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Dan Carpenter

I was looking at Dan Carpenter's stats and considering him as a fantasy plug and play this week with the 'phins taking on STL, a very poor defense.

The thing that bugs me is that Carpenter has tried very few FG's relative to the number of PAT's he has made. I am trying to understand why this is. Here are a few options, please indicate which one or several you think is right:

1) Redzone efficiency

2) Kicker has a weak leg so the team tends to go for it or punt instead of try 45-55 yard FG's

3) The team goes for it on 4th a lot, even when it would be a short kick.

The first option is a lot less sustainable, so I would play Carpenter if that was the case. Not that I want to take away from the Dolphins that they have played well in the redzone, but they are getting touchdowns vs. fieldgoals at a ridiculuous 2:1 clip. The latter two options would lead me to avoid playing Carpenter, as those are things that are not likely to change.

 

Thanks!

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