Tyler Bass

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Continues strong start

Bass made his only field-goal attempt as well as all five of his extra-point tries in Sunday night's 38-20 win over the Chiefs.

Analysis: Bass converted from 30 yards on his lone field goal, which along with his handful of PATs allowed the second-year kicker to remain atop the league in points (52) at his position this season.

Oct 12, 2021 10:37 AM EST


Keeps piling up points

Bass made all four of his field-goal attempts and all four extra-point tries in Sunday's 40-0 blowout win over the Texans, good for 16 points.

Analysis: An accurate kicker in a high-powered offense is the perfect combo in fantasy, and Bass keeps chugging along with points each week. Bass's 44 points lead all fantasy kickers heading into the Monday night game, while he's 10-for-11 on field-goal attempts while hitting all 14 of his extra-point tries.

Oct 4, 2021 8:47 PM EST



Big Week 3

Bass made all three field-goal attempts and all four extra-point tries in Sunday's 43-21 win over Washington.

Analysis: Almost everyone got in on the party for the Bills on Sunday, and Bass was no exception, posting his second double-digit outing of the young season and his best game to date. On the season, Bass is almost perfect, connecting on six of seven field-goal tries and all 10 extra pointers. Bass's 28 points currently puts him into a tie for fifth among kickers.

Sep 27, 2021 11:20 AM EST


Modest Week 2

Bass made all five of his extra-point tries and missed his only field-goal attempt (a 53-yarder) in Buffalo's win over the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: The five points is pretty disappointing when your team puts up 35, but that comes with the territory as the Bills were producing nothing but touchdowns vs. the helpless Dolphins. At least Bass managers got five more points than those of Jason Sanders on the other side of the box score. Through two contests, Bass has a modest 15 points while going 3-for-4 on field goals and 6-for-6 in extra points.

Sep 20, 2021 6:17 PM EST


Flawless Week 1

Bass made all three of his field-goal attempts -- from 37, 25 and 42 yards -- and his only extra-point try in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Bass was a big point producer in his 2020 rookie campaign, finishing fourth among NFL kickers while augmenting the high-powered Buffalo offense quite nicely. While the Bills struggled Sunday against a well-developed Pittsburgh game plan, Bass converted on his chances and is one of only eight kickers to post double-digit points heading into the Monday game. He'd need a terrible rough stretch to put his job in any peril; in fact, the Bills didn't even bring in competition this summer since it's clear the the 2020 sixth-rounder is the team's long-term solution.

Sep 13, 2021 11:34 AM EST



Big finish to rookie campaign

Bass hit all four of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game. He missed his only extra-point try.

Analysis: Bass showed off his big leg on the important stage, hitting a pair of 51-yarders to open and close the scoring for the Bills. The rookie from Georgia Southern struggled earlier in the season, but he soon started fitting right in with the rest of the Bills' high-powered offense. Bass finished his first regular season with an 82.4 success rate on field-goal attempts -- including a 4-for-6 mark from 50-plus yards -- while converting on 57 of 59 extra-point attempts. Bass also finished fourth in the NFL in scoring with 141 points. Given his rookie success to go with the fact that he was drafted, Bass seems locked into the starter's role next season.

Jan 28, 2021 5:21 PM EST


Rough night for kickers

Bass converted just one of three-field goal attempts while making both of his extra-point tries in Saturday's playoff win over the Ravens.

Analysis: This was one of the more brutal wind conditions the NFL has seen in a big game, and both kickers paid the price. Justin Tucker, arguably the greatest kicker in this generation, doinked two off the uprights and finished with the same 1-of-3 line as Bass. The rookie will get at least one more game to finish on a positive note in what's been a decent debut season, though weather could also be an issue with either Buffalo or Kansas City being the two possible venues for the AFC Championship Game.

Jan 16, 2021 11:13 PM EST


Perfect in wild-card win

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

Analysis: Bass converted from 46 and 54 yards on his respective field goals, helping Buffalo win their first playoff game in 25 years by three points. Heading into Saturday's AFC divisional-round meeting with the Ravens, Bass has gone four straight games without a miss.

Jan 12, 2021 4:26 PM EST


Racks up PATs

Bass did not attempt a field goal but made all eight of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 56-26 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Bass was busy Sunday thanks to another highly efficient performance from his offense. With eight more points, Bass finished the regular season with 141 total, placing fourth among kickers league-wide despite being a rookie.

Jan 5, 2021 5:41 PM EST


Stays true in dominant win

Bass made his lone field-goal attempt -- a 22-yarder -- as well as all five of his extra-point tries in Monday's 38-9 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: Bass has been the recipient of extra opportunities lately as the Buffalo offense is clicking on all cylinders. He's also started to put together a nice stat line following a rocky start to his rookie season, as he now sits with a 28-for-34 (82 percent) mark on field-goal attempts and is 49-of-51 on extra-point tries. Bass is fourth in the league in scoring with 133 points.

Dec 29, 2020 5:07 AM EST


Makes eight kicks

Bass made both of his field-goal attempts as well as all six of his extra-point tries in Saturday's 48-19 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Bass converted consecutive field goals from 27 yards to help bring his tally to double figures for the fifth time this season. Overall, the rookie now sports a hefty total of 125 points, placing him second in the category league-wide.

