- Height / Weight
- 6'1" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- February 26, 1991 (27)
- 5th Season
- 2014 / Rd. / Pk. (ARZ FA)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers place kicker Chandler Catanzaro is having a great training camp and has rarely missed his field goal attempts. The Bucs failed with Roberto Aguayo and Nick Folk in recent years, and Catanzaro also has a stronger leg. The 27-year-old booter made 25 of his 30 attempts (83.3 percent) with the Jets last year, including going 2-for-2 from 50-plus yards. With Tampa's offense expected to take a step forward this year, Catanzaro could be a sleeper at the kicking position. Starting off the year without Jameis Winston under center, though, may prove problematic for the offense as a whole. You can probably leave Catanzaro to the waiver wire to begin the year.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are signing free-agent place kicker Chandler Catanzaro to an undisclosed deal on Wednesday, according to a source. The Bucs had no consistency from the kicking position in 2017 and were still feeling the effects of drafting kicker Roberto Aguayo way too early several years ago. Catanzaro hit 25 of his 30 field goal tries for the Jets in 2017, including both his attempts from 50-plus yards. While he isn't the most attractive fantasy kicker, he should help stabilize the position for the team next year, and he could be somewhat of a sleeper streamer if Tampa's offense can finally figure it out behind quarterback Jameis Winston.
The New York Jets picked place kicker Chandler Catanzaro over Ross Martin to be their kicker entering the 2017 regular season. Martin outkicked Catanzaro in practice, but the team was concerned about his hang time and distance for kickoffs. Catanzaro made just 21 of 28 field goal attempts for the Cardinals last year, good enough for a 75 percent success rate. He also missed four extra points. Kicking for what could be an historically bad offense, Catanzaro is far from fantasy relevance.