Denver Broncos Fantasy Profile: Connor Barth

The Broncos made a move this week in signing former Tampa Bay kicker, Connor Barth, to shore up their kicking game. From a fantasy standpoint, Barth becomes a must start immediately. Join MHH Fantasy Analyst, Khalid Alshami, to learn why.

Connor Barth missed the 2013 NFL season due to a torn achilles tendon he suffered during a charity basketball game. The year before, he was one of the most consistent kickers in the league for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, converting 28-of-33 field goal attempts and connecting on all 39 of his extra point attempts. He averaged 8.44 points per matchup that season, kicking for a below average offense.

Last season, former Denver Broncos kicker, Matt Prater, converted on 25-of-26 field goals, to go along with 75 extra points. He averaged 10.13 points per game and had some huge games, while enjoying the boost of kicking at altitude.

The last time Barth kicked in Denver, he went 3-for-3 on field goals, connecting from 55, 50 and 31 yards. Barth's workout details have not yet been made available, but he did beat out Jay Feely, who made 14-of-15 field goals, including a 60-yarder during his workout with the team. A big factor in Barth's signing may be his deep ball accuracy, where he hit 18-of-22 kicks from 40 yards or longer in 2012.

Barth will likely begin his Broncos tenure with the trust of the coaching staff. Combine that with facing a strong Kansas City Chiefs defense; we may see a big game for Connor's first as a Bronco.

Khalid Alshami is the Fantasy Analyst for You can find him on Twitter @LaxinBronco.

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