Dec 22, 2020 3:18 PM EST


Misses extra point

Bass made both of his field-goal attempts but missed one of three extra-point tries in Sunday night's 26-15 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Bass had missed just one PAT entering Sunday's contest but misfired with his first attempt from that distance on the night. In converting from 34 and 23 yards on his field goals, however, Bass still put together his fifth straight game with at least eight points. That stretch has brought him up to 113 points on the campaign, placing him fifth among kickers league-wide.

Dec 15, 2020 5:46 PM EST


Hitting on all cylinders

Bass made both of his field-goal attempts (37 and 28 yards) and all four extra-point tries in Buffalo's win over the 49ers on Monday night.

Analysis: That makes three straight flawless games for the rookie out of Georgia Southern, who's proven to be a strong draft choice following some early season struggles. Bass has made every single attempt starting in Week 8 with the exception of a 61-yard try before halftime in Week 9. While the schedule and the weather are tough factors down the stretch, a strong-legged rookie hitting his stride in a hot offense makes for a good fantasy play, even considering the negative factors.

Dec 10, 2020 6:24 PM EST


Hitting on all cylinders

Bass made both of his field-goal attempts (37 and 28 yards) and all four extra-point tries in Buffalo's win over the 49ers on Monday night.

Analysis: That makes three straight flawless games for the rookie out of Georgia Southern, who's proven to be a strong draft choice following some early season struggles. Bass has made every single attempt starting in Week 8 with the exception of a 61-yard try before halftime in Week 9. While the schedule and the weather are tough factors down the stretch, a strong-legged rookie hitting his stride in a hot offense makes for a good fantasy play, even considering the negative factors. Bass currently sits fourth in the league in scoring with 105 points following Week 13 action.

Dec 8, 2020 7:44 PM EST


Another smooth day

Bass put up nine points in Sunday's win over the Chargers, converting on 45- and 43-yard attempts while making all three of his extra-point tries.

Analysis: Bass has been excellent following some early season rookie hiccups. In Week 7, he made six field goals on eight attempts in a game where he did all the scoring for the Bills, and he's made every single attempt since that game with the exception of a 61-yard attempt before halftime in Week 9. Bass has become a fantasy factor now that he's found his footing in an offense that moves the ball well.

Nov 30, 2020 9:02 AM EST


Three long-distance kicks

Bass made all three of his field-goal tries in Sunday's loss to Arizona, from 54, 55 and 58 yards. He also made all three of his extra-point tries.

Analysis: Bass became only the second kicker in NFL history -- Justin Tucker being the other -- to make three 50-plus yarders in the first half of a game. The rookie has a big leg, and he has some decent job security after connecting on 22 of 28 field-goal attempts (78.6 percent) and 31 of 32 extra-point tries so far this season. Bass is also adept at getting touchbacks on kickoffs, as he's tied for third in the league with 40 of them so far.

Nov 15, 2020 10:41 PM EST


Rings up 14 points

Bass made three of four field-goal attempts and all five extra points in Sunday's 44-34 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Bass missed five field goals over eight games leading up to this outing, but Sunday's misfire shouldn't be held against the rookie. Coach Sean McDermott rolled Bass out for a 61-yard attempt in the winding seconds of the first half, and while he had enough leg on a windless day, he pushed it wide right. Bass has made 73 percent of field-goal tries this year, and he now has 74 points through nine games, tied with four other kickers for fifth in the league.

Nov 9, 2020 12:31 PM EST


Makes game-winning FG

Bass made his lone field-goal attempt and all three-extra point attempts during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Patriots.

Analysis: The 23-year-old was called upon for eight field-goal attempts last week (he made six), but his only attempt Sunday was the game winner, as he converted from 28 yards to break a 21-21 tie with four minutes left in the fourth quarter. Bass has endured an up-and-down rookie campaign, going 13-for-18 on field-goal attempts and 21-for-22 on extra-point attempts through eight games. A matchup with the Seahawks next week should provide plenty of opportunities for points for the Buffalo offense.

Nov 2, 2020 10:31 AM EST


Record-setting day

Bass made six of eight field-goal attempts in Buffalo's 18-10 win over the Jets on Sunday.

Analysis: The misses were not pretty and could have led to an embarrassing defeat for the Bills in what was a surprisingly close game most of the afternoon. But the rookie sixth-rounder pushed through and ended up making kicks of 53, 48, 46, 37, 29 and 40 yards. In the process, Bass tied the NFL record for field-goal attempts in a game and became the first rookie to have eight attempts in a game.

Oct 26, 2020 9:21 AM EST


One ugly miss

Bass was 1-for-2 on field-goal tries and made both of his extra-point attempts in Monday's loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: The miss was on a 52-yarder to end the half and was wide enough right to say the golfer's equivalent would be pushing a drive all the way over to the other fairway. The rookie was true on his other three attempts, which all in all isn't too bad on a chilly, misty day, Bass's first experience with Buffalo's sometimes inclement weather. After six weeks, Bass sits in a tie for 23rd in fantasy kicker scoring with 36 points. Part of that is due to the team's 73.9 red-zone touchdown percentage.

Oct 20, 2020 2:13 PM EST


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