K – Mason Crosby
Week 7 Statistics: 2/3 PATs, 2/3 FGs (Made: 32, 40; Missed: 31); 9.00 fantasy points
That Thursday night game was a rare showing indeed.
Not only did we see the Green Bay offense find a rhythm which felt at times impossible based on what they had been showing since 2015, but we saw the most consistent piece of this team for the past four years finish off the night with a clunker.
Crosby not only missed his first-ever extra point under the new rules, but he missed a late field goal attempt, leaving 4 points on the table both in terms of the real game and for fantasy players.
I wouldn’t worry too much about it, however.
Crosby has done plenty in the past few years to show we have no reason to fear this becoming a repeat of 2012. As I said, that missed extra point was his first since the rules made it a 33-yard attempt prior to 2015, and before the missed field goal he hadn’t had a miss from under 40 yards since Week 4 of 2014. As with that kick (and notably, many of Crosby’s misses since 2012), this was technically a blocked attempt, so at least part of the fault falls to the guys in front of him for not doing a good enough job.
With this lining up to be a high-scoring affair, Crosby should get plenty of opportunities to put points on the board and quickly wipe away any bad taste his end-game performance last week may have left in people’s mouths.