Garrett Hartley Fantasy News

Saints cut Garrett Hartley, sign Shayne Graham
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 10:22am

Mike Garafolo on Twitter - [Full Article]

Saints will sign veteran K Shayne Graham to replace Garrett Hartley, who was cut today.

Fantasy Impact:

Hartley was up and down this season and his downs were ugly. He was coming off a game where he missed a 26-yarder and had another kick blocked against the Rams, so this was pretty easy to see coming. Graham should get his chances to put up points and will likely be a top play the next two weeks.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 9:29am

ESPN - [Full Article]

When Saints HC Sean Payton was asked specifically about K Garrett Hartley, who missed two field goals Sunday, Payton responded with a general answer: "Listen, I think we're looking closely at every element. You know, I told the players today in the team meeting we're looking closely at each aspect of this team. And not trying to read into my answer, I just think it's important for us to do that.

"Whether it's [the kicker], the tackle position, whether it's a player on defense, the one thing I know I don't want to do is just repeat the process over and over again. So we're gonna look closely at what our options are and what gives us the best chance as we get ready to play this coming week and then obviously one week remaining."

Fantasy Impact:

Hartley missed an easy 26-yarder last week and had another FG blocked. Last month when Hartley was going through a rough patch, the Saints brought in five kickers for tryouts to update their emergency list -- including longtime veterans Neil Rackers and Shayne Graham. Even if Hartley plays this week in a must-have game, he's going to be risky.

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 11:01am

nola.com - [Full Article]

K Garrett Hartley probably had his worst practice of training camp just as the Saints waived kicker Jose Maltos, who was Hartley's only competition in camp. Hartley missed two 40-yard attempts midway during practice with the second being worst than the first.

Hartley did make both of his attempts at the end of practice during two-minute team drills. So all isn't too bad. The two earlier misses were too much to ignore, though.

Fantasy Impact:

Owners who draft Hartley to be a part of the Saints' high-octane offense need to be aware that he's not having the best camp.

Saturday, September 1, 2012, 11:23am

New Orleans Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Garrett Hartley has won the Saints’ placekicking job.

Fantasy Impact:

He was 6-of-7 in preseason games and thanks to the Saints’ explosive offense, he’ll be a fantasy kicker to target in your drafts.

Monday, August 13, 2012, 12:42pm

New Orleans Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

The Garrett Hartley vs. John Kasay kicker race for the Saints will be won during preseason games and not the practice field as both players are proven veterans, even though Kasay is much more veteran than Hartley.

They've rotated on every kick during the preseason regardless of situation. But it's ended up with Kasay seeing the vast majority of field-goal attempts so far. The lefty is 2 of 4 on field goal tries in his first two games as he made kicks from 22 and 46 yards while missing from 41 and 54 yards. Hartley connected on his only attempt with a 27-yard kick.

Even though both kickers are listed as No. 1 on the depth chart, Kasay probably will have to beat out Hartley considering age and that Hartley has four years left on his latest contract. So it's Hartley's job judging by the early numbers.

Fantasy Impact:

The winner of this battle will likely be a highly-coveted kicker in your league. The only problem is the Saints are too good at converting drives into TDs, but regardless, whomever wins will get a lot of chances and points.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 9:25pm

WWLTV New Orleans - [Full Article]

In 2011, just before the NFL and its players went their separate ways for five months, the New Orleans Saints signed kicker Garrett Hartley to a long-term, $10.3 million contract.

And then in August, the kicker injured himself on a routine kick, an extra point that proved anything but routine.

So in came veteran kicker John Kasay, a 41-year-old veteran whom the Carolina Panthers believed was past his prime.

All Kasay did for the Saints was finish with the most points he has ever had. His 34 field goals was 10th-most in the NFL and tied for third-most in his career.

He went 28-for-34 in his first year with the Saints, including 2 of 5 from 50-plus yards. The Saints rewarded his consistency this offseason with another contract.

The question now is what the Saints do with the position. Carrying an extra kicker isn’t out of the ordinary for New Orleans. But it is a luxury, one most teams can’t afford.

