|ADP:||Round: 14, Pick: 7|
|Team:||San Francisco 49ers|
|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 185 lb.|
|Born:||December 30, 1981|
|Drafted:||2005 / UDFA|
Gould went 23-for-31 on field-goal attempts and 41-for-42 on point-after tries in 13 games during the 2019 regular season.
Analysis: Gould had a rough start to the 2019 season after finishing 2018 as the most-accurate kicker in the league. The 36-year-old missed seven kicks over his first six contests (12-for-19), and then he went down to injury Week 9 in what appeared to be a disastrous campaign. Undrafted rookie Chase McLaughlin filled in admirably during Gould's three-week absence, which put the veteran's status as starter in jeopardy. The team went back to Gould in Week 13, and he responded by going 17-for-18 (including his first make of 50-plus yards) over his final eight games of the season (including the playoffs). The kicker's second-half bounce back should restore the 49ers' and fantasy owners' faith for the 2020 season.
Gould went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts (30, 470 and 2-for-2 on point-after tries in Sunday's 26-21 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Gould remained perfect on field-goal attempts for the fourth straight week, going 9-for-9 over that span. The 37-year-old appeared to take a step back with a shaky start to the 2019 campaign, but his strong finish to the year restored faith in fantasy owners. He did finish the regular season without hitting a field goal of 50 or more yards (0-for-4 from that range), but he remained accurate from under 50 by going 23-for-27 on the rest of his attempts with two of those misses coming via blocked kicks. Gould should continue to be a high-floor kicker in San Francisco's above-average offense through the playoffs and when he returns to action during the 2020 fantasy season.
Gould went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 4-for-4 on point-after tries in Saturday's 34-31 win over the Rams.
Analysis: It was only a 33-yard attempt, but Gould split the uprights as time expired to seal the victory for San Francisco on Saturday. The 36-year-old has turned in two perfect kicking performances over the last three weeks and has been far better recently -- 8-for-9 on FGAs and 13-for-14 on PATs over the last four weeks -- after a rough start to the season. Gould has yet to hit from beyond 50 yards (0-for-4 from that distance), but his otherwise-accurate leg on an offense that has moved the ball well this year makes him fantasy-worthy heading into an important matchup against the Seahawks on Sunday.
Gould was a perfect 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and went 1-for-2 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 29-22 loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: Gould turned in his first perfect performance when attempting three or more field goals this season. The veteran kicker still had a blemish when he shanked his first PAT. Gould has been better overall since returning from injury (6-for-7 on field-goal tries), making him a worthy option against a soft Rams defense Saturday.
Gould went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts (30, 41) and 6-for-6 on point-after tries in Sundays 48-46 win over the Saints.
Analysis: Gould put the bow on an incredible comeback victory for San Francisco with a clutch field goal as time expired in New Orleans. This was surprisingly the first clean multi-attempt game for the veteran this season. The 36-year-old is coming off of three consecutive seasons of 95 percent or higher field-goal accuracy, but he sits at just 67 percent (16-for-24) over 10 games. Gould's drop-off may be related to injury, bad luck (two blocked kicks) or simply diminished skills in his 15th season as a pro. Despite his early-season struggles, the veteran leg remains a safe fantasy option Sunday against Atlanta while kicking for a powerful offense.
Gould (quadriceps) went 1-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-2 on point-after tries in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Gould returned from a three-week injury layoff and did not appear to be hampered by his quadriceps. The veteran's lone miss came from 51 yards -- and he is now 0-for-4 on kicks over 50 yards -- but the kick had enough leg and only went wide due to being slightly deflected by Marlon Humphrey's finger. Gould should be considered a safe play in a dome against the Saints on Sunday.
Gould (quadriceps) is Matt Barrows of The Athletic Sunday in Baltimore.
Analysis: After practicing in full all week, Gould didn't have a designation for this contest and indeed will regain his standing as the 49ers' kicker following a three-game DNP streak. Meanwhile, he'll push Chase McLaughlin to the inactive list.
Gould (quadriceps) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Gould appears set to retake the field after a three-game absence. He stands to reprise his role as San Francisco's top kicker, which could make undrafted rookie Chase McLaughlin expendable.
