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Boswell, who earned Pro Bowl recognition last year after connecting on 35 of 38 field goal attempts and 37 of 39 extra point tries, is thus set to reprise his kicking duties for the Steelers for the foreseeable future. His fantasy prospects look strong for the coming season, thanks to the fact that he'll be working within a team context that features a prolific offense paced by the trio of Ben Roethlesberger, Le'Veon Bell and Antonio Brown.
The Steelers applied a second-round tender on the kicker before the March 14 deadline, all but assuring he'd be back in Pittsburgh for a fourth season. Putting pen to paper makes the transaction official. On the heels of a career-best 142-point campaign, Boswell is a candidate to put up a similar number behind an offense led by Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and likely Le'Veon Bell, who received the franchise tag for a second straight year.
The move ensures Boswell will be back in Pittsburgh for one more season, as no team would be willing to surrender a second-round pick for the right to give him a contract. He'll be one of top options at his position in fantasy drafts, coming off a 2017 campaign in which he converted 35 of 38 field-goal attempts and 37 of 39 extra-point tries. Boswell is one of the more reliable kickers in the league and is still attached to an elite offense.
Boswell converted six of six PATs in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional round loss to Jacksonville.
This was a high-scoring affair, with both teams combing for 12 touchdowns. The difference in the game came on a 45-yard field goal by Josh Lambo with just under two minutes remaining. Boswell finished the season tied for fourth in scoring, and should be among the league leaders again next season.
Boswell, who was successful on all four PATs in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Browns, converted 37 of 39 PATS and 35 of 38 field-goals, with a long of 53 yards, in 16 games in 2017.
Boswell improved significantly in terms of his accuracy, hitting on 92.1 percent of his field goal tries, compared to 84.0% last season. Pittsburgh's offense is one of the most dangerous in the league, averaging more than 25 points per game, providing ample scoring opportunities for Boswell, who is a restricted free agent in 2018.
|3||9/24/18||@ TB||8:15 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/4/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ JAC||8:20 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ OAK||8:20 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|