Week 8 Rankings (2014): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Kickers are often overlooked, but there are times where they could actually be the difference between winning and losing in a given week.  Who is the best options for Week 7?  Let’s take a look:

 

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Chicago
  2. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Washington
  3. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – at Pittsburgh
  4. Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – at Tampa Bay
  5. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Cincinnati
  6. Nick Novak – San Diego Chargers – at Denver
  7. Nick Folk – New York Jets – vs. Buffalo
  8. Caleb Sturgis – Miami Dolphins – at Jacksonville
  9. Dan Carpenter – Buffalo Bills – at New York Jets
  10. Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – at Atlanta
  11. Cairo Santos – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. St. Louis
  12. Chandler Catanzaro – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Philadelphia
  13. Cody Parkey – Philadelphia Eagles – at Arizona
  14. Randy Bullock – Houston Texans – at Tennessee
  15. Steven Hauschka – Seattle Seahawks – at Carolina

Thoughts:

  • Nick Novak has been one of the best kickers in the league this season (14 field goals made) and is kicking in Denver, so you would think that there would be a lot to like.  However the Broncos have actually only allowed 8 field goals on the season.  That’s not to say that we are going to push him down the rankings, it just means that he shouldn’t be overly inflated either.
  • You could argue that Nick Folk is the most valuable player to the Jets’ offense (though things are starting to look better after Chris Ivory’s performance and the addition of Percy Harvin).  Folk has connected on 7 field goals of at least 40 yards and draws a Bills’ defense that has allowed 14 field goals on the season (just three off the league lead).
  • The Dolphins offense is picking up steam and the Jaguars have allowed 17 field goals on the season.  In other words, there’s a lot to like with Caleb Sturgis for the coming week.
  • After struggling in his first week Matt Prater hit his lone attempt in Week 7.  We all know he has the upside of one of the elite kickers in the league and draws an Atlanta defense that has allowed 19 extra points and 14 field goals on the season.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 8 rankings:

 

Week 8 Rankings (2014): Top 50 Wide Receivers
Week 8 Rankings (2014): Top 25 Quarterbacks

9 comments

  1. brady says:

    I need to start two out of Keenan Allen, Larry Fitz, Chris Ivory, and I’m also considering Dwayne Allen. I have stuck with Fitz so far this season, but I’m not so sure what to do this week. What are your thoughts?

  2. Crusher says:

    J Reed or T Kelce?

  3. Steve L says:

    Saw the comment on the other page but do you see Garcon as a sell.high candidate or he’s good for the long run? Rg3 back soon and all but will that make a difference?

  4. M says:

    Travis Kelce or Jordan reed? Also, rb1 Murray, what do you think about RB2: McKinnon, Hickman, Stewart, or mason?

  5. M says:

    Hillman not hickman

  6. Crusher – Def. Reed for me

    Steve L – I’m always will to trade anyone, if the deal is right. I was never that high on Garcon heading into the year as a regression was obvious, so if you can get the right price for him I wouldn’t hesitate (though there could be big weeks ahead)

    M – Reed & Hillman

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