Connor Barth Fantasy News

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 2:21pm

Denver Post - [Full Article]

Needing greater length on their kickoffs, the Broncos promoted kicker Brandon McManus from their practice squad to 53-man roster Saturday.

McManus’ promotion was expected. The surprise was that the Broncos made roster room for McManus by waiving rookie Isaiah Burse, who had handled all 53 of the team’s punt returns this season.

Fantasy Impact:

McManus will kick off in the Broncos’ game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills while Connor Barth will handle the field goal duties.

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Report: Broncos cut K Brandon McManus, sign Connor Barth

Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 8:38pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The Denver Broncos have switched kickers again, waiving first-year pro Brandon McManus and signing Connor Barth, who hasn't kicked in an NFL game since 2012.

Barth, 28, won a competition with 38-year-old Jay Feely at the Broncos complex in suburban Denver on Tuesday.

The Broncos were in the market for a new kicker after McManus clanked a 33-yard field goal off the right upright in Denver's 39-36 win over Miami on Sunday. That came on the heels of a game in St. Louis where they passed up field goal attempts of 54 and 55 yards indoors.

McManus' longest field goal was from 44 yards, and he didn't really get the chance for a pressure kick for the AFC West-leading Broncos.

While solid on kickoffs, McManus was 9 for 13 on field goal attempts. His 69.2 percent conversion rate was dead last among NFL kickers, ranking ahead of only Nate Freese and Alex Henery, both of whom were released by Detroit earlier this season.

Fantasy Impact:

Barth, who spent four of his five seasons in Tampa Bay, has plenty of experience in crunch time, although not for a team with quite the Super Bowl aspirations of the Broncos, the story said. Barth has made 84 percent of his career field goal tries. He was the most accurate kicker in Buccaneers history but missed all of last season after tearing the Achilles tendon in his right foot during a charity basketball game. He returned this year but was beaten out by rookie Patrick Murray. The Broncos, of course, kept McManus over Matt Prater who was suspended the first four games of the season and is now with Detroit. Barth has a ton of fantasy potential for those looking to upgrade.

Lions sign K Matt Prater

Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 8:26pm - [Full Article]

Kicker Matt Prater beat out Jay Feely and Connor Barth during a three-way kick-off Tuesday at the Lion's Allen Park headquarters, according to an ESPN report.

In eight seasons, the last seven with the Denver Broncos, Prater made 81.6 percent of his field goals. He went 25-26 last season, including an NFL record 64-yarder. For his career, he's 21 for 27 from 50 yards and beyond.

He was released by the Broncos last week, days before his four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy was set to end.

Fantasy Impact:

Prater replaces Nate Freese and Alex Henery, who combined to go a league-worst 4-of-12 during the first five weeks of the season. Only one other team has more than two misses. Prater should be a very solid, weekly play as your fantasy kicker, especially with the Lions banged up on offense and possibly missing WR Calvin Johnson and RBs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell.

Bucs release K Connor Barth

Friday, August 29, 2014, 3:02pm

Rick Stroud, Twitter - [Full Article]

Buccaneers released PK Connor Barth. Barth was due to make a base salary of $2-million and as much as $1.15-million in roster bonuses. The Bucs elected to keep rookie Patrick Murray, an All American punter and PK from Fordham.

Fantasy Impact:

Murray will take over kicking duties for the Bucs.

Saturday, March 29, 2014, 2:20pm

Tampa Bay Times - [Full Article]

Bucs kicker Connor Barth said he is completely healed from an Achilles injury that cost him the 2014 season. "I'm making 61-yard field goals," he said.

Connor Barth has a torn Achilles

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 11:59am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers - [Full Article]

Breaking news from One Buc Place: K Connor Barth will miss the season due to a torn Achilles tendon. Buccaneers have signed K Lawrence Tynes.

Fantasy Impact:

Tynes is a pretty good kicker, so he's worth consideration at the end of your fantasy draft. Barth was 12th in field goal attempts in 2012.

