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November 17, 2019 11:40 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Scores 11 points in Week 11 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 3-for-4 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra points during Sunday's 29-3 win against the Panthers.

Koo missed his first career field goal as a Falcon, but with Atlanta having won two straight games and the kicker perfect on his other seven tries, many backers of the team are likely to shrug off the failed 38-yard attempt. Though the Falcons' 26-point margin of victory masked the error somewhat, the reliability of the kicking game will be paramount if Atlanta is to go on a six-game run and give itself any chance whatsoever at the postseason. Upcoming next for Koo is a matchup against a Buccaneers defense that is giving up 3.9 red-zone scoring attempts per game.

November 10, 2019 10:08 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Comes through in team debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo drained all four of his field-goal attempts and went 2-for-2 on point-after tries during Sunday's 26-9 win against the Saints.

With all the bad mojo that had afflicted the Falcons' kicker position through the first half of 2019, it took Koo donning the number of a franchise legend to break the slump. Wearing No. 7 in his debut for Atlanta, Koo converted on field-goal tries of 30, 36, 37 and 48 yards after Matt Bryant and Giorgio Tavecchio posted a collective 13-for-23 mark between exhibition and regular-season play. Koo's Week 11 opponent, Carolina, provides optimism that he can be productive once again, as the Panthers came into the weekend ranking among the NFL's 10-worst teams with 2.2 field-goal attempts allowed per game.

October 30, 2019 07:20 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Finds home in Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons signed Koo on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Koo slots in for jettisoned long-time Falcon Matt Bryant. This marks Koo's second stint in the NFL after a four-game run with the Chargers to start the 2017 campaign. In the meantime, the Georgia Southern product has spent time with the Atlanta Legends of the AAF and had a brief spell on the Patriots' practice squad earlier this month.

October 15, 2019 07:16 PM
Younghoe Koo: Cut from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo was released from the Patriots' practice squad Tuesday, Nick Underhill of The Athletic reports.

The Patriots are continuing their search for a kicker, and it looks like they have moved on from Koo. The 25-year-old played four games for the Chargers in 2017, converting 3-of-6 field goal attempts and all nine extra points, but has yet to find a new opportunity.

October 4, 2019 06:36 PM
Younghoe Koo: Added to Pats' practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo will sign with the Patriots' practice squad Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Reports surfaced Thursday that veteran kicker Mike Nugent will replace Stephen Gostkowski, who was placed on injured reserve with a hip injury, as the team's placekicker. The Patriots will now also keep Koo around as a backup plan should something happen to Nugent.

April 11, 2019 02:12 PM
Younghoe Koo: Won't sign with Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo won't sign with the Bears after working out for the team Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Bears will instead stick with Chris Blewitt and Redford Jones as the two kickers on their roster, despite the fact neither has any NFL experience. Koo will continue to look for opportunities after the collapse of the AAF. He hasn't seen NFL action since being released by the Chargers in October 2017.

April 5, 2019 09:04 PM
Younghoe Koo: Trying out with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo will try out with the Bears on Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Bears currently have two kickers -- Redford Jones and Chris Blewitt -- under contract, but neither have played in the NFL. Koo last played in the NFL in 2017 with the Chargers, making three of six field goals and all nine extra points. Nick Rose will also participate in the tryout.

October 6, 2017 01:22 AM
Younghoe Koo: Waived by Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chargers have waived Koo.

Koo made just three of his first six field goal attempts this season, prompting the Chargers to turn to veteran Nick Novak, who kicked for the franchise from 2011 through 2014. Koo supplanted incumbent kicker Josh Lambo to start the 2017 season, but early struggles cost the 23-year-old -- a Lou Groza Award finalist last year at Georgia Southern -- his NFL job.

October 2, 2017 09:12 PM
Chargers' Younghoe Koo: Makes only field goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo made his only field goal during Sunday's 26-24 loss to the Eagles, as well as three extra points.

Koo was hardly tested on the field goal, as he drilled a 28-yarder to end the second quarter. However back-to-back perfect games from Koo is hardly something to scoff at, given the ominous start to his career. In a high-flying offense such as the Chargers', the undrafted free agent will continue to have some value in fantasy formats, but the lack of attempts is an unfortunate side effect of the team's impressive conversion rate near the red zone.

September 25, 2017 01:16 PM
Chargers' Younghoe Koo: Makes lone field-goal attempt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo made his only field-goal attempt and also knocked home his lone extra-point attempt in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Chiefs.

Koo rebounded well after a two-week stretch which saw him miss three of the first four field goals of his career. Still, it wasn't like his lone try Sunday was especially difficult, as Koo drilled a 29-yard attempt to cap off an extended drive by the Chargers. Despite playing in an uptempo offense, Koo will need to string together a handful of consistent performances in order to be a mainstay in fantasy lineups.

September 19, 2017 05:36 PM
Chargers' Younghoe Koo: Remains team's kicker for now
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Koo is "our kicker" and relayed he has no plans to replace the undrafted rookie, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.

It's been a brutal two-week stretch for Koo, who had his game-tying field goal blocked in Week 1 against the Broncos, only to miss a game-winning field goal Sunday against the Dolphins. In total, Koo has now missed three of four field-goal attempts to start his career and figures to be on a short leash should his struggles continue to bleed further into the regular season.

September 17, 2017 08:48 PM
Chargers' Younghoe Koo: Could face competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chargers coach Anthony Lynn did not rule out the possibility of bringing in competition for Koo,'s Eric D. Williams reports.

Koo missed two of his three field-goal attempts -- including a 44-yarder in the waning seconds -- during Sunday's 19-17 loss to the Dolphins. Considering he also had a game-tying attempt blocked in the fourth quarter of a Week 1 loss, it will be surprising if the Chargers don't give serious thought to making a change. There is some potential for the team's kicker to eventually have fantasy value, as Philip Rivers usually doesn't have much trouble moving the ball.

September 12, 2017 05:32 PM
Chargers' Younghoe Koo: Only field-goal attempt blocked
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo had his only field-goal attempt blocked in Monday's loss to the Broncos. He did make all three of his extra-point attempts.

The blocked field goal ended a valiant comeback effort from the Chargers, who trailed by 17 points entering the fourth quarter but trailed by just three points in the final seconds of the contest. Koo had actually made the 44-yard attempt initially, but Broncos head coach Vance Joseph called a timeout prior to the kick, nullifying the potential game-tying field goal.

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