If you take a look at the crosstown New York Jets, one of their most significant issues is at the kicker position. For the New York Giants, they have luckily been able to avoid any severe problems after Aldrick Rosas emerged as the starter for the foreseeable future during the 2018 season.
Hitting on 32 of 33 field-goal attempts last year, Rosas earned a Pro Bowl selection for his consistency. Sometimes, it is easy to forget how valuable a kicker can be and the struggles that most teams go through trying to find a successful one.
The difference between having a reliable kicker and not can ultimately cost wins during the regular season. Winning and losing in the NFL can be marginal, which makes that extra three points or six points per game a significant factor. When it comes to Rosas, his confidence is sky high, and he seems ready to take on the tall task of being a starting player in New York.
How has New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas looked this preseason?
Hitting on all of his attempts during the preseason, Rosas has proved he can be a Pro Bowl level talent for the Giants moving forward, the punter position is a bit more murky, with Riley Dixon being the player of choice at the spot. For fantasy purposes, Rosas is a mediocre option due to the caution in regards to the Giants offense and their potential production.
The hopes are that Rosas can be a trusted option at the end of games when the score is tied up, and the Giants are in field-goal position. He hasn’t been tested much in that category, which requires a lot more poise and precision. Having the confidence to hit at the end of the game when winning or losing is on the line, is the difference between a good and great kicker.