By Kevin C. Wilson, Vikings Correspondent, Thu, Aug 21st 1:34am EDT
After beginning his career by connecting on 12 straight field goals of 50 yards or more, Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has struggled from long-distance ever since. He missed his last three 50-plus-yard field goals in 2013 and has failed to connect on both attempts this preseason. Head coach Mike Zimmer remains unconcerned. "He's been great in practice, and he's been great previously," Zimmer said. "I expect him to make those kicks, and I'm sure he will."
Fantasy Impact: Despite his recent struggles from long-range, Walsh remains a viable starting kicker for your fantasy team. He is currently being drafted as the 10th kicker off the board and that sounds about right considering his situation and his talent. The former All-Pro kicker is definitely worthy of being slotted into your staring line-up in Week 1 and beyond.
By Scott Lotzer, Vikings Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 10:36am EDT
Blair Walsh was 1 of 2 last night on field goal attempts, missing from 53 yards just wide.
Fantasy Impact: Nothing to worry about here, as this is the pre-season, and Walsh is shaking out the rust with his first game action in months. Draft him as you normally would.
ESPN | Sep 18th
Nate Ravitz and Matthew Berry preview the Thursday night game, play the Name Game with Niles Paul and crush Blair Walsh Taylor some more.