Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey

Place Kicker #5
ADP:Round: 15, Pick: 6
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 189 lb.
College:Oklahoma State
Born:January 26, 1988
Drafted:2011 / UDFA

Dan Bailey: Held to one extra point

Bailey made his lone kick -- an extra point -- in Sunday's 40-23 loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: The Vikings' offense had a pitiful first half, as Kirk Cousins tossed three interceptions and the team failed to capitalize on its lone red-zone trip. They entered halftime with a 20-0 deficit, and although the team turned it around in the second half, it was too late for Bailey. The team scored three touchdowns but attempted just one extra point in the second half, often going for two points instead. The Vikings have a Week 7 bye on the docket, and they'll return to action in Week 8 against the Packers, who have allowed 27.8 points per game this season.

October 19, 2020 10:20 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Hits all four kicks

Bailey made two field goals and two extra points in Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: After missing a pair of field goals over the last two weeks, Bailey was perfect in the primetime showdown, knocking home kicks from 52 and 46 yards. It was the first field goal from beyond 50 yards that Bailey connected on since Week 14 of last season, and it's impressive that he did it in rainy weather. The Vikings' offense has plenty of weapons and should keep providing Bailey opportunities to score, and he'll be a top-tier option at home Week 6 against the Falcons.

October 12, 2020 1:33 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Misses FG for second straight week

Bailey made one of two field goals and all four extra-point attempts in Sunday's 31-23 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Bailey connected on a 31-yarder in the first half, but he sent a 55-yarder wide right in the second half. That made the Texans' final drive a bit more stressful for the Vikings, but they escaped with their first win of the season. Bailey has now missed two field goals and had another blocked over the last two games, so he'll try for a clean slate in Week 5 against the Seahawks.

October 5, 2020 1:29 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Makes one of two FGs

Bailey converted one of two field-goal attempts and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: The 32-year-old had his 54-yard attempt blocked during the third quarter but received a chance from closer due to an offside penalty, but he missed wide right from 49 yards out. Bailey hasn't had much production through three games, going 3-for-4 on field-goal attempts and 4-for-4 on extra-point attempts. The Texans have surrendered 95 points in three games, so Week 4 could be a favorable matchup.

September 28, 2020 1:16 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Connects on lone attempt

Bailey his a 21-yard field goal -- his lone attempt -- in Sunday's 28-11 loss to the Colts.

Analysis: It was a brutal day for the Vikings, as they gained just 208 total yards and crossed midfield just three times all afternoon. As a result, Bailey's fantasy value has taken a hit. The Titans come to Minnesota in Week 3, a matchup that could prove more favorable considering the Jaguars put up 30 points against them in Week 2.

September 21, 2020 1:02 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Makes both kicks

Bailey converted his only field-goal chance from 35 yards and made his only extra point attempt in Sunday's loss to Green Bay.

Analysis: The kicking game was about the only aspect of Minnesota's performance that didn't struggle in Sunday's 43-34 loss. Bailey's fantasy stats suffered when the Vikings when for three two-point conversions after falling behind big early.

September 14, 2020 10:47 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Flawless start to camp

Bailey made his first seven field-goal attempts in training camp, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Bailey re-signed with the Vikings in March after converting 27 of 29 field-goal tries last season. The veteran will hope to remain consistent as the lone kicker on the team's roster heading into the upcoming campaign.

August 21, 2020 12:56 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Back with Vikings

The Vikings re-signed Bailey on Thursday, Lindsey Young of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Bailey was hit-and-miss in 2018, connecting on 21 of 28 field-goal attempts, but his accuracy returned last season when he went awry on just two of his 29 such kicks. Overall, he ranks fourth in NFL history with a 93.1 percent success rate on field goals, so he should continue to remain a viable kicker option in support of a Kirk Cousins-led offense.

March 19, 2020 12:17 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Nails four field goals in finale

Bailey made all four field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try during Week 17's win over the Bears.

Analysis: Bailey wraps up the 2019 campaign having played all 16 contests, converting 27 of 29 field-goal tries and 40 of 44 extra-point attempts in that span. The 31-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2020, though the Vikings could have incentive to bring him back, coming off a reliable season.

