Hauschka is locked in as the Bills' kicker heading into training camp, Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News reports. Hauschka was excellent in his first season with the Bills in 2017, converting all of his PATs and short field goals while knocking down seven of nine attempts from 40-to-49 yards and seven of nine tries from 50 yards and longer. He ranks fourth on the NFL's all-time list for career field-goal percentage, but his talent may be wasted on a team with a talent-deficient offense. The 33-year-old belongs on the waiver wire in the vast majority of leagues.
Hauschka made his only field-goal attempt, a 31-yarder, in Sunday's wild-card loss to the Jaguars. He did not attempt an extra point as the Bills were held to just three points on the day. Considering the difficult location he kicks in, Hausch Money was exactly that all season, making 29 of 33 field-goal attempts and all 29 of his extra-point tries while setting the team record for most 50-plus yard makes (seven) in a season. That accuracy led him to the No. 15 spot among fantasy kickers for the campaign with 116 points, impressive considering the Bills struggled offensively all season. While the team will be undergoing some changes this offseason in an attempt to get its offense, and more specifically their passing game, up to snuff, Buffalo is thrilled with Hauschka's first campaign and his job as about as secure as they come in his field.
Hauschka converted an extra point and made field goals from 41, 23 and 30 yards, but missed a 50-yarder in Sunday's 37-16 loss to the Patriots. Hauschka's 10 points marked his seventh double-digit effort this season, bringing his tally to 106 through 15 games.
Hauschka made a 49-yard field goal en route to three points in Sunday's 23-3 loss to the Patriots. Hauschka was only presented with one scoring opportunity due to the Bills' latest poor offensive performance. The veteran's production has fluctuated greatly this season, as he's gone for four or fewer points five times and 10 or more six times.
Hauschka converted field-goal attempts of 34, 56 and 49 yards and missed wide right from 52 yards in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Chiefs. He also made his only extra-point try en route to 10 points. Hauschka had 13 points over his three outings prior to Sunday's, so his performance marked a welcome improvement. On the season, the veteran has tallied 86 points, which is good for 10th among kickers.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/16||Los Angeles Chargers||6||6.00|
|4||09/30||@Green Bay Packers||26||8.25|
|8||10/30||New England Patriots||7||6.26|
|10||11/11||@New York Jets||8||6.44|
|14||12/09||New York Jets||8||6.44|
|16||12/23||@New England Patriots||7||6.26|