Masthay named 'NFC Special Teams Player of the Week'. I was critical of Tim Masthay back in October for having an awful net average of 33.5. He's played better since, and last week against the Giants was his best game of the season. It was so good that he was named NFC special teams player of the week because he placed four punts inside the 20 yard line. He's now pinned 16 punts inside the 20 yard line for the season (out of 41 attempts).
His net punting average is up to a respectable 36.9 for the season. That's not great, but he's managed to improve his season's average by almost 4 yards over the past few games.
This is the second year in a row in which he's gotten off to a slow start. He plays much better later in the season, and manages to improve his stats to decent levels. He's certainly proved he can be very good, and now he just has to work on his consistency going forward.