January 2, 2020 9:50 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Busy day in California

Bailey hit all four field goals and three of four extra-point tries in Sunday's 39-10 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: The Vikings poured it on, and Bailey attempted four field goals for the third time this season. He was good from 26, 44, 38 and 27 yards, as he continues to be perfect from under 40 yards this season. The 31-year-old has also drilled all four kicks from beyond 50 yards, but his struggles with extra points -- 34 of 38 -- continue to follow him. Bailey will look to have a clean outing in Week 16 against the Packers to try keeping the team's NFC North dreams alive.

December 16, 2019 9:41 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Drills four kicks

Bailey made both field-goal attempts and two extra points in Sunday's 20-7 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Bailey connected on tries from 27 and 50 yards, extending his streak to 10 straight field goals, although he missed a pair of extra points during that stretch. Overall, the 31-year-old has been superb this year, converting 18 of 20 attempts (90 percent), and he'll look to keep it rolling on the road in Week 15 against the Chargers.

December 9, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Misses extra point

Bailey made his only field-goal attempt but missed one of his four extra-point tries in Monday night's 37-30 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Bailey converted from 47 yards on his field goal but went wide left on his final extra-point effort, leaving the Vikings behind by four at a crucial time in the fourth quarter. Through 12 games, Bailey has now compiled 81 points, placing 15th among kickers league-wide.

December 3, 2019 5:49 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Limited by game script

Bailey made all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 27-23 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Bailey's upside was capped due to game script Week 11, as the Vikings trailed Denver 20-0 entering halftime. The offense was forced into comeback mode, focusing on touchdowns at the expense of field-goal tries. Bailey will next take the field Dec. 2 against the Seahawks.

November 18, 2019 10:02 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Flawless in win

Bailey made his lone field-goal attempt and all five extra-point tries during Sunday's 38-20 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Bailey's volume of extra-point tries salvaged his day for fantasy purposes. After a rough start to the season, Minnesota's offense has begun to click and things appear to be looking up for the veteran kicker.

October 14, 2019 8:36 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Big day in win

Bailey notched all four field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries during Sunday's win over the Giants.

Analysis: Bailey accounted for half of Minnesota's 28 points during Sunday's win. He converted more field goals Week 5 than in the previous four contests combined.

October 7, 2019 10:28 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Nothing doing versus Bears

Bailey did not attempt a field goal or extra point during Sunday's 16-6 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Bailey put up a goose egg in Sunday's divisional match, during which Minnesota's offense was outmatched by the Bears' defense. It's the second time in four games that Bailey has been held without a field-goal attempt. Due to limited opportunities and concerns with accuracy, the veteran isn't a locked-in starter for most fantasy formats.

September 30, 2019 2:46 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Bounces back

Bailey converted both of his field-goal attempts and all four PATs during Sunday's 34-14 victory over Oakland.

Analysis: Bailey bounced back from a forgettable Week 2 performance in which he erred on both a field-goal and extra-point attempt. While he has the potential to be a fantasy-worthy starter on a Vikings offense averaging the seventh-most points per game in 2019, fantasy managers should keep in mind that the Vikings are set up for a road matchup against Chicago in Week 4. It's generally not advisable to play any kicker in the Windy City against the Bears' stout defense.

September 24, 2019 12:45 PM EST

Dan Bailey: First misses of season

Bailey made one of his two field-goal attempts and one of two extra-point tries during Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Bailey converted all four of his extra-point tries during the season opener but logged a much more uneven effort Week 2. The veteran's job security still appears stable at this point, but it remains to be seen how much rope Bailey will be given if he struggles with accuracy going forward.

September 16, 2019 9:51 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Converts all four XPs

Bailey made all four of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's win over Atlanta. He did not attempt a field goal.

Analysis: There was some talk Bailey's job could be in jeopardy after an uneven training camp, but he made every kick in the preseason and his job security looks decent at the start of the regular season.

September 9, 2019 11:08 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Makes two long field goals

Bailey made both field goals he attempted in Thursday's preseason loss to Buffalo. He made field goals from 43 and 54 yards

Analysis: Meanwhile Kaare Vedvik missed another field goal attempt during the game (he's 1-for-4 in the preseason). There was some talk Bailey's job could be in jeopardy after an uneven training camp, but he made every kick in the preseason and should begin the year as the team's placekicker.

August 29, 2019 9:07 PM EST

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