Week 15 Rankings: Top 15 Kickers

Let’s continue our Week 15 rankings by taking a look at the top kickers in the league:

  1. Connor Barth – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at New Orleans
  2. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New York Giants
  3. Jason Hanson – Detroit Lions – at Arizona
  4. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. San Francisco
  5. Lawrence Tynes – New York Giants – at Atlanta
  6. Phil Dawson – Cleveland Browns – vs. Washington
  7. Shayne Graham – Houston Texans – vs. Indianapolis
  8. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Denver
  9. Ryan Succop – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  10. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Pittsburgh
  11. Shaun Suisham – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Dallas
  12. Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – at St. Louis
  13. David Akers – San Francisco 49ers – at New England
  14. Matt Prater – Denver Broncos – at Baltimore
  15. 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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Make sure to check out all of our Week 15 rankings:


Week 15 Rankings: Top 15 Defenses
Week 15 Rankings: Top 40 Running Backs


  1. Mike W says:

    I’m not too sure what to do with my QB situation. I have Eli Manning and Palmer… Palmer has a more favorable matchup and he always seems to get at least 15 fantasy points per match no matter what, and Eli has a tough matchup and David Wilson and company have a clicking run game so they could revert to a more run oriented offense. Plus Eli has 3 consecutive games with under 6 fantasy points and I don’t know if i want to take the risk of my QB only getting me 5 points. What do you think?

  2. Poppa says:

    I’m in my league Championship game this week. I’m also a projected under dog by 30 points. I have Greg Zuerlein but need all the points I can get. The following are available free Agent kickers:


    Any thoughts? All/Any help is appreciated.


  3. Mike – it’s still Eli

    Poppa – I have Barth as the best option this week, so he’s the way to go for me

  4. mogli says:

    Matt Prater or Phil Dawson

    any suggestion plz

  5. Jeff says:

    Non ppr
    Forte or Moreno? Wallace or Austin? Witten or miller? What do you guys think? I have Peterson, McFadden and Charles going as RB1 and 2 and flex 1, Alexander as wr1. Thanks for any help!

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