News: 9 hours agoButker (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.
Spin: Butker missed practice Thursday and Friday, but coach Andy Reid said the kicker's status nonetheless will come down to a game-time decision, per Herbie Teope of The Kansas City Star. Fantasy managers who are hoping for Butker to play for the first time since the season opener should make sure to have room on the roster for potential replacement Matthew Wright, as alternatives will be limited with the Chiefs playing Sunday night.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: After beginning his career with three consecutive top-seven fantasy campaigns, Butker has finished just outside the top 10 each of the last two seasons. That includes a career-worst 12th in 2021. A change in opportunity has been the issue, as the Chiefs ranked third in field goal attempts during the 2017-19 seasons, but 22nd the last two seasons. Butker's 2021 FG conversion rate of 89.3% was the second-lowest of his career, but when you factor in his career average distance (41.1), it was actually his most-accurate season. Despite the dip in field goal tries, the 27-year-old remains a terrific fantasy kicker due to his elite accuracy and Kansas City's high-scoring offense.