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7 Younghoe Koo K

Atlanta Falcons

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November 23, 2020 01:08 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Sinks all three of his kicks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Saints.

During a game in which Atlanta made just one trip to New Orleans' red zone, Koo provided all nine of the Falcons' points, succeeding on attempts from 28, 51 and 52 yards out. With his incredible 96 percent hit rate on field-goal tries, the 26-year-old leads the NFL with 24 conversions despite missing one game this season. Koo is a perfect 5-for-5 from 50-plus yards as Atlanta prepares for a Week 12 matchup against the Raiders.

November 9, 2020 10:04 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Flawless in Week 9 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo made both of his field-goal attempts, including a long of 52 yards, also going 4-for-4 on extra-point tries during Sunday's 34-27 win against the Broncos.

Koo continues to display consistency from deep range, improving to 3-for-3 on field-goal tries of 50-plus yards this season with his Week 9 performance. The Georgia Southern product has been enjoying a marvelous 2020 with the Falcons overall, as he's 21-for-22 on field goals this season after knocking down 23 of 26 tries in eight appearances for Atlanta last year. A sub-90 percent PAT rate the past two seasons provides room for improvement within Koo's game, but the 26-year-old is starting to look like a keeper for the 3-6 Falcons.

October 30, 2020 09:52 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Produces baker's dozen in TNF win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 4-for-4 on field-goal tries and 1-for-2 on extra-point attempts during Thursday's 25-17 win against the Panthers.

Atlanta surged ahead 25-17 with 11:01 to go by virtue of a three-yard Todd Gurley touchdown plunge, but a missed PAT from Koo allowed the Panthers to stay within one possession late. Blidi Wreh-Wilson was able to come away with the big turnover on Carolina's final offensive drive, bailing Koo and the Falcons out. The 26-year-old kicker has been incredibly reliable on field goals, as he's gone 42-for-46 in his 15-game Falcon tenure. PATs are a serious work in progress, however, as Koo has already missed three of 17 attempts this season.

October 26, 2020 01:56 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Just two points in loss to Lions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 2-for-2 on extra-point attempts during Sunday's 23-22 loss to the Lions.

Koo had provided steady production with an average of three field-goal conversions per game Weeks 1 through 6, but he wasn't afforded a single try in a home loss to Detroit. The Falcons did go for it twice on fourth downs, with one of those attempts involving the decision to pass on a potential 30-yard attempt from Koo. He may garner more opportunities Week 8 during a Thursday night matchup against the Panthers, as Carolina's red-zone defense has been reasonably effective in holding opponents to a 65.2 percent TD rate this season.

October 19, 2020 12:40 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Perfect 8-for-8 on kicks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 4-for-4 on field-goal attempts and 4-for-4 on extra-point tries during Sunday's 40-23 win against Minnesota.

The 26-year-old remains a high-floor fantasy option, with multiple field goals converted in all five of his appearances this season, and three or more field-goal attempts in each of his past four outings. Koo has been reliable from intermediate-to-deep range as well, nailing all three of his attempts Sunday from 40-plus yards, and standing at a 9-for-10 mark from 40 or more yards out this season.

October 12, 2020 12:24 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Drains four kicks in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 3-for-3 on field-goal tries while converting his lone point-after attempt during Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Panthers.

After being ruled out for Atlanta's Week 4 loss to the Packers with a groin injury, Koo resumed his strong 2020 campaign against Carolina by pushing his field-goal conversion rate to 91.7 percent. Coupling his efficient FG rate with his success on onside kicks, Koo has been a fine special-teams asset in 12 career appearances for the Falcons. Dependability on extra points has been the area of Koo's game where there remains room for improvement, as he has already missed two of nine attempts on the year.

October 8, 2020 12:04 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Resumes practicing in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo (groin) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

Koo wasn't able to suit up in Monday's loss to the Packers, but he now looks back to full health. The Falcons have already demoted Elliott Fry back to the practice squad, indicating Koo will be good to go for Atlanta's Week 5 matchup with the Panthers.

