Zane Gonzalez

Zane Gonzalez

Place Kicker #5
ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 7
Team: Arizona Cardinals
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 202 lb.
College:Arizona State
Born:May 7, 1995
Drafted:2017 / Rd. 7 (224)
Draft Team:CLE

Zane Gonzalez: Signs tender with Cards

Gonzalez signed his restricted free-agent tender with the Cardinals on Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: In his first full season in Arizona last season, Gonzalez finished fourth in the NFL with 127 points, powered by 31 field goals (fourth) and 34 extra points (t-15th). His accuracy was on point as well, as evidenced by making 89 percent of his field-goal attempts and missing just one PAT. The performance was enough for the Cardinals to place a second-round tender on the kicker, who should be among the league leaders yet again in 2020 supplementing an ascendent offense led by Kyler Murray.

April 23, 2020 11:13 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Receives second-round tender

The Cardinals applied a second-round tender to Gonzalez on Monday, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old converted 31 of 35 field goal attempts and 34 of 35 extra-point attempts in 2019, finishing the season fourth in the NFL in points. Gonzalez is a restricted free agent and can still receive an offer sheet from interested teams, but the Cardinals are now set to receive compensation should that occur.

March 16, 2020 9:43 PM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Ends 2019 fourth in points

Gonzalez connected on 31 of 35 field-goal attempts and 34 of 35 point-after tries during the 2019 campaign.

Analysis: Gonzalez lacked consistency during stints with the Browns and Cardinals in his first two pro campaigns, striking true on 70.6 percent of his 34 field-goal attempts in 23 games. On the other hand, he had similar success to 2019 on extra points (33 of 37), so there were signs that competency was lurking. A restricted free agent in March, Gonzalez may move up the kicker ranks further next season if he stays in the desert as the team embarks on the second year of the Kyler Murray-Kliff Kingsbury experiment.

December 31, 2019 5:36 PM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Makes five kicks Sunday

Gonzalez made two of three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 27-13 win over Seattle.

Analysis: Gonzalez missed his first field goal since Week 5 when his 45-yard attempt was blocked during the third quarter, though he still converted from 22 and 46 yards Sunday. The 24-year-old is enjoying a fantastic first full season in Arizona, as he's 30-for-34 on field goals and 31-for-32 on extra points through 15 games.

December 23, 2019 9:37 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Connects on five extra points

Gonzalez made a 21-yard field goal and five extra points in Sunday's 38-24 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Gonzalez hasn't missed a field goal since Week 5, including four kicks from beyond 40 yards over those nine games. The 24-year-old kicker has been superb this year, making 28 of 31 field goals (90 percent) and 28 of 29 extra points (97 percent).

December 16, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Another clean outing

Gonzalez connected on a 30-yard field goal and two extra points in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: After not attempting a field goal in Week 13, Gonzalez got back on track with a perfect Week 14 performance. The third-year pro continues to be lights out, converting 27 of 30 field goals (90 percent), including six of eight tries from beyond 40 yards. Arizona hosts the Browns in Week 15.

December 9, 2019 9:22 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Makes lone extra point

Gonzalez didn't try a field goal but connected on his only extra-point try in Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Rams.

Analysis: The Cardinals struggled to the tune of just 198 yards of total offense and trailed by 20 points at halftime, so it was a negative game script for Gonzalez, who didn't try an extra point until the fourth quarter. Despite the disappointing performance, fantasy owners should still feel comfortable deploying Gonzalez against the Steelers in Week 14 since he's second in the league with 26 converted field goals this year.

December 2, 2019 8:18 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Misses first extra point

Gonzalez made both field-goal attempts and two of three extra-point tries during Sunday's 36-26 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Gonzalez converted field goals from 26 and 43 yards out during the Week 11 loss, but his missed extra point put a damper on an otherwise solid performance. Arizona's next matchup will come Dec. 1 against the Rams, during which Gonzalez will look to avoid any hiccups.

November 18, 2019 9:59 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Perfect in win

Gonzalez made both field-goal attempts and all four extra-point tries during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Gonzalez has been a strong fantasy asset all season, having converted 16-of-19 field-goal attempts across six contests. He's also made all 10 extra-point tries. The third-year kicker is set for a favorable matchup against the Giants in Week 7.

October 14, 2019 8:19 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Game-winning field goal

Gonzalez made four of five field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries during Sunday's win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Gonzalez missed one field goal during Sunday's win, but he more than made up for any mistakes by securing the Cardinals' first win of the season. Due to the struggles of Arizona's offense in the red zone, Gonzalez is benefiting from substantial weekly opportunity.

