Pineiro converted his only field-goal attempt in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday. Pineiro was good from 36 yards on his lone field-goal try, and he's now made four-straight field goals. However, his seven-point effort was the most points he's scored in a game since Week 8, and his low floor makes him very difficult to trust in the fantasy playoffs.
Pineiro connected on a field goal and three extra points in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday. The biggest takeaway for Pineiro was that the Bears chose to pass up a 49-yard field-goal attempt in a domed stadium in order to let the offense try to convert a 4th-and-6, showing a lack of confidence in the kicker. With a total of 19 points over his last five games, Pineiro is not a recommended fantasy option.
Pineiro converted a pair of field goals along with an extra point in the Bears' 19-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday. Although it didn't end up hurting the team, Pineiro missed one of his two extra-point attempts. With his recent struggles, there's room for concern as to whether the Bears will continue to keep him on the roster. This was the first time in four weeks that Pineiro scored more than two fantasy points, making him difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.
Coach Matt Nagy said after Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Rams that Pineiro won't be replaced as Chicago's kicker after missing both of his field-goal attempts in the contest, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Pineiro misfired from 48 and 47 yards in the first quarter before knocking down an extra point in the second half for his lone scoring of the night. Though Nagy gave Pineiro a vote of confidence, it's still not out of the question that the Bears will explore other options after watching the second-year player miss four field goals and an extra-point attempt over the last four games.
Pineiro converted two of three extra-point attempts in Chicago's 20-13 victory over the Lions on Sunday. With the Bears scoring three touchdowns while failing to break down in the red zone, Pineiro wasn't called upon for a single field-goal attempt. He's scored five points or fewer in four of his last five games, making him a weak fantasy option.
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