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September 28, 2020 12:40 AM
Titans' Stephen Gostkowski: Leads Titans to victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski made all six of his field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point attempt in Week 3 against Minnesota.

Gostkowski picked up the slack for a Titans' offense that regularly stalled once reaching scoring position. He accounted for 19 of the team's 31 points as a result, including field goals of 51, 54 and 55 yards -- the last of which proved to be the game-winning points. After a poor Week 1 performance during which he missed four total attempts, Gostkowski has missed only one of his last 13 kicks across the past two weeks.

September 21, 2020 02:44 PM
Titans' Stephen Gostkowski: Improves in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski made both of his field-goal attempts and three of his four extra-point tries in Week 2 against Jacksonville.

Gostkowski nearly cost the Titans a win in Week 1 against Denver, missing three field goals and an extra point. However, he played hero in Week 2, drilling a 49-yard field goal with 1:36 left in the game to give the Titans a 33-30 victory. Gostkowski also drilled a 51-yard attempt to close the first half. He'll look to maintain this performance in Week 3 as the Titans take on the Vikings.

September 15, 2020 06:36 PM
Titans' Stephen Gostkowski: Nightmarish debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski connected on one of his four field-goal attempts and one of two extra-point tries Monday in the Titans' 16-14 win over the Broncos.

After failing to connect from 47 and 42 yards and having a 44-yard try blocked earlier in the contest, Gostkowski was at least able to come up clutch late in the fourth quarter, converting a 25-yard try with 17 seconds remaining to give Tennessee the win. Even so, Gostkowski's overall lack of accuracy could be enough to cost him his spot on the roster, as the 36-year-old had only been with the Titans for a little more than a week after beating out Tucker McCann in a tryout earlier this month. If the Titans don't release Gostkowski right away, the team could at least consider working out other kickers Tuesday and potentially stashing one on the practice squad heading into Week 2.

September 5, 2020 07:48 PM
Titans' Stephen Gostkowski: Wins starting job in Tennessee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski secured the starting kicker job for the Titans, Joe Rexrode of The Athletic reports.

Gostkowski tried out for the Titans on Sunday and officially agreed to a contract Thursday. The veteran kicker then beat out Tucker McCann for the starting gig. This is an intriguing landing spot for Gostkowski, as he's the league's all-time FG percentage leader (87.4). The Titans' offense is on the rise thanks to the Ryan Tannehill and A.J. Brown diversifying an offense that once was fully dependent on Derrick Henry, so Gostkowski should be in line for plenty of opportunities with the Titans.

September 4, 2020 07:04 PM
Titans' Stephen Gostkowski: Signing with Tennessee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski and the Titans have reached an agreement on a contract, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

The Titans waived Greg Joseph early Thursday morning, leaving Gostkowski and Tucker McCann as the two kickers on their roster. McCann is an undrafted rookie out of Missouri, while Gostkowski holds the No. 5 spot on the NFL's all-time FG percentage list (87.4). It thus seems likely that the 36-year-old will step right in as the top placekicker, despite missing four PATs in four games with the Patriots last season before a hip injury forced him to injured reserve. Gostkowski worked out for the Titans a few days back, proving his health before the signing. The Tennessee offense specialized in long gains and red-zone efficiency last season, but it could be a nice setup for fantasy kicker production if the unit maintains its overall efficiency in a way that isn't so heavily slanted toward touchdowns (50, 3rd) over field-goal attempts (18, 31st).

August 30, 2020 05:20 PM
Stephen Gostkowski: Tries out for Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski (hip) tried out with the Titans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Gostkowski has seemingly recovered from the hip injury that landed him on injured reserve in 2019, and he's searching for a new landing spot after 14 years with the Patriots. The 36-year-old was fairly reliable in 2019, making seven of eight field goals (88 percent), although he struggled with extra points, converting just 11 of 15.

March 23, 2020 03:36 PM
Stephen Gostkowski: Let go by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots will release Gostkowski (hip), Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

When healthy, Gostkowski was entrenched as the Patriots' kicker since he was selected in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. A hip injury limited the 36-year-old to four games last season, however. Per Doug Kyed of, with Gostkowski on the way out, Matthew Slater is now the longest-tenured player on the Patriots.

February 21, 2020 10:32 AM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Could be released
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski (hip) may be released this offseason,'s Zack Cox reports.

Gostkowski missed five kicks in four games last season before landing on injured reserve with a hip injury. He's now entering the last year of his contract, with the Patriots able to clear out nearly $3.5 million in cap space if he's released. The 36-year-old probably needs to accept a pay cut to have any shot at sticking around.

October 3, 2019 12:56 AM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Hip procedure on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski will require season-ending surgery to address a left hip injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Gostkowski, whom the Patriots placed on IR on Wednesday, is expected to be ready for the 2020 season, but the Patriots will have to find a new kicker for the remainder of the current campaign.

October 2, 2019 03:40 PM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Heading to injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots will place Gostkowski on injured reserve Wednesday due to an unspecified issue, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.

Gostkowski's absence from practice Wednesday hinted that something was amiss, but the veteran kicker's move to IR still comes as a surprise. More details surrounding the injury should unfold soon, but the transaction means that he'll miss at least the next eight weeks. The injury may have contributed to Gostkowski's uncharacteristic lack of accuracy this season, as the 35-year-old has misfired on four of his 15 extra-point tries. The Patriots should add a replacement for Gostkowski to the 53-man roster in short order, and that kicker will immediately make for an intriguing fantasy pickup in light of the favorable team context.

October 2, 2019 10:16 PM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Not spotted at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski was not seen at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Mike Reiss of reports.

The veteran kicker is presumably dealing with an injury, though nothing of that nature was reported after Sunday's 16-10 divisional win over the Bills. The 35-year-old has dealt with uncharacteristic PAT issues this season, having missed four of 15 attempts through four contests. An injury would go a long way toward explaining those struggles.

September 30, 2019 11:48 AM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Records another missed extra point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski made his only field-goal attempt (from 23 yards), en route to recording four points in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bills.

Meanwhile, Gostkowski missed one of his two extra-point tries, giving him a total of four misses (on 15 attempts) through the Patriots' first four contests this season. Gostkowski's reliability over the years works in his favor, but his recent PAT issues are something he'll have to overcome soon in order to maintain his job security.

September 24, 2019 08:00 PM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Misses another extra point
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski made his only field-goal attempt (from 37 yards), en route to recording six points in Sunday's 30-14 win over the Jets.

His did miss one of his four extra-point tries, which gives him three misses over his last two games. That's a bit concerning in the short term, but Gostkowski's reliability over the years presumably ensures that the Patriots won't make any rash moves here. Three games into the season, Gostkowski has racked up 28 points while working behind the league's second-highest (35.3 PPG) scoring offense.

September 17, 2019 02:40 PM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Uncharacteristic misses in Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski made one of two field-goal attempts and four of six extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

Gostkowski missed just one extra point in 50 attempts last year, and he's never missed more than three in a season. He was able to nail a 28-yard field goal, but he missed a 48-yard attempt. This is a tough start for the normally automatic kicker, and he'll look to get back on track in a home game versus the Jets in Week 3.

September 10, 2019 05:08 PM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Racks up 15 points in Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski made all four of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 33-3 win over the Steelers, en route to recording 15 points in the contest.

That production isn't going to be sustainable, but the Patriots' offense was sharp in Week 1 and will soon be bolstered by the addition of wideout Antonio Brown. As a result, Gostkowski's team context remains favorable and he profiles as one of fantasy's more reliable kicking options.

April 9, 2019 05:12 PM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Staying with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski is signing a two-year contract to stay with the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

While he reportedly drew some interest from San Francisco, the 35-year-old was always most likely to stay in New England for a 14th season with the Patriots. His leg strength is merely adequate at this stage of his career, but he's still one of the more accurate short-range kickers in the league and is still attached to a Tom Brady offense. Gostkowski is working on a streak of eight consecutive seasons with at least 27 successful field goals and 44 extra points, making him the most reliable option at an unpredictable position.

April 9, 2019 04:24 PM
Stephen Gostkowski: Drawing interest from 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers are showing interest in Gostkowski, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

The 49ers placed their franchise tag on kicker Robbie Gould, who thus far has opted not to sign the $4.971 million tender. Meanwhile, Gostkowski presumably prefers to stay in New England but hasn't received a contract offer to his liking. The 49ers can rescind Gould's tender and allow him to become an unrestricted free agent if they decide to sign Gostkowski. Both kickers offer impressive accuracy with middling leg strength.

March 21, 2019 06:48 PM
Stephen Gostkowski: Progressing on new contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots and Gostkowski are making progress with negotiations on a new contract, Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Despite finishing in the top 10 in points scored 11 times in his 13 seasons, Gostkowski wasn't extended the franchise tag by the deadline like he was in 2015. The Patriots' decision left him free to explore all options once the new league year started March 13, but it appears as if he'll stick with the only organization he's ever known.

March 5, 2019 03:16 PM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Not getting franchise tag
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski is not receiving a franchise tag from the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

There's still a chance Gostkowski re-signs with New England, but he'll at least have an opportunity to assess other offers. Regardless of whether it's Gostkowski or another player, the Patriots' kicker will be a sensible choice at the end of fantasy drafts until Tom Brady retires.

February 4, 2019 02:04 PM
Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski: Makes two field goals in Super Bowl
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gostkowski made two of his three field-goal attempts in Sunday's 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII.

Gostkowski, who added an extra point in the contest, finished the regular season ranked fifth overall among NFL kickers in scoring with 130 points. The 35-year-old is eligible to become a free agent this offseason, but we suspect the Patriots would like to retain the 2006 fourth-rounder, either via a contract extension or through the application of the team's franchise tag.

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