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9 Chris Boswell K

Pittsburgh Steelers

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December 30, 2019 10:16 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Four points in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made his lone field-goal (26 yards) and extra-point attempts in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

Boswell was the victim of an underwhelming offense and scored just four points for a third straight game. Still, this was a bounce-back year for Boswell, who finished the 2019 season as the eighth highest scoring kicker in the league and third best in the AFC. Playing in all 16 games, Boswell tied for first in the league by hitting 100 percent of his extra points (28) and third in the league with a 93.5 field-goal percentage -- converting 29 of 31 attempts -- with a long of 51 yards. If the Steelers can avoid the multitude of injuries that derailed this season, Boswell will be a high-upside kicker option in 2020.

December 23, 2019 08:48 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Hurt by offensive struggles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made his lone field-goal (49 yards) and extra-point attempt in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Jets.

This was a repeat of Boswell's performance in Week 15 as Pittsburgh's offense continues to be anemic. Although he scored 11 points against Baltimore earlier this season, Boswell shouldn't be counted on by fantasy owners still playing in Week 17.

December 17, 2019 12:40 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Four points in defensive battle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made his lone field-goal (49 yards) and extra-point attempt in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.

Coming into the contest, the Bills had allowed the least fantasy points to opposing kickers (3.7 per game), so it was no surprise that Boswell would have few scoring opportunities. On a personal note, the field goal was the 125th of his career -- fourth most in franchise history. Boswell has a more attractive game in Week 16, as opposing kickers average 7.4 fantasy points per game against the Jets.

December 9, 2019 10:28 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Stays hot in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made all three of his field-goal tries (25, 30, 37) and both his extra-point attempts in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.

Boswell capped Pittsburgh's first possession -- a 13 play drive -- with a field goal to start the scoring. Less than 90 seconds later he booted a PAT to give the Steelers a 10-0 lead. Pittsburgh hosts Buffalo in Week 15 and Boswell is one of only 16 players still on Pittsburgh's active roster from the last game between these two teams. Although he has been nearly perfect this season, fantasy owners may want to find another kicking option as the Bills yield the fewest fantasy points to opposing kickers (3.7 per game).

December 2, 2019 05:32 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Perfect again in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made both his field-goal attempts (29, 39) and both his extra-point tries in Pittsburgh's 20-13 win over Cleveland on Sunday.

Trailing 10-0 with under three minutes remaining in the first half, Boswell finally got the Steelers some points with his 39-yard field goal. After a quick three-and-out by the Browns, he capped a 69-yard drive that took under a minute and ended with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Devlin Hodges to James Washington to tie the game at 10-10. Boswell has been nearly perfect all season, converting all 23 extra point attempts and 23 of 25 field goal tries (92%). Only Josh Lambo has a better field goal success rate this season among kickers with 25 or more attempts. Boswell should have ample scoring opportunities against a Cardinals team that allows the third most points per game.

November 24, 2019 07:32 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Kicks team to victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made all three of his field-goal attempts (26, 26, 47) and his lone extra-point try in Pittsburgh's 16-10 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

After suffering his first missed kick under 50 yards last week and averaging just three points in the previous two games, Boswell delivered a nice effort in an otherwise low-scoring affair. With several players still on the mend -- and questions as to who will be under center for Pittsburgh in Week 13 -- fantasy owners should look elsewhere for a kicker against a Cleveland team that held Boswell to one point two weeks ago.

November 15, 2019 01:20 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: One point in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made his only extra-point attempt in Pittsburgh's 21-7 loss to Cleveland on Thursday night.

Pittsburgh looked inept offensively in snapping a four-game win streak and Boswell was not immune to the struggle. He pushed his only field-goal attempt wide left and had his fewest points in a game since 2016. Pittsburgh has concerns with several players hurting and quarterback Mason Rudolph struggling heading into Week 12, but Cincinnati allows the second most points in the league to opposing kickers.

November 11, 2019 11:20 AM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Perfect again in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made his lone field-goal attempt (33) and both his PATs in Sunday's 17-12 win over the Rams.

Boswell has missed only one field goal this season -- from 54 yards out -- and is perfect on his PATs. He has been one of the most reliable kickers this season and the red-hot Steelers enter their Week 11 game against Cleveland on a four-game win streak.

November 4, 2019 10:16 AM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Scores 14 points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made all four of his field-goals (21, 26, 33, 51) and both PATs in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Colts.

His fourth field goal proved to be the difference maker with under seven minutes remaining in the game. Despite the Steelers having an offense that is a shell of what it was last season, Boswell has managed to average 8.5 points per game and could have another solid showing in Week 10 against a Rams club that allows 7.5 fantasy points per game to opposing kickers.

October 30, 2019 02:24 AM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: First missed kick this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made two of three field-goals (41, 42) and all three PATs in Monday's 27-14 win over the Dolphins.

In fairness, Boswell's missed field goal attempt was from 54 yards out, which would have been the longest of his career. He is still having a solid season, and the return of Mason Rudolph to lead the offense should give Boswell plenty of scoring opportunities. Week 9 will see him face a Colts defense against which opposing kickers are averaging seven fantasy points per game this season.

October 14, 2019 02:00 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Six points in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell hit his only field-goal (20) and all three PATs in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Chargers.

With Devlin Hodges making his first NFL start and the offense already without Jaylen Samuels (concussion) and James Washington (shoulder), Pittsburgh still managed to jump out to a 24-0 lead, with Boswell converting all his kicks. After losing James Conner (quadricep) the offense sputtered, and Boswell didn't get another opportunity to score in the final 23 minutes. With a Week 7 bye, the offense has time to heal heading into a Week 8 matchup with the 0-5 Dolphins.

