Detroit Lions
Name  Jason Hanson
Born  6/17/1970
Height  6-0
Weight  190
College  Washington State
12/1/2010 2:05:00 PM
Description: The Detroit Free Press reports Hanson (right knee) is not expected to return in Week 13.
Insight: Dave Rayner will continue to handle placekicking duties for the Lions in Hanson's place. (
11/24/2010 1:02:00 PM
Description: The Detroit News reports Hanson (right knee) said he'll be out for Week 12 and possibly longer.
Insight: Dave Rayner will continue to serve as the Lions' kicker while Hanson is out. (
11/18/2010 10:02:00 AM
Description: The Detroit Free Press reports Hanson (right knee) is aiming for a Week 12 return, on Thanksgiving.
Insight: Dave Rayner will serves as the Lions' kicker on Sunday against Dallas. (
11/9/2010 2:04:00 PM
Description: Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports Hanson (right knee) is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with an MCL sprain.
Insight: Hanson looks likely to avoid IR. In the meantime, Dave Rayner will be the Lions' kicker. (
11/8/2010 4:05:00 PM
Description: Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz said Hanson (right knee) is going to "miss some time" with his knee injury.
Insight: This would suggest the results of Hanson's Monday MRI were not promising. The Lions reportedly brought in numerous kickers for a tryout on Monday. (
11/8/2010 10:00:00 AM
Description: The Detroit News reports Hanson (right knee) will have an MRI on his knee on Monday.
Insight: Hanson suffered the injury after being roughed by Jets' DL Trevor Pryce. He was able to come back and kick an extra point, but said he would not have been able to kick a field goal. Fantasy owners should look for other options. (
10/4/2010 12:02:00 PM
Description: Hanson made four field goals, including a 52-yarder, against Green Bay on Sunday.
Insight: With the Lions' offense looking fairly productive, Hanson could be someone to watch in the coming weeks if you need a bye week fill-in. (
8/26/2010 2:05:00 PM
Description: reports Hanson (knee) will do some kicking during pre-game warmups before Saturday's exhibition game.
Insight: Hanson looks on track to be ready for Week 1 after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on August 3. (Rapid
8/3/2010 10:41:00 AM
Description: reports Hanson (knee) will undergo minor surgery on his left knee on Tuesday.
Insight: Hanson is expected to be fine for Week 1. (Rapid
7/12/2010 12:49:00 PM
Description: reports Hanson does not want to give up kickoff duties.
Insight: Hanson is now 40, so he may have to relinquish doing kickoffs even if he doesn't want to. He could be a solid fantasy kicker this season, since the Lions' offense is on the rise. (
6/24/2010 10:55:00 AM
Description: The Detroit News reports Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz confirmed that recently acquired Justin Medlock is not a threat to Hanson's job.
Insight: Hanson turned 40 last week and is coming off a disappointing 2009, but Medlock looks to just be a camp leg. (
1/8/2010 11:51:00 AM
Description: The Detroit News reports that the Lions are expected to bring in some competition for Hanson this offseason.
Insight: Hanson made just 21 of 28 field goal attempts this season, and he will turn 40 in June. Still, it would have to be considered an upset if he is not kicking for the Lions in 2010. (
Questionable9/8/2009 1:58:00 PM
Description: According to the Detroit Free Press, Hanson (knee) kicked field goals on Monday for the first time since undergoing knee surgery on August 18.
Insight: Apparently Hanson will try kickoffs later in the week and after that his status for Week 1 will be determined. He is not likely to be a very viable fantasy kicker this season. (
8/19/2009 8:17:00 PM
Description: Hanson reportedly had knee surgery on Tuesday, but the Lions are "optimistic" he will be ready for Week 1. (Detroit News)
Insight: It is not known what knee Hanson had surgery on. No official timetable has been given for his return, but a kicker whose offense could have a rookie starting QB has limited fantasy upside. (
6/17/2009 2:52:00 AM
Description: Hanson was 21-for-22 on field goals, including 8-for-8 from 50 yards or more last season in Detroit. He hit 25 extra points as well.
Insight: Hanson was re-signed by the Lions in the off-season and remains a very talented kicker. The Lions' offense should be much better in 2009 so look for Hanson to improve on all of his totals in 2009. (
2/17/2009 7:57:00 PM
Description: The Lions re-signed Hanson to a four-year contract, according to
Insight: Hanson has been solid over the years but will not be a top fantasy kicker playing on the Lions as he will have limited field goal opportunities.(
2/11/2009 6:36:00 PM
Description: According to, the Lions are negotiating to re-sign Hanson. If they are unable to come to terms on a new contract, they may place the franchise tag on the kicker.
Insight: Hanson hit 21 out of 22 field goals last season including an impressive 8-for-8 from beyond 50 yards. (
12/17/2008 4:32:00 PM
Description: Hanson has multiple field goals in four of his last five games after he connected on two last week including one from 51 yards out.
Insight: Hanson is lights-out indoors and seems to be getting better and stronger with age. Consider him a solid No. 1 play a K this weekend. (
Steady12/14/2008 10:30:00 PM
Description: Hanson's 51-yard field goal in the first quarter made him the record holder for most 50+ yard field goals in a career. He now has 41 such kicks.
Insight: He broke Morten Andersen's record. This is Hanson's 17th year in the league and if he keeps on playing, he is bound to break more records. He has seven kicks of over 50 yards this season. (
11/20/2008 12:51:00 PM
Description: Hanson is a solid kicker but plays on a team that spends little time in the red-zone. He still has managed 106 fantasy points so far this season.
Insight: Hanson is a decent No. 1 option at kicker for Week 12 against Tampa Bay. (