News: 6 days agoCarlson converted both his only field-goal attempt and extra-point try in Sunday's 23-18 loss to the Steelers.
Spin: Carlson might've left Sunday's tilt without attempting a single field goal if it weren't for Raiders coach Josh McDaniels electing to make it a five-point game with just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Carlson has yet to miss a kick this season, but he's registered only 13 total points through the first three weeks.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: In 2022, Carlson became the first kicker to repeat as the top fantasy scorer at the position since Stephen Gostkowski in 2015. In fact, if we include his third-place finish in 2020, Carlson has scored 23 more fantasy points than any other kicker over the last three seasons. The 2018 fifth-round pick's success has stemmed from a combination of heavy volume and great accuracy. Carlson has converted 107 of a league-high 115 field goal attempts over the last three seasons. That 93% hit rate is tops in the league during that span. He also made 35 of 36 extra point attempts last season. The 28-year-old is arguably the league's best kicker and an elite fantasy option.