Player Outlook
The Patriots selected Ryland in the fourth round of the NFL Draft from Maryland, and he will be the team's kicker following the trade of Nick Folk to Tennessee. Ryland could be a starting Fantasy kicker in all leagues. At Maryland in 2022, Ryland made 19 of 23 field goals and 39 of 40 PATs. The Patriots have averaged 34 made field goals and 37 made PATs over the past two seasons, and Ryland could be a sneaky option on Draft Day.

Fantasy Stats

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Year fg
Field Goals
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Field Goals Attempted
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Extra Points
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Kicking Points
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Fantasy Points
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Fantasy Points per Game
2023 16 25 24 72 744.4
2022
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Fantasy News

  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Records 72 points this past season

    Ryland connected on 16 of his 25 field-goal attempts and 24 of his 25 extra-point tries in 17 games during the 2023 season. The Patriots took Ryland, who logged 72 points in that span, in the fourth round (112th overall) of last April's NFL draft, and the Maryland product took over the team's kicking job ahead of Week 1 following the trade of Nick Folk to the Titans. Accuracy issues and working behind an inconsistent offense limited Ryland's fantasy utility as a rookie, but he'll presumably have an opportunity to continue his role in 2024. That said, when it comes to New England's looming roster overhaul, it wouldn't surprise us to see competition for Ryland brought in ahead of next season.
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  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Misses another kick Sunday

    Ryland converted one of his two field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-17 loss versus the Chiefs. Ryland has now missed three of his last six field-goal tries, and the 41-yarder he hooked to the left in Week 15 was not particularly close. The rookie's struggles thus far combined with the Patriots' offense's lack of juice make him a less-than-appealing option at kicker for the rest of the fantasy playoffs.
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  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Three points Thursday

    Ryland made all three of his extra-point tries in Thursday's 21-18 win over the Steelers. For the second game in a row, Ryland didn't record any field-goal attempts; however, this time around the Patriots offense showed signs of life (after being shut out Week 13), which resulted in the kicker's only opportunities Thursday arriving on extra points. Ryland is still not a high-percentage fantasy option ahead of New England's Dec. 17 contest against the Chiefs, but the 2023 fourth-rounder has at least maintained his weekly role despite his accuracy issues (12 of 18 on FG tries) through 13 games this season.
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  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Limited as offense still struggling

    Ryland converted his only field-goal attempt and both of his two extra-point tries in Sunday's 20-17 loss versus Washington. New England's offense failed to crack 20 points for the second consecutive game in Week 9, and Ryland again saw few opportunities as a result. He has struggled on longer kicks so far this season, and as long as the Patriots continue to fail to move the ball, there are better fantasy options at kicker.
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  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Posts 11 points in Week 7

    Ryland made all three of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 29-25 win over the Bills en route to recording a season-high 11 points. Ryland now has 33 points over his first seven games as a pro, and his fantasy upside going forward hinges on how the Patriots' offense (which has been inconsistent this season) moves the ball in the coming weeks. Next up for the team is a Week 8 divisional matchup against the Dolphins.
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  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Makes lone FG attempt Sunday

    Ryland made his only field-goal attempt (from 43 yards) in Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Raiders. Ryland also made both of his extra-point tries Sunday, and through six contests to date, the rookie kicker has compiled a total of 22 points. Until the 1-5 Patriots pick up the pace on offense, Ryland will profile as a low-end fantasy option.
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  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Misses lone attempt Sunday

    Ryland missed his only field-goal attempt in Sunday's 34-0 loss to the Saints. Following his miss from 48-yards Sunday, Ryland is now 4-of-8 on field-goal attempts through his first five NFL games. Though the 2023 fourth-rounder isn't in danger of losing his job as the Patriots kicker, he'll profile as a low-percentage fantasy option until both his accuracy and the team's offense show signs of improvement.
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  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Five points in Week 2

    Ryland made his only field-goal attempt (from 49 yards) in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Dolphins. Ryland also made both of his extra-point tries Sunday and now has a total of seven points through his first two games as a pro. As the season progresses there will be weeks where the 2023 fourth-rounder has more scoring opportunities, but for now Ryland is a speculative fantasy option.
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  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Two points in opener

    Ryland made both of his extra-point tries in Sunday's season-opening 25-20 loss to the Eagles. With Nick Folk having been traded to the Titans at the end of August, Ryland is entrenched as the Patriots' kicker this season and will thus have plenty of weeks where he'll be called upon more. The 2023 fourth-rounder's next chance to log a field-goal attempt will arrive this coming weekend when the Patriots host the Dolphins.
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  • Patriots' Chad Ryland: Competing with Nick Folk

    Ryland connected on an extra-point try in Friday's 23-7 preseason loss to the Titans. As Tuesday's roster cut-downs approach, Ryland and veteran Nick Folk are still in the Patriots' kicker mix and remain in what coach Bill Belichick noted Friday was a "pretty tight competition," Mark Daniels of masslive.com reports. Given that the Patriots selected Ryland in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft, it would be surprising to see him let go, but with both kickers having had "really good camps," per Belichick, the team has a tough decision to make at the position, with Daniels suggesting that both players making the initial cut is a possible outcome.
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