October 7, 2019 10:18 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Misses first kicks of season

Gonzalez made one of three field-goal attempts and his sole point-after try during Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Coming into Week 4, Gonzalez led all kickers with 30 points on the strength of no missed kicks. After the Cardinals marched into Seahawks territory on their first possession, he was given a chance from 43 yards, which went wide right. After making a 33-yarder early in the second quarter, Gonzalez went awry again from 48 yards a short time later. While the performance deviated from his perfect start to the season, he should have plenty of opportunity to produce on a weekly basis due to Arizona's propensity to bog down in opposition territory.

September 30, 2019 12:09 PM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Makes all four kicks Week 3

Gonzalez made both field-goal attempts and both point-after tries during Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: With four successful kicks, Gonzalez remains perfect on the campaign and first among kickers in scoring with 30 points. He also hit a season-long 47-yarder, his second make of at least 40-plus in 2019. As long as the Cardinals continue to stall in the red-zone, Gonzalez will have a chance to stay among the top of the leaderboard in scoring.

September 23, 2019 5:54 PM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Nails trio of short kicks

Gonzalez converted all three field-goal attempts but didn't try an extra point in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Two of Gonzalez's field goals came from 21 yards and another came from 22. Although the Cardinals did score a touchdown, game flow called for a two-point conversion so Gonzalez was left on the sideline. Gonzalez has now made all seven field goals this year and his only extra point.

September 16, 2019 10:43 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Nails four field goals

Gonzalez converted all four field-goal attempts and both extra-point attempts in Sunday's 27-27 tie against the Lions.

Analysis: Gonzalez provided the Cardinals their only points until the fourth quarter as he finished the day with field goals from 20, 28, 34 and 42 yards. Arizona had only 58 yards of offense during the first half but came alive during the fourth quarter to overcome a 24-6 deficit. Baltimore's stifling defense awaits next week, making Gonzalez an even riskier fantasy option in Week 2.

September 9, 2019 12:18 PM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Locked in for job

Gonzalez is the lone placekicker on the Cardinals' 90-man roster.

Analysis: Gonzalez was awful in his season and a half with the Browns, converting just 17 of 25 field-goal attempts (68 percent) and 28 of 31 PATs (90.3 percent). He looked better with the Cardinals over the final month of last season, with both of his misses on field goals coming from beyond 50 yards. There are better options available at the end of fantasy drafts, but Gonzalez could work his way into the streaming conversation if coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray quickly turn the Arizona offense around.

June 18, 2019 6:09 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Posts 35 points in 2018

Gonzalez connected of nine of 14 field-goal attempts and eight of 11 point-after tries in seven games between the Browns and Cardinals in 2018.

Analysis: Granted, Gonzalez bounced back from a rough Weeks 1 and 2 with the Browns, when he missed three of five field goals and two of five PATs. During his five-game run in place of the Cardinals' Phil Dawson to wrap up the season, Gonzalez misfired on just three kicks (two 50-plus yard field goals and one extra point) en route to 5.2 points per game. Gonzalez is the only placekicker in Arizona under contract beyond this season, meaning competition likely will arrive via free agency, the draft and/or the return of a healthy Dawson.

January 2, 2019 11:29 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Struggles vs. Rams

Gonzalez made one of his two field-goal attempts and missed his only extra-point attempt in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

Analysis: Gonzalez tallied just three of a possible seven points Sunday, though his missed field goal was from over 50 yards. Since joining the Cardinals in Week 13, Gonzalez has made four-of-five extra points and four-of-six field goals.

December 24, 2018 7:11 AM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Tallies two points

Gonzalez converted both of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 40-14 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Gonzalez didn't attempt a field goal Sunday, as the Cardinals struggled to move the ball with much efficiency. The second-year kicker has made 75 percent of his kicks since joining Arizona's active roster.

December 17, 2018 5:27 PM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Make and miss Sunday

Gonzalez made one-of-two field goal attempts in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Gonzalez converted a 22-yard attempt in the fourth quarter after hitting the left upright on a 54-yard attempt earlier in the contest. It is Gonzalez's first miss as a Cardinal and he is now five-of-nine on field goal attempts this season between the Browns and the Cardinals.

December 10, 2018 7:58 PM EST

Zane Gonzalez: Perfect in first game as a Cardinal

Gonzalez converted both field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries during Sunday's 20-17 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Gonzalez showed well in his first start for the Cardinals, converting two field-goal tries of over 40 yards during the Week 13 win over the Packers. The second-year pro out of Arizona State faces a good opportunity to turn his NFL career around if he's able to continue performing well down the stretch, but remains difficult to trust for fantasy purposes.

December 3, 2018 3:24 PM EST

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