Michael Badgley authored a historic rookie campaign after taking over as the team’s kicker. Remember, Badgley was an undrafted rookie trying to cut his teeth with the Colts this time last year. He was eventually waived by Indy before signing on in L.A. He had the most efficient season in team history in 2018, making 93.8 percent of his field goal attempts, marking the best single-season field goal percentage with at least 15 attempts. He also booted a 59-yard field goal in the team’s Week 14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, marking the longest made field goal in franchise history.
A strong rookie season does not guarantee an equally impressive second season.
2019 Bottom Line
Others might have more history on their side, but fantasy should view Badgley as a reasonable front-line option working alongside Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense.