Bailey made field-goal attempts of 48 and 37 yards and converted all three extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over Arizona. Bailey missed two field goals the week before, so Sunday's outing was a confidence builder.
Bailey connected on three of his five field-goal attempts and knocked through both of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 23-21 win over the Eagles. Bailey caused some headaches early with a couple of missed kicks in the first half of Sunday's affair. The usually serene kicker seemed a bit rattled following his poor start, but he found his rhythm in the second half. With the Vikings up six points and two minutes remaining in the game, Minnesota opted to send out Bailey for a 52-yard attempt despite him having missed a pair of kicks from closer distance earlier in the contest. Not only did Bailey's boot sail true, but the kick had plenty of distance and split the uprights, all but reassuring Minnesota fans that he'll be their guy moving forward.
Bailey made three of five field-goal attempts, missing from 45 and 28 yards, in Sunday's win at Philadelphia. He converted both extra-point attempts. Bailey looked to be extending Minnesota's woes at kicker early in the game with two misses in his first three attempts, including a 28-yarder. However, he rebounded by essentially sealing the win with a key 52-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter.
Bailey did not attempt a kick in Sunday's loss to the Bills. It was a disastrous day for the Vikings' offense, and as a result, Bailey's services were not needed on his first day in a Minnesota uniform. Bailey didn't even get a chance to kick an extra point on the team's lone scoring drive because the Vikings had no choice but to attempt a two-point conversion. This appears to be an outlier day for what was a highly productive Minnesota offense for the first two weeks, so Bailey should still be considered an elite fantasy option at kicker moving forward.
Bailey agreed to a contract with the Vikings on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Bailey reportedly spurned some previous offers while looking for the right situation, and he now lands in a spot with a good team context. He's thus back on the fantasy radar and could be a decent add for fantasy owners looking to upgrade their kicker situation heading into Week 3.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/21||@New York Jets||9||6.67|
|8||10/29||New Orleans Saints||7||6.60|
|12||11/26||Green Bay Packers||8||6.67|
|13||12/02||@New England Patriots||26||8.83|