|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 185 lb.|
|Drafted:||2018 / UDFA|
With Ramiz Ahmed having been waived, Pineiro is the only kicker on the Bears' roster, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Unless another kicker is brought in by the team, Pineiro will reprise the duties held last season with the Bears, en route to converting 82 percent of his field-goal tries. His fantasy upside, however, is tied to a Chicago offense that may not yield consistent volume.
According to the Bears' website, Pineiro added eight pounds of muscle to strengthen his leg as he prepares to compete against Ramiz Ahmed for the Bears' kicking job.
Analysis: Although Pineiro connected on just 82 percent of his field-goal attempts last year, he rebounded well from a midseason slump, and strengthening his leg could help him on both kickoffs and long-distance field goals. However, the presence of Ahmed may not be too much of a problem, as Ahmed hasn't kicked competitively since 2018 when he made just 15-of-20 field-goal attempts in his final season at the University of Utah. Regardless, unless the Bears can make significant progress on offense, the team's kicker is unlikely to be more than a fantasy reserve in typical leagues.
Pineiro anticipates competition for the Bears' starting kicker job during the offseason, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. "Last year, I had to compete against eight different guys, so I don't think that's going to change," Pineiro said. "Hopefully, it's not eight again, but I definitely expect competition."
Analysis: In the wake of Cody Parkey's ignominious end to the 2018 campaign, the Bears searched far and wide for a replacement, eventually landing on Pineiro after cycling through nearly 10 options. Through Week 11, there wasn't much of a difference, as Pineiro missed five of 17 field-goal attempts. He righted the ship thereafter, though, making all 11 kicks over the last six games. On top of that, he was relatively clean on point-after tries, making 27 of 29 for the season. Chicago's front office won't be blamed for bringing in a kicker during the offseason program and/or training camp, but Pineiro's end of the year at least gives him a leg up on the competition.
Pineiro converted four field goals and an extra point in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17, and he finished the season with 23 field goals in 28 attempts.
Analysis: Pineiro was a disappointment in his first season with the Bears, as he made just 82 percent of his field-goal attempts. In terms of fantasy, he only surpassed seven points on four occasions, and as he enters the last year of a two-year contract, he'll be a marginal fantasy option in 2020 drafts.
Pineiro made his only field-goal attempt in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.
Analysis: Pineiro was good from 46 yards out, and he failed to receive a couple other chances to kick when the Bears were forced to throw the ball on fourth downs late in the game. He's failed to top seven points in any of his last eight games, and he'll be a low-upside lineup option in Week 17 against the Vikings.
Pineiro connected on two field goals and an extra point in Chicago's 21-13 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Analysis: Pineiro posted seven or fewer points for the seventh-straight time, and he'll be a low-upside fantasy option in a Week 16 home matchup against the Chiefs.
Pineiro converted his only field-goal attempt in the Bears' 31-24 win over the Cowboys on Thursday.
Analysis: Pineiro was good from 36 yards on his lone field-goal try, and he's now made four-straight field goals. However, his seven-point effort was the most points he's scored in a game since Week 8, and his low floor makes him very difficult to trust in the fantasy playoffs.
Pineiro connected on a field goal and three extra points in the Bears' 24-20 win over the Lions on Thursday.
Analysis: The biggest takeaway for Pineiro was that the Bears chose to pass up a 49-yard field-goal attempt in a domed stadium in order to let the offense try to convert a fourth down and six, showing a lack of confidence in the kicker. With a total of 19 points over his last five games, he's not a recommended fantasy option.
Pineiro converted a pair of field goals along with an extra point in the Bears' 19-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday.
Analysis: Although it didn't end up hurting the team, Pineiro missed one of his two extra-point attempts, and with his recent struggles, there's always a concern as to whether the Bears continue to keep him on the roster. This was the first time in four weeks that he scored more than two fantasy points, making him a player who's difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.
Pineiro missed two field-goal attempts in Sunday's loss to the Bears, but head coach Matt Nagy said after the contest that he will not look for a kicker to replace Pineiro, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: It's still not out of the question the Bears will explore other options after watching Pineiro miss four field goals and an extra-point attempt over the last four games, but Nagy's comments represent a vote of confidence in his kicker. While Pineiro's roster spot appears safe heading into Monday, it could be on the line if the Bears switch course and bring in other kickers for tryouts in the coming days.
Pineiro (knee) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Pineiro attempted kickoffs in Wednesday's practice for the first time in three weeks, per Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune, and he appears to now be past his right knee issue. Barring any setbacks, he'll handle kicking duties Sunday versus the Saints.
Pineiro booted three extra points in the Bears' 24-21 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.
Analysis: After having attempted multiple field goals in each of the previous three games, Pineiro didn't line up for a single three pointer in this contest. Aside from this performance, he's been an average fantasy option as he's tied to an offense that hasn't exactly been explosive this year.
Pineiro was perfect on three field-goal attempts in Chicago's 16-6 victory over the Vikings.
Analysis: Pineiro appears fully healthy from a minor knee injury he suffered last week. He's attempted eight field goals over his last three games, making him a player can be started in weekly fantasy lineups.
Pineiro (knee) is listed as active Sunday against the Vikings.
Analysis: The Bears have called Pineiro's injury a pinched nerve in his right knee, which contained him to just one limited practice during Week 4 prep. No matter, he'll play through it for a second straight game versus a Minnesota team that has seen just one field-goal attempt from its opponents in 2019.
Pineiro (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Pineiro played through the same injury last week, converting one of two field-goal attempts and each of his four extra-point tries in Monday's win over Washington. The Bears hadn't signed another kicker as of Friday afternoon, with Pinerio returning to a limited practice to close out the week, per Patrick Finley of The Chicago Sun-Times.
Pineiro (knee) did not practice Thursday.
Analysis: Pineiro has logged two straight absences from practice to begin the week. He's managing a pinched nerve in his right knee and facing a quick turnaround after Monday's win over Washington, during which the 24-year-old appeared to be in visible pain. Pineiro will likely need to practice in some capacity Friday in order to suit up for Sunday's divisional tilt against Minnesota.
Pineiro (knee) did not participate at practice Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Analysis: Pineiro is battling a pinched nerve in his right knee so it's not a major surprise to see him as a non-participant Wednesday given the quick turnaround from Monday's win over the Redskins. The 24-year-old appeared to be in significant pain during the contest, clouding his availability going forward.
Pineiro is dealing with a pinched nerve in his right knee, Jason Lieser of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: Pineiro went 1-for-2 on field-goal attempts Monday night and made all four of his extra-point tries, but it was clear that the second-year kicker was playing through some major pain after he suffered a pinched nerve last Friday. The hero of Week 2's win over the Broncos, Pineiro vows to overcome the injury -- but that may not happen without some time off. Look for more updates on his status to come when the Bears resume practice later this week.
Pineiro (knee) is listed as active Monday in Washington.
Analysis: Pineiro was a late addition to the Bears' Week 3 injury report, showing up on Saturday's version as a limited participant due to a knee injury. Per Adam Jahns of The Athletic, Pineiro was spotted warming up with the training staff prior to Monday's game, which went well enough for him to be cleared for action. Pineiro will look to build upon his perfect start to the campaign.
Pineiro (knee) is expected to make the trip to Washington for Monday's game, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Analysis: The Bears must disclose of any players that don't make the road trip, and they didn't file any such notification, signaling Pineiro will be with the team. The kicker popped up on the injury report Saturday, after he suffered an apparent minor knee injury in the weight room. The Bears haven't signed another kicker as of now, but Pineiro could be looking like a game-time call before inactives come out and hour and a half before the game.
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