October 7, 2019 07:56 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Remains perfect
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made all three of his field-goals (29, 33, 41) and both PATs in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Ravens.

Boswell is now perfect in six straight games dating back to last season, with two or more field goals in five of those games. The offense has been erratic and will likely be led by rookie Devlin Hodges in Week 6 against a Chargers defense that allows opposing kickers just four fantasy points per game, fifth fewest in the league.

October 2, 2019 12:36 AM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Stays hot in blowout win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell hit both his field goals (29, 49) and all three PATs in Monday night's 27-3 win over Cincinnati.

Boswell is one of only four kickers without a miss this season, hitting all seven field goals and all seven PATs through the first four games. The offense has averaged 24 points per game since Pittsburgh's awful 33-3 Week 1 loss to New England and now head into a Week 5 game against division-rival Baltimore's suddenly suspect defense. In two games against the Ravens last season, Boswell averaged just 5.5 fantasy points.

September 23, 2019 03:08 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Remains perfect
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made both his field-goals (26, 46) along with both his PATs in Sunday's 24-20 loss to San Francisco.

After an awful 2018 campaign that had him competing to keep his job this preseason, Boswell looks more like the kicker named to the Pro Bowl in 2017. He remains perfect through three games, hitting all five of his field-goals and all four of his PATs. While Boswell appears to have worked out his kicking issues, the offense continues to struggle, averaging less than 17 points per game -- 10 fewer points per game than last season -- making him a risky fantasy play in Week 4 against the Bengals.

September 15, 2019 07:00 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Perfect in disappointing loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made both field-goal attempts (33, 41) and both PATs in Pittsburgh's 28-26 loss to Seattle on Sunday.

The Steelers suffered numerous injuries while falling to 0-2, and it won't get any easier in Week 3 against the 2-0 49'ers. If fantasy owners haven't already done so, now might be the time to pursue other kicking options.

September 9, 2019 09:44 AM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Game flow limits opportunities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made his lone field-goal (19) attempt in Pittsburgh's 33-3 loss to New England on Sunday.

The Steelers were already trailing 27-0 when the only points they could generate came on fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line with 10:17 remaining in the third quarter. The offense should turn things around, providing Boswell with the opportunity to put up big fantasy numbers, but, until they do, there are better kicking options available.

August 10, 2019 04:08 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Perfect in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell hit both his field-goal attempts (33, 47) and his lone PAT in the Steelers' 30-28 preseason win over the Buccaneers on Friday.

Just as head coach Mike Tomlin has stated, Boswell alternated kicking opportunities with Matthew Wright in a competition that is expected to last all of preseason. One missed kick could be the difference, as could their performance on kickoffs. Pittsburgh was 20th in the league in touchback percentage last season and Boswell failed to record a touchback in three tries against Tampa Bay.

August 7, 2019 12:56 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Embedded in competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell will split snaps evenly with rookie Matthew Wright during Friday's preseason contest against the Buccaneers, Chris Adamski of triblive.com reports.

Coach Mike Tomlin said the team's intention is to switch players "every other kick, regardless of circumstances." Boswell, who was named to the Pro Bowl in 2017, appears to be facing legitimate competition for the starting role following a poor 2018 campaign in which he converted only 13 of 20 field-goal attempts. Pittsburgh's kicker competition will be worth monitoring throughout the preseason.

May 29, 2019 05:56 PM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Defers roster bonus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell agreed Tuesday to defer his $2 million roster bonus until the end of the preseason, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Coming off an ugly season in which he missed seven field goals and five extra points, Boswell likely would have been released if he hadn't agreed to push the bonus back from March. He'll now have a chance to regain the stellar form he displayed from 2015 through 2017 while competing against Matthew Wright for the kicker job. Boswell returned healthy for OTAs after missing Week 17 of last season with a groin injury.

February 21, 2019 11:48 AM
Steelers' Chris Boswell: Will have competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Kevin Colbert indicated that Boswell (groin) will have competition for his position ahead of the upcoming season, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.

Boswell is due a $2 million roster bonus in March, so if he sticks around through the offseason to actually "have competition," he'd probably have a long leash entering the preseason. The hope is that Boswell can return to his 2017 Pro Bowl form.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Kicking Stats
SeasonTeamG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+TOTLGBLKPCTXPPCT
2020PIT00-00-00-00-00-00-000---0-0---
2019PIT161-111-117-79-101-229-3151093.528-28100.0
2018PIT150-03-34-65-101-113-2050165.043-4889.6
2017PIT160-010-1012-149-104-435-3853192.137-3994.9
2016PIT150-02-28-911-120-221-2549184.036-36100.0
2015PIT121-19-98-89-122-229-3251090.626-2796.3
2014HOU00-00-00-00-00-00-0-1270---0-0---
Total742-235-3539-4443-548-11127-14653387.0170-17895.5
Career Kickoff Stats
SeasonTeamGKOAVGTBRETRET AVGTDONSIDERECOV
2020PIT00---00---000
2019PIT167263.2314122.1000
2018PIT158162.9503120.6000
2017PIT169063.6464321.1000
2016PIT158063.5492624.6020
2015PIT127463.7264722.6000
2014HOU00---00---000
Total7439763.320218822.1020
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/185
Birthdate:
3/16/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Forth Worth, TX, USA
School:
Rice
NFL Experience:
6
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