Who Should I Start? Kaimi Fairbairn or Rodrigo Blankenship


Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
5.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Kaimi Fairbairn News

Ka'imi Fairbairn Activated From Injured Reserve

Saturday, December 16, 4:20 PM

Houston Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn (right quadricep) has been activated from injured reserve ahead of Week 15 versus the Tennessee Titans. This move was widely expected after he practiced in full all week long and did not carry an injury designation into the weekend. While Fairbairn ranked as a top-12 kicker when healthy earlier this season, he's not a reliable fantasy option this week. With C.J. Stroud (concussion) out, Case Keenum is expected to quarterback the Houston offense. This is a significant downgrade at quarterback and, along with the absence of Nico Collins (calf) and Tank Dell (leg), could make it difficult for the Texans to move down the field. Managers can leave Fairbairn on waivers until Stroud returns to the fold.


Week 1 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Rodrigo Blankenship News

Buccaneers Waive Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship

Monday, August 21, 6:14 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived kicker Rodrigo Blankenship on Monday. Blankenship lost the kicking battle to Chase McLaughlin in training camp this summer and will now look to latch on with another team before the start of the 2023 regular season. The 26-year-old spent last year with the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals, going 4-for-5 on his field-goal tries and 4-for-5 on extra points in just three total games. As long as Tampa doesn't bring in more competition for McLaughlin to close out the preseason, he should enter Week 1 as the team's starting kicker. McLaughlin, 27, made 83.3 percent of his 36 field-goal attempts and made all 21 of his extra-point tries in 16 games with the Indianapolis Colts in 2022. The kicking position in Tampa won't be as exciting in fantasy now that Tom Brady isn't running the offense in 2023.


Kaimi Fairbairn vs. Rodrigo Blankenship

Still trying to decide between Fairbairn and Blankenship? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Kaimi Fairbairn is projected to score 5.8 points this week while Rodrigo Blankenship is projected to score 0.0 points.