Robbie Gould

San Francisco 49ers
Place Kicker #9
San Francisco 49ers
Place Kicker #9
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Has to fill in at punter

Gould went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 3-for-3 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Gould hit clutch field goals on the 49ers' final drives of the first half and overtime to help propel his team to the playoffs. The veteran kicker also had to fill in at punter for the first time since 2009 after Mitch Wishnowsky (concussion) was knocked out of the game on kickoff coverage. Gould finishes the regular season with another solid campaign, going 20-for-23 (87 percent) on field-goal attempts and 39-for-40 on PATs. The 38-year-old remains a strong kicking option in DFS formats when the 49ers take on the Cowboys in the wild-card round on Sunday.

Jan 10, 2022 10:59 AM EST


Racks up 11 points

Gould went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 23-7 win over the Texans.

Analysis: The 49ers were able to take advantage of a soft matchup against Houston and finally give Gould his first double-digit scoring outing since Week 12. The veteran kicker didn't have any long-range attempts (max of 37 yards Sunday), but the high volume and clean results are what fantasy managers are looking for. The 49ers will face more resistance against the Rams in Week 18, but Gould remains a solid kicking option for formats that require one.

Jan 3, 2022 10:23 AM EST



Hits from 48 yards out

Gould nailed his lone field-goal attempt and went 2-for-2 on extra-point tries in Thursday's 20-17 loss to Tennessee.

Analysis: Gould was only given one opportunity to convert a field goal, but he came through by splitting the uprights from 48 yards out with distance to spare. The veteran kicker has been limited to one field-goal attempt in three of his last four contests. Gould could be in line for more scoring opportunities in Week 17 when San Francisco takes on a fledgling Texans squad.

Dec 24, 2021 2:47 PM EST


Contributes seven points in win

Gould converted his lone field-goal attempt and went 4-for-4 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-13 win over Atlanta.

Analysis: Gould got back to perfection after missing one kick in each of his last three contests (two missed field goals and one PAT miss). Even with his recent rough patch, the 38-year-old is still hitting field goals at an 82 percent clip with a PAT conversion rate of 97 percent in 10 games this season. Gould remains a dependable kicking option heading into a Thursday matchup against the Titans.

Dec 20, 2021 11:16 AM EST


Scores eight points in OT win

Gould went 2-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 26-23 overtime win over Cincinnati.

Analysis: Gould's lone miss came on a 47-yard attempt as time expired in the third quarter. It was a rare miss of less than 50 yards from the usually-reliable kicker, and it also allowed the Bengals to make a late comeback and send the game into overtime. Gould's teammates rallied and eventually secured the win in thee extra period. The 49ers have favorable matchups in two of the team's next three contests (vs. ATL in Week 15 and vs. HOU in Week 17), making Gould a solid option for the fantasy playoffs.

Dec 13, 2021 2:01 PM EST



Misses PAT

Gould converted his lone field-goal attempt and went 2-for-3 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Gould missed his first field goal of the season from under 50 yards last week, and now he missed his first point-after try. Both events are rare for one of the more-reliable kickers in the league, so fantasy managers shouldn't fret over this minor bout of inaccuracy. The weather at Paul Brown Stadium projects to be mild for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals, so deploy Gould as you normally would.

Dec 6, 2021 12:45 PM EST


Rare miss from within 50

Gould went 2-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 4-for-4 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 34-26 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: Gould had a rare miss from within 50 yards (was 5-for-5 on attempts from that range prior to the miss) that could have iced the game for the 49ers. The team still ended up winning and the veteran kicker still contributed a solid 10 points. Gould remains a strong kicking option heading into a matchup against Seattle where another high point total should be expected.

Nov 29, 2021 12:13 PM EST


Season high 12 points

Gould was a perfect 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts while going 3-for-3 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-10 win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: The 49ers' offense stayed hot for the second week in a row, resulting in a new season high of 12 points for Gould. The veteran leg has been perfect in the three games since returning from IR, going 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts and 9-for-9 on PATs. Gould could stay busy against the Vikings in a Week 12 matchup between two teams with hot offenses and poor defenses.

Nov 22, 2021 12:47 PM EST


Hits from 50

Gould made his only field-goal attempt and went 4-for-4 on extra-point attempts in Monday's 31-10 win over the Rams.

Analysis: Gould remained perfect since being activated off of IR last week, even flashing his leg power by splitting the uprights from 50 yards out with room to spare. The 49ers have been involved in two major upsets in as many weeks, so it is a fool's errand to predict the game scripts in 2021. That said, Gould is an accurate kicker with a decent floor even in low-usage games, making him a solid option against the Jaguars in Week 11.

Nov 16, 2021 11:26 AM EST


Looks healthy in return

Gould (groin) converted his lone field-goal attempt while going 2-for-2 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: Gould was activated off of injured reserve after missing three games with a groin injury. The veteran is one of the more-reliable legs in the league -- which seems to be a rarity these days -- so there was no question he would regain his starting job as soon as he was activated. Fantasy kickers can only do what the team's offense puts them in position to do, but even when the 49ers' offense struggles, Gould will rarely hurt you with ugly missed kicks. Up next are the Rams on Monday Night Football in Week 10.

