Week 17 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 17:

  1. Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Buffalo
  2. Matt Prater – Denver Broncos – at Oakland
  3. Dan Bailey – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Philadelphia
  4. Phil Dawson – San Francisco 49ers – at Arizona
  5. Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Jacksonville
  6. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Cincinnati
  7. Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at Chicago
  8. Graham Gano – Carolina Panthers – at Atlanta
  9. Blair Walsh – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Detroit
  10. Nick Folk – New York Jets – at Miami
  11. Steven Hauschka – Seattle Seahawks – vs. St. Louis
  12. Robbie Gould – Chicago Bears – vs. Green Bay
  13. Nick Novak – San Diego Chargers – vs. Kansas City
  14. Shayne Graham – New Orleans Saints – vs. Tampa Bay
  15. Alex Henery – Philadelphia Eagles – at Dallas

Thoughts:

  • With no Tony Romo, could the Dallas offense be forced to settle for field goals against the Eagles this week?  Bailey hasn’t missed a field goal since September and is one of only a handful of kickers to make 6 from at least 50 yards.  He has to be considered a Top 5 option.
  • There’s no arguing that Steve Hauschka is among the better kickers in the league, but the St. Louis Rams have allowed the fewest field goals in the league (16).  He also failed to hit a field goal against them when the team’s faced off earlier this season.  In other words, he needs to be considered a low-end option.
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2 comments

  1. QB need says:

    Going into the finals minus Romo and Peterson. Very slim pickings for my #2 QB. These are my options: Cassel, Pryor, Shaub, Henne, Lewis, Clemens.

    Thoughts?

    Lord, help me….

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