The Bengals signed Bullock to a two-year contract extension Tuesday. A fifth-round pick in 2012, Bullock bounced around the league to limited success over his first six seasons, suiting up for five different teams while converting only 83 of 102 field-goal attempts (81.4 percent). He appeared to get comfortable in Cincinnati last season, however, nailing 18 of 20 attempts from the field and 31 of 33 extra-point tries to retain the kicking job in 2018. With Bullock having made all 12 of his kicks through the first two weeks of the current campaign, the Bengals opted to reward him with an extension that will keep him under contract through 2020. The Cincinnati offense appears to be on the rise again after an underwhelming 2017 season, making Bullock a decent fantasy option, at least in venues where weather isn't an issue.
Bullock made two field goals (28 and 40 yards) and all four extra-point attempts in Thursday's 34-23 win over the Ravens. The Bengals offense was rolling early with four first-half touchdowns, but Bullock helped put the game out of reach with a pair of fourth-quarter field goals. Bullock has two field goals and four successful extra points in each of Cincinnati's first two games, but he has a tough matchup at Carolina in Week 3.
Bullock kicked two field goals (42 and 39 yards) and four extra points in Sunday's victory against the Colts. The kicker for what looks to be a much improved Bengals offense, Bullock notched a perfect performance in Week 1. Bullock could prove to be a reliable fantasy option this season, but he faces a tough matchup against Baltimore on Thursday.
Bullock is one of two kickers on the Cincinnati roster heading into training camp, with Jonathan Brown set to compete with him. Bullock bounced around the league the past two seasons before finally settling in with the Bengals in 2017, converting 18 of 20 field-goal attempts and 31 of 33 PATs, albeit with just five successful kicks from 40 yards or longer. It's unclear if Brown can provide legitimate competition, as he has yet to earn a spot on any team's 53-man roster since joining the Bengals as an undrafted rookie in 2016. Bullock is a clear favorite to win the job, but he probably isn't good enough to warrant fantasy consideration in most leagues unless the Cincinnati offense takes a huge step forward.
Bullock made his only field-goal attempt and four extra points in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Ravens. Bullock finished the season 18-of-20 on field goal attempts and 31-of-33 extra point attempts, while missing one game due to injury. Meanwhile, 46.2 percent of his kickoffs went for touchbacks. The Bengals let rookie Jake Elliott go, and Elliott ultimately had a good season for the Eagles, but their overall stats were comparable.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/21||@Kansas City Chiefs||5||4.50|
|8||10/28||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||4.50|
|10||11/11||New Orleans Saints||27||9.00|
|14||12/09||@Los Angeles Chargers||20||8.00|