Bryant connected on field-goal attempts of 49 and 37 yards, while converting on all four of his point-after tries during Sunday's 34-32 win against the Buccaneers. Like fine wine, Bryant continues to improve with age. In his 17th pro season, the 43-year-old Bryant converted on 20 of 21 field-goal tries (95.2 percent), comfortably surpassing his previous career-best field goal percentage of 93.1 among seasons in which he attempted at least 10 field goals. It's hard enough to find a serviceable option at kicker, let alone an elite one, and the Falcons would almost certainly embrace the idea of Bryant returning for an 11th year with the franchise. Whether that is in Bryant's plans remains inconclusive as the 2018 regular season winds to a close.
Bryant converted on his lone field-goal attempt of 39 yards and went 3-for-3 on extra points during Sunday's 24-10 win against the Panthers. Bryant continues to build upon his ever-reliable form, knocking nine of his 10 field-goal tries through the uprights since returning from a hamstring injury Week 11 and converting on 18 of 19 field-goal attempts overall this season. If there is a black mark on Bryant's 2018 resume, it comes as a result of shaky results on point-after tries. The veteran kicker has missed multiple PATs for the first time in his past 17 seasons as a pro. In Week 17, Bryant's fantasy upside remains limited facing a Buccaneers team that's allowed 25 field-goal attempts all year, largely in part to a putrid red-zone defense that is allowing touchdowns on 77.8 percent of opponents' red-zone drives.
Bryant converted on field-goal attempts of 22 and 33 yards while going 4-for-4 on extra-point tries during Sunday's 40-14 win against the Cardinals. Outside of coming up short on a 53-yard attempt last week at blustery Lambeau Field, Bryant has connected on all eight of his field-goal tries since returning from a hamstring injury in Week 11. This after going 9-for-9 through his first six appearances of 2018, though he has missed two extra points on the year -- just the second time Bryant has failed on multiple PATs since his rookie season of 2002. The fantasy upside is limited heading into a Week 16 matchup against Carolina's putrid red-zone defense, which has allowed touchdowns on an astronomical 74.4 percent of opposing red-zone drives (31st). As a result, the Panthers have yielded 20 FGA all season, fourth fewest in the NFL.
Bryant failed on one of his three extra-point tries, also coming up short on a 53-yard field-goal attempt during Sunday's 34-20 loss to Green Bay. Not only did the veteran kicker miss his first field-goal attempt of the year after converting on his first 15 tries, he also failed on an extra point and a FGA within the same game for the first time since Nov. 13, 2016 (and for the third time over his past 11 years in the NFL). Kicking in blustery Lambeau Field conditions in December is less than ideal, as Bryant struggled to slice his ball through the wind both in warmups as well as during the game itself -- snapping an NFL-leading streak of 22 consecutive successful field goals with the miss. In Week 15, Bryant and the Falcons host a Cardinals bunch that's allowed 25 FGA on the year (tied for 13th most).
Bryant (back) was added to the Falcons' injury report Friday and is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Packers, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports. Bryant's back issue forced him to miss three games between Weeks 7 and 10, but he reclaimed kicking duties for the past three contests and showed no rust, converting all six of his field-goal attempts and going 5-for-5 on extra-point tries. The veteran's late addition to the injury report suggests his back may have acted up again at some point after Thursday's practice, putting him in jeopardy of his fourth absence of the season. Perhaps in recognition of the touch-and-go nature of Bryant's injury, the Falcons have kept Giorgio Tavecchio on the roster since mid-October as a second kicker. Tavecchio will fill in for Bryant this weekend in the event the latter is unable to kick.
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