Player Outlook
Carlson is one of the top kicker options available in Fantasy and should be drafted in the final two rounds of your draft. He has made over 90% of his kicks three seasons in a row and led the NFL in both field goal attempts and field goal makes in 2021. Carlson will kick in controlled conditions in 13 of 17 games, including all but one game after Thanksgiving. We are currently ranking him as if Jimmy Garoppolo will be the starting quarterback. If Garoppolo's foot isn't better by the start of training camp, Carlson could see a small dip in his ranking.

Fantasy Stats

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Year fg
Field Goals
fga
Field Goals Attempted
xp
Extra Points
pts
Kicking Points
fpts
Fantasy Points
fpts/g
Fantasy Points per Game
2023 26 30 32 110 1116.5
2022 34 37 35 137 1518.9
2021 40 43 30 150 1689.9
3y Avg. 36 38 37 145 1589.3
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Roster
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Start
#5
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Fantasy News

  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Slightly regresses in 2023

    Carlson converted both of his field-goal attempts and three extra-point tries in the Raiders' Week 18 win over the Broncos, ultimately finishing the 2023 campaign with 26 total field goals made on 30 attempts to go along with 32 extra points on as many tries. Carlson nailed less than 33 field goals while posting a sub-90 percent conversion rate in a single season for the first time since 2019, notching just 110 total points across 17 games in 2023. Nonetheless, he remains one of the more reliable kickers around the league, and Carlson has two years remaining on his current contract with the Raiders.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Boots two field goals in loss

    Carlson converted both of his field-goal attempts and two extra-point tries in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Colts. Carlson nailed a pair of field goals in back-to-back road games the last two weeks in Kansas City and Indianapolis, as the Raiders now return home for their regular-season finale against the Broncos.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Nails two field goals Monday

    Carlson converted both of his field-goal attempts in Monday's 20-14 win over the Chiefs. Carlson notched six points in the low-scoring affair, making a pair of field goals from 24 and 35 yards en route to victory at Arrowhead Stadium. Nonetheless, a much friendlier kicking environment appears on the schedule for Carlson in Week 17 as the Raiders travel to Indianapolis.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Tallies nine extra points on TNF

    Carlson made all nine of his extra-point attempts in Thursday's 63-21 win over the Chargers. Carlson didn't attempt a single field goal for the second straight week, but he contributed nine extra points in the Raiders' blowout victory. A tougher test looms against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Week 16.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Zero attempts against former team

    Carlson did not attempt a kick in Sunday's 3-0 loss to the Vikings. Carlson managed to suit up Sunday despite dealing with an illness that impacted his practice participation earlier in the week, but he wasn't given the chance to attempt a single kick against his former team as the stout Vikings defense stymied the Raiders offense. An easier matchup awaits against the Chargers on Thursday Night Football in Week 15.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Good to go for Sunday

    Carlson (illness) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports. Carlson was added to the Raiders' Week 14 injury report Thursday after an illness prevented him from practicing, but he was back on the field Friday as a full participant and is good to go for Sunday. This weekend, Carlson will be facing off against the team that selected him in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He's emerged as one of the NFL's most reliable kickers since leaving Minnesota midway through the 2018 season, converting on 89 percent of his field-goal attempts over 88 career games with the Raiders.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Misses practice Thursday

    Carlson (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports. The kicker was not listed on Wednesday's injury report. His status will be something to monitor as the Raiders' Week 14 matchup with the Vikings approaches. Las Vegas does not have another kicker on its roster.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Misses 30-yard attempt Sunday

    Carlson converted one of two field-goal attempts and added a pair of extra points in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Chiefs. Carlson's 30-yard FG attempt in the first quarter sailed wide right, his first miss since Week 7 before rebounding with a 34-yard make in the second half. He'll look to bounce back from the five-point effort when the Raiders return from their bye against the Vikings in Week 14.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Nails two field goals Sunday

    Carlson converted both of his field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Dolphins. Carlson has been automatic on each of his last eight field-goal attempts throughout the Raiders' past three contests, notching 29 total points during this recent stretch. However, a difficult matchup against the stingy Chiefs defense awaits Las Vegas in Week 12.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Adds 10 points in SNF win

    Carlson made all three of his field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 16-12 win over the Jets. Carlson appears to be past the minor groin injury that impacted his practice participation from late October into early November, making three field goals in back-to-back contests the past two weeks. Carlson's Sunday Night Football performance was highlighted by a 54-yard field goal as time expired at the end of the first half, marking his first 50-plus yard conversion of the season. The Raiders now travel to Miami for a Week 11 matchup against the Dolphins.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Buries three field goals Sunday

    Carlson converted all three of his field-goal attempts and a trio of extra-point tries in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Giants. Carlson didn't let the groin injury that kept him limited in practice throughout the week bother him Sunday, tallying 12 total points for his second-best output of the season through nine games, notably making two of his field goals from 40-plus yards. Although Las Vegas' offense might've shown signs of improvement upon the firing of coach Josh McDaniels and with Aidan O'Connell's promotion to starting quarterback, a tough test awaits Week 10 as a stingy Jets defense arrives to town.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Gains clearance for Week 9

    Carlson (groin) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports. Carlson's good to go despite being limited in all three of Vegas' practices during the week. The offense trying to get him in position for kicks will be quarterbacked by rookie Aidan O'Connell after the Raiders benched Jimmy Garoppolo and fired coach Josh McDaniels in the week leading up to the team's Week 9 matchup with the Giants.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Makes pair of XPs on Monday

    Carlson converted both of his extra-point attempts in Monday's 26-14 loss to the Lions. Carlson was able to play through the groin injury that impacted his practice availability earlier in the week, but he ultimately wasn't given the chance to attempt a field goal on Monday Night Football. The 3-5 Raiders now head back home for a Week 9 matchup against the Giants.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Active in Week 8

    Carlson (groin) is listed as active Monday at Detroit. Carlson managed only one limited practice in advance of this Week 8 contest, but his groin injury won't impact his availability Monday. He'll thus be facing a Lions team that has given up the ninth-fewest field-goal attempts (14) and 12th-fewest point-after tries (14) to opposing kickers this season.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Slated to play Monday

    Carlson (groin) is in line to be the Raiders' placekicker Monday at Detroit, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After missing the first two practices of Week 8 prep due to a groin injury, Carlson was able to log a limited session Saturday and put himself in a position to play Monday. The Raiders won't confirm his availability until about 90 minutes before the 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff, but it appears as if Carlson will be active and James McCourt may be a healthy scratch for Las Vegas after the latter was elevated from the practice squad.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Records another DNP

    Carlson (groin) missed Friday's practice, Anthony Galaviz of The Fresno Bee reports. The 28-year-old recorded his second consecutive DNP on Friday, and it now seems as if he's trending in the wrong direction to play Monday night. Carlson has appeared in 77 consecutive games for the Raiders since 2019, converting on 88 percent of his field-goal attempts during that stretch.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Misses practice Thursday

    Carlson didn't practice Thursday due to a groin injury, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official site reports. Carlson now has two more chances to practice ahead of Monday night's game against the Lions. If, however, he's unavailable for the contest, James McCourt is a candidate to be elevated from the Raiders' practice squad in advance of Week 8 action. "We'll just see how Daniel is feeling as we go through the week and make the right decision at the end of the week here based on how that's going, whether we need to do something else in terms of elevate [McCourt] and all the rest of it," coach Josh McDaniels noted of the Raiders' current kicking situation.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Season-high 13 points in win

    Carlson converted all four of his field-goal attempts and his only extra-point try in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Patriots. Carlson rebounded from his pair of failed field-goal attempts on Monday Night Football in Week 5 by notching his best performance of the season with a 13-point effort Sunday, making four field goals all from inside 40 yards. The Raiders now travel to Soldier Field for a Week 7 matchup against the Bears.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Tallies five points in defeat

    Carlson converted his only field-goal attempt and both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Chargers. Carlson has attempted just one field goal in each of the Raiders' first four games, restricting his fantasy output despite a trustworthy leg from distance in years past. His lone make Sunday came from only 22 yards, as coach Josh McDaniels continues to favor a conservative approach when it comes to fourth-down decisions in the red zone.
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  • Raiders' Daniel Carlson: Makes 26-yard field goal

    Carlson converted both his only field-goal attempt and extra-point try in Sunday's 23-18 loss to the Steelers. 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.
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