Crosby is the only kicker on the Packers' roster ahead of training camp. Following four consecutive solid campaigns, Crosby made just 15 of 19 field-goal attempts in 2017, dropping his career conversion rate to 80.3 percent. The Packers apparently plan to give him at least one more season without any real competition, even though his scheduled $5.25 million cap hit is the largest in the league for his position, per OverTheCap.com. Crosby typically hasn't matched the production of other kickers attached to elite offenses -- in part because he's not a top-shelf kicker, but also because Aaron Rodgers has always been great converting in the red zone. Crosby will turn 34 in September and has two seasons remaining on his contract.
Crosby made 15 goals and 33 extra points en route to finishing the 2017 season with a career-low 78 points. Crosby had never scored fewer than 108 points in any of his 11 seasons prior to 2017, but with starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers missing most of the season, the Packers' offense afforded him just 19 field-goal attempts. If Rodgers is healthy for all of 2018 Crosby's opportunities should pick up again, but his down year won't leave him very high on cheat sheets heading into next year's fantasy drafts.
Crosby didn't attempt a field goal or extra point in Saturday's 16-0 loss to the Vikings. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers' (collarbone) move back to injured reserve following a one-game cameo was acutely felt, as replacement Brett Hundley struggled to move the chains throughout the evening against a stout Minnesota defense. That resulted in no kicking opportunities for Crosby, who was held without a point for the second time this season. Crosby should get back on the board in the season finale against the Lions, but he still looks like a bottom-tier fantasy kicker with Hundley set to direct the offense again.
Crosby made a 28-yard field goal and three extra points in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. The return of starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers boosted the effectiveness of the Packers' offense, but it did not lead to any significant boost in production for Crosby, who finished with single-digit points for the 13th time in 14 games this season. He has scored just 75 points this season, all but ensuring he will finish with fewer than the 108 points he posted in 2015 -- the current low-water mark for his career.
Crosby made three extra points in Sunday's 27-21 overtime victory over the Browns. Crosby did not attempt a field goal Sunday, which resulted in him finishing with just three points -- his second-lowest total of the season. Crosby could theoretically see his scoring opportunities increase if starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) returns to action Week 15 against the Panthers, but it's worth noting that the kicker attempted just five field goals in the five games Rodgers finished earlier this season before landing on injured reserve.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/16||San Francisco 49ers||23||7.94|
|8||10/28||@Los Angeles Rams||11||7.06|
|9||11/05||@New England Patriots||7||6.26|
|16||12/23||@New York Jets||8||6.44|