The youngster is likely the first-team kicker heading into camp. But Kasay is there nipping on his heels. If the Saints can afford the roster spot, we see both at least starting the season with the team.

Fantasy Impact:

Kicker by committee? Let's hope this gets situated before drafts, because any Saints kicker given the starting job will have value in this high-scoring offense.

Saints Inactives for Thursday Night Football
Thursday, September 8, 2011, 7:53pm

Joique Bell RB
John Gilmore TE
Garrett Hartley K
Tom Johnson DT
Lance Moore WR
Johnny Patrick DB
Matt Tennant C

Fantasy Impact:

John Kasay is kicking for the Saints. Robert Meachem, Devery Henderson & Jimmy Graham should see more looks with Lance Moore out.

Injury report for Thursday Night Football - Saints @ Packers
Wednesday, September 7, 2011, 7:24pm

New Orleans Saints

OUT
K Garrett Hartley (right hip), WR Lance Moore (groin)

QUESTIONABLE
WR Adrian Arrington (knee), DT Tom Johnson (calf)



Green Bay Packers

OUT
CB Davon House (ankle), LB Vic So'oto (back), LB Frank Zombo (shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE
DE Mike Neal (knee)

PROBABLE
T Chad Clifton (knee), TE Jermichael Finley (ankle), TE Ryan Taylor (hip)



Fantasy Impact:

Jermichael Finley (ankle, probable) was limited in practice but is expected to play and should be in all fantasy lineups. John Kasay will handle kicking duties for the Saints.

Monday, September 5, 2011, 3:39pm

Jeff Duncan on Twitter - [Full Article]

Saints injury report: PK Garrett Hartley (hip), WR Lance Moore (groin), did not practice.

Garrett Hartley out at least 6 weeks
Thursday, September 1, 2011, 10:24pm

James Varney, nola.com - [Full Article]

Varney on Twitter: "K Garrett Hartley hopes to be out 6-8 weeks but it could be 8-10 weeks, league source says. Hartley in considerable pain with hip flexor."

Fantasy Impact:

Fantasy owners should obviously steer clear of Hartley. John Kasay has value now as his replacement.

John Kasay expected to sign with Saints
Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 10:57am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

John Kasay is on his way to New Orleans and expects to sign with the Saints. New Orleans hasn’t released any information on the severity of Garrett Hartley’s injury, but this clearly isn’t a great sign.

Monday, August 29, 2011, 12:41am

Kevin Spain on Twitter - [Full Article]

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said not kicking extra points during Sunday night's game with Oakland was a precaution because kicker Garrett Hartley tweaked his hip. Payton said he didn't think the injury was serious.

Fantasy Impact:

Hartley is one of the better kickers to add to your roster, so this Bears watching.

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7:33pm

nflbuzz.com - [Full Article]

Saints and K Garrett Hartley agreed on a five-year contract.

Saints reach 4-year deal with Pierre Thomas
Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7:28pm

NewOrleans.com - [Full Article]

Not more than 30 minutes after believing all was quiet on the signing front, New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton learned Thursday on his drive across the Causeway to his home in Mandeville that General Manager Mickey Loomis had signed veteran running back Pierre Thomas to a four-year contract.

No other terms have been disclosed.

Thomas’ signing to a long-term deal caps a productive week for Saints officials as they tried to complete as much business as possible before the CBA deadline expires and a lockout commences.

On Monday, the Saints signed veteran free agent defensive tackle Shaun Rogers to a one-year, $4 million contract. Earlier Thursday, they announced the signing of kicker Garrett Hartley to a new five-year contract.

They also tendered offers to eight other unrestricted and restricted free agents, including WR Lance Moore, LT Jermon Bushrod, SS Roman Harper, G Carl Nicks, DT Remi Ayodele, TE David Thomas, S Usama Young and DE Jeff Charleston.

Monday, December 20, 2010, 11:14am

New Orleans Times-Picayune - [Full Article]

Garrett Hartley made his only field-goal attempt from 47 yards in the third quarter, and he has made seven in a row and 13 out of 14.