point attempt.

Analysis: The Chargers' offense continually sputtered out near the red zone allowing for Badgley to knock home a couple of chip shots throughout the game. Badgley, who's lone miss came from 50 yards out, is only 50 percent on field goals from 50 or more yards, although he's attempted just four in his three-year career. Given the lack of efficient play Sunday, the 25-year-old might find it difficult to generate a similar type of fantasy production next week against the Chiefs.

September 15, 2020 7:45 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Lone kicker in camp

Badgley is the only kicker listed in the Chargers' group of specialists for this year's training camp.

Analysis: Badgley was limited to just eight games last season due to a groin injury, but he's been very good when healthy. The 25-year-old has converted 28 of 32 field-goal attempts and 46 of 47 extra-point tries across 18 regular season games, making him a reliable commodity that doesn't require competition to push him ahead of the regular season.

August 21, 2020 12:31 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Perfect from inside 45 yards

Badgley converted on 13 of his 16 field-goal attempts in 2019, and did not miss any of his 19 extra points.

Analysis: A groin injury ultimately cost Badgley the first eight games of the season, but the second-year kicker returned in Week 9 and proceeded to be a reliable option from 45 yards or less. All three of Badgley's misses came from 46 yards or longer, however, but considering the team's struggles to find a consistent kicker in past seasons, it's unlikely the 24-year-old will have much competition at the position in 2020.

January 4, 2020 9:04 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Mundane performance

Badgley converted his lone field-goal attempt and both of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Melvin Gordon's ability to capitalize in the red zone ultimately set the stage for another under-performing fantasy day from Badgley. The second-year kicker has attempted just one field goal in each of the last three games, and four of the last six.

December 23, 2019 10:55 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Hardly needed in loss

Badgley connected on his lone field-goal attempt and also extra-point attempt in the 39-10 loss Sunday to the Vikings.

Analysis: The scoreline says it all, as the Chargers fell hopelessly behind early, relegating Badgley to an afterthought. The 24-year-old has yet to miss a kick from 45 yards or shorter in 2019.

December 17, 2019 7:18 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Easy day in win

Badgley made his only field-goal attempt and also converted all six of his extra-point attempts in the 45-10 win Sunday over the Jaguars.

Analysis: It was a pretty easy outing for Badgley as the Chargers' offense was able to terrorize the Jaguars all afternoon. The second-year kicker has yet to miss an attempt from 45-yards or shorter.

December 10, 2019 7:29 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Misses another field goal

Badgley converted two of his three field-goal attempts and also knocked in both of his extra-point attempts in the 23-20 loss Sunday to the Broncos.

Analysis: The missed field goal came after the Chargers failed to generate more than a single yard after a critical fourth-quarter interception from middle linebacker Denzel Perryman, with Badgley's 55-yard attempt clanging off the left upright. The second-year kicker has now missed a field goal in three of his four games this season, although each attempt has come from at least 45 yards or longer.

December 1, 2019 5:28 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Misses crucial field goal

Badgley connected on three of his four field-goal attempts in the 24-17 loss Monday to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Badgley's miss was a critical one, as the Chargers were playing with all the momentum in the first half, only for their multi-year kicking woes to resurface once more. The second-year kicker is now 80 percent on field-goal attempts this season, although both of his misses have come from the 40-to-49 yard-range, and he hasn't even attempted a field goal from 50 or more yards.

November 19, 2019 9:56 AM EST

Michael Badgley: Labeled questionable for Week 7

Badgley (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Even though Badgley closed Week 7 preparations with back-to-back full practices, the Chargers apparently aren't fully convinced that he's moved past the right groin issue that has kept him sidelined all season. Chase McLaughlin -- who served as Los Angeles' kicker the past two weeks -- still remains on the roster, so unless he's released before Sunday's contest, Badgley's status will be muddled with a degree of uncertainty.

October 18, 2019 12:30 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Ready to rock

Badgley (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Badgley is practicing in full for the first time since suffering a knee injury Sept 9. Barring any setbacks, he appears on track to make his season debut versus the Titans on Sunday. With Badgley finally operating without limitations, interim kicker Chase McLaughlin's time with the Chargers could be nearing an end.

October 17, 2019 2:49 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Held to limited participation

Badgley (groin) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Badgley was set to start kicking this week, and a limited participation bodes well for his return soon. The Chargers may still take precautions since Badgley already had a setback delay his return, so Chase McLaughlin will remain the kicker as long as Badgley is on the sidelines.

October 16, 2019 4:58 PM EST

Michael Badgley: On track to start kicking again

Coach Anthony Lynn said Badgley (groin) is expected to start kicking at some point this week, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Even if Badgley is able to kick this week, that doesn't guarantee he'll be back for Sunday's game against the Titans. In fact, he was expected to return earlier this year but suffered a setback, so the Chargers may choose to be cautious with the second-year kicker. Until he's ready to go, Chase McLaughlin will remain the Chargers' kicker.

October 14, 2019 2:36 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Inactive for SNF

Badgley (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: Badgley's season debut will be put on hold, as Chase McLaughlin will continue manning the place-kicking duties.

October 13, 2019 4:05 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Listed as doubtful

Badgley (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's tilt against the Steelers, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Badgley is trending towards missing another contest due to his lingering groin issue. He hasn't yet made his 2019 debut. Chase McLaughlin will handle kicking duties once again versus Pittsburgh, assuming Badgley isn't able to suit up.

October 11, 2019 12:59 PM EST

Michael Badgley: Still missing practice

Badgley (groin) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Analysis: Badgley has yet to make his debut this season dealing with the groin injury, and it looks as though his absence could extend. If Badgley is forced to miss Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, it will again be Chase McLaughlin assuming kicking duties.

October 9, 2019 3:52 PM EST

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