Santos made his only field-goal attempt in the Bears' 27-10 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: Santos has five points through two games, and with the Bears potentially having a low-volume offense this season, the kicker may also have limited scoring potential.
Sep 19, 2022 4:07 AM EST
Santos made one of three extra-point attempts in the Bears' 19-10 win over the 49ers on Sunday.
Analysis: Normally an extremely accurate kicker, Santos had to deal with a rain-soaked field, which may explain his accuracy issues. Kicking on a team that may struggle on offense this year, he may lack the consistent scoring needed to be a reliable option in 12-team leagues.
Sep 11, 2022 5:42 PM EST
Santos is the only kicker on the Bears' 53-man roster,
Analysis: Santos has made over 90 percent of his field-goal attempts in his first two years with the Bears. However, he's averaged fewer than two field-goal attempts during his tenure in Chicago Unless the offense can provide him with increased opportunities this year, he'll continue to be a borderline fantasy option in 12-team leagues.
Aug 30, 2022 2:42 PM EST
Cairo Santos enters the season as the Bears' most accurate kicker in franchise history according to the Bears' official site.
Analysis: Santos is the teams' only kicker on the depth chart this preseason. He's converted 89.1 percent of his field-goal attempts (57 of 64) since joining the team. He's also converted 40 straight field goals, which is not only a team record but the third longest streak in NFL history. Despite his consistent excellence, the Chicago offense has limited him to 62 field-goal attempts over the last two years, which has limited his fantasy scoring potential. Unless the offense makes a significant jump in effectiveness, Santos remains a borderline top-12 kicker.
Jul 31, 2022 2:45 PM EST
Santos made all three field-goal attempts in the Bears' 31-17 Week 18 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season having made 26 of 30 field-goal attempts and 27 of 28 extra-point attempts.
Analysis: Although the Bears offense kept Santos from being a high-volume kicker in many games, for the second year in a row, he was very accurate. During the season, he converted multiple field goals in just about half of his games, and with the Chicago offense unlikely to make a monumental leap next year, he'll continue to be a borderline fantasy option in typical leagues. He's signed with the Bears through 2023 with two void years in 2024 and 2025.
Jan 9, 2022 5:30 PM EST
Santos connected on both of his field-goal attempts in the Bears' 29-3 win over the Giants on Sunday.
Analysis: This was just the third time over the last seven games in which Santos has made multiple field goals, and the frequency of his low-scoring games will make him a risky lineup option in Week 18 against the Vikings.
Jan 2, 2022 6:47 PM EST
Santos made his lone field-goal attempt in the Bears' 25-24 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.
Analysis: Santos converted a 35-yard field goal, though when the Bears scored their third touchdown, they went for a two-point conversion, keeping him to a five-point performance. He's been held to six or fewer points in six of his last eight games, and he'll be considered a low-upside option in Week 17 against the Giants.
Dec 26, 2021 5:37 PM EST
Santos made one of two field-goal attempts in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Vikings on Monday.
Analysis: Although Santos was accurate on a 34-yard kick, he came up short on a 49-yard attempt late in the first half. With the Bears not scoring a touchdown until the last play of the game, he didn't attempt an extra point. With three or fewer points in three of his last five games, he'll likely be a boom-or-bust fantasy option down the stretch.
Dec 20, 2021 8:47 PM EST
Santos was perfect on three field-goal attempts in the Bears' 45-30 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: In addition to his three field goals, Santos was also perfect on his three extra-point attempts, giving him a season-high 12 points. Although he's scored at least nine points in three of his last five games, he's been held to three points or fewer on five occasions this year, making him a volatile fantasy option.
Dec 13, 2021 4:07 AM EST
Santos (illness) returned to full participation at practice Thursday.
Analysis: The kicker missed Wednesday's practice while dealing with a non-COVID illness, but returned to log a full practice Thursday. On the season, Santos is 16 of 19 on field goals and 19 of 20 on PATs.
Dec 9, 2021 3:25 PM EST
Santos (illness) was listed as a non-participant in practice Wednesday due to a non-COVID related illness.
Analysis: The vagueness of Santos' illness makes it unclear if he will be available for the Bears' Sunday matchup against the Packers, so his status will be worth monitoring throughout the week. The kicker has been rather consistent this season, converting on 16 of 19 field goal attempts, with all three of his misses coming from 40 or more yards away.
Dec 8, 2021 2:45 PM EST
Santos converted two extra-point attempts in the Bears' 33-22 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.
Analysis: Although Santos has scored two or fewer points in two of his last three games, he also has scored at least nine points in three of his last five contests. Overall, his volatility makes him a tough player to trust in weekly fantasy lineups.
Dec 5, 2021 2:59 PM EST
Santos made three of four field-goal attempts along with an extra point in the Bears' 16-14 win over the Lions on Thursday.
Analysis: Santos was a hero when he kicked a short field goal as time expired to give the Bears their fourth win of the season. Despite his strong performance, his only miss was when he was short on a 53-yard attempt. Although he's scored at least nine points in three of his last four games, he's also been held to fewer than four points three times over his last six games, making him a volatile fantasy option.
Nov 25, 2021 6:34 PM EST
Santos missed his only field-goal attempt in the Bears' 16-13 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
Analysis: After scoring 19 points over his last two games, Santos has also recorded three points or fewer three times over five games, making one of the more volatile kickers in the league.
Nov 21, 2021 2:40 PM EST
Santos converted two of three field-goal attempts in the Bears' 29-27 loss to the Steelers on Monday.
Analysis: Santos attempted a 65-yard field goal at the end of regulation, as the Bears tried to earn a late victory, but the ball hit the crossbar, resulting in his only miss of the evening. Although he averaged just five points per game through Week 7, he's posted 10 and nine points over the past two weeks, and as Justin Fields shows improvement, Santos' scoring ceiling may be on the rise as well.
Nov 9, 2021 4:05 AM EST
Santos converted all three of his field-goal attempts while adding an extra point in the Bears' 33-22 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.
Analysis: Although Santos missed an extra-point attempt, he recorded a season-high 10 points. Despite his solid effort, he came into this game averaging fewer than five points over his last four games, making him tough to trust in weekly fantasy lineups.
Oct 31, 2021 2:52 PM EST
Santos converted his lone field-goal attempt in the Bears' 38-3 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday.
Analysis: Santos scored Chicago's only points in a blowout loss. He's averaging just five points per game while not surpassing eight in any contest, making him one of the lowest-upside kickers in the league.
Oct 24, 2021 5:14 PM EST
Santos converted a pair of extra points in the Bears' 24-14 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: Despite not missing a field-goal attempt this season, Santos has yet to surpass eight points in a game, and he's averaging less than six points per contest. Due to his lack of ceiling, he's not a recommended weekly fantasy option.
Oct 17, 2021 4:47 PM EST
Santos converted a pair of field goals as well as a pair of extra points in the Bears' 20-9 win over the Raiders on Sunday.
Analysis: Santos has scored between six and eight points in each of the Bears' last four games, and although he's yet to show a high-scoring ceiling, he's had a reliable floor over the past month.
Oct 10, 2021 5:03 PM EST
Santos converted a field goal and three extra points in the Bears' 24-14 win over the Lions on Sunday.
Analysis: With just one game of more than six points, Santos hasn't provided enough scoring to be considered a strong fantasy option.
Oct 3, 2021 2:20 PM EST
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