Who Should I Start? Chase McLaughlin or Rodrigo Blankenship


Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Chase McLaughlin News

Chase McLaughlin Not An Ideal Streaming Choice

Thursday, September 21, 5:32 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Chase McLaughlin has been a fairly reliable option through the first two weeks of the season. He had a field goal blocked during the second quarter of the Week 2 win over the Chicago Bears. Outside of that, McLaughlin has been perfect, which is great to see. However, McLaughlin hasn't seen many field goal chances this season, which is hurting his fantasy value. It probably isn't going to get any easier versus the tough Philadelphia Eagles defense in Week 3. Fantasy managers should be able to find a better streaming option for Week 3.


Week 3 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Rodrigo Blankenship News

Buccaneers Waive Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship

Monday, August 21, 6:14 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived kicker Rodrigo Blankenship on Monday. Blankenship lost the kicking battle to Chase McLaughlin in training camp this summer and will now look to latch on with another team before the start of the 2023 regular season. The 26-year-old spent last year with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals, going 4-for-5 on his field-goal tries and 4-for-5 on extra points in just three total games. As long as Tampa doesn't bring in more competition for McLaughlin to close out the preseason, he should enter Week 1 as the team's starting kicker. McLaughlin, 27, made 83.3 percent of his 36 field-goal attempts and made all 21 of his extra-point tries in 16 games with the Indianapolis Colts in 2022. The kicking position in Tampa won't be as exciting in fantasy now that Tom Brady isn't running the offense in 2023.


Chase McLaughlin vs. Rodrigo Blankenship

Still trying to decide between McLaughlin and Blankenship? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Chase McLaughlin is projected to score 6.1 points this week while Rodrigo Blankenship is projected to score 0.0 points.