Encouraging performance for Miami WR Brandon Marshall

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 7:35am

Associated Press - [Full Article]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Rudy Carpenter threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Nathan Overbay with 3:11 remaining, giving Tampa Bay a 17-13 victory over the Miami Dolphins.

Josh Freeman directed a TD drive just before the half to finish on a positive note. Connor Barth kicked a 28-yard field goal for the Bucs (2-1), who overcame 15 penalties in a performance not nearly as crisp as they’d hoped for coming off last week’s sloppy, lopsided loss to New England.

Brandon Marshall scored on a 60-yard reception from Chad Henne, and Dan Carpenter kicked field goals of 21 and 47 yards for the Dolphins (2-1), who were penalized 11 times themselves.

Fantasy Impact:

On the night, Marshall had two catches for 90 yards. There is reason to be suspicious of him because of Chad Henne, but if Henne somehow gets his act together on a regular basis, there won't be much risk of Marshall being a fantasy underachiever.

Monday, October 11, 2010, 10:09am - [Full Article]

Palmer's season is now officially a three-alarm fire. The Bengals overcame an awful telegraphed interception he threw -- returned by rookie Cody Grimm for a first-half touchdown -- to lead 21-14 in a game they had to win (home against Tampa) if they hoped to muscle into the AFC playoff race. Then Palmer threw two more interceptions in the final 2:30 to blow the game.

The first led to a Josh Freeman-to-Mike Williams 20-yard touchdown pass. The second, with 25 seconds left in the game, led to Connor Barth's winning field goal. A stunner. "We didn't win, and it's my fault,'' Palmer said.

He'll get no arguments from Cincinnati fans, who got their hearts broken by that pathetic display in the afternoon, and then, a few hundred yards away in the evening, by the Reds getting swept out of their first playoff series in 15 years. Blame Palmer, but also factor in young Spurlock, the third-year pro from Ole Miss who made the heartbreak possible.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009, 10:14am

Carroll County Times - [Full Article]

The Ravens recently worked out kickers Mike Nugent and Connor Barth, and they have a strong level of interest in Nugent.

Nugent was considered as a potential addition this offseason before he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Ravens are mulling their options after Steve Hauschka’s latest setback.

Bucs sign PK Barth, release Andrus

Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 2:33pm

Pewter Report - [Full Article]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made a change at kicker for the second time in the 2009 season. Kicker Connor Barth was signed, and kicker Shane Andrus was released. Andrus played in three games for the Bucs after replacing kicker Mike Nugent.

The Bucs had concerns regarding Andrus' accuracy in practice. He attempted just one field goal for Tampa Bay after replacing Mike Nugent. The Bucs say Barth has a more accurate leg as well as better leg strength on kickoffs. Andrus missed his one field goal attempt for the Bucs, and averaged 20.3 yards on kickoffs with one touchback.

Sunday, August 30, 2009, 2:34pm

Florida Sun Sentinel - [Full Article]

At the conclusion of a competitive camp battle, kicker Dan Carpenter was declared the winner Saturday courtesy of Connor Barth's release.

According to Carpenter, whom this coaching staff has often praised for his even keel temperament, the competition had nothing to with him straightening out his issues.

"If competition [is a motivator] then it's getting to you," said Carpenter, who converted 21 of 25 field goals last season. "Even though [Barth] is gone, nothing is going to change. I'm still going to work to get better. I'm still going to do what I was doing before he was here, while he was here. And I'm going to continue to do it now that he's gone."

Saturday, August 29, 2009, 5:52pm

AP reports

The Dolphins are getting closer to their final roster. Receiver Anthony Armstrong and kicker Connor Barth were among four players waived by the Dolphins on Saturday.

Thursday, August 13, 2009, 6:51pm

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

Dan Carpenter and Connor Barth are competing to kick for the D

Monday, August 10, 2009, 6:28pm

Palm Beach Post - [Full Article]

A year after Dan Carpenter came in and beat out incumbent kicker Jay Feely, Carpenter suddenly faces competition for his job.

The Dolphins signed kicker Connor Barth to a two-year deal, according to agent Donal Henderson.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 11:57pm

Chiefs waived K Connor Barth.