Player Outlook
Fairbairn averaged the 24th-most Fantasy points per game and there's no reason to expect a major jump (even if we can assume a modest jump) for the Texans offense in 2023. Fairbairn is best left undrafted.

Fantasy Stats

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Year fg
Field Goals
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Field Goals Attempted
xp
Extra Points
pts
Kicking Points
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Fantasy Points
fpts/g
Fantasy Points per Game
2023 27 28 21 102 12110.1
2022 29 31 24 111 1267.4
2021 15 19 13 58 644.9
3y Avg. 24 27 25 97 1087.2
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#23
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Fantasy News

  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Misses first kick since Week 2

    Fairbairn converted his lone field-goal attempt and two of three extra-point kicks in Saturday's 23-19 win over the Colts in Week 18. Fairbairn converted from 51 yards, the fifth time in six attempts he's been successful from beyond the 50 and was wide left on the extra-point miss. The missed kick was his first of any kind since Week 2, when he was wide on a 51-yard FGA against the Colts. The five points scored Saturday gave him 102 in 12 games. It's the fifth time in seven seasons he's had at least 100 points.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Kicker to Start

    Fairbairn was my start kicker in Week 17 against Tennessee, and I'm sticking with him again in Week 18 at Indianapolis. He had four field goals and two PATs against the Titans, and he didn't miss a kick for 16 Fantasy points. He was 2-of-3 on field goals and made two PATs in Week 2 against the Colts, and Indianapolis has allowed seven field goals and four PATs in the past two weeks against Younghoe Koo and Daniel Carlson.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Logs 14 points in win

    Fairbairn converted all four field-goal attempts and both extra-point kicks in Sunday's 26-3 win over Tennessee in Week 17. Fairbairn continued his steady season and hasn't missed a kick of any kind since Week 2. For the season, he's been successful on 26 of 27 FGA and all 19 extra-point kicks. If not for missing five games due to injury, when replacement Matt Ammendola was presented nine field-goal attempts and 11 extra-point tries, Fairbairn would be among the top scoring kickers in the NFL.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Kicker to Start

    Fairbairn was awesome in Week 15 against Tennessee, making all four of his field goals, including a long of 54, and one PAT. He should have the chance for another big outing in the rematch at home, and the Titans are No. 1 in most Fantasy points allowed to opposing kickers this year. Four kickers in a row have made multiple field goals against Tennessee, and the Texans offense should be improved in Week 17 with C.J. Stroud (concussion) back in action.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Not needed in blowout loss

    Fairbairn did not attempt a field goal and converted both extra-point kicks in Sunday's 36-22 loss to the Browns in Week 16. The Browns struck early and never let up, which limited Houston's need to settle for three points. Not that the Texans had to make any decisions about going for a field goal. Houston's offense had exactly one snap in Cleveland territory over the first three quarters. If C.J. Stroud (concussion) can return for Week 17 against Tennessee, or the team can get competent play from the backup QBs, Fairbairn could be a factor again. The placekicker converted all four field-goal attempts against the Titans in Week 15.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Returns, makes impact

    Fairbairn converted four of four field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point kick in Sunday's 19-16 overtime win over the Titans in Week 15. Fairbairn, who was back on the active roster after missing five games due to a quadricep injury, won the game with a 54-yard field goal as time expired in overtime. He had earlier nailed a 53-yarder and a couple of chip shots to keep Houston within striking distance. The kicking game wavered during the stretch when Matt Ammendola replaced Fairbairn, but it looks like Houston's reliable leg is back and ready. Fairbairn's made 22 of 23 field-goal attempts (five of six from beyond 50) and all 15 extra-point kicks.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Ready to kick Sunday

    Fairbairn (quadricep) was activated from injured reserve and will serve as the Texans' kicker Sunday against the Titans. Fairbairn hasn't played since Week 10 due a groin injury, but his absence was sorely missed given Matt Ammendola missed three of his nine field-goal attempts over the team's past five games. The Texans offense might be a bit more inefficient without star signal-caller C.J. Stroud (concussion) playing Sunday, so Fairbairn's scoring opportunities could be limited as a result.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Expected back for Week 15

    Fairbairn (quad) doesn't carry an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans. Fairbairn remains on injured reserve but looks ready to return this week after missing the last five games with his pulled quad. On the season, Fairbairn has made 18 of 19 field goals and all 14 of his extra points. Matt Ammendola has been filling in at kicker for Houston in Fairbairn's absence.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Expected back for Week 15

    Fairbairn has made a full recovery from a right quadricep strain and is expected to return from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game in Tennessee, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. While Fairbairn has missed Houston's last five games while recovering from the injury, Matt Ammendola has stepped in as the Texans' kicker and has converted six of nine field-goal attempts and 10 of 11 extra-point tries. Ammendola has since been returned to the practice squad, setting the stage for Fairbairn to reclaim kicking duties. The Texans will likely designate Fairbairn for return from IR when the team resumes practicing Wednesday.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Not ready to kick yet

    Fairbairn (quadricep) remains on injured reserve for Week 14 after the Texans chose to elevate Matt Ammendola from the practice squad to serve as their kicker for Sunday's game against the Jets. Per Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston, Fairbairn hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery from right quad strain, but the Texans didn't clear him to resume practicing this week even though he was eligible to do so. Ammendola will thus handle kicking duties for Houston for a fifth consecutive game, though Fairbairn could be ready to reclaim those duties Week 15 versus the Titans.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Trending toward Week 14 return

    Fairbairn is making significant progress in his recovery from a right quadriceps strain and appears on track to return from injured reserve when first eligible for activation in Week 14, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports. While Fairbairn has missed the Texans' last three games, Matt Ammendola filled in as the team's kicker but converted only three of six field-goal tries, although he was perfect on nine extra-point attempts. The Texans waived Ammendola on Monday after he missed on two of his three field-goal tries in the team's Week 12 loss to the Jaguars, including a misfire on a 58-yard attempt late in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game. While Houston could still re-sign Ammendola to its practice squad and elevate him for this Sunday's game against the Broncos, the team will also work out Brett Maher on Tuesday. Houston looks like it will have to get by with a replacement kicker for just one more game with Fairbairn tracking toward a return when first eligible.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Placed on injured reserve

    Fairbairn (quadricep) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Fairbairn will miss at least four games after straining his right quad in Sunday's 39-37 win over the Buccaneers. Matt Ammendola was elevated from the practice squad Saturday and will take over as the Texans' kicker beginning with Sunday's game in Cincinnati.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Out for Week 10

    Fairbairn (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. The veteran kicker will miss his first game of the season after going 18 for 19 on field goals and nailing all 14 of his extra points through Week 9. Matt Ammendola is on the Texans' practice squad and is expected to be elevated Saturday to handle kicking duties in Sunday's contest.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Still not practicing Friday

    Fairbairn (quadriceps) did not participate at practice Friday, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports. Fairbairn did not practice at all during the week, which means he's likely on track to miss his first game of the season in Week 10. Houston will likely elevate Matt Ammendola from its practice squad to fill in for Fairbairn prior to Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Perfection again

    Fairbairn converted two of two field-goal attempts and both extra-point kicks in Sunday's 20-13 win over New Orleans in Week 6. Fairbairn made a couple of chip shots -- 24 and 22 yards -- and has not missed a kick since Week 2. While Houston's offense did a better job of converted its red-zone trips into touchdowns Sunday, the team ranks 26th with a 38.1 percent touchdown rate on its drives that reach the 20-yard line and in. That has helped Fairbairn rise to the top of kicker scoring. His 17 makes lead all kickers and 18 attempts rank second.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Kicker to Start

    The Texans offense has been spectacular over the past three weeks, and Fairbairn has attempted three field goals in every game this season. He has one missed field goal in 12 attempts, and he has scored at least eight Fantasy points in every outing. In the past two games against Jacksonville and Pittsburgh, Fairbairn has six field goals and seven PATs, and he's averaging 12.5 Fantasy points over that span. The Falcons have allowed five field goals and four PATs in the past two games against Riley Patterson and Brandon McManus, and Fairbairn should be considered a top-10 Fantasy kicker in Week 5.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Another double-digit week

    Fairbairn converted all three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 30-6 win over Pittsburgh in Week 4. That makes two consecutive weeks of double-digit scoring for Fairbairn, who scored 13 points in Week 3's win over the Jaguars. Houston's offense has showed spunk the last two weeks, scoring 67 points, which has made Fairbairn a legitimate fantasy asset. The 29-year-old has connected on 11 of 12 field-goal attempts and all nine extra-point kicks, and Fairbairn's 42 points rank fourth among kickers.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Produces handsomely in win

    Fairbairn converted all three field-goal attempts and all four extra-point kicks in Sunday's 37-17 win over Jacksonville in Week 3. After a couple of serviceable weeks, Fairbairn broke out in Week 3 with 13 points, his first double-digit effort of the season. He ranks third among kickers in scoring with 30 points and is tied for third with nine field-goal attempts over the first three weeks.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: Misses field goal in loss

    Fairbairn converted two of three field-goal attempts and both extra-point kicks in Sunday's 31-20 loss to the Colts in Week 2. Fairbairn made a couple of chip shots from 29 and 36 yards but was wide left from 51 yards with just over two minutes left in the game. Had he made the kick, Houston would have been down by one score with a chance to tie the game late. Still, it's hard to lay any blame on Fairbairn's leg. The defense was carved up by Gardner Minshew after Anthony Richardson ran for two touchdowns, before he was removed from the game due to a concussion. And the offense didn't get in gear until the fourth quarter. Fairbairn has three field-goal attempts in each of the first two contests.
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  • Texans' Ka'imi Fairbairn: No more competition

    After the Texans waived kicker Jake Bates, Fairbairn has no competition for the job. The decision to bring Bates into the mix looks like it was done to give Fairbairn some rest early in camp and for some good PR, as Bates is a local product from the Houston suburbs (Tomball). Fairbairn, who did not play in lat week's preseason opener against the Patriots, is expected to be the lone kicker Saturday against the Dolphins.
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