Sanders is not facing any competition during minicamp and OTAs, as he is the only placekicker on the Dolphins' roster, Andy Cohen of the team's official website reports. Sanders, selected by the Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft, finished his rookie season with 18 of 20 field goals converted. He also chipped in 35 of 36 extra-point attempts. Though that was a small sample size due to a lackluster offense, the 23-year-old impressed enough to have a seemingly stranglehold on the job heading into training camp.
Sanders converted his only field-goal attempt and made both extra-point tries during Sunday's 42-17 loss to the Bills. He finishes up the year with 89 points over 16 games. Sanders caps his rookie season with a typical performance: accurate, but lacking in volume. The 23-year-old made 90 percent of field goals he attempted this year (18-for-20) and converted 97.2 percent of his extra-point tries (35-for-36). The 2018 seventh-round pick is expected to remain the Dolphins' top kicker in 2019, but he'll largely remain off the fantasy radar until such time as Miami's offense transforms into a higher-scoring unit.
Sanders made his only field-goal attempt and converted both extra-point tries during Sunday's 41-17 loss to the Vikings. Sanders never had a large workload Week 15, as the Dolphins found themselves down 21-0 midway through the second quarter with the game quickly heading into blowout territory. The rookie remains off the fantasy radar heading into a Week 16 matchup against the Jaguars but will look to continue building upon what has been an impressive season. Sanders has not missed a kick in seven straight games.
Sanders did not attempt a field goal and converted all four of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Patriots. Sanders has now gone two straight games without attempting a field goal. Despite the Dolphins scoring a season-high 34 points, Sanders did not see a large enough workload to achieve fantasy relevance. The rookie does not warrant fantasy consideration outside of deeper leagues, irrespective of his solid accuracy.
Sanders did not attempt a field goal and converted all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Bills. Sanders has not missed a kick in five straight games, but does not see the workload necessary to achieve fantasy success in the Dolphins' low-scoring offense. The rookie is a lower-tier fantasy option heading into Sunday's divisional tilt against the Patriots.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/15||New England Patriots||10||6.58|
|4||09/29||Los Angeles Chargers||8||6.44|
|9||11/03||New York Jets||31||9.00|
|14||12/08||@New York Jets||31||9.00|
|15||12/15||@New York Giants||30||8.63|
|17||12/29||@New England Patriots||10||6.58|