Caleb Sturgis Fantasy Football News 2017

The Eagles have signed K Jake Elliott, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He'll replace K Caleb Sturgis, who's heading to IR with the quad injury he suffered in the opener. Sturgis reportedly had a shot to return later this season but shouldn't be on fantasy rosters. We'd avoid Elliott this week, but he could become a spot-start option down the road.

Eagles K Caleb Sturgis is expected to miss "several weeks" with a quad strain in his plant leg, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Sturgis can be dropped from all fantasy rosters. We'll see who the Eagles bring in to replace him.

The Eagles have cut K Cody Parkey, meaning that Caleb Sturgis will stick as the team's kicker. Parker garnered just 1 FG attempt across the 4 preseason games (which he made) vs. 3 for Sturgis. A former Dolphin, Sturgis joined Philly after Parkey hit IR last season and made 18 of 22 FG attempts, including 2 misses in the 30-39 yard range.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Eagles will place K Cody Parkey on IR with his groin injury and sign Caleb Sturgis to replace him. The former Dolphin lost out to undrafted free agent Andrew Franks this summer after making less than 80% of his FGs each of the past 2 years. Combine that with a still-shaky Eagles offense, and you don't have the "must add" that we all might have expected for a Philly kicker as recently as a month ago.

Andrew Franks has beaten out Caleb Sturgis for the Dolphins' K job, according to the Palm Beach Post.  It's unclear if Sturgis will be cut.  Franks is an undrafted rookie out of Division III Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He made just 66% of his college FG attempts but dealt with poor protection, per Dolphins insider Andrew Abramson.  Franks made all 3 of his FGs this preseason, including a 51-yarder.  We'd avoid him in fantasy lineups early this season, but he could become an option later on.

Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis suffered a quad injury and will miss the remainder of OTAs. That info comes straight from HC Joe Philbin. Sturgis was already on thin ice after missing 16 kicks over his first 2 seasons, so he's certainly not guaranteed the job. Avoid him in early fantasy drafts.

Dolphins K Caleb Sturgis has missed the majority of training camp with a groin injury.  He won't play in this weekend's preseason game, according to Fox Sports' Alex Marvez.  HC Joe Philbin confirmed on Monday that the team's starting kicker job is up for grabs.  John Potter, who's pushing for that job, nailed FGs of 48 and 51 yards in Miami's 2nd exhibition.  This is another situation to avoid in fantasy drafts -- along with the Cardinals, Redskins and Saints' kickers.

The Dolphins have released K Dan Carpenter.  He never had much of a chance after Miami added Caleb Sturgis in the 5th round of April's draft.  Carpenter has connected on 81.9% of his FG tries over 5 seasons with the Fins.  He could get a shot to win a job elsewhere.  Sturgis, meanwhile, isn't a recommended fantasy option on Miami's still-unproven offense.

The Palm Beach Post considers Caleb Sturgis Miami’s likely Week 1 kicker.  The rookie has struggled in camp thus far and is reportedly dealing with a groin injury.  That might force Miami to keep 2 kickers heading into the season opener.  Still, he will receive every chance to win the job as incumbent Dan Carpenter is due a hefty $2.7 million salary.  We’re avoiding this situation in 2013 fantasy drafts.


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