Dan Bailey

Dan Bailey

Place Kicker #5
ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 11
Team: Minnesota Vikings
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 189 lb.
College:Oklahoma State
Born:January 26, 1988
Drafted:2011 / UDFA

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

Dan Bailey: Doesn't play Saturday

Bailey did not play in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona.

Analysis: Bailey has been uneven in training camp, but hasn't missed a field goal or extra-point attempt in the preseason. It looks like Bailey will win the place kicking job after Kaare Vedvik missed two field goals in Saturday's game, but his hold on the job is tenuous.

August 25, 2019 8:50 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Stays in Minnesota

Bailey is re-signing with the Vikings on a one-year, $1 million contract that maxes out at $2 million with incentives, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Analysis: With only $250,000 guaranteed, Bailey likely will face competition for the kicking job during training camp. His career field-goal percentage (86.6) is fifth best in NFL history, but he's trending in the wrong direction after back-to-back seasons at exactly 75 percent. The 31-year-old missed five kicks in the 40-49 range last season, providing most of his value on extra points (30 of 31) and field goals under 40 yards (16 of 17). There will be better choices available at the end of fantasy drafts.

March 19, 2019 9:02 AM EST

Dan Bailey: Makes only attempt in season finale

Bailey converted his sole field-goal attempt and made his only extra-point try during Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Bailey's only field-goal try of the day came from 45-yards. After being signed by the Vikings in Week 3, Bailey made 75 percent of field goals he attempted (21-for-28) and converted 96.7 percent of his extra-point tries (30-for-31). The veteran kicker is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, but Bailey shouldn't have difficulty finding a starting job elsewhere in the league if he doesn't re-sign in Minnesota.

January 4, 2019 1:53 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Picks up some chip shots

Bailey converted all three of his extra-point attempts and connected on field-goal tries of 24 and 29 yards during Sunday's 27-9 win over Detroit.

Analysis: Bailey looks to be getting back in the swing of things after a dreadful stretch from Weeks 11 through 13 during which he connected on just two of his six field-goal attempts. He's four for four since. The veteran kicker might be trending back up, but he's still relatively high risk and moderate reward. He remains among the league's least-accurate kickers, all the while only four of his 20 field goals this season have gone for over 40 yards, none in the past eight games.

December 23, 2018 3:51 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Perfect showing against Miami

Bailey converted both of his field goals and all five of his extra-point attempts during Sunday's 41-17 victory over Miami.

Analysis: Bailey entered Sunday's game struggling of late, missing four of his last six field goals. The 30-year-old veteran has converted just 72 percent of his kicks, making him hard to trust in fantasy formats.

December 17, 2018 5:18 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Has kick blocked

Bailey had his only field-goal attempt blocked, but made his lone extra-point try in Monday night's 21-7 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Bailey's scoring opportunities were limited by a sluggish Vikings offense. However, after Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner appeared to boost himself up to block Bailey's 47-yarder, his lone field-goal attempt still played a big part in the game's storyline. Controversy or not, Bailey has now missed four kicks over his last three appearances, no longer making him the model of consistency he once was.

December 11, 2018 4:38 PM EST

Dan Bailey: Misses field goal

Bailey missed one of his two field-goal attempts but made his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Bailey missed wide left from 48 yards on his first attempt, but later converted from 39 yards on his second try. The veteran has now made just two of his five field-goal opportunities over the past couple weeks, raising concern levels as Minnesota enters the last quarter of the season.

December 4, 2018 5:35 PM EST

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