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9 Chris Boswell K

Pittsburgh Steelers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
62%47%
Key Stats
GPFG AttFG MadeXP AttXP MadePoints
131610443969

Player Updates

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Steelers' Chris Boswell: Keeping kicking job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell will remain the Steelers' kicker for the team's Week 15 matchup with the Patriots, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

After Boswell missed his fifth and sixth field goal attempts of the season in the Week 14 loss to the Raiders -- the last of which prevented Pittsburgh from sending the game to overtime -- coach Mike Tomlin gave no assurances that the kicker would retain his job. The Steelers held an open tryout Wednesday featuring multiple kickers, but Boswell apparently restored some faith by knocking nine of 10 attempts in the workouts from various ranges, per Fowler. While he'll stick on the roster for now, any missed kicks in Week 15 or the games to follow could be enough to cost Boswell his spot.

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Steelers' Chris Boswell: Job put on notice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Boswell will be forced to compete for his role as the Steelers' kicker over the next few days as the team holds an open tryout, Chris Adamski of TribLive.com reports. "He will be given an opportunity to play his way into this game [against the Patriots] this weekend," Tomlin said.

Since being rewarded with a four-year extension during the preseason after converting 89.5 percent of his field-goal tries through his first three years in Pittsburgh, Boswell has completely fallen apart. The 27-year-old has missed five extra points this season -- two more than his total from 2015 through 2017 -- and has converted only 10 of 16 field-goal attempts, including a pair of misses in the loss to the Raiders over the weekend that prevented the Steelers from extending the game to overtime. Boswell's sizable contract is probably the only reason he's maintained his job through 14 games, but the Steelers may have finally reached their breaking point.

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Steelers' Chris Boswell: Costly misses for third-straight loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made all three extra-point conversions but missed both his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Oakland.

Boswell's struggles have been legendary; he's missed three of his last five field-goal tries and six of 16 this season. He missed a 39-yard attempt -- his first miss inside of 40 yards this season -- then lost his footing on a potential game-tying 40-yard kick that was blocked. If he is still kicking for the Steelers in Week 15, he'll face the Patriots, who allow kickers an average of 7.3 fantasy points per game.

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Steelers' Chris Boswell: Kicking woes continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made his only field-goal attempt (48) and converted three of four extra-point attempts during Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Chargers.

The field-goal was just Boswell's tenth of the year, tied for second fewest for a team this season and he has now missed four extra-point attempts this season -- more than in his previous three seasons combined. He should get plenty of opportunities in Week 14 against Oakland, which allows the second most fantasy points to kickers per game (8.6).

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Steelers' Chris Boswell: Throws touchdown pass
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Boswell made both one of two field-goal attempts (41) and converted both his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 24-17 loss to Denver.

His dreadful season continued when safety Justin Simmons blocked Boswell's 48-yard field goal attempt on Pittsburgh's first offensive drive of the game. However, he more than made up for the miss when the Steelers executed a timely fake field goal as time expired at halftime. Boswell took the direct snap on fourth-and-goal and threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to left tackle Alejandro Villanueva to tie the game at 10. This was the first Pittsburgh offensive lineman to catch a touchdown pass since Ray Pinney did it against the Browns in 1983. The touchdown pass notwithstanding Boswell continues to struggle and has a tough Week 13 game against the Chargers, who allow opposing kickers just 6.1 points per game this season.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.FG-FGALgPAT-XPAPts
19/9/18CLE0-10333
29/16/18KC0-10343
39/24/18TB1-238346
49/30/18BAL2-239006
510/7/18ATL0-00565
610/14/18CIN2-224228
810/28/18CLE1-142447
911/4/18BAL1-129235
1011/8/18CAR1-1507710
1111/18/18JAC0-00222
1211/25/18DEN1-241225
1312/2/18LAC1-148346
1412/9/18OAK0-20333
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1512/16/18NE4:25 pm
1612/23/18@ NO4:25 pm
1712/30/18CIN1:00 pm
Kicking
YearTeamG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+TotLgBlkPctXPXPGPct
2014Houston Texans00-00-00-00-00-00-0000.00-000.0
2015Pittsburgh Steelers121-19-98-89-122-229-3251090.626-272696.3
2016Pittsburgh Steelers150-02-28-911-120-221-2549184.036-3636100.0
2017Pittsburgh Steelers160-010-1012-149-104-435-3853192.137-393794.9
2018Pittsburgh Steelers130-03-33-43-81-110-1650162.539-443988.6
TOTAL561-124-2431-3532-427-995-11153385.6138-14613894.5
Kickoffs
YearTeamGKOAvgTBRetRet AvgTDOnsideRecov
2014Houston Texans000.0000.0000
2015Pittsburgh Steelers127463.7264722.6000
2016Pittsburgh Steelers158063.1492624.6020
2017Pittsburgh Steelers169063.6464321.1000
2018Pittsburgh Steelers137162.6413020.6000
TOTAL5631563.316214622.1020
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2014Houston Texans0000---0---0000/000---
2015Pittsburgh Steelers12000---0---0000/000---
2016Pittsburgh Steelers15000---0---0000/000---
2017Pittsburgh Steelers16000---0---0000/000---
2018Pittsburgh Steelers13011100.022.002100/000118.8
TOTAL56011100.022.002100/000118.8
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2014Houston Texans000.000000.0000
2015Pittsburgh Steelers1222.000000.0000
2016Pittsburgh Steelers1511.000000.0000
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1611.000000.0000
2018Pittsburgh Steelers1322.000000.0000
TOTAL5666.000000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/185
Birthdate:
3/16/1991
Age:
27
Hometown:
Forth Worth, TX, USA
School:
Rice
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: