Lutz made 28 of 30 field-goal attempts and 52 of his 53 extra-point kicks in 16 games in 2018. After a somewhat shaky first two seasons in New Orleans, Lutz was exceptionally accurate in 2018, converting 93 percent of his field goals. While his production lagged near the end of the season as the Saints offense stalled, Lutz still accounted for 136 total points, fourth most in the league. The third-year pro should remain a reliable playoff option for the Super Bowl-contending Saints and is expected to have plenty of job security entering 2019 while backed by one of the league's best offenses.
Lutz made both his field-goal tries but did not attempt an extra point in Monday night's 12-9 win over the Panthers. Lutz converted from 46 and 24 yards on his respective attempts, but had his opportunities limited again by a New Orleans offense that struggled in comparison to its standard. The kicker has now gone four straight games without double-digit points, a noticeable decline from his five through the Saints' first 10 outings.
Lutz converted each of his two field-goal attempts and two extra-point attempts during Sunday's 28-14 win over the Buccaneers. The Saints' high-octane offense has made Lutz a valuable commodity in many leagues. Following Sunday's performance, Lutz extended his streak of regular-season contests with a field goal to 34 games. Factoring in his efficiency and an opportunistic offense, Lutz remains a top option each week.
Lutz made his lone field-goal and extra-point try in Week 13's 13-10 loss to the Cowboys. Lutz still hasn't missed since Week 5, but he didn't get as many opportunities as usual as New Orleans' offense was surprisingly stymied. In fact, his four points marked a season low. Fortunately, his upcoming matchup against the Buccaneers figures to be a higher-scoring affair.
Lutz (back) does not have an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Cowboys. Lutz was upgraded to full practice Wednesday after having been limited to begin the week, and appears to have fully recovered from his back injury. The 24-year-old has not missed a kick since Week 5 of the regular season, and remains one of the top fantasy options at the kicker position heading into Thursday Night Football.
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