Josh Scobee's miserable fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens cost him his job.
The Steelers cut the veteran kicker on Saturday, less than 48 hours after a pair of late missed field goals by Scobee helped the Ravens rally for a 23-20 overtime victory.
Pittsburgh replaced Scobee on the roster with Chris Boswell, who has spent time with the Houston Texans and New York Giants but has never kicked in a regular season game.
The Steelers acquired Scobee from Jacksonville on Aug. 31 in exchange for a sixth pick in the 2016 draft following injuries to Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley in the preseason. Scobee, the leading scorer in Jacksonville history, made just 6 of 10 field goals and also missed an extra point.
Like all those before him, Boswell should have fantasy value given the talent on the Pittsburgh offense and its ability to move the ball. Of course, the offense takes a bit of a hit with Michael Vick at QB, but Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return which will given everyone a boost. Boswell is at least worth considering if you're in need at the position.
CLE K Garrett Hartley - Week 17, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 – Garrett Hartley at Baltimore Ravens
After pitching a shutout in his first game with the Browns, Garrett Hartley got on the board in Week 16 by kicking a pair of field goals and an extra point. Hartley is an upgrade on Billy Cundiff, but Cleveland’s floundering offense leaves him with a low position in the rankings.