Week 7 Rankings: Top 15 Kickers

While kickers are often an afterthought for fantasy owners, they shouldn’t necessarily be.  Let’s take a look at our Week 7 rankings:

  1. Jason Hanson – Detroit Lions – vs. Atlanta
  2. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at Minnesota
  3. John Kasay – New Orleans – vs. Indianapolis
  4. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. St. Louis
  5. Nick Novak – San Diego Chargers – at New York Jets
  6. Billy Cundiff – Baltimore Ravens – at Jacksonville
  7. Rob Bironas – Tennessee Titans – vs. Houston
  8. Neil Rackers – Houston Texans – at Tennessee
  9. Dan Carpenter – Miami Dolphins – vs. Denver
  10. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at Detroit
  11. Robbie Gould – Chicago Bears – at Tampa Bay
  12. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – at New Orleans
  13. Graham Gano – Washington Redskins – at Carolina
  14. Nick Folk – New York Jets – vs. San Diego
  15. Connor Barth – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Chicago

Thoughts:

  • Jason Hanson is one of only three field kickers who have connected on at least three field goals from 50+ yards.  Add in the fact that he faces a Falcons’ defense that has allowed 12 field goals on the season (tied for fourth) and you get a tremendous option for this week.
  • The team that has allowed the most field goals this season is the Minnesota Vikings, who have allowed 15.  Granted, Mason Crosby may just be settling for extra points for much of the day (he’s tied for the league lead with 23), but the potential is there for much more.
  • Both Rob Bironas and Matt Bryant have favorable matchups, against Houston (13 field goals allowed) and Detroit (14 field goals allowed).  Both look like good plays for the coming week.
  • If Dan Carpenter played in a better offense he would probably be ranked a bit higher given the matchup.  That said, does anyone believe that the Dolphins are going to be able to score a ton of points?  That makes Carpenter an extremely intriguing option for the coming week.
  • There’s a lot of talk that Sebastian Janikowski could be forced to miss several weeks (according to Adam Schefter via Twitter).  At this point I would prepare for life without him.  He was preliminarily ranked #2 here, so if he does somehow play he’s a must use option.  I just wouldn’t count on it.

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3 Responses to Week 7 Rankings: Top 15 Kickers

  1. Triz says:

    Whoa, hadn’t heard that about Janikowski! Thanks; I’ll keep an eye on that one. Kasay is available – maybe I should just grab him? Would he be good for the bye next week also?

    • Yea, Kasay should be a good play most weeks so it’s worth grabbing him for sure.

      • Triz says:

        Just wanted to say thanks – both for Kasay (who piled them up this week) and for telling me to draft Foster and then to stick with him. I’ve already won. And also Gates! The payoff for listening to your advice this week was just amazing!

        The boyfriend is PROBABLY going to win, after filling bye and ugly spots from waivers, according to your list (as transmitted by me … I am not sharing you!).

        He’s very, very bitter about Chris Johnson (not your fault – he had to work and is still recovering) (from the autodraft, not work). IS it time to ditch him? (boyfriend ditching Chris Johnson).

        I am thinking not, as the WR/RB pool is very shallow in our league. But?

        (PS Yay! I am now tied for first! Sadly, the boyfriend is in something like sixth).

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