Wil Lutz

Wil Lutz

Place Kicker #3
ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 1
Team: New Orleans Saints
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 190 lb.
College:Georgia State
Born:July 7, 1994
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

Wil Lutz: Rare miss in Wild Card loss

Lutz made two of three field-goal attempts and converted both of his extra-point attempts in the Saints' 26-20 overtime loss to the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: Lutz finished the game with a rare miss, pushing the ball wide right on a 43-yard attempt at the end of the first half that would have tied the game at 13. Entering this game, he had made 16 field goals in a row, and Lutz will head into next season as one of the league's most accurate kickers.

January 5, 2020 5:39 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Perfect on six PATs

Lutz made all six of his extra-point attempts in the Saints' 42-10 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: He'll end the year going 32-of-36 on field goals and 48-of-49 on extra points, making all 15 of his field-goal attempts from inside 40 yards. Lutz has been an elite option at his position all season, and he'll take his accurate leg into the playoffs.

December 29, 2019 6:33 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Drills six kicks in win

Lutz made his only field-goal attempt and connected on all five of his extra-point tries in the Saints' 38-28 win over the Titans on Sunday.

Analysis: Lutz was perfect once again, connecting on all six of his kicks in Sunday's win. The performance extends his streak of perfection to seven games, as he's now made 16-of-16 field-goal attempts and 23-of-23 extra-point tries since returning from the Week 9 bye. Lutz will look to continue his mistake-free stretch in Week 17 when the Saints travel to Carolina.

December 23, 2019 4:31 AM EST

Wil Lutz: Scores 10 again in win

Luts made both of his field-goal attempts as well as all four extra-point tries in Monday night's 34-7 win over the Colts.

Analysis: Lutz has been good for this exact same stat line in four of his last five games. Only the distances of the field goals have varied. He remains a top kicking option heading into Week 16 at Tennessee.

December 17, 2019 1:10 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Perfect on six attempts

Lutz made both of his field-goal attempts and all four of his extra-point attempts in the Saints' 48-46 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Analysis: Mr. Reliable was at it again, banging through all six of his kicks for another perfect afternoon. On the season, Lutz has been perfect inside of 30 yards and missed just one extra point, cementing himself as a premier fantasy option. New Orleans sports a potent offense, providing Lutz plenty of opportunities to score points. He gets the Colts for a friendly matchup in Week 15.

December 8, 2019 7:09 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Contributes 14 points in win

Lutz converted all four of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts in the Saints' 26-18 win over the Falcons on Thursday.

Analysis: Lutz was a perfect four-for-four on field goals for the second game this season, and he played a key role in the Saints' eight-point victory. Impressively, three of his makes were from 42, 45 and 47 yards out, while his fourth was a 22-yard chip shot. Lutz is one of the most accurate kickers in the NFL this year and remains an elite option while playing on the high-flying Saints offense.

November 28, 2019 10:01 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Nails game-winner

Wil Lutz made both of his field-goal attempts and all four of his extra-point attempts in the Saints' 34-31 win over the Panthers on Sunday.

Analysis: It was another solid outing for New Orleans' kicker, as he drilled all six of his attempts in the narrow victory. The most important make of the night was his 33-yarder as time expired to lift the Saints to a three-point win over the division rivals. With plenty of accuracy and plenty of opportunity, Lutz is an elite weekly option.

November 24, 2019 7:39 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Perfect again

Will Lutz connected on both of his field-goal attempts and all four of his extra-point attempts in the Saints' 34-17 blowout victory over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Both of Lutz's field goals came in the first quarter, as he drilled kicks from 44 and 26-yards out. He's been perfect since the Week 9 bye, going 5-for-5 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points.

November 17, 2019 7:48 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Perfect in win

Lutz made both of his field goal attempts and his lone extra-point attempt in the Saints' 13-6 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Analysis: His field goal makes came from 21 and 47 yards out, and he provided crucial offense in a close, low-scoring game. Lutz remains one of the better kicker options in fantasy thanks to a productive Saints offense that gives him plenty of opportunities.

October 13, 2019 7:39 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Drills short field goal

Lutz made a 29-yard field goal and all four extra-point attempts in Sunday's 31-24 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Following a monster four field-goal performance in Week 4, Lutz was only called upon for chip shots against the divisional foe. He was perfect, though, and he's now connected on 11 of 12 field-goal attempts and 10 of 11 extra points this year.

October 7, 2019 12:11 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Makes four field goals

Lutz made all four of his field-goal attempts in Sunday night's 12-10 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Lutz scored all of the Saints' points in their narrow victory, converting from 40, 42, 19 and 26 yards on his respective kicks. That effort brought his season tally to 36 points, placing him just three off the league lead in the category.

October 1, 2019 6:24 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Misses extra-point try

Lutz didn't attempt a field goal and converted three of four extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: After attempting seven field goals through the first two games, Lutz wasn't called upon besides for extra points in Week 3. He missed his first extra point since Week 5 of last year. Lutz will look to get back on track next week versus the Cowboys.

September 23, 2019 1:22 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Perfect on three attempts

Lutz made all three of his field goal attempts in the Saints' 27-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: For the second week in a row, Lutz hit a 50-yarder, with his makes coming from 34, 42, and 52 yards out. He was the Saints' only source of offense on a day where the team couldn't move the ball downfield, particularly after Drew Brees (hand) exited. Lutz is an elite option at kicker each week, given his accuracy and range.

September 16, 2019 6:05 AM EST

Wil Lutz: Nails game-winner as time expires

Lutz made three of four field goal attempts and all three of his extra point attempts in the Saints' 30-28 win over the Texans on Monday.

Analysis: Lutz was the hero of Monday's dramatic showdown, as he hit a career-long 58-yarder as time expired to lift the Saints to a two-point victory. He'll have plenty of chances for field goals and extra points in this high-octane offense, and he can be safely deployed as a top-12 option at his position each week.

September 10, 2019 5:30 AM EST

Wil Lutz: Doesn't attempt field goal in loss

Lutz didn't attempt a field goal and made his only extra point attempt in the Saints' 16-13 loss to the Dolphins in Thursday's preseason finale.

Analysis: The Saints didn't offer much on offense, scoring just two touchdowns and going for a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter following a Jacquizz Rodgers score. Lutz should be a high-end kicker for fantasy purposes this season, playing on a high-powered Saints offense.

August 30, 2019 7:03 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Staying in New Orleans

Lutz has reached a multi-year agreement to stay with the Saints, Josh Katzenstein of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Attached to a dome team with an elite offense, Lutz owns career conversion rates of 87 percent on field goals and 97 percent on PATs. He's been a reliable starter for fantasy owners, with the only drawback being the Saints' consistent excellence converting red zone opportunities into touchdowns. While he hasn't shown the same ceiling as a Justin Tucker or Greg Zuerlein, the 24-year-old has a strong argument to be drafted as a top-five kicker in 2019.

March 13, 2019 8:01 AM EST

Wil Lutz: Tallies 11 points Sunday

Lutz made all three of his field goals and both of his extra points to total 11 points in Sunday's NFC Championship.

Analysis: Lutz performed solidly for the Saints in the postseason, going 5-for-6 on field goals while hitting all four of his extra points. His lone miss came on a 52-yard field goal against Philadelphia in the divisional round. He'll now set his sights on again being one of the league's top kickers in 2019.

January 22, 2019 12:42 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Nearly perfect in 2018

Lutz made 28-of-30 field-goal attempts and 52 of his 53 extra-point kicks in 16 games in 2018.

Analysis: After a somewhat shaky first two seasons in New Orleans, Lutz was exceptionally accurate in 2018, converting 93 percent of his field goals. While his production lagged near the end of the season as the Saints offense stalled, Lutz still accounted for 136 total points, fourth-most in the league. The third-year pro should remain a reliable playoff option for the Super Bowl-contending Saints and is expected to have plenty of job security entering 2019 backed by one of the league's best offenses.

January 7, 2019 7:37 AM EST

Wil Lutz: Scores six points

Lutz made both his field-goal tries but did not attempt an extra point in Monday night's 12-9 win over the Panthers.

Analysis: Lutz converted from 46 and 24 yards on his respective attempts, but had his opportunities limited again by a New Orleans offense that struggled in comparison to its standard. The kicker has now gone four straight games without double-digit points, a noticeable decline from his five through the Saints' first 10 outings.

December 18, 2018 6:10 PM EST

Wil Lutz: Knocks in eight points in win

Lutz converted each of his two field goal attempts and two extra point attempts during Sunday's 28-14 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: The Saints' high-octane offense has made Lutz a valuable commodity in many leagues. Following Sunday's performance, Lutz extended his streak of regular season contests with a field goal to 34 games. Factoring in his efficiency and an opportunistic offense, Lutz remains a top option each week.

December 10, 2018 5:18 PM EST

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