Week 11 Rankings: Top 15 Kickers

Let’s wrap up our Week 11 rankings by taking a look at the top kickers in the league:

  1. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Arizona
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Indianapolis
  3. Shaun Suisham – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Baltimore
  4. Connor Barth – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Carolina
  5. Greg Zuerlein – St. Louis Rams – vs. New York Jets
  6. Sebastian Janikowski – Oakland Raiders – vs. New Orleans
  7. Jason Hanson – Detroit Lions – vs. Green Bay
  8. Robbie Gould – Chicago Bears – at San Francisco
  9. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Pittsburgh
  10. Shayne Graham – Houston Texans – vs. Jacksonville
  11. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at Detroit
  12. Mike Nugent – Cincinnati Bengals – at Kansas City
  13. Garrett Hartley – New Orleans Saints – at Oakland
  14. Kai Forbath – Washington Redskins – vs. Philadelphia
  15. Matt Prater – Denver Broncos – vs. San Diego

Thoughts:

  • Shaun Suisham has actually been one of the better kickers in the league this season, going 20-for-21 on field goal tries.  In fact, he is a perfect 9-for-9  over his past four games and has made three field goals in four of his past six games.  With Ben Roethlisberger potentially out, it’s easy to imagine the Steelers being forced to settle for a few more field goals this week.
  • The Carolina Panthers have allowed the most field goals in the league this season at 25.  That makes Connor Barth even more appealing, as the Buccaneers have developed into a high-powered offense.  With nine field goals of at least 40 yards, even when a drive stalls he’s got the potential to put up points.
  • I know Mason Crosby has not produced the way fantasy owners had hoped for, but would it surprise anyone if the Packers-Lions game broke down into a shootout?  That would obviously mean ample opportunities, so if you need a bye week replacement he is well worth considering.
  • Tough break for Greg Zuerlein, who had his game winning field called back due to a delay of game penalty (he then promptly missed his next attempt).  Still, he is tied for the league lead with five field goals of 50+ yards (with Blair Walsh) and is a constant threat to produce big weeks.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 11 rankings:

 

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6 Responses to Week 11 Rankings: Top 15 Kickers

  1. Triz says:

    My gosh, poor David Akers doesn’t even make the top 15? Is it time to drop him? Available options include: Suisham, Barth, Zuerlein, Tucker and Hartley. (And Lindell, but he isn’t on your list either, dang it. :) )

    (I did pick up Beanie Wells, so I’m not sure I can drop anyone else to get a second kicker, because probably I want to keep both the Bears and Ravens Ds at this point, right?)

    Thanks!

    • Triz says:

      PS Oh Danario Alexander and Cedric Benson are available also, but this is what my team currently looks like.

      Starting: Andrew Luck; Spiller, Mathews, Donald Brown; Calvin Johnson and Stevie Johnson; Gronkowski; Bears; Akers.

      No decisions to make because except for the Ravens, my whole bench is injured or on byes! (Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw, Hervin; Antonio Brown, Fred Jackson, Beanie Wells).

      Thanks again!

      • You keep disappearing on me this season! haha…how’s your team making out?

        I would love to get Alexander, if possible, though it’s not like you need him.

        As for kicker, I’d move on from Akers. I like Suisham for this week (Zuerlein too). Overall, hard not to like Zuerlein or Tucker. With both available, I’d just stream them at this point.

        • Triz says:

          Haha! It’s not that I haven’t been reading you to decide who to start … it’s that thanks to following your excellent draft and early drop/pickup advice I am 9-1. So I am both pretty happy with my team and always last in waivers – not much shot of picking anyone up!

          The exceptions are kickers (the guys in my league don’t care about them) and when your advice is well ahead of the curve and I can grab guys as free agents – like Wells.

          So I will drop Akers for one of the kickers you recommend above … but who should I drop to get Alexander? I guess I’ll probably play the Bears every week, so maybe the Ravens D? (Bears have SF, Min, Sea, Min, GB, Ariz, Det coming up).

          PS I’m in the playoffs now, so I don’t mind keeping guys who are injured if they will come back and be productive in a few weeks :)

          • Triz says:

            PSS Not to be intrusive, but I hope your family’s living situation has gotten better.

          • hahaha…thanks! But it’s still nice when you check in from time to time!!!

            Yes, I would drop Akers for one of the other kickers (take your pick).

            As far as the D goes, the Bears are a team it is nearly impossible to sit (going up against GB MIGHT be the only exception to that). Are there any other decent defenses on waivers? If so, Baltimore probably doesn’t do much for you.

            And thanks for asking. We are hanging in there, settling in and awaiting the rebuild to finally start!! We are all healthy, though, and that’s really all that is important.

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