Parkey converted one field goal and three extra-point attempts in Monday's victory over the Seahawks. For the second week in a row, Parkey was on the field four times. However, in Week 1, three of his attempts were field goals. The difference this week was that the Bears finished three drives with touchdowns, resulting in a six-point effort for the kicker. Although the Bears are unlikely to be a high-powered offense this year, there should be enough field-goal attempts to make him a borderline fantasy starter.
Parkey connected on all three of his field-goal attempts while adding a pair of extra-point conversions in Sunday's loss to the Packers. Parkey benefited from the Bears offense breaking down in the red zone, including twice in the second half when the team desperately needed touchdowns. For the first time in what seems like forever, Chicago has the type of offense that should ensure Parkey will be a solid fantasy starter.
Parkey is slated to sign with the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. After cycling through through Connor Barth, Mike Nugent and Cairo Santos last season, the Bears are clearly looking for stability at the kicker position. Parkey hit 21 of 23 field-goal attempts for the Dolphins in 2017, en route to logging 89 points. Meanwhile, Chicago's kicking committee combined last season to record 74 points while making 16 of 22 attempts. The Bears averaged just 16.5 points per game last year, but it's reasonable to expect the team's offense to improve in Mitchell Trubisky's second campaign as a pro. To that end, the Bears are also poised to sign wideout Allen Robinson and tight end Trey Burton.
Parkey converted 21 of 23 field-goal attempts and 26 of 29 PATs in 2017. Parkey started the year on a high note by nailing a 54-yard, game-winning field goal in the Dolphins' season-opener against the Dolphins in Week 2. However, he proved to be just a middling fantasy option the rest of the way, converting more than two field goals in just one of the remaining 15 contests. His underwhelming production is more a result of the Dolphins' lackluster offense than anything, but he was also only trusted to attempt two kicks from beyond 50 yards all season. Parkey will now be a restricted free agent this offseason and isn't guaranteed to return to Miami in 2018.
Parkey made all three of his field-goal attempts (28, 41 and 26 yards) and his only extra-point try in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Bills. Parkey's performance gave him a second double-digit outing of this season, with his only other one coming all the way back in Miami's opening contest. Despite sporting just 78 points on the campaign, Parkey has tallied at least seven points in four of his last five appearances.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|4||09/30||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||4.50|
|7||10/21||New England Patriots||18||7.50|
|8||10/28||New York Jets||8||4.67|
|13||12/02||@New York Giants||21||8.00|
|14||12/09||Los Angeles Rams||4||3.50|
|15||12/16||Green Bay Packers||16||7.00|
|16||12/23||@San Francisco 49ers||19||7.50|