NFL looking into abolishing extra points
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NFL looking into abolishing extra points

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on NFL Network on Monday that the league's Competition Committee is mulling over proposals to erase and replace the extra-point play.
"The extra point is almost automatic," Goodell said. "I believe we had five missed extra points this year out of 1,200 some odd (attempts). So, it's a very small fraction of the play, and you want to add excitement with every play.
"There's one proposal in particular that I've heard about. It's automatic that you get seven points when you score a touchdown, but you could potentially go for an eighth point, either by running or passing the ball, so if you fail, you go back to six."
Broncos kicker Matt Prater set the NFL record with 75 extra points during this regular season. Since 2004, kickers have converted extra points 99.1 percent of the time.

Fantasy Analysis:

This might not happen by next year, but it's going to happen. As if ranking fantasy kickers could become a more futile exercise. Sure, those kickers won't be happy about the change, but it will input more strategy and excitement into this great league.


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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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