The Rams are placing K Kai Forbath (ankle) on IR. They have K Austin MacGinnis on the roster and will sign K Matt Gay. We'll see who gets the nod against the Bucs on Monday night, but it's a situation to avoid in Week 11 fantasy lineups.
The Rams have released K Sam Sloman. He missed his 3rd FG of the season in Monday night's win over the Bears. Sloman will be replaced by K Kai Forbath, who's connected on 87% of his career FG attempts across 8 seasons.
The Cowboys have released K Brett Maher. It's a move about 2 months overdue. Maher has missed 10 of his 30 FG attempts this season, including 6 from under 50 yards. Dallas will now turn to K Kai Forbath, who made his lone FG attempt but just 1 of 2 XPs in his Week 13 cameo with New England.
Patriots K Nick Folk is out for Sunday night's game against the Texans after undergoing an appendectomy. New England has signed Kai Forbath to kick vs. Houston. He's a decent option if you need to replace Folk in your fantasy lineup.
The Vikings have signed K Kai Forbath to replace K Blair Walsh. Forbath has drilled 84.1% of his FGs across 4 NFL seasons. He's not much of a fantasy option, though, on Minnesota's 32nd-ranked offense.
The Saints on Tuesday released K Kai Forbath and signed undrafted free agent rookie Wil Lutz, according to multiple reports. Forbath had seemingly beat out Connor Barth, who has since replaced Robbie Gould with the Bears. Lutz connected on just 69.2% of his FG attempts over 3 years at Georgia State. He spent camp and the preseason with Baltimore, going 2-of-3 on FGs and making his only extra-point attempt. New Orleans presents a good situation for a fantasy kicker, but the team's insistence on cycling through marginal kickers in recent seasons has largely kept the position from delivering in fantasy.
The Saints have
signed K Connor Barth. After hitting 23
of 28 attempts (82.1%) for the Bucs last year, he’ll compete with Kai Forbath
for the job. The winner should supply
some matchup fantasy value kicking for a solid Saints offense.
Redskins K Kai Forbath (groin) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Jaguars. He'll reportedly test the bum groin on Saturday, and we should know if he'll play Sunday based whether Washington adds a K to its roster. Regardless, we'd avoid Forbath in Week 2 fantasy lineups.
K Kai Forbath (groin) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the
Raiders. He kicked in practice Friday,
and the team will make a decision on his status tomorrow. K John Potter will kick again if Forbath can’t. Avoid the situation in fantasy.