Gostkowski (illness) will play in Sunday's Super Bowl against the Falcons, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports. Gostkowski dealt with a two-day stomach illness recently, which forced him to sit out Thursday's practice. Due to the nature of his absence, it doesn't seem like he'll be limited in any way for Sunday's important game.
Gostkowski (illness) missed Thursday's practice, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Given that the Super Bowl isn't until Feb. 5, Gostkowski has plenty of time to overcome his illness before the Patriots' big game. After logging 127 points in the regular season, Gostkowski has made all five of his field goal attempts and hit seven of eight extra points en rout to recording 22 points over the team's two postseason contests.
Gostkowski made two of his three field goal attempts en route to recording nine points in Week 17's 35-14 win over the Dolphins. Gostkowski's miss arrived on a 52-yard attempt at the end of the first half of Sunday's tilt. Gostkowski, who turns 33 later this month, finished up the 2016 regular season with 127 points, while making 27 of 32 field goal attempts and nailing 46 of 49 extra points. By his lofty standards, it was a subpar campaign, but heading into the postseason, he's a top level option in fantasy playoff formats, given his steady effort down the stretch and the potential for the Patriots to make a lengthy run.
Gostkowski hit both of his field goal attempts en route to recording 11 points in Saturday's 41-3 win over the Jets. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Gostkowski has been on a roll since missing a 39-yard attempt against the Jets on Nov. 27. Since then, the 32-year-old kicker has made all nine of his field goals tries (with five of the makes coming from 40 yards or longer), as well as all 12 of his extra points. A sluggish start to the season ensures that Gostkowski will fall short of the fantasy standards he set over the previous fours seasons, but he has picked up the pace of late, scoring double-digit points in four of his last five outings.
Gostkowski hit all three of his field goal attempts in Sunday's 16-3 road win over the Broncos, en route to a 10-point effort. After being limited to four extra points in Week 14's win over the Ravens, Gostkowski bounced back for his fantasy owners Sunday and now has logged double-digit points in three of his last four outings. Over that span, Gostkowski has hit 10 of his 11 field goal attempts.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/08||Kansas City Chiefs||19||7.41|
|2||09/17||@New Orleans Saints||30||8.88|
|5||10/06||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20||7.44|
|6||10/15||@New York Jets||23||8.00|
|8||10/29||Los Angeles Chargers||32||8.88|
|17||12/31||New York Jets||23||8.00|