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.