Gould (quadriceps) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: After missing the last three weeks, it appears Gould is ready to resume his starting kicker role against the Ravens on Sunday. If Gould can finish the week without a setback, the 49ers may cut rookie Chase McLaughlin.
Gould (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Packers.
Analysis: Gould was considered doubtful for this contest, and he'll sit out a third straight contest. Chase McLaughlin will serve as the 49ers' kicker.
Gould (quadriceps) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Packers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Gould last took part in practice Nov. 7, missing two contests in the process. According to Wagoner, Gould was spotted kicking on a side field Friday, so he may be making some progress through his strained right quadriceps. Still, considering his status, Gould seems poised to miss a third game in a row. In the event that happens, Chase McLaughlin will serve as the 49ers kicker yet again.
Gould (quadriceps) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Gould continues to nurse a lingering quadriceps issue, and he's trending toward missing a third straight contest. Barring an unexpected step forward in Gould's recovery, expect the 49ers to rely on Chase Mclaughlin to handle kicking duties against the Packers on Sunday.
Gould (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Gould has missed two straight contests due to a lingering quadriceps injury, and he hasn't yet made enough progress in his recovery to resume practicing in any capacity. If the 36-year-old veteran is forced to miss more time, expect undrafted rookie Chase McLaughlin to draw another start versus the Packers on Sunday.
Gould's (quadriceps) status for Wednesday's practice is still uncertain, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Gould has missed the last two contests with an injury to his kicking leg, and coach Kyle Shanahan stated that his kicker may not be ready to return to practice yet. The 36-year-old has been replaced by undrafted rookie, Chase McLaughlin, who missed a crucial overtime kick against Seattle two weeks ago but has otherwise been perfect during his fill-in performance (4-for-5 on field-goal attempts and 4-for-4 on extra-point tries). Gould has been uncharacteristically inaccurate this season (13-for-20 on field-goal tries), but he remains a startable fantasy option on a 49ers offense that moves the ball well. Check back for updates on San Francisco's kicking situation as we get closer to a key primetime matchup against fellow NFC powerhouse, the Green Bay Packers, on Sunday.
Gould (quadriceps) is listed as inactive Sunday versus the Cardinals, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Analysis: Sidelined a second consecutive contest with a strained quadriceps, Gould will hand over kicking duties to Chase McLaughlin yet again. Gould's next chance to suit up is next Sunday night versus the Packers.
Gould (quadriceps) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: After the quad strain sidelined him for the Monday night loss to Seattle, Gould wasn't able to resume practicing in any fashion in Week 11. The 49ers will see if he makes some progress over the next two days before ruling on Gould's status for Sunday, but barring an unexpected recovery, San Francisco will likely proceed with Chase McLaughlin as its kicker for at least one more game.
Gould (quadriceps) is not present for the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Analysis: Gould sat out Monday's overtime loss to the Seahawks due to a quad strain, and he hasn't managed to practice in any capacity this week. In the event that Gould were forced to miss another contest, the 49ers would likely rely on Chase McLaughlin to handle kicking duties once again.
Gould (quadriceps) was a non-participant at practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Gould sat out Monday's loss to the Seahawks and isn't starting out the preparations for Week 11 on a positive note. Chase McLaughlin remains on the roster to kick should the veteran be sidelined again this week.
Gould went 2-for-3 on field-goal attempts and converted both of his point-after tries in Sunday's 20-7 win over the Rams.
Analysis: Gould bounced back from his ugly 1-for-4 outing last week, but he missed his third attempt at a 50-plus yard field goal. The 36-year-old hasn't looked the same in 2019 (9-for-15) after finishing last season with the best field-goal percentage in the league. Gould is still a startable option in an easy matchup against the Redskins that could provide plenty of scoring opportunities for the kicker Sunday.
Gould was 1-for-4 on field-goal attempts and converted all four point-after tries in Monday's 31-3 win over the Browns.
Analysis: It was an uncharacteristic inaccurate night for the usually sure-footed Gould. In his defense, one of the misses was due in large part to a poor snap and hold, and his fourth attempt was simply blocked by the defense. Excuses aside, Gould has already missed five field-goal tries (7-for-12) after missing just once in 34 tries last season. The 49ers' offense has been clicking on all cylinders this season, so the veteran should project well against the Rams on Sunday.
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