Myers missed a PAT but converted field goals of 55 and 41 yards in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Dolphins. All of Myers' kicks came after halftime, as the Jets were shut out in the first half. He converted all six of his extra-point attempts last week after struggling on them last season, so Myers continues to be an enigma who seems to struggle more with gimmes than long-distance kicks.
Myers made both of his field-goal attempts, as well as all six of his PATs in Monday's 48-17, Week 1 win over Detroit. Myers only made 15 of 17 extra-point tries with the Jaguars last season, so it was good to see him nail all of his attempts in his Jets debut. In addition to connecting on field goals of 35 and 32 yards, Myers also consistently kicked off the ball deep into the end zone for touchbacks, which was a key consideration for New York in its decision to utilize him over alternative kicking options.
Myers will serve as the team's starting kicker versus the Lions on Sunday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. Myers beat out Taylor Bertolet for the starting kicker job in the preseason. Additionally, he appears to have kept free agents Dan Bailey and Roberto Aguayo at bay, given that both worked out for the Jets without signing. The 27-year-old will suit up for his Gang Green debut Sunday.
Myers won the Jets' kicking competition, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. Myers converted a 58-yard field goal in the preseason finale nine days after signing with the Jets. It was enough to beat out Taylor Bertolet, who received his pink slip Saturday morning. Given his team context, Myers belongs on the waiver wire in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
Myers made a 43-yard field goal in Thursday's 19-17 preseason loss to the Colts. Myers has the tough task of battling Sebastian Janikowski for the starting kicker position. Janikowski was given a $600,000 signing bonus while Myers' base salary is $705,000, so the cards are stacked against Myers versus the seasoned veteran.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|12||11/25||New England Patriots||18||7.50|
|16||12/23||Green Bay Packers||16||7.00|
|17||12/30||@New England Patriots||18||7.50|