October 3, 2020 11:28 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Ruled out for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo (groin) has been ruled out ahead of Monday's game against the Packers, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

This was hardly surprising considering Koo did not practice all week. Elliott Fry will slide in as the starting kicker in what figures to be a high-octane shootout against the Packers. The Packers are averaging the most points scored (40.7) through three weeks with the Falcons narrowly behind in sixth place (30).

October 2, 2020 08:40 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Not practicing Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo (groin) didn't participate in Friday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

The Falcons have already stated that Koo is likely to miss time, and a second straight DNP to start the practice week aligns with that notion. Elliott Fry is on the practice squad and likely will be elevated if Koo is indeed ruled out.

October 1, 2020 04:28 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: No work in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo (groin) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.

The Falcons haven't officially ruled Koo out for Monday's game against the Packers, but the kicker appears set to miss time after suffering a right groin strain during the team's Week 3 loss to the Bears. In anticipation of Koo's absence, the Falcons added another kicker to their practice squad Thursday in Elliott Fry. He'll presumably be elevated to the 53-man roster in the coming days and should make his NFL debut Week 4.

September 28, 2020 09:16 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Likely to miss time
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo is expected to miss time due to the groin strain he played through during Sunday's 30-26 loss to the Bears, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Koo managed to tough out his injury Sunday loss, but he wasn't able to handle kickoff duties and also missed one field-goal try and an extra-point attempt. Depending on the severity of the issue, the Falcons could consider placing Koo on IR for a minimum of three weeks. Cameron Nizialek is a candidate to be promoted from the practice squad, though Atlanta could also opt to delve into the free-agent kicker market.

September 28, 2020 02:08 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Plays through leg strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo suffered a leg strain prior to Sunday's game against the Bears, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Koo's injury explains why he didn't handle kickoff duties Sunday. The 26-year-old also had a pair of misses during the loss to Chicago, as he converted two of three field-goal tries and two of three extra-point attempts. He'll look to get fully healthy before Week 4's game against the Packers on Monday Night Football rolls around.

September 21, 2020 02:48 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Knocks down seven kicks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 4-for-4 on field-goal attempts and 3-for-3 on point-after tries during Sunday's 40-39 loss to the Cowboys.

One week after Koo converted on his third onside kick attempt in as many tries, Dallas' Greg Zuerlein executed a successful onsider of his own, kick-rolling a ball slowly to the 10-yard threshold and enabling C.J. Goodwin to pounce on the loose ball as soon as he became eligible to do so. Koo wasn't granted the opportunity to execute any special-teams miracles during the Week 2 loss, though he was flawless on his seven combined field goal and PATs. He is now 29-for-32 on field-goal tries in his Falcons career, heading into a Week 3 matchup against the Bears.

September 14, 2020 11:32 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Onside-kick master delivers again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 1-for-2 on extra points during Sunday's 38-25 loss to the Seahawks. He also delivered a successful onside kick during the final minute of regulation.

Koo now has two missed PATs on nine attempts since Week 16 of last year, but he did deliver on yet another onside kick conversion in the season opener. The 26-year-old provided two successful onside kicks Nov. 28, but Atlanta came up just short of its second 2019 upset of New Orleans, and again Sunday his late-game heroics proved insufficient. Though the Falcons have dropped a third consecutive Week 1 game, Koo has at least converted on 13 of his past 14 field-goal tries.

August 20, 2020 08:12 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Camp performance so far sufficient
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn said that there is no firm plan to bring in a second kicker to compete with Koo during training camp, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Quinn conceded that during a season played amidst a pandemic, it's especially crucial to have a contingency plan at every position. The coach mentioned that the Falcons may conduct workouts to "see where we're at" in terms of the kicker and punter positions, but he also stated that the team has been satisfied with Koo's performance thus far in camp. Koo put forth a solid showing during his debut campaign as Atlanta's place kicker in 2019, going 23-for-26 on field-goal attempts and 15-for-16 on extra-point tries.

