Cairo Santos

Chicago Bears
Place Kicker #5
Chicago Bears
Place Kicker #5
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Posts double digits

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


Posts one point

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



Another strong performance

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


Posts 10 points

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


Posts three points

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



Scores two points

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


Tallies eight points

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


Tallies six points

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


Scores only Chicago points

Santos connected on a pair of field goals in the Bears' 26-6 loss to the Browns on Sunday.

Analysis: With the Chicago offense completely overwhelmed by the Cleveland defense, Santos was the only player to put points on the scoreboard for the Bears. Through three games, he has posted just 16 points, and he lacks the consistent ceiling that would make him a strong weekly fantasy starter.

Sep 26, 2021 2:15 PM EST


Tallies eight points

Santos connected on two field goals and two extra points in the Bears' 20-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday.

Analysis: With the Chicago offense breaking down twice in the red zone, Santos made a pair of field goals from inside 30 yards. After two games, he has just 10 points, and unless the Bears offense starts to be more explosive, Santos may be difficult to trust in weekly fantasy lineups.

Sep 19, 2021 2:12 PM EST


Quiet in losing effort

Santos converted a pair of extra points in the Bears' 34-14 loss to the Rams on Sunday.

Analysis: With the Bears offense having limited success against an excellent Rams defense, Santos wasn't called upon for a single field-goal attempt. However, as the schedule eases up, the Bears have the type of offense that can move the ball but fail to finish drives, which gives Santos the ability for spike weeks in the scoring column.

Sep 13, 2021 6:40 AM EST


Inks huge extension

The Bears signed Santos to a five-year, $16 million extension Thursday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Chicago spent a number of seasons searching for reliable placekicking before bringing in Santos last year, so it's unsurprising to see the team lock him up long-term. Santos was fantastic through 16 regular-season games in 2020, converting 30 of 32 field-goal tries and 36 of 37 extra-point attempts. The veteran kicker also made his only field-goal attempt during Chicago's playoff loss to the Saints.

Mar 11, 2021 4:19 PM EST


Three points in playoff defeat

Santos converted his only field-goal attempt in Chicago's 21-3 loss to the Saints in the wild-card round.

Analysis: Santos connected on his field goal in the second quarter and didn't see the field again as the Bears struggled to score points in a tough matchup. The veteran kicker was successful on 30 of 32 field-goal attempts while converting 35 of 36 extra-point attempts during the regular season, and although he's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, it's quite possible the Bears re-sign him.

Jan 10, 2021 5:01 PM EST


Another double-digit performance

Santos converted three field goals and an extra point in the Bears' 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Santos proved to be a reliable kicking option for a Chicago franchise that has had struggles at the position over the years. The veteran kicker was successful on 30 of 32 field-goal attempts while converting 35 of 36 extra-point attempts, and although he's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the Bears finish the playoffs, it's quite possible that the team re-signs him.

Jan 3, 2021 6:36 PM EST


Tallies 11 points

Santos converted both of his field-goal attempts while adding five extra points in Chicago's 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Analysis: Santos hasn't missed a field-goal attempt since Week 3, and although he's been an inconsistent fantasy option, he's posted double digits in each of his last three games, making him a potential streaming option in Week 17 against the Packers.

Dec 27, 2020 2:39 PM EST


Posts best game of season

Santos converted four field goals and three extra points in Chicago's 33-27 victory over the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: With the Chicago offense moving the ball at will, Santos had more than two field-goal attempts for just the third time this season, resulting in him scoring four more points that he's had in any other game this season. Although this is just the second time in six games that he surpassed seven points, he could have significant upside in Week 16 against a Jaguars defense that's among the worst in the NFL.

Dec 20, 2020 2:28 PM EST


Posts 10 points in victory

Santos converted two field goals while making all four extra-point attempts in the Bears' 36-7 win over the Texans on Sunday.

Analysis: This was the first time in five games that Santos scored more than seven points, and he'll remain a difficult player to trust for upside in the fantasy playoffs.

Dec 13, 2020 2:39 PM EST


Tallies six points in defeat

Santos made his only field-goal attempt while making three of four extra-point conversions in Chicago's 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Santos has failed to surpass seven points in any of his last four games, making him a risky lineup option during the fantasy playoffs.

Dec 6, 2020 2:49 PM EST


Posts five points

Santos connected on his only field-goal attempt in the Bears' 41-25 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Santos converted his field-goal on the first drive of the game, but he was only provided with a pair of extra-point attempts the rest of the way. Although he's had a couple big games this season, he's been held to seven points or fewer in four of his last five games, making him a risky option in weekly fantasy lineups.

Nov 29, 2020 8:55 PM EST


Scores seven points in defeat

Santos made a pair of field goals in Chicago's 19-13 loss to Minnesota on Monday.

Analysis: Santos connected on a pair of field goals from less than 45 yards away in the first half, but after converting an extra point after the Bears returned the second-half kickoff for a touchdown, he wasn't given another opportunity to increase his scoring total. He's now been held to fewer than eight points in three of his last four games, making him an underwhelming weekly fantasy option.

Nov 16, 2020 8:57 PM EST


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