College: South Dakota State | 24 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 212 lbs
Birth Date: 12/28/1972
Depth Chart: K-FG.1
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 27
Avg Pts: 5.40
Rank: 8 K
Vinatieri just keeps chugging along, making 85 percent of his field goals last year. He scored 113 points. He has made at least 85 percent of his field goals six straight seasons. Vinatieri is 46 years old but is going to kick another year. He hasn't slowed down much in recent years despite his age. His leg isn't quite as strong but he can still make some longer kicks as evident by going 4-of-6 on field goals of 50-plus yards last year. Vinatieri remains accurate and clutch, continuing to make game-winning kicks every season. Vinatieri has topped 100 points all but two seasons during his illustrious NFL career.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Vinatieri is a solid starter for fantasy teams. You have to worry about him slowing down at some point but the numbers don't lie. He produces for fantasy teams and remains a top-15 fantasy kicker. He can get 120 or so points in this offense.
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Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has shaken off the struggles from the beginning of the season, and he's been rolling as of late. The Colts offense does a great job of moving the ball down the field, but they can struggle to put the ball into the end zone at times, which is where Vinny shines. He's not going to get you a lot of the long balls that you'll get from other younger kickers, but on the shorter end of things he's the best to ever do it.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri was one of the team's MVPs in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He went 4-for-4 on his field goals, and he made his lone extra-point attempt. The Colts' offense struggles in the red zone under quarterback Jacoby Brissett at times, but Vinatieri is there to bail them out when that happens. With his accuracy issues solved, he remains one of the best and most consistent kickers in the game.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is in a good spot to put up points this week. The Kansas City Chiefs allow 23.5 points per game, and the Colts are averaging 23.5 points per game. This is likely going to be a high-scoring matchup, and they have an over/under of 56 points for this week. High-scoring matchups mean that kickers are getting on the field more and more. If you have Vinatieri, get him out there.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri nearly tied his career-long in Week 4 with a 57 yard attempt. He just barely missed to the left, but he connected from 26 yards along with all three of his extra-point attempts. Vinatieri appears to have shaken off the struggles that he had during the first two weeks of the season, and he should be a fixture in most lineups moving forward with how the Colts offense is moving the football every week.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri had been arguably the worst kicker in the NFL through two weeks. Between field goals and extra points, he had missed five of his attempts. In Week 3, he got back to the best kicker in NFL history that he has been for his entire career. He went 2-for-2 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra-point attempts. Vinatieri has been one of the most consistent kickers in NFL history, and, after dealing with some injuries during the preseason, he looks like he is getting back to normal.
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri made each of his two field goal attempts, including a 49-yarder, and he was true on each of his three extra points in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Fantasy Spin: It has been a struggle for the future Hall of Fame kicker, but the Colts stuck with him after two trying games and it was vintage Vinatieri in this one. As long as he is on his game he can still be a useful fantasy option. The Colts host the Raiders in Week 4.
The Indianapolis Colts worked out free-agent kickers Elliott Fry, Cody Parkey, Younghoe Koo, Greg Joseph, Cole Hedlund and Chase McLaughlin on Tuesday in the wake of Adam Vinatieri's struggles through two weeks. The 46-year-old veteran has made just one of his three field-goal attempts and two of his five extra points in 2019, and there were reports speculating that he might retire after Week 2. The Colts may have talked him out of it at least for another week, but he'll need to pick it up unless the team might go in another direction. Fantasy owners should stay away for now.
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said that kicker Adam Vinatieri will remain the team's kicker. "Just want to make this clear. Adam is our kicker. Make to make sure that's clear," Reich said. There was previous speculation that the veteran would retire after Sunday's win over the Titans, but it looks like the Colts have talked the 46-year-old out of it. Vinatieri has missed five kicks in the first two games, four of which have been extra-point attempts. Until Vinatieri shows that he's past his issues, fantasy owners should avoid him heading into Week 3 against the Falcons.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri saw the wheels continue to slip in the team's Week 2 win. He went just 1-for-3 on extra-point attempts after missing two field-goal attempts and an extra point in Week 1. In his career, Vinatieri has been the NFL's best kicker of all time. He hit one attempt off the upright, and he just hasn't looked like himself thus far. After Sunday's game, he stated that we would be hearing from him tomorrow which may have pointed to a possible retirement announcement. If so, he'll have closed the book on the best kicking career of all time.
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri has made a few changes to his kicking approach this week after struggling in the opening game. Special teams coordinator Bubba Ventrone said Wednesday, Sept. 11, that they spotted a flaw in his mechanics while watching film. 'When we watched the tape, there's a few things he's going to get at this week that we are going to clean up,' Ventrone said. 'A few things mechanically, technique wise that he saw. He's the best self-corrector, you could say 'self-diagnoser'.'
Fantasy Spin: Vinatieri is in his 24th NFL season, but he remains a useful fantasy option in fantasy leagues of 14 or more teams since the Colts figure to have a respectable offense. It's always nice to have a future Hall of Famer on your roster, too.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is the ageless wonder. At age 46, turning 47 in December, Vinatieri remains one of the mainstays of the NFL. He may not be booming 55-yard field goals on a weekly basis, but he's going to make far more than he misses. In Week 1, he'll get scoring opportunities as long as the Colts offense is able to move the ball. He's not going to be your top option this week, but he will get points on the board for you.
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (knee) said he expects to participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 22. He has missed the first two preseason games because of a knee issue.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (knee) has been resting for much of the preseason and training camp. That remains true, but he is expected to be ready for Week 1. Vinatieri remains one of the top kicking options in fantasy. He plays on an elite offense, and he is arguably the best kicker in NFL history. The Colts should give Vinatieri plenty of opportunities to score this season as long as he remains healthy.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (knee), who has missed the first two preseason games and the last six practices, said he expects to return to practice on Thursday. Rookie Cole Hedlund has made four of his five kicks in Vinatieri's absence this preseason. The 46-year-old Vinatieri doesn't need many repetitions to be ready for the regular season at this point. On a Colts team that could be even better offensively, depending on the health of quarterback Andrew Luck, Vinatieri should have fantasy appeal as a low-end starting kicker if he's completely healthy.
Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (knee) has remained out of practice for the majority of training camp. During the first day of joint practices with the Cleveland Browns, that remained true. The Colts have been steadily managing Vinatieri's workload over the last five years or so, and there's no real concern here. On an offense that should be elite, he should continue to be a top 10 option at the kicker spot in 2019.
Indianapolis Colts PK Adam Vinatieri (knee) did not play in the team's preseason opener due to 'a little bit of a knee issue,' according to head coach Frank Reich, who added the issue is not believed to be overly serious.
Indianapolis Colts LB Ben Banogu, WR Parris Campbell, TEs Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron and Ross Travis, WR Penny Hart, C Ryan Kelly, QB Andrew Luck, DE Jabaal Sheard, PK Adam Vinatieri and RB Jordan Wilkins will not play in the team's preseason opener versus the Buffalo Bills on Thursday, Aug. 8. Head coach Frank Reich also noted other players, such as RB Marlon Mack, are also 'probably not going to see any time.'