Coons was waived by the Chargers on Monday. Coons made seven of eight field-goal attempts and five of six extra-point tries, but the Chargers believe they have a better option in the form of Nick Rose, who converted 10 of 11 field goals while filling in for an injured Dustin Hopkins with the Redskins the past couple months. Rose will be a playable fantasy option in a favorable Week 16 matchup with the Jets.
Coons did not attempt a field goal, and missed one of his two extra-point tries in the 30-13 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday. The Chargers offense was flummoxed throughout most of Saturday, relegating Coons to an afterthought in fantasy. Since joining the Chargers in Week 12 in replace of Nick Novak, Coons has made seven out of eight field goals, and knocked in five of his six extra-point attempts.
Coons made four of his five field-goal attempts (21, 40, 22 and 27 yards) and also connected on his lone extra-point try in the 19-10 win over the Browns on Sunday. With Nick Novak sidelined due to a back injury, Coons came up big against his former team Sunday. While the 25-year-old did miss his first kick, a 38-yarder that hit the right upright, Coons was able to rally by knocking in his next four attempts. So long as Novak remains out, the second-year pro has plenty of value kicking for an explosive Chargers team that has scored 101 points combined in the last three weeks.
The Chargers promoted Coons to their 53-man roster Saturday, putting him in line to serve as the team's kicker for at least Sunday's game against the Browns, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports. Coons will be the third kicker to play for the Chargers this season. Regular kicker Nick Novak (back) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday, but it looks like he's not ready to play given Coons' promotion. If Novak's back issues prove to be more of a long-term concern, Coons could handle kicking duties in future contests should he impress Sunday. The 25-year-old went 28-for-32 on field-goal attempts and missed two extra points in 2015 as the kicker for the Browns.
Coons was waived by the Rams on Saturday, Jamie Han of the Rams' official site reports. Unsurprisingly, Coons lost out on the starting job to veteran Greg Zuerlein.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||Kansas City Chiefs||5||6.00|
|3||09/23||@Los Angeles Rams||11||7.06|
|4||09/30||San Francisco 49ers||23||7.94|
|15||12/14||@Kansas City Chiefs||5||6.00|