Let’s continue our look around the league with our top kickers for Week 13:
- Lawrence Tynes – New York Giants – at Washington
- Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans
- Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Miami
- Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Pittsburgh
- Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – at Green Bay
- Phil Dawson – Cleveland Browns – at Oakland
- Shayne Graham – Houston Texans – at Tennessee
- Connor Barth – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Denver
- Matt Prater – Denver Broncos – vs. Tampa Bay
- Jason Hanson – Detroit Lions – vs. Indianapolis
- Ryan Succop – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Carolina
- Robbie Gould – Chicago Bears – vs. Seattle
- Shaun Suisham – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Baltimore
- Sebastian Janikowski – Oakland Raiders – vs. Cleveland
- Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Philadelphia
- The New England Patriots score a lot of points, which alone would give Stephen Gostkowski a leg up on the competition. However, he has missed a few kicks recently (1-for3 over the past two games), hasn’t tried a field of over 40 yards in three of his past four games and hasn’t tried a field goal of over 50 yards since Week 2. He’s obviously a Top 3 option, but if he has been in a better groove he would probably have found himself at the top.
- It’s easy to imagine the Ravens being able to move the ball but having to settle for a few field goals, isn’t it? That would leave Justin Tucker in position to convert some kicks, something he has done quite well (including 11 of at least 40 yards). In fact, he’s made seven field goals over the past three weeks, including going 2-of-3 against the Steelers in Week 11.
- Phil Dawson will kick against an Oakland defense that allows a lot of points. Throw in the fact that he is tied with Greg Zuerlein and Blair Walsh for the most kicks of 50 yards or more (5) and there is a lot to like. The fact that he’s 9-for-9 in the past three games, and a perfect 21-for-21 on the year, doesn’t hurt his cause either.
- Connor Barth has hit four field goals of at least 50 yards and 13 of 40 or more. Kicking in the thin air of Denver, you have to like his upside to nail a deep kick or two.
- Speaking of kicking in Denver, Matt Prater is 12-of-13 in five games at home and 4-of-7 in six games on the road. It’s easy to consider him a solid, low-end fill-in for the coming week.
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