Jay Feely Fantasy News

Monday, August 31, 2015, 9:15am

ESPN - [Full Article]

As of Sunday night, there's no update on the Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Garrett Hartley's hamstring injury other than Mike Tomlin saying the outlook "doesn't look positive."

Last time Tomlin took that tone postgame, Shaun Suisham was headed for injured reserve with a torn ACL.

Now, if Hartley's out for an extended period, the offense still doesn't know what to expect from the field-goal unit when it approaches the red zone.

The leftover options are serviceable but not overly exciting.

The Steelers can revisit recent tryout players Alex Henery, a career 86 percent kicker before his 1-of-5 performance got him fired in Detroit last year, or veteran Jay Feely, who attempted four kicks for Chicago last year (he went 3-of-4).

Fantasy Impact:

The Steelers could be looking for a third kicker in four weeks. No free agent kicker was replacing Suisham, a top-10 kicker in the league, but Hartley was a good backup. Hartley is pretty consistent, although he doesn't have a booming leg for kickoff returns -- 80 percent of his kickoffs have been returned this preseason, the story said.

Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:14pm

Bears K Robbie Gould (right quadricep) missed practice again Thursday. Jay Feely may continue to kick for Chicago.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:57pm

Bears K Robbie Gould (right quadricep) did not practice Wednesday. Jay Feely will probably continue to kick for Chicago.

Bears K Robbie Gould INACTIVE Monday night

Monday, December 15, 2014, 7:19pm

Bears Inactives
Chris Conte FS
Brandon Dunn DT
David Fales QB
Robbie Gould K
Terrance Mitchell CB
Michael Ola G
Trevor Scott DE

Fantasy Impact:

Robbie Gould is inactive for Monday Night Football. Jay Feely will kick again for the Bears this week.

Alshon Jeffery in, Robbie Gould out for TNF

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 7:19pm

Bears Inactives
Eben Britton T
Robbie Gould K
Khaseem Greene OLB
Terrance Mitchell CB
Jeremiah Ratliff DT
Darryl Sharpton ILB
Cornelius Washington DE

Fantasy Impact:

Alshon Jeffery is active as expected. Since the team's Week 9 bye, the Bears have targeted Jeffery 46 times in four games, and he has responded with 29 catches for 291 yards and four touchdowns in that span (#10 WR numbers). Re-injury is the only concern this week. Jay Feely will handle the kicking duties with Gould out.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Bears K Robbie Gould (right quadricep, doubtful) did not practice Wednesday. Jay Feely will likely kick for Chicago on Thursday night.

Bears K Robbie Gould DOUBTFUL for TNF

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 1:25pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Bears kicker Robbie Gould is sitting out practice this week with a quadriceps injury, so the team has added some kicking insurance.

Veteran Jay Feely has been signed by Chicago. If Gould can’t go tomorrow night against the Cowboys, Feely will. Gould is listed as doubtful, so Feely will likely get the nod.

Fantasy Impact:

We doubt too many owners are depending on Gould, who has had a subpar year thanks to the Bears' offensive struggles. He's doubtful, so owners should make other plans.

Report: Broncos cut K Brandon McManus, sign Connor Barth

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:38pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn't kicked in an NFL game since 2012.

Barth, 28, won a competition with 38-year-old Jay Feely at the Broncos complex in suburban Denver on Tuesday.

The Broncos were in the market for a new kicker after McManus clanked a 33-yard field goal off the right upright in Denver's 39-36 win over Miami on Sunday. That came on the heels of a game in St. Louis where they passed up field goal attempts of 54 and 55 yards indoors.

McManus' longest field goal was from 44 yards, and he didn't really get the chance for a pressure kick for the AFC West-leading Broncos.

While solid on kickoffs, McManus was 9 for 13 on field goal attempts. His 69.2 percent conversion rate was dead last among NFL kickers, ranking ahead of only Nate Freese and Alex Henery, both of whom were released by Detroit earlier this season.

Fantasy Impact:

Barth, who spent four of his five seasons in Tampa Bay, has plenty of experience in crunch time, although not for a team with quite the Super Bowl aspirations of the Broncos, the story said. Barth has made 84 percent of his career field goal tries. He was the most accurate kicker in Buccaneers history but missed all of last season after tearing the Achilles tendon in his right foot during a charity basketball game. He returned this year but was beaten out by rookie Patrick Murray. The Broncos, of course, kept McManus over Matt Prater who was suspended the first four games of the season and is now with Detroit. Barth has a ton of fantasy potential for those looking to upgrade.

Lions sign K Matt Prater

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 8:26pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

Kicker Matt Prater beat out Jay Feely and Connor Barth during a three-way kick-off Tuesday at the Lion's Allen Park headquarters, according to an ESPN report.

In eight seasons, the last seven with the Denver Broncos, Prater made 81.6 percent of his field goals. He went 25-26 last season, including an NFL record 64-yarder. For his career, he's 21 for 27 from 50 yards and beyond.

He was released by the Broncos last week, days before his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy was set to end.

Fantasy Impact:

Prater replaces Nate Freese and Alex Henery, who combined to go a league-worst 4-of-12 during the first five weeks of the season. Only one other team has more than two misses. Prater should be a very solid, weekly play as your fantasy kicker, especially with the Lions banged up on offense and possibly missing WR Calvin Johnson and RBs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.

Lions release kicker Alex Henery

Monday, October 6, 2014, 12:41pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

Coach Jim Caldwell announced Monday that the Detroit Lions have released embattled placekicker Alex Henery.

Henery was just 1-of-4 in his two games with the Lions, including an 0-of-3 performance Sunday in a 17-14 loss against the Buffalo Bills. That includes missing a would-be game-winner from 50 yards in the final seconds.

Caldwell said the process has already begun to find Henery's replacement. He'll value experience in the process, but won't rule out any options.

The Lions are expected to hold tryouts this week in Allen Park.

Fantasy Impact:

Matt Prater and Jay Feely are two veterans who are available and could make sense for Detroit, which has made just 4-of-12 field-goal attempts on the season -- and just 1-of-9 from outside 30 yards, the story added.

Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3:29pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Undrafted rookie Travis Coons has won the Tennessee Titans kicking job, at least for the time being.

Coons is on the roster, while Maikon Bonani is being cut, per Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

We’ll have to see how it pans out from here. Tennessee had three veteran free-agent kickers in for workouts recently. Jay Feely played for Ken Whisenhunt in Arizona. Rian Lindell and Garrett Hartley were also in Nashville.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 2:41pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

When the Cardinals released veteran kicker Jay Feely Monday, you knew he’d draw the attention of a number of teams with uncertain situations.

And it hasn’t taken long, as he’s headed to work out for the Titans, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.

If he signs there, he’d reunite with his old Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, but he’d also lend some legitimacy to a perhaps the league’s most anonymous competition.

The Titans cut longtime kicker Rob Bironas this offseason, allowing the law firm of Maikon Bonani and Travis Coons to duke it out for the job.

Cardinals cut kicker Jay Feely

Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:32pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Veteran kicker Jay Feely has lost the competition in Arizona. The Cardinals have decided to release Feely, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

“It’s been an honor to play for the Arizona Cardinals,” Feely wrote on Twitter. “Michael Bidwill, thank you for your leadership and friendship. AZ will still be home!”

Chandler Catanzaro, a rookie out of Clemson, has been competing with Feely through training camp and the preseason. Catanzaro has made all of his field goals in the preseason, while Feely missed a field goal in Sunday’s preseason game.

Fantasy Impact:

Feeley could end up landing in Denver where Matt Prater is suspended the first four games, or perhaps Philadelphia where the Eagles may have lost confidence in Alex Henery.

Friday, August 1, 2014, 11:14am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cardinals K Jay Feely’s job might be in jeopardy. It’s plain and simple. The way rookie Chandler Catanzaro has been kicking has to make Feely sweat a bit. Catanzaro missed his first kicks – albeit three of them in a row – of camp on Tuesday but he’s recovered since. The decision on which kicker to start won’t be made until Catanzaro and Danny Hrapmann have kicked in preseason games, but for now, it looks to me as if Catanzaro has a leg up on the other two.

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:59pm

Cardinals K Jay Feely (right quadricep, probable) took full practice reps Friday and is probable for Week 8.

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