Maher converted 16 of 18 field-goal attempts and 10 of 12 PATs over eight games in 2021. In a quest to replace Wil Lutz (abdomen), the Saints went through a pair of kickers before Maher arrived on the scene. While Maher fared much better than Aldrick Rosas or Cody Parkey, he probably didn't do enough to make New Orleans consider moving on from Lutz's admittedly expensive contract.
Maher made four of four field-goal attempts but missed his lone PAT during Sunday's 18-10 win over Carolina. Maher has been one of the most active kickers in the league since Taysom Hill has taken over at QB. In four games with Hill as the starter, Maher has averaged three field-goal attempts per game with his only miss coming from beyond 50 yards. While he's now 7-for-9 on PATs through nine games, those blemishes can largely be overlooked given his otherwise perfect performance on short-to-mid range kicks. The Nebraska product will look to keep the good times rolling when New Orleans travels to Atlanta in Week 18.
Maher made his only field-goal attempt in Monday night's 20-3 loss to the Dolphins. Maher converted from 38 yards on his lone kick of the evening, scoring all of New Orleans' points for the game. He'll hope to get more chances in Week 17 versus the Panthers.
Maher converted three of three field-goal attempts during Sunday's 9-0 win over Tampa Bay. Neither team was able to get much going, but Maher was at least able to cap off three scoring drives from between 35 and 42 yards out. While fantasy owners have appreciated consecutive strong fantasy performances from the kicker, they should remember the three games before that when Maher totaled three field-goal attempts. He'll at least be a high-upside fantasy option when New Orleans matches up with Miami at home in Week 16.
Maher made all three of his field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-9 win over the Jets. Maher converted from 23, 31 and 37 yards on his field goals, racking up his best point total with the Saints. Despite his impressive performance Sunday, his upcoming matchup versus the Bucs may present him fewer scoring opportunities.
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