McLaughlin will handle kicking duties against the Titans on Sunday. McLaughlin will draw another start with Michael Badgley (groin) inactive. He's converted three of five field goals across two games with the Chargers.
McLaughlin made one of two field-goal tries and both extra points in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Steelers. McLaughlin missed a 43-yard try in the first half, so he has now converted on three of five field goals, including both attempts under 40 yards. His days in Los Angeles are likely numbered, as Michael Badgley (groin) will resume kicking this week. However, Badgley may not be ready for Sunday's game against the Titans, which would give McLaughlin one more game to prove himself to the other teams who may be looking for a new kicker midseason.
McLaughlin made two of his three field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point attempt in the 20-13 loss to the Broncos on Sunday. McLaughlin, who is filling in for Michael Badgley (groin) after the starting kicker suffered a setback in his rehab, had his first professional field-goal attempt blocked in what proved to a laughably inept first half from the Chargers. McLaughlin did save his fantasy day by connecting on his next two attempts, both of which occurred in the fourth quarter, but the Chargers' offensive woes to date have made rostering the team's kicker in fantasy a difficult proposition most weeks.
McLaughlin agreed to a contract with the Chargers on Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Los Angeles has been without kicker Michael Badgley (groin) all season and aren't likely to get him back anytime soon after he suffered a setback in his rehab. As a result, McLaughlin will now get a shot at kicking duties, replacing punter Ty Long, who had connected on seven of nine field-goal attempts as a replacement for Badgley for the first four weeks. McLaughlin will get a solid matchup in Week 5 against the Broncos, who have given up an average of 23 points per game this season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/03||Green Bay Packers||9||6.43|
|11||11/19||Kansas City Chiefs||13||6.71|
|17||12/29||@Kansas City Chiefs||13||6.71|