Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
23 hours ago

Barth connected on a 34-yard field goal and converted a pair of extra point attempts Sunday against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Barth made his first field goal of the season, and he ended up with five points. With only two field goal attempts over three games, he's not a fantasy option, except in the very deepest of leagues.

Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
7 days ago

Barth missed his only field goal attempt, but converted both of his extra point attempts Monday against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Barth missed a 31-yard field goal attempt as he hit the left upright early in the game when the Bears were still in the contest. As the kicker on a weak offense, he's little more than a backup option in fantasy leagues.

Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Barth connected on his two extra point attempts Sunday against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Barth had both of his scoring opportunities in the first half, but the Bears' offense was stymied the rest of the way, and he was unable to get on the field for a field goal attempt. Although they faced a very difficult opponent, it wouldn't appear as if a big scoring season is in his immediate future. He'll likely be a bye week fill-in at best.

Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

Barth signed a contract with the Bears on Monday, Brad Briggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Barth was reportedly expected to sign with the Bears, and this announcement is more of a formality. Despite losing the kicking battle in New Orleans Barth will be one of the 32 starting kickers, though it's unlikely he has upper-end value.

Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
3 weeks ago

The Bears are expected to sign Barth, who was released by the Saints on Saturday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite losing to Kai Forbath in a preseason battle, Barth is positioned to enter Week 1 with one of the 32 starting kicking jobs. The Bears are releasing long-time kicker Robbie Gould, who was often useful for fantasy purposes despite being attached to mediocre and sub-par offenses. Barth may be worth a look for the kicker-needy, but he's unlikely to emerge as a high-end option.

Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
4 weeks ago

After four preseason games, it's still unclear Barth or Kai Forbath will enter the season as the Saints' Week 1 starting kicker, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

EDGE Analysis

Both Barth and Forbath had only limited opportunities in preseason exhibitions. Forbath, the Saints' kicker for 10 games in 2015, was 3-for-4 on field goals, missing a 50-yarder in the preseason opener in New England. Barth was 2-for-2, but he didn't have a chance to make a 50-yarder as his longest attempt was from 40. Each kicker made his only extra point, and both were solid on kickoffs. Perhaps the team feels more comfortable with the incumbent Forbath, but it would also be hard to cut a guy like Barth considering he didn't miss. The Saints will have difficult decision to make when rosters are due this Saturday, and all fantasy owners can really do is take a wait-and-see approach.

Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
1 month ago

The kicking competition between Barth and Kai Forbath is still "dead even," according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. Both players converted on their lone extra point attempts in Friday's preseason tilt against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Forbath may have the edge due to his incumbent status, but Barth has been solid through training camp and the starting gig remains firmly up for grabs entering the final week of the preseason. A miss or a clutch kick in Thursday's finale would probably sway the decision either way. The winner is not likely to be a top-five fantasy kicker due to the Saints' consistently high touchdown conversion rate in the red zone but should nonetheless be an above average option.

Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
1 month ago

Kai Forbath is holding off Barth for the starting kicker job, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, but the competition is "very close and far from decided."

EDGE Analysis

Both players kicked well in Wednesday's practice, but the battle between the two veterans still remains too tight to call. Barth did not attempt a kick in the Saints' preseason opener against the Patriots last week, whereas Forbath missed badly on his only field goal attempt in the game, a 50-yarder. Barth should get an opportunity to kick in Saturday's preseason game against the Texans.

Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
2 months ago

The early returns have been pretty solid for both Barth and Kai Forbath, reports the New Orleans Times-Picyune. Forbath hasn't missed a kick in camp, while Barth has missed only one, and both kickers successfully nailed their four field-goal attempts during Monday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

The reports from earlier this offseason were hardly glowing, as neither Forbath nor Barth instilled a ton of confidence in early workouts before training camp. As a result, it's nice to see both kickers off to a hot early start, though at this stage it's simply too early to call the competition. While the winner of the team's kicking duties should theoretically have some fantasy value backed by a Drew Brees-led offense, it's worth noting that Saints' kicker production has ranked 28th, 26th, and 16th over the last three seasons.

Connor Barth
K CHI (9)
4 months ago

The Saints will sign Barth, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

After cutting Josh Scobee loose earlier this week, the Saints were seemingly in the market for a kicker with just Kai Forbath on the roster. An invitee at rookie minicamp last week, Barth will be tabbed to challenge Forbath, and the former's success rate in the Superdome (8-for-8 in his career) could very well aid in the competition.