Let’s continue our Week 15 rankings by taking a look at the top kickers in the league:
- Connor Barth – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at New Orleans
- Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New York Giants
- Jason Hanson – Detroit Lions – at Arizona
- Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. San Francisco
- Lawrence Tynes – New York Giants – at Atlanta
- Phil Dawson – Cleveland Browns – vs. Washington
- Shayne Graham – Houston Texans – vs. Indianapolis
- Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Denver
- Ryan Succop – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
- Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Pittsburgh
- Shaun Suisham – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Dallas
- Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – at St. Louis
- David Akers – San Francisco 49ers – at New England
- Matt Prater – Denver Broncos – at Baltimore
- Sebastian Janikowski – Oakland Raiders – vs. Kansas City
- Connor Barth is the only kicker in the league to hit three 50+ yard field goals over the past four weeks (he’s hit six-of-nine overall). Taking on a Saints’ defense that is allowing a significant number of points, it’s hard not to like him this week.
- Over the past four weeks Stephen Gostkowski has made just four field goals, though 23 extra points obviously helps keep his value. Against the San Francisco 49ers the Patriots may not be able to score that often, but at the very least you would think Gostkowski will get ample opportunities to hit some field goals. Don’t downgrade him due to the matchup.
- While Matt Prater is often much more highly regarded when kicking at home, the matchup with the Ravens (32 field goals allowed) definitely helps. Playing the Ravens in Denver would be a perfect storm, but one out of two keeps him a viable option, though a low-end one.
- I would love to consider Sebastian Janikowski a good play, but he is just three-for-four over the past four weeks. If he isn’t getting opportunities, how can we trust him? His big leg always keeps him on radars, but don’t consider him a must use option this week with your fantasy title hanging in the balance.
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