Justin Tucker from the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens has been a fantasy darling this year booting field goals from as far as 61 yards this season and has been named the team’s most valuable player after converting on 92.1 percent of his field goals.
The voting for the award is conducted by reporters who regularly cover the team. Prior to the season who would have imagined that the defending Super Bowl champions, despite a lot of turnover, would see a kicker win their MVP?
With high-profile stars Ray Rice, Joe Flacco, Torrey Smith on offense you’d think that one of them would be the winner, but it’s the right foot of Tucker who has kept the Ravens in the postseason mix. Tucker has been a fantasy football star this season, and can now add a team MVP to his list of accolades.
Entering Sunday’s game vs. the New England Patriots, Tucker had converted 33 straight field goal attempts in his second year out of the University of Texas. The streak was three shy of tying longest in franchise history behind Matt Stover, but despite missing a try on Sunday has been successful on 35 of 38 kicks this season.
Flacco was given a $120 million contract this offseason after guiding the team to the Super Bowl, but as odd as it sounds if the team is to even get back to the playoffs it will because of the right leg of Tucker.