Week 2 Rankings (2017): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all want to ignore the kicker…  I mean really, we all don’t want to be bothered, do we?  However as is the case with defenses every point matters and it would be a shame if your week went bad because of decision you chose to ignore.  Let’s take a look at how things stand for the coming week:

  1. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – at Denver
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at New Orleans
  3. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Green Bay
  4. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cleveland
  5. Blair Walsh – Seattle Seahawks – vs. San Francisco
  6. Giorgio Tavecchio – Oakland Raiders – vs. New York Jets
  7. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. New England
  8. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at Atlanta
  9. Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – at New York Giants
  10. Graham Gano – Carolina Panthers – vs. Buffalo
  11. Cairo Santos – Kansas City Chiefs – at Philadelphia
  12. Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Minnesota
  13. Phil Dawson – Arizona Cardinals – at Indianapolis
  14. Jason Myers – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. Tennessee
  15. Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – vs. Washington

Thoughts:

  • Dan Bailey was a perfect 4-for-4 on field goal attempts in Week 1, with a long of 48 yards.  While we wouldn’t expect the Cowboys to have to settle for field goals so often, they do face a tough defense and he will benefit from kicking the thin air of Denver.  It’s impossible not to view him as one of the top options in the league.
  • With Sebastian Janikowski placed on the IR the Raiders turned to Giorgio Tavecchio to fill the void and he delivered in Week 1.  He went 4-4 on his field goals, including a pair from 50+, as well as hitting two extra points.  With how bad the Jets are, he could be in store for a big week.
  • After watching the Giants’ bend but not break defense in Week 1, would it be surprising to see a big day from Matt Prater?
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5 comments

  1. Whipple says:

    Hey Prof,
    Thanks for the info so far this week. For some reason somebody dropped David Johnson in a 10-team standard league with an IR slot available so that waiver claim is a no-brainer (though I doubt I get him given I’m 7 in the cue).

    That said, I’m curious what you’d think about trading for David Johnson in leagues with an IR and those without. First, would you do it (I’m guessing yes in a heartbeat in a league with an IR and much more equivication if there isn’t an IR slot). Second, if the answer to the first is “yes” then what would you be willing to give up? D. Henry? T. Coleman? West?

    Just curious what you’d be willing pay for a potential lottery ticket.

    Thank you as always!

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