Week 4 Rankings (2013): Top 15 Kickers

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

While many fantasy owners often overlook their kicker, don’t make that mistake.  They could ultimately decide your matchup, so let’s take a look at the options for Week 4:

  1. Matt Prater – Denver Broncos – vs. Philadelphia
  2. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Atlanta
  3. Garrett Hartley – New Orleans Saints – vs. Miami
  4. Alex Henery – Philadelphia Eagles – at Denver
  5. Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Pittsburgh
  6. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – at San Diego
  7. Caleb Sturgis – Miami Dolphins – at New Orleans
  8. Sebastian Janikowski – Oakland Raiders – vs. Washington
  9. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Buffalo
  10. Rob Bironas – Tennessee Titans – vs. New York Jets
  11. Jay Feely – Arizona Cardinals – at Tampa Bay
  12. Robbie Gould – Chicago Bears – at Detroit
  13. Steven Hauschka – Seattle Seahawks – at Houston
  14. Ryan Succop – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. New York Giants
  15. Matt Bryant – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New England 

Thoughts:

  • The Buffalo Bills own a defense that has been thrashed of late, and among the poor numbers has been 8 field goals allowed (second most in the league).  Justin Tucker gets to take his turn against them this week, making him a solid option in all formats.
  • There are only two kickers in the league to connect twice from 50+ yards, Blair Walsh and Caleb Sturgis.  The latter hasn’t gotten much attention, yet, but he’s made six field goals and also converted eight extra points.  With the potential for a shootout against the Saints, or at least the need for the Dolphins to try and keep up, Sturgis should get a little boost.
  • Alex Henery is one of the better kickers in the league.  Kicking in Denver?  He’s that much more appealing.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 4 Rankings:

Week 4 Rankings (2013): Top 15 Defenses
Week 4 Rankings (2013): Top 20 Tight Ends

7 comments

  1. Sean says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you could help me with a trade offer: I was offered Arian foster and Stevan Ridley for demarco Murray and miles Austin. Normally I would do this in a heartbeat, but foster has been underperforming and Murray has been looking great. My team right now is
    QB: romo, Vick
    HB: Doug Martin, Murray, sproles, jouique bell
    WR: Brandon Marshall, Larry Fitzgerald, josh Gordon, miles Austin, Julian Edelman, eddy royal.
    TE: witten
    D: Dallas
    K: zuerlein
    If you could also advise me on who to start this week that would be great. It’s a standard scoring 12 team with no IR

  2. Sean says:

    And you can start 1 qb 2 rb 3wr 1te 1k and 1 d

    • Before we handle the trade, is there any keeper potential or is it redraft? Also, what’s the record thus far?

      Like you said, on paper it seems like a no brainer, but there are also obvious reasons not to make the deal…

      • Sean says:

        It’s a redraft league and I’m currently 3-0 with the person offering me the trade 2-1

      • It’s hard to turn the deal down, especially because Murray is always an injury risk himself.

        Austin isn’t a big loss, in general, because he’s an untrustworthy option on a weekly basis, so we’re talking about Foster/Ridley for Murray

        I could understand turning it down, especially at 3-0, but you are getting significant upside and could turn around and try and move Ridley or Sproles for a WR as well.

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