Week 9 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. Sebastian Janikowski – Oakland Raiders – vs. Denver
  2. David Akers – San Francisco 49ers – at Washington
  3. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at San Diego
  4. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Seattle
  5. John Kasay – New Orleans Saints – vs. Tampa Bay
  6. Neil Rackers – Houston Texans – vs. Cleveland
  7. Rian Lindell – Buffalo Bills – vs. New York Jets
  8. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at Indianapolis
  9. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. New York Giants
  10. Mike Nugent – Cincinnati Bengals – at Tennessee
  11. Billy Cundiff – Baltimore Ravens – at Pittsburgh
  12. Nick Novak – San Diego Chargers – vs. Green Bay
  13. Shaun Suisham – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Baltimore
  14. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Atlanta
  15. Ryan Succop – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Miami

Thoughts:

  • If Sebastian Janikowski is healthy and playing he has to be considered a great option in all formats (though that is far from a given).  We all know the type of leg he has, as he’s tied for the league lead with five field goals of at least 50 yards despite missing time.  At this point we’ll just have to monitor the news and make sure he’s playing before committing to him.
  • While Mason Crosby may settle for extra points more often than not, all he needs to do is connect on one or two field goals to make him a tremendous option.  Throw in the fact that he’s a perfect 14-for-14 and there’s a lot to like.
  • Billy Cundiff has hit at least two field goals in every game but one thus far this season.  Granted, he hasn’t hit from over 50 yards yet and he has missed a few, but it’s a pretty good bet that he connects on a few kicks as well as adds a few extra points.  Consider him a viable option in all formats.
  • Ryan Succop is really hit or miss, isn’t he?  He’s 8-for-8 over his past four games, but went without a field goal twice over that span.  He has a lot of upside, however, so he’s worth considering as a low-end option, but there’s a lot of risk involved in trusting him.

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