Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
3 weeks ago

The Saints have reportedly released Forbath, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the move, which follows the team parting ways with Connor Barth, Wil Lutz is now on track to open the season as the Saints' kicker.

Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
3 weeks ago

With the team cutting Connor Barth on Saturday, Fortbath will be the Saints' Week 1 kicker, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

EDGE Analysis

Forbath won what was an extremely tight battle with Barth this offseason. As the Saints' kicker for the final nine games of 2015, Forbath was 9-for-13 on field goals and 32-for-33 on extra points. In theory, playing behind in New Orleans should be a kicker's dream, as they play a minimum of nine games in a dome (eight home games and a visit to Atlanta) and the team's high-powered offense should provide plenty of opportunities. However, the team's kicker production has not matched the offense's overall success, in large part due to the team's high touchdown conversion rate in the red zone. Still, Forbath is likely worth owning in the majority of fantasy leagues now that he's won the job.

Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
4 weeks ago

After four preseason games, it's still unclear Forbath or Connor Barth 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.

Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
1 month ago

The kicking competition between Forbath and Connor Barth 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 would appear to have the edge due to his incumbent status, but 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.

Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
1 month ago

Forbath is holding off Connor 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 Forbath and Barth kicked well during practice on Wednesday, but the battle between the two veterans still remains too tight to call. Although Forbath did himself no favors by missing badly on his only field goal attempt -- a 50-yarder -- in the Saints' preseason opener against the Patriots last week, his incumbent status likely gives him the early leg up.

Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
2 months ago

The early returns have been pretty solid for both Forbath and Connor Barth, 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.

Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
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.

Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
7 months ago

The Saints have re-signed Forbath to a one-year deal, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forbath returns to the fold, but he's slated to face some competition this summer, with veteran kicker Josh Scobee having recently inked a deal with the Saints.

Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
10 months ago

Forbath made both of his field goals attempts in Sunday's loss to the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Forbath, who converted a 57-yard kick late in the first half, was one of the few bright spots for a Saints' offense that struggled mightily against a resurgent Houston defense. Since joining the Saints in late October, he's only seen three field goal attempts in five games, but has made 16-of-17 extra points attempts. Forbath is firmly entrenched as the Saints' kicker for the foreseeable future, and while the team's offense has struggled lately, he's still a starting option for fantasy owners.

Kai Forbath
K NO (5)
11 months ago1 Comment

Forbath made all four of his extra point attempts, but he missed his only field goal try when his 46-yard attempt was partially blocked in the final minute of the Saints' loss to the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Forbath was the hero in Week 8, as he nailed a game-winning 50-yard kick as time expired against Giants. There was no repeat on Sunday. In three games with New Orleans, Forbath has converted 14-of-15 extra point kicks but has only attempted two field goals, as the Saints' offense has made a habit of scoring touchdowns recently. Still, with the Saints' offense rolling, Forbath should be a solid option going forward, especially with a favorable remaining schedule.