College: Miami (FL) | 2 years
Height: 5'10" | Weight: 183 lbs
Birth Date: 7/28/1995
Depth Chart: K-FG.1
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 K
Badgley started much of his rookie season for the Chargers. He missed just one field-goal attempt, going 15-of-16 for 72 points. His only miss was a kick of 50-plus yards. He proved to be a reliable kicker for the Chargers, earning the starting job for the coming season. Badgley has a very strong leg and has proven to be an accurate kicker to start his career.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: Badgley has some potential as the starter in this offense. He could put up some points, making him a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. Expect around 125 points.
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Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley knocked through the only field goal try he had all day, but it turned out that it wasn't much needed. The Chargers walloped the Jaguars for 45 points, topping their last two performances combined, and Badgley found himself drilling extra points all day instead of field goals. Badgley knocked six extra points through without incident, and his 40-yarder was no sweat either. Badgley has now made seven of his last eight kicks from within 50 yards, and he hasn't missed an extra point all season. He's not going for any records, but he's still been one of the best kickers in Chargers recent history.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley was booming balls a mile up in the sky last week, but he'll be back down near sea level this go around. Badgley missed a 55-yarder in Denver last week, and he'll be just 16 feet above sea level in Week 14 when he is kicking in Jacksonville. Badgley is a far cry from where he was last season, making just 76% of his kicks this year as compared to the 93.8% he knocked through in 2018. Also, while he was perfect in kicks less than 50 yards in length last year, he's missed two such kicks this season. Badgley isn't a terrible kicker, especially compared to some in LA's history, but he certainly hasn't lived up to his billing.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley got the chance to take advantage of the thin air of the Rockies on Sunday, but he pulled his critical kick a bit to the left. Badgley was given the opportunity to try to knock through a 55-yarder late in the game, but he ended up drilling the left upright instead. LA would go on to lose by three points when Denver's kicker drilled a last-second field goal. Badgley doesn't really deserve much of the blame for the loss as the Chargers continue to find a million different ways to lose close games, but he'll still get some grief about it. He did end up making two other field goals, including the game-tying one with less than a minute left, and a pair of extra points.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley will be booting the ball a mile high this week when he faces the Broncos in Denver on Sunday. Unfortunately, the increased elevation hasn't done wonders for Badgley's kicking prowess in the past. When the team recently played in Mexico City, which is even higher than Denver, Badgley made a 49-yarder but missed another long try. Last year in Denver, Badgley didn't get to attempt any field goals. It's still a wonderful situation for a kicker to be in, but don't expect him to be bumping up against any NFL records this week.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley took advantage of the thin air in Mexico City and drilled a 49-yarder, the second longest good kick of his career. While Badgley did barely miss a 40-yard shot in the first quarter, he was able to make kicks from 27, 26, and 49 yards on the night. Badgley's leg kept LA in the game since their offense sputtered terribly once they were staring down the goal line, but unfortunately, the Chargers fell to the Chiefs anyway. Badgley has made 80% of his field goal tries and all of his extra points since he returned from a severe groin injury. He's not a superstar or Mr. Dependable, but he's getting the job done well enough for an LA franchise that struggled with kicking woes for years.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley was perfect in Oakland last Thursday, and he'll look to keep it up in Mexico on Monday. On top of that, he'll get the opportunity to kick in the thinnest air possible in an NFL game as he'll be kicking at approximately 7,000 feet above sea level. It's the type of setting that allows kicking records to be set, and though Badgley isn't known for having the strongest leg in the league, even he should be more comfortable hitting from a few yards further out than normal. With a high-scoring affair expected, Badgley should get plenty of opportunities to test his mettle against the all-time greats this week.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley did everything that was asked of him on Thursday night. The team just couldn't get him into range for one final kick. Badgley nailed his one field goal attempt and three extra points, but it all came down to the final minute when LA could have won the game with a field goal. Instead, Philip Rivers was unable to complete a single pass in eight attempts, and the drive ended with a failed Hail Mary from the Chargers' 30-yard line. Badgley should remain a solid kicker moving forward, but offensive struggles from LA's uber-talented squad would severely limit his value.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley finally recovered from his groin issue last week and knocked down four of the five field goal chances he got in his very first game back. He should see plenty more work this week as LA picks up the Thursday night game in Oakland. With the Chargers offense firing on all cylinders as of late and an Oakland defense that is allowing a whopping 390 yards per game on average, the team will likely be spending plenty of time in Raiders territory. That should give Badgley a host of opportunities, and he proved last year that he'll be able to knock those down without much concern.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley finally made his 2019 debut on Sunday after being sidelined all season with a groin injury. Badgley picked up right where he left off by drilling four of the five field goals he attempted. He also made both the extra points he was presented with, and he looked like he was ready to help guide LA to more steady kicking moving forward. For a team that loses so many one-score games, the kicking aspect is hugely important to the Chargers, and Badgley has shown that he can be that consistent force that the team can depend on. Expect him to be a top-notch option moving forward.
Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that kicker Michael Badgley (groin), who is questionable for Week 8 against the Bears, won't play on Sunday. Chase McLaughlin will get his fourth start at kicker but should be avoided in fantasy for a struggling offense in a tough matchup on the road in the Windy City. Badgley has yet to play this year and is running out of time to make a case to stick on the Chargers injury-depleted roster.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) and kicker Michael Badgley (groin) are both listed as questionable for Week 8 against the Bears. Allen suffered a mid-week injury and missed practice both Thursday and Friday, so he's in serious danger of missing Sunday's game or being limited. Allen will be a bust candidate against Chicago's strong defense if he's active. If he can't play, the Bolts will lean on running back Austin Ekeler, tight end Hunter Henry and wide receiver Mike Williams. Badgley has yet to play this year, but he has practiced in full this week and has a shot to make his season debut. You'll want to continue avoiding LA's kicking game in fantasy, though.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley (groin) has been ruled out for Week 7 against the Titans. Badgley has returned to practice but isn't yet ready to make his season debut. The Chargers will continue to roll with rookie Chase McLaughlin as their kicker, but he's been predictably inconsistent and should be avoided for fantasy purposes. There's a chance that Badgley will be able to make his season debut in Week 8 if he doesn't suffer any setbacks.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley (groin) practiced in full the last two days and is listed as questionable for Week 7 against the Titans. Badgley has been out all season but looks to have a good chance to make his season debut on the road in Tennessee. As usual, the Bolts have had a nightmare on special teams in the kicking game this year and were using their punter, Ty Long, for field-goal duties earlier this year with Badgley sidelined. They've been using rookie Chase McLaughlin in recent weeks, but he's predictably been unreliable in the kicking game. The Chargers will give Badgley a shot to win his job back, but he should be avoided in fantasy for the time being if he's active.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (back), running back Justin Jackson (calf) and kicker Michael Badgley (groin) have all been ruled out for Week 4 against the Dolphins. With Williams out and Travis Benjamin (hip) doubtful to play, Keenan Allen, Dontrelle Inman and Geremy Davis will fill out three-receiver sets. Allen should continue to be peppered with targets all game, although Inman has some sleeper appeal in deep leagues and DFS. Melvin Gordon is unlikely to be active after just ending his holdout, so Austin Ekeler will handle a gigantic workload in a great matchup. He's an elite RB1 in his last week as the lead back. Badgley has yet to play this year and is well off the fantasy radar. Ty Long will continue to handle kicking duties, but he's still not fantasy relevant even in a game in which the Chargers should put up plenty of points.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley (groin) is questionable to play in Week 3 against the Texans. Badgley practiced this week and looks to be on the verge of making his season debut. The Bolts need him, too, as Ty Long hasn't been good filling in the last two weeks. Badgley has the skills to lock it down for the Chargers at the kicking position, but fantasy owners should take a wait-and-see approach for the time being. If he plays and makes it through the entire game this Sunday, he'll be on the streaming radar for Week 4.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley (groin) was a full participant in practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. After missing the first two games of the season, it looks like Badgley has a good chance to make his season debut in Week 3 against the Texans. He's trending upwards as a fantasy booter, but we'd recommend a wait-and-see approach until he proves his health. The Bolts are hoping he's back full time, as they can't afford anymore special teams miscues that cost them wins. When Badgley is healthy, he can be a decent streaming option in good matchups.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (knee) and kicker Michael Badgley (groin) were both limited in practice on Wednesday. Allen should be fine to play in Week 3 against the Texans against a secondary that consistently gets burned deep. The Chargers top wideout ranks third in the NFL after two games with 25 total targets. Allen is a top-five fantasy receiver this Sunday. Badgley has yet to kick in a game this year but is getting closer to making his season debut. He can't be trusted in fantasy until he proves his health. Ty Long has been filling in but has made just two of his four field-goal attempts, including two big misses in the Week 2 loss to the Lions.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley (groin) is not expected to play against the Detroit Lions. Badgley did practice throughout the week, and despite feeling good, he likely won't be available in Week 2, leaving punter Ty Long to handle the kicking duties once again. Long went 1-for-1 with three extra points against the Colts but shouldn't be considered a reliable fantasy option on Sunday.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley remains questionable heading into Week 2 due to his groin injury. Badgley suffered the injury on the Friday before the team's first game of the season, forcing punter Ty Long to have to fill in for him. Long did an admirable job, but the team would certainly rather have Badgley back. The good news is Badgley did practice all week, so it seems like he's got a solid chance at playing. Obviously, if he doesn't, fantasy owners should avoid Long. If Badgley can return, he's a solid kicker in all leagues.
Los Angeles Chargers kicker Michael Badgley (groin), who is questionable for Week 2 against the Lions, did some kicking on Friday and felt good. However, he wants to make sure his groin injury won't linger. The matchup in Detroit is a good one, but fantasy owners can't trust Badgley until he proves his health in a game after missing Week 1. Ty Long would handle the kicking duties again if Badgley can't go, but he's not a fantasy option.