Nov 8, 2021 10:29 AM EST


Returns from injured reserve

Gould (groin) was activated from IR on Saturday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Analysis: Gould's return was expected after the 49ers waived Joey Slye earlier this week and on Friday, Kyle Shanahan suggested he would be available for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Gould will take the field for the first time since Week 3 against the Green Bay.

Nov 6, 2021 2:03 PM EST


Set to kick Week 9

San Francisco head coach Kyle Shanahan said Gould (groin) would return from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: The 49ers' decision to waive Joey Slye earlier this week foreshadowed the likely return of Gould, who resumed practicing Wednesday after missing the team's last four games with a groin injury. Gould may not be officially reinstated from IR until Saturday, but with no other kicker on the 53-man roster or practice squad, there's little doubt he'll have the role all to himself Sunday. Before straining his groin Week 4, Gould connected on three of four field-goal attempts and went 11-for-11 on extra-point tries through his first three outings.

Nov 5, 2021 1:38 PM EST


Practice window opens

The 49ers designated Gould (groin) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Keiana Martin of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Sidelined since he suffered a groin strain during pregame warmups in Week 4 versus the Seahawks, Gould is nearing a return to action now that his 21-day window in which to be activated from IR has opened. There seems to be a good chance it happens before Sunday's game against the Cardinals after the 49ers waived Joey Slye on Tuesday, and considering the fact Gould is the only kicker on the roster, including reserve lists and the practice squad.

Nov 3, 2021 4:37 PM EST


To practice this week

The 49ers are expected to open the practice window for Gould (groin) this week, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gould strained his groin during a pregame warmup Week 4 against the Seahawks and didn't log a snap in that contest. He subsequently was placed on injured reserve but now is poised to return to action after missing the minimum three games. Gould signaled that he was approaching the end of his recovery by traveling with the 49ers to Chicago this past Sunday and working out with his teammates, per Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. Assuming Gould is designated to return and is activated from IR this week, he take over kicking duties from Joey Slye, who has made seven of eight field-goal attempts and two of four point-after tries in his stead.

Nov 1, 2021 4:40 PM EST


Potential return this week

Gould (groin) joined the 49ers on their road trip to Chicago on Sunday, and was seen working out on the field prior to the contest, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Gould is eligible to come off of injured reserve this week against the Cardinals, and the fact that he traveled with the club and joined in on team warmups is positive sign that he will miss just the minimum three weeks. Joey Slye has done a solid job in the veteran's absence, but Gould's accuracy and reputation seemingly would give him the starting job back as soon as he is healthy enough to perform.

Nov 1, 2021 3:03 AM EST


Hitting injured reserve

The 49ers placed Gould (groin) on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Gould strained his groin prior to kickoff of Sunday's eventual loss to the Seahawks, not playing a down in the process. Coach Kyle Shanahan has called Gould's health concern a multi-week injury, and now that he's on IR he'll have to miss San Francisco's next three games. The team worked out a trio of kickers Tuesday, opting to sign Joey Slye over Michael Badgley and Brett Maher.

Oct 5, 2021 2:40 PM EST


Out with groin strain

Gould was diagnosed with a strained groin Monday and is a candidate to be placed on injured reserve, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Gould suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Seahawks and will be sidelined for at least one game. The 49ers have a bye in Week 6, so if the team doesn't put him on injured reserve the 38-year-old would have two weeks to recover before the next game Oct. 24. It's unclear at this point who San Francisco will bring aboard as a replacement kicker.

Oct 4, 2021 4:12 PM EST


Sustains groin injury

Gould is questionable to return to Sunday's game against Seattle due to a groin injury, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Analysis: Gould appeared to sustain an injury during pregame warmups Sunday, and punter Mitch Wishnowsky handled the 49ers' first extra-point try as a result. Wishnowsky should continue to handle kicking duties against Seattle if the 38-year-old is unable to return.

Oct 3, 2021 1:32 PM EST


No FG attempts

Gould did not attempt a field goal and went 4-for-4 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-28 loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: Gould's leg wasn't needed in large part to the 49ers' extremely slow start to the primetime contest. San Francisco's offense played from behind for the majority of the contest and had no use for field goals in the fourth quarter. Kickers can also be affected negatively by game script. Those deploying the accurate Gould in Week 4 will hope for a more favorable game script against Seattle.

Sep 27, 2021 3:07 PM EST


Perfect in Week 2

Gould converted his lone field-goal attempt and went 2-for-2 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 17-11 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Gould didn't get as many scoring opportunities as he did in the season opener, but he remained true when called upon. Up next for the veteran kicker is a primetime matchup against the Packers, so he could be an appealing option for a little late-matchup fantasy point boost.

Sep 20, 2021 4:45 PM EST


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