Cairo Santos
Cairo Santos
26-Year-Old KickerK
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Santos lost the job in Kansas City last season when a groin injury opened the door for Harrison Butker, who converted 38 field goals in 13 games. After briefly catching on in Chicago, the 26-year-old Brazilian finds himself in New York, where he needs to fend off competition from Taylor Bertolet. The Jets are unlikely to provide their kicker with a wealth of opportunities, regardless of which player wins the job. Read Past Outlooks
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$Released by the Rams in October of 2018.
Cut loose by Rams
KFree Agent
October 16, 2018
The Rams released Santos on Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
ANALYSIS
On Monday, coach Sean McVay said "there's a chance" Greg Zuerlein (groin) would be able to return from a four-game absence Sunday in San Francisco, according to Simmons. With the release of Santos, who served as the Rams' kicker the past two games, Zuerlein clearly is good to go. Considering Santos knocked through five of six field goals as well as five of six extra points, he likely is on the speed dials of a number of teams around the NFL.
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Depth Chart Status
Cairo Santos is not listed on the Free Agent depth Chart.
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    0
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    26
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
0
161
2017
0
40
2017
0
40
2018
0
26
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other Ks)

Height:   5' 8"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   160 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.76 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
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Arm Length:   28.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   8.88 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   0 in
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Broad Jump:   0 in
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Bench Press:   0 reps
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Free Agent Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
2015
2014
Santos tied a career high with 129 points last season thanks to an 88.6 field-goal percentage, also a career high. He has finished as the No. 6 scoring kicker in back-to-back seasons, and given his 7.5 percentage point increase in accuracy, the starting job is firmly his for 2017. With the Chiefs' offense expected to be a solid unit again, there's little reason to think Santos will take a major step back in the scoring column, though there's also little reason to believe he'll take a big step forward.
Santos wasn't a highly-accurate kicker during his rookie 2014 season, and he got even worse last year, with only two kickers who played at least 12 games finishing with a worse conversion rate. That being said, four of his seven misses came from beyond 50 yards (and two more from beyond 40), so at least he's hitting the higher percentage ones. The Chiefs have shown no interest in bringing in competition, so Santos' job is safe for now. If the Kansas City offense can maintain its level from last season, or at least not fall off a cliff, Santos should be a decent fantasy option, though one has to wonder if the team will start considering an alternative if he doesn't improve his accuracy.
Santos' cumulative stats from his 2014 rookie season were better than his week-to-week production, as he attempted more than two field goals just once before Week 15, but then had three, four and five attempts in the last three weeks, the last of which many leagues ignore. Additionally, even when he was given opportunities, they weren't deep enough to benefit fantasy owners with bonus points. Santos only had two opportunities from 50-plus yards, and missed 30 percent of his chances between 40 and 49 yards (7-of-10). Ultimately, the Chiefs didn't provide enough scoring opportunities as he finished 17th in PAT attempts and 18th in field-goal attempts. He could possibly see more opportunities this season, as the Chiefs added wideout Jeremy Maclin and will rely on the continued development of tight end Travis Kelce and perhaps the league's best running back in Jamaal Charles, but it's tough to see Santos leaping into a top-tier fantasy option.
Santos beat out Ryan Succop for the Chiefs' kicking job. As an unproven kicker attached to a seemingly mediocre offense, a wait-and see approach is in order for prospective fantasy owners.
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Three field goals Sunday
KLos Angeles Rams
October 15, 2018
Santos converted three of four field-goal attempts and made both extra-point tries in Sunday's win over the Broncos.
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Set to kick Week 6
KLos Angeles Rams
October 10, 2018
Santos is likely to handle kicking duties for the Rams on Sunday against the Broncos after coach Sean McVay said Wednesday that Greg Zuerlein (groin) is, "probably another week away" from returning, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
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Perfect in Rams debut
KLos Angeles Rams
October 8, 2018
Santos hit two field goals and converted his three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 33-31 win over Seattle.
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Serving as Week 5 kicker
KLos Angeles Rams
October 4, 2018
Santos will handle the Rams' kicking duties Sunday against the Seahawks after coach Sean McVay announced Wednesday that Greg Zuerlein (groin) wasn't ready to return to game action, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
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Signs with Rams
KLos Angeles Rams
October 2, 2018
Santos signed with the Rams on Tuesday.
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