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Scouting report

by Bob Harris

LAC K Josh Lambo - 2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

For Josh Lambo, things didn't change much from his 2015 rookie season to the next, as he put up identical statistics in both years, converting on exactly 26-of-32 (81.3 percent) attempts. But Lambo saw the biggest decline in his ability to hit from long distance in 2016. After hitting 4-of-5 field goal attempts of 50 yards or more in his rookie year, Lambo didn't make a single try of 50 or more last season. He also shanked one in Cleveland that would have tied the game, allowing the Browns to win their only game of the year. (Lambo actually missed two kicks in that game.) And now he'll face some competition from undrafted free agent Younghoe Koo from Georgia Southern. Still, the promise of his rookie season is worth keeping in mind.

Fantasy Downside

While Koo seems like nothing more than a camp leg, it's worth remembering that Lambo was the camp leg who beat out long-time incumbent Nick Novak for field goal duties before the 2015 season.

2017 Bottom Line

Coaches seem to appreciate what Lambo does, but there have been moments of poor judgment (laughing it up with Sebastian Janikowski after a tough loss to the Raiders being most notable). Make sure Lambo comes out on top in this competition before drafting.

by Bob Harris

SD K Josh Lambo - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Josh Lambo's first season as the starting kicker for the Chargers was promising and he'll be looking to build on that success in 2016. This after he made 26 of 32 field goals, including four from at least 50 yards. He also hit 28 of 32 extra points. The Chargers are confident enough in the 25-year-old that Lambo was the only kicker on the roster as the offseason program concluded. Lambo had at least one made field goal in all but one game last season and had multiple field goals in 10 games.

Fantasy Downside
Lambo's scoring total ranked just 18th among all NFL place-kickers last year.

2016 Bottom Line
Still, he finished just seven points out of No. 12, which would have made him a No. 1 option. Reason to believe he might improve on that? The return of Ken Whisenhunt as OC could help. The Chargers finished fifth in the NFL in yards per game and 12th in scoring under Whisenhunt in 2013. If Whisenhunt can get the rushing attack on track it could lead to improvements all around -- including in terms of scoring.

by Scott Pagel

SD K Josh Lambo - Week 1, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs Detroit
Nick Novak owners were scrambling to find a replacement kicker this week and very well may have settled for little-known Josh Lambo. Lambo begins his career with a home game against the Lions, but the bad news is Detroit is the top team in not allowing fantasy points to kickers. Lambo is ranked 20th on our kicker list as a result, so owners likely have a better option for Week 1.

by Bob Harris

SD K Josh Lambo - 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Undrafted rookie free-agent kicker Josh Lambo won the San Diego Chargers' kicking job over incumbent Nick Novak, earning a spot on the 53-man roster. Lambo, 24, was 4-of-4 on field goals during the preseason, including a game winner against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2 of exhibition play. Lambo made a long of 53 yards. The Texas A&M product finished with two touchbacks on eight kickoffs.

Fantasy Downside
Lambo is scheduled to earn $440,000 in his first season. That's not the kind of contract that will compel the team to keep the untested youngster should he struggle.

Bottom Line
The Chargers' offense is high-powered enough to keep Lambo busy. But that shouldn't make him a priority target for fantasy owners. Consider him a bye-week fill-in and/or value play in DFS on any given weekend.

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