McPherson made his only field-goal attempt and both of his extra points during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Bears. McPherson opened the scoring for the Bengals by connecting on a 53-yard field goal at the beginning of the second quarter. The rookie fifth-round pick hasn't missed to start his NFL career, and if he can maintain this pace, he appears likely to finish as one of the top fantasy kickers this season.
McPherson made both of his field-goal attempts and was successful on all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Vikings. McPherson was selected by the Bengals in the fifth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, and the rookie converted all five of his kicks in his first professional game. The 22-year-old made a 53-yard attempt early in the fourth quarter before drilling a game-winning 33-yard field goal as time expired in overtime. McPherson also made all five of his field-goal attempts during the preseason.
McPherson was named the Bengals' starting kicker Tuesday, Charlie Goldsmith of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The Bengals selected McPherson in the fifth round of April's draft, so he entered training camp with an edge on incumbent Austin Seibert, who was released Tuesday. McPherson solidified his starting role with a perfect preseason, as he drilled all five of his field-goal attempts, including a 57-yarder in the preseason finale. The Bengals' offense has high upside depending on quarterback Joe Burrow's health, so it's worth monitoring McPherson as a fantasy contributor.
McPherson has been fantastic at camp so far, making nearly every kick, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports. Given that the Bengals used a fifth-round pick to acquire McPherson, he was going to win most tiebreakers over Austin Seibert for the job, and his performance will only aid him in that effort.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/10||Green Bay Packers||15||6.50|
|8||10/31||@New York Jets||27||10.00|
|11||11/21||@Las Vegas Raiders||17||7.50|
|13||12/05||Los Angeles Chargers||26||9.50|
|14||12/12||San Francisco 49ers||3||4.00|
|17||01/02||Kansas City Chiefs||4||4.50|