May 13, 2020 01:16 AM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Expected to face competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Dan Quinn said that the Falcons are hoping to add some competition for Koo at the kicker position, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

While in-person workouts remain inconceivable for the time being, Koo is still going to have to prove himself during the lead-up to the regular season. The 25-year-old is currently the only kicker on the depth chart, but Quinn has remained adamant throughout the offseason that he is seeking competition at the position. Though Koo knocked down an impressive 23 of 26 field goals during his debut campaign in Atlanta, Quinn is wary of anointing his starter prematurely. Giorgio Tavecchio entered 2019 as the lone kicker on the roster, and proceeded to make just four of nine preseason field-goal attempts before being cut.

February 18, 2020 04:16 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Signs one-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons on Tuesday, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.

Koo was set to be an exclusive-rights free agent in March, but the team bypassed that and locked him down to a "prove-it" contract. Koo took over as the Falcons' starting kicker in 2019 after the team cut veteran Matt Bryant midseason. The 25-year-old Koo performed admirably, connecting on 23 of 26 field goals (88 percent) and hitting 15 of 16 extra points over eight games.

January 23, 2020 08:08 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Likely to be tendered by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo is expected to be brought back by the Falcons on a one-year tender, Jason Butt of the Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old kicker is set to become an exclusive-rights free agent upon the dawn of the new league year, but Atlanta wants to bring him back after he went 23-for-26 on field goals and 15-for-16 on extra points during his first campaign with the team. Coach Dan Quinn has made it clear, however, that unlike last year there is expected to be competition for the starting kicker job throughout the offseason. Giorgio Tavecchio was the lone kicker on Atlanta's roster to begin the 2019 preseason, but he converted just four of nine kicks during the exhibition slate before being ousted by veteran Matt Bryant and subsequently Koo, who made his season debut Week 10.

December 30, 2019 10:08 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Wraps up 2019 with stellar showing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 5-for-5 on field-goal attempts, while sinking his lone point-after try during Sunday's 28-22 overtime win against the Buccaneers.

Across eight games as Atlanta's placekicker, Koo established a proficient 88.5 percent conversion rate on field goals as well as a 15-for-16 mark on PATs. Koo got off to a shaky start to his Falcons career by missing three of his first 12 tries from the field, but he steadied out and was able to convert on 14 consecutive kicks to close out 2019. In addition to his improved accuracy, Koo also provided the unique benefit of being an effective onside kicker, successfully converting two onside kicks this season while having another two offset by penalty. Koo's contract expires over the offseason, but with a lack of reliable kicking options across the NFL, Koo may be brought back for the sixth year of the Dan Quinn era.

December 23, 2019 07:20 PM
Falcons' Younghoe Koo: Misses another kick
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Koo went 1-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 3-for-3 on PATs during Sunday's 24-12 win against the Jaguars.

The 25-year-old may be the most accomplished onside kicker of the 2019 NFL season, while he's gone 82.4 percent on field goals since Week 11. Upcoming next is a promising opportunity for Koo if he can level out his consistency, with Atlanta taking on a Buccaneers team that ranks tied for 32nd in the NFL with 2.5 field-goal attempts allowed per game.

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Career Kicking Stats
SeasonTeamG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+TOTLGBLKPCTXPPCT
2020ATL90-06-66-67-85-524-2554096.018-2185.7
2019ATL80-06-69-107-91-123-2650088.515-1693.8
2017LAC40-02-20-01-40-03-641150.09-9100.0
Total210-014-1415-1615-216-650-5754187.742-4691.3
Career Kickoff Stats
SeasonTeamGKOAVGTBRETRET AVGTDONSIDERECOV
2020ATL94962.7212622.2021
2019ATL85060.8272020.8032
2017LAC41465.98628.8000
Total2111362.3565222.4053
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/195
Birthdate:
08/03/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Seoul, South Korea
School:
Georgia Southern
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: