As SB Nation suggested, during the 2016 NFL draft fans witnessed many shocking events. In all of the chaos some missed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers trading up in the second round for a kicker. Roberto Aguayo of the Florida State Seminoles was selected 59th overall, after the Bucs traded a third and fourth round selection. With a college average of 88.76 percent, Roberto Aguayo's numbers would translate to second best in the NFL history. The player he takes from No. 2? Tucker. The veteran has connected on at least 29 field goals per season since entering the NFL in 2012, making at least 82.5 percent of his tries (at least 33 per year). As CBSSports.com suggests, Tucker doesn't boast a great leg from deep (18 of 30 career from 50-plus yards including 8 of 19 over the last two seasons) but he gets so much work in the Ravens' offense that it doesn't matter. CBS summed up: "Tucker is one of the most reliable fantasy kickers out there and should get picked within 12 spots of when Stephen Gostkowski gets taken in drafts."
Justin Tucker 2015 Outlook
We mentioned that PAT attempts are now 33 yards. In addition, the defensive team can now return a missed PAT or failed two-point conversion to the opposite end zone for two points. The league's argument is that the extra point had become boring. Kickers made 99.5 percent of their attempts over the last four seasons, making the extra point practically automatic. Still, Tucker isn't a fan of the change. "I think the idea is to add excitement to every single play, but really what it does is make every kicker's job a little bit harder," said Tucker. However, judging by the past, the changes shouldn't affect him much if at all. It could actually be an advantage for the Ravens. Tucker has never missed a kick from within 37 yards during his three-year career. He's also never missed an extra point. He's made 110-of-110 in the NFL, and never missed one in college either. So while Tucker doesn't like the added difficulty, he's up to the challenge. He's also clutch on field goals and a high-end fantasy kicker as a result.
Justin Tucker 2014 Outlook
Tucker, an undrafted free agent who beat out Billy Cundiff in the summer of 2012, was the Ravens' Most Valuable Player and a first-team All-Pro in 2013. Tucker set club records for field goals (38) and points (140) in a season. His 38 field goals tied New England's Stephen Gostkowski for most in the league this season, and his 92.7 percent success rate ranked sixth. ... Worth noting, NFL team owners voted to increase the uprights from 30 feet tall to 35 feet tall, which should help referees better determine whether a kick is good. The proposal was made by the Patriots. It dates back to the Ravens' 31-30 victory over the Patriots on Sept. 23, 2012, when Tucker's 27-yard game-winning field goal went over the right goal post. Call it the "Tucker Rule." Whatever the case, Tucker is as solid a fantasy play as you'll find. Plus, he's a fantasy player himself.