Butker, who missed a key field-goal attempt during the Chiefs' playoff loss to Tennessee, won't let the mistake bother him mentally as the 2018 season approaches, Pete Sweeney of ArrowheadPride.com reports. Butker enjoyed a wildly successful first year in the league, needing only 13 games to set an NFL record for field goals (38) by a rookie. He missed just four kicks throughout the entire regular season, but he couldn't connect on a 48-yarder during the Chiefs' one-point loss to the Titans in the wild-card round. The second-year kicker has displayed confidence throughout training camp and says he won't let that miss haunt him as he prepares to continue his success in 2018. Butker will have a hard time matching last year's per-game kicking workload, but he nonetheless makes for a worthy target toward the end of fantasy drafts.
Butker converted each of his two field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's Week 17 matchup against the Broncos. Butker thus finishes a spectacular 2017 campaign having made 38 of his 42 field-goal attempts on the year and all 28 of his extra-point tries. The rookie's contract remains intact through next season and his performance as a rookie will likely boost him up the kicker rankings heading into 2018.
Butker made field goals from 31, 32, 21, 29 and 49 yards, but missed from 46 yards in Sunday's 29-13 win over the Dolphins, when he also converted both of his extra-point tries. Butker's 17 points gave him a third straight performance in double figures, bringing his tally to eight on the whole of the campaign. Despite playing in just 12 games, he ranks sixth in scoring.
Butker made three of his four field-goal attempts and all of his three extra-point tries in Saturday's 30-13 win over the Chargers. After a couple of quiet weeks from a kicking standpoint, Butker has attempted four field goals in each of the last two contests. With a Chiefs offense that appears to have gotten back on track, Butker could have another opportunity to rack up more field goals next week against the Dolphins.
Butker made field goals from 53, 29, 33 and 40 yards and also converted both of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 26-15 win over the Raiders. Butker's 14 total points snapped a four-game slump of single digits. Through 10 games, Butker has notched 104 points, missing only two of 30 field goals and no extra points along the way.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||@Los Angeles Chargers||6||6.00|
|3||09/23||San Francisco 49ers||23||7.94|
|6||10/15||@New England Patriots||7||6.26|
|11||11/20||@Los Angeles Rams||11||7.06|
|15||12/14||Los Angeles Chargers||6||6.00|