Let’s continue our Week 8 rankings by looking at the top kickers:
- Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at St. Louis
- Greg Zuerlein – St. Louis Rams – vs. New England
- Lawrence Tynes – New York Giants – at Dallas
- Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – at Philadelphia
- Robbie Gould – Chicago Bears – vs. Carolina
- Jason Hanson – Detroit Lions – vs. Seattle
- Sebastian Janikowski – Oakland Raiders – at Kansas City
- Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Tampa Bay
- Shaun Suisham – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Washington
- David Akers – San Francisco 49ers – at Arizona
- Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – at Tennessee
- Matt Prater – Denver Broncos – vs. New Orleans
- Steven Hauschka – Seattle Seahawks – at Detroit
- Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – vs. Jacksonville
- Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. New York Giants
- The St. Louis Rams had better hope that they aren’t settling for field goals against the Patriots this week. However, we all know the offense is going to stall from time-to-time. Enter Greg Zuerlein, who bounced back strong after missing his first kicks of the season in Week 6 (he went 2-for-2 in Week 7). On the year he has 12 kicks of at least 40 yards (7 from 40-49 and 5 from 50+) and he has quickly emerged as one of the best options in the league.
- Sebastian Janikowski connected on 4 out of 5 field goals in Week 7 and is now 14 of 15 on the season. While he has made just 4 from at least 40 yards (2 of over 50), we all know the potential that he always has. He should continue to be viewed as a viable option in all formats, though a groin injury may have helped limit his ability to kick deep. However, he has attempted 50+ in back-to-back weeks, but it is still worth monitoring.
- The Carolina Panthers have allowed 20 field goals this season, by far the most in the league. While Robbie Gould hasn’t been the best kicker this season, it’s hard not to like him.
- Lawrence Tynes has not hit a kick of at least 50 yards yet this season, but the Giants have put him in ample opportunities to produce. He’s already connected on 19 field goals while also making 20 extra points. There’s no reason to think that he isn’t going to continue getting chances, meaning he’s a must use option in all formats.
- Matt Prater is a perfect 7-for-7 on field goals at home, though he has amazingly yet to attempt one in three games on the road. It’s odd, but with a home game this week he belongs on the rankings and holds potential as a low-end option.
Make sure to check out all of our Week 8 rankings: