McManus nailed both of his field goals and two extra points during Sunday's 20-19 win over the Raiders. McManus came up clutch with the game on the line as he calmly drilled a game-winning 36-yard field goal with six seconds remaining in regulation. The Broncos kicker made amends for his missed extra point in Week 1 with the strong outing.
McManus made both his field-goal attempts as well as all three of his extra-point tries en route to nine points in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Seahawks. McManus drilled kicks from 51 and 53 yards to start his season in emphatic fashion. In both of the past two campaigns, McManus finished with three makes from that range, so Sunday's performance already puts him in good position to improve from deep this term.
McManus is the only kicker on the Broncos' roster heading into training camp. McManus only made 24 of 32 field-goal attempts last season, but he did convert all of his PATs and only missed three kicks after Week 6. As he heads into his fifth season with Denver, McManus isn't worth drafting in most shallower leagues, but he should work his way into the streaming conversation if quarterback Case Keenum can lead the Denver offense back toward competence.
McManus was 24 for 32 on field-goal attempts and 27 for 27 on extra-point attempts in 2017. His season long was from 57 yards. McManus was like one of people whose luck turns bad after winning the lottery. He signed a big contract extension opening day and promptly shanked five of his first 13 field-goal attempts. He settled down a bit down the stretch, but he was notably less reliable from short range, missing on three of 20 attempts from 39 yards and in in 2017 after hitting all 39 such attempts in 2015 and 2016. Denver fired special teams coordinator Brock Olivo at season's end and brought in veteran Tom McMahon. It'll be interesting to see if the switch gets McManus back to being the kicker Denver thought it was paying top-dollar for at the beginning of the year.
McManus made his lone kick, a 31-yard field goal, in Sunday's 27-11 loss to the Redskins. McManus now sports 93 points in advance of Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||10/02||Kansas City Chiefs||5||4.50|
|5||10/07||@New York Jets||8||4.67|
|6||10/14||Los Angeles Rams||4||3.50|
|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||5||4.50|
|11||11/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||20||8.00|
|14||12/09||@San Francisco 49ers||19||7.50|
|17||12/30||Los Angeles Chargers||20||8.00|