Player Outlook
Gano had one of the best seasons of his career in 2022, and he should have the chance to help Fantasy managers again in 2023. He's worth drafting as a No. 1 Fantasy kicker in all leagues with a last-round pick. Last season, Gano made 29 of 32 field goals, including seven of eight from 50-plus yards, and 32 of 34 PATs. It's the third year in a row Gano has at least 29 field goals with the Giants and the eighth time in his career. And it's the seventh time he's made at least 30 PATs, but the first time he's done that with the Giants. The Giants offense should be productive enough to give Gano plenty of scoring chances, and Gano should open the season as a No. 1 Fantasy kicker in all leagues.

Fantasy Stats

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Year fg
Field Goals
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Field Goals Attempted
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Extra Points
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Kicking Points
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Fantasy Points
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Fantasy Points per Game
2023 11 17 8 41 445.5
2022 29 32 32 119 1378.1
2021 29 33 17 104 1166.8
3y Avg. 30 32 23 113 1287.5
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Fantasy News

  • Giants' Graham Gano: Plays in only eight games in 2023

    Gano (knee) finished the campaign with an 11-for-17 mark on field-goal attempts while making all eight of his extra-point tries over eight contests. Gano's season began ominously when he missed both of his field-goal tries (though one was blocked) in a blowout loss to Dallas in Week 1. The veteran kicker bounced back over his subsequent five games but suffered a left knee injury prior to Week 7, and he hit just one of four field-goal attempts over the next two weeks before landing on IR and remaining there for the remainder of the campaign. Gano was outstanding in his first three seasons with New York, going 89-for-97 on field-goal attempts (91.8 percent), which included a 20-for-25 mark from 50 yards and beyond. He's signed through 2026 and is a good candidate to bounce back upon returning next year.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Likely done for season

    Gano, whom the Giants placed on injured reserve Saturday, will require surgery to address his left knee injury and isn't expected to return this season, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Gano's placement on IR means that he'll have to miss a minimum of four games, and though the 2-7 Giants haven't confirmed that he'll be shut down for the season, he's unlikely to be pushed to return coming off surgery in the midst of a non-contending campaign. The Giants signed Randy Bullock to their practice squad last week and elevated him to the active roster to handle kicking duties in Gano's stead in an eventual 30-6 loss to the Raiders on Sunday. Additionally, New York signed Cade York off the Titans' practice squad last week but kept him inactive against Las Vegas. The Giants could continue to evaluate Bullock and York in practices this week before deciding which of the two will serve as Gano's primary replacement the rest of the way.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Officially on injured reserve

    The Giants officially placed Gano (knee) on injured reserve Friday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports. With surgery on his left knee on tap, Gano now will miss at least the next four games while on IR. In Gano's place, it's unclear who will be the Giants' kicker Sunday at Las Vegas after the team signed Cade York off the Titans' practice squad and Randy Bullock to the practice squad from the free-agent ranks.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: In line for knee surgery, IR stint

    Gano is slated to undergo surgery on his left knee and be placed on injured reserve, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News report. For a third week in a row, Gano is dealing with a knee injury, which may have been the reason he made just one of four field-goal attempts the last two games. He told Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record last week that he likely required surgery but hoped to wait until the end of the season before doing so. Now, though, Gano will miss at least four games once the move to IR goes through. The Giants held tryouts for four kickers Thursday, and Randy Bullock will emerge from it with a practice-squad contract, pending a physical, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Limited again Thursday

    Gano (knee) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Gano is tending to a left knee injury for a third consecutive week, which may be partly the reason the Giants held tryouts for four kickers Thursday. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Giants ultimately chose to sign Randy Bullock to their practice squad, leaving him as the next man up to handle kicking duties if Gano needs to miss time due to the injury to his plant leg. Gano has one more opportunity to practice this week and prove his health, but if the team has any questions about his availability ahead of Sunday's game at Las Vegas, Bullock will be elevated to the 53-man roster.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Still dealing with knee injury

    Gano (knee) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Gano played through the issue in the knee of his plant leg this past Sunday but struggled in a 13-10 overtime loss to the Jets, missing two of his three field-goal attempts. The Giants appear content to allow Gano to continue kicking even though he's presumably less than 100 percent healthy, but if his accuracy remains an issue in future contest, a stint on injured reserve could be in the forecast.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Practices Thursday

    Gano (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday after participating on a limited basis Wednesday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. It's a good sign that the kicker is on track to play for the eighth time in as many games this season Sunday against the Jets. Gano has made all seven extra-point attempts and 10 of 14 field goals in 2023.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Misses lone FG attempt Week 7

    Gano missed his only field-goal try and converted both extra-point attempts versus the Commanders in a 14-7 win Sunday. Gano popped up on the injury report with a knee injury during the practice week, though it's unclear if that contributed to his uncharacteristic miss from 42 yards out on a field-goal try in the first quarter. The veteran went 10-for-11 on attempts from 40-to-49 yards last season, but he's already missed two of his five tries from that distance during the current campaign. Gano established himself as one of the league's most reliable kickers over his first three seasons with New York, so his 10-for-14 mark on field-goal attempts through seven contests this season is well below his usual standard.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Good to go vs. Washington

    Gano (knee) does not carry an injury designation into Sunday's game versus the Commanders, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Gano showed up on the Giants' injury report Wednesday with a knee injury, but it's evidently not severe enough to hold him out of game action in Week 7. He hasn't lacked opportunities in 2023, but he has struggled somewhat to convert on longer attempts through six games.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Pops up on injury report

    Gano was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice due to a left knee injury, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. The injury is to Gano's non-kicking leg, and his ability to practice in any fashion to begin Week 7 prep is at least a positive sign for his chances of playing Sunday versus the Commanders. The Giants don't have another kicker on the 53-man roster or practice squad at the moment.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Hits all three FG tries Sunday

    Gano made all three of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 14-9 loss to the Bills. The Giants weren't able to score a touchdown in the contest, so Gano's leg was responsible for all of the team's scoring. The veteran converted two 29-yarders and a 43-yarder to finish with exactly three field goals for the second straight week. Gano is 10-for-13 on field-goal tries overall this season, with two of his misses coming Week 1 versus Dallas.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Drains three field goals in Week 5

    Gano made three of four field-goal attempts and converted his only extra-point try against Miami in a loss Sunday. The Giants mostly struggled on offense again, with their only TD coming on a second-quarter pick-six. However, they were at least able to move the ball enough to give Gano four field-goal tries, and he connected on three of them, including on a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter. The veteran kicker did miss an attempt for the first time since Week 1, though it was a tough try from 55 yards out. This was the first time Gano has been given more than two field-goal opportunities in a game this season; despite his big leg, it will be hard for him to score many points if the team's offense continues to struggle.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Converts only field-goal try

    Gano drilled his only field-goal attempt from 55 yards and didn't try any extra points in a Week 4 loss to the Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Gano was perhaps the only bright spot in a dreary performance by New York's offense, as he hit from 55 yards out late in the second quarter. It was the veteran kicker's second make from over 50 yards this season -- he converted from 57 yards against San Francisco last week. Gano has rebounded from missing all three of his kicks Week 1 to go 4-for-4 on field-goal tries and 4-for-4 on extra-point attempts over three weeks since, but that volume isn't great from a fantasy perspective. His big leg and accuracy will only go so far unless the Giants offense is able to wake up from an early-season slumber.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Drills 57-yard FG against 49ers

    Gano made both of his field-goal attempts in Thursday's Week 3 loss to San Francisco. The Giants tried for a two-point conversion on their only touchdown, so Gano didn't get a chance to attempt any extra points. However, the veteran kicker hit a 44-yard field goal in the first quarter and converted an attempt from 57 yards out just before halftime. Gano has made all three of his field-goal tries over his past two games and appears to be back on track after an uncharacteristic pair of misses in a season-opening loss to Dallas.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Cleared for Week 2

    Gano (ankle) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Gano sustained a right ankle injury in this past Sunday's 40-0 loss to the Cowboys, which may have contributed to him having a 45-yard attempt blocked and returned for a touchdown in the first quarter and pushing a 36-yard attempt wide left in the second quarter. The veteran kicker was limited in practices Wednesday and Thursday, but after upgrading to full activity Friday, the Giants are apparently convinced he'll be ready to go for their Week 2 matchup. Gano will get a favorable spot to rebound against a Cardinals squad that allowed 21 first downs to a below-average Commanders offense in the season opener.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Working through ankle injury

    Gano was a limited participant at practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. The injury that Gano dealt with in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys had been labeled as a calf issue, but the Giants' first Week 2 practice report classified the kicker's injury differently. Regardless, head coach Brian Daboll expressed confidence that Gano will be available to kick in this weekend's game at Arizona. He'll have two more opportunities to log a full practice before Sunday's contest.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Injury severity downplayed

    Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Wednesday that Gano (calf) will be limited in practice but should be fine for Sunday's game at Arizona, Charlotte Carroll of The Athletic reports. Gano injured his calf in the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Cowboys, but his ability to practice in any capacity Wednesday bodes well for his chances of being ready to go by the time the weekend arrives. The 36-year-old misfired on both of his field-goal tries in Week 1 as the Giants were shut out, 40-0.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Injury update likely Wednesday

    Gano, who suffered a calf injury in Sunday night's Week 1 loss to the Cowboys, will have his status updated Wednesday per head coach Brian Daboll, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports. Gano suffered the injury on the blocked field goal in the first quarter of the contest but remained in the game and subsequently missed a 36-yard try before halftime. The veteran kicker underwent X-rays after the game, but details of those results will be held back for now. His status for Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Cardinals should gain further clarity with Wednesday's expected update.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Dealing with right calf injury

    Gano said after Sunday's loss to the Cowboys that he was cleated in the right calf after the blocked field goal in the first quarter but expects to be fine, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. Gano was seen entering the X-ray room after Sunday's matchup, and he wasn't wearing a shoe on his right foot. However, he appears to be dealing with a calf injury that isn't believed to be particularly serious. A better idea of his status for next Sunday's game against Arizona should come into focus based on his participation in practice this week.
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  • Giants' Graham Gano: Undergoing X-rays

    Gano went into the X-ray room after Sunday's loss to the Cowboys due to an apparent right foot injury, Charlotte Carroll of The Athletic reports. The Giants were outplayed in nearly every area during Sunday's season-opening loss, and Gano missed two field-goal attempts. He had a 45-yard attempt blocked in the first quarter, and he missed a 36-yard try just before halftime. It's possible his injury contributed to his struggles, but the severity of the ailment isn't yet clear.
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