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Catanzaro now has missed a field-goal and extra-point attempt apiece over the first two games, but with the Buccaneers offense humming at an impressive pace behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, those haven't truly come into play. The fifth-year pro hasn't had much of a chance to get into a rhythm with field goals as a result how efficient the team has been over the first pair of contests, but his solid track record in that regard offers reason for optimism.
Catanzaro hit a pair of 53-yard field goals in Thursday's practice, Carmen Vitali of the team's official site reports.
Catanzaro was already coming off a stellar practice Wednesday in which he went a perfect 5-for-5 despite windy conditions. He turned in a comparable performance Thursday, showing off his impressive leg by drilling a pair of 50-yard-plus attempts. Catanzaro made both of his attempts from the same distance during the 2017 season with the Jets, and he nailed three of six tries from beyond 50 two years ago in Arizona. Therefore, the long-range prowess is far from a fluke, and something that certainly made Catanzaro attractive to the Bucs in free agency this past offseason.
Catanzaro, who's been enjoying an impressive camp thus far, was a perfect 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts in Tuesday's windy practice, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Catanzaro was brought in this offseason despite the since-departed Patrick Murray's strong showing last season (19 of 23 FG). The former Jet got plenty of experience in windy conditions during the 2017 campaign in New York, given that he kicked in the Meadowlands for eight games. Catanzaro has been impressive with his accuracy throughout early practices, and he's apparently already developed chemistry with long-snapper Drew Ferris and punter Bryan Anger, who'll serve as his holder. Given the Bucs' firepower on offense, Catanzaro should see plenty of scoring opportunities this season; moreover, with the offense perhaps not running at maximum efficiency during the first three games with Jameis Winston (suspension) unavailable, he may see an uptick in extra field-goal attempts over that span.
Catanzaro converted 25 of 30 field-goal attempts and all 29 of his extra-point tries last season for the Jets, with all five misses coming from the 40-to-49-yard range. He struggled in 2016 with Arizona but otherwise has been one of the better kickers in the NFL (84.4 percent accuracy rate on field goals) since entering the league in 2014. The change of scenery improves Catanzaro's fantasy outlook, as the Tampa Bay offense has the potential for a breakout, albeit a year later than most expected.
Catanzaro connected on 25 of 30 field goal attempts and all 29 of his PATs during the 2017 season.
Catanzaro was a steady producer during his first season in New York, hitting all of his attempts from 20-29, 30-39 and 50-plus. His PATs dropped considerably after moving from Arizona, and while the Jets' offense could improve next season, it's unlikely to be enough to push Catanzaro into another tier of fantasy options, if he stays in New York.
|4||9/30/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|6||10/14/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|11||11/18/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DAL||1:00 pm|
|2017||New York Jets||16||1-1||6-6||4-4||12-17||2-2||25-30||57||1||83.3||29-29||29||100.0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0-0||0-0||2-2||0-1||0-0||2-3||36||0||66.7||9-10||9||90.0|
|2017||New York Jets||16||71||61.3||45||22||20.7||0||4||1|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||14||63.7||11||3||23.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||No.||Yds||Lg||Avg||Blk||I20||TB||Downed||No||Ret Yds||TD||Net Avg|
|2017||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2017||New York Jets||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|