Matt Bryant

Kicker • Falcons

Boom

Bryant led the league in scoring in 2016. His 158 points that year match Gostkowski in 2013 and Zuerlein in 2017 for the most points scored in a season since 2012. Although his production fell a bit in 2017, he still finished with 137 points, good for eighth place and just five points off a top-five finish. He connected on 34 of 39 field goals (87.2 percent), and was a pristine 35 of 35 on extra points. Headed into his 17th NFL season, he would seem to still have plenty of leg. He nailed eight of nine from 50 yards or longer last season, and is 14 of 17 (82.4 percent) from that distance over the last two seasons. In his career, Bryant has converted 67 percent (34 of 51) of his kicks from 50 yards or longer.

Bust

Bryant will be 43 years old this season. He missed six games of the 2015 season with a quad injury. After leading the league in points by a comfortable margin in 2016 -- finishing an astounding 71 points ahead of No. 2 New Orleans -- the Falcons fell to 15th in scoring last season. With Kyle Shanahan running the offense in 2016, Atlanta scored 33.8 points per game in the regular season. With Steve Sarkisian as the offensive coordinator in 2017, that number slumped to 22.1 -- a scoring decline of over 33 percent.

Bottom Line

Unless the Falcons can rekindle that 2016 offensive magic, Bryant is unlikely to match his production from that season. However, the veteran has kicked as well over the last two seasons as he has at any point in his career. He has converted two of the three longest kicks of his career (57 and 59 yards) in the last two seasons. Concerns about his age might cause Bryant to last a little longer in fantasy drafts than his recent production should warrant.

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