Barth converted his only extra-point attempt in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. Barth could've had a pair of field goals as well, but with the Bears being blown out in the fourth quarter, they decided to pass the ball on fourth down on two different occasions with the ball in scoring territory. As the kicker for a team with a weak offense, he's a poor fantasy option.
Barth was 1-of-1-on field goal attempts while converting both of his extra point chances in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. Barth showed a strong leg by converting his field goal from 54 yards out, but his lack of volume kept him from having a strong fantasy day. Unfortunately, he plays for one of the weaker offensive units in the league, which places him outside the top-15 kickers in most fantasy leagues.
Barth will enter the season as the Bears' kicker after Roberto Aguayo was released Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Barth found himself in a fight for his job after the Bears claimed Bucs draft bust Roberto Aguayo off waivers Aug. 13. However, Barth had a near flawless preseason while Aguayo continued to struggle, so this likely wasn't a hard decision for Chicago management.
Barth converted a field goal and extra point in Sunday's win over the Titans. Barth was good form 41 yards out, and the best news for him was that it was he, and not Roberto Aguayo, who was called upon. It would seem that Barth is the clear favorite to open the season as the starting kicker.
Barth converted a field goal and pair of extra points Saturday against the Cardinals. Barth's field-goal came from 42 yards away, but the bigger news is that Roberto Aguayo had an ugly mess in his only attempt. It's difficult to imagine that Barth won't enter the season as the Bears starting kicker.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/29||@Green Bay Packers||28||10.50|
|8||10/29||@New Orleans Saints||29||11.50|
|10||11/12||Green Bay Packers||28||10.50|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||21||9.33|