At this point in the season we know the drill… Just don’t hurt me! I’m not even looking for anything crazy here. All I ask is not to have a kicker decide my fate, in either direction. Let’s take a look at this week’s rankings:
- Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. Carolina
- Greg Zuerlein – LA Rams – vs. Baltimore
- Matt Gay – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Atlanta
- Younghoe Koo – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Tampa Bay
- Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at LA Rams
- Josh Lambo – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Tennessee
- Joey Slye – Carolina Panthers – at New Orleans
- Nick Folk – New England Patriots – vs. Dallas
- Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – vs. Indianapolis
- Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Green Bay
- Adam Vinatieri – Indianapolis Colts – at Houston
- Brett Maher – Dallas Cowboys – at New England
- Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – at Washington
- Dustin Hopkins – Washington Redskins – vs. Detroit
- Austin Seibert – Cleveland Browns – vs. Miami
- Tampa Bay has given up the most points to opposing kickers, and thanks to his late addition to the 2019 player pool Younghoe Koo is available in about 94% of ESPN leagues. After their bye week Atlanta also appears to be a different team in their last two games, and that directly benefits Koo. Over that stretch he has been successful on seven of his eight field goal attempts while converting all four of his extra points. There is no reason not to expect that continue.
- We know that the Browns offensive has been disappointing for the most part and they are just a mess in general, but Austin Seibert is a capable option. Overall he has been a middle of the road option, but what is holding him back is an inability to connect from long range. Seibert missed both of his kicks last week, the one from 45 yards out was due to the snap, but his 50 yard attempt was all on him. Cleveland has struggled in the red-zone all season so that has benefited Seibert, but it is those struggles with distance that make him more of a middle of the road option. With four teams on bye and the fact that Cleveland is facing Miami, it does mean there is some value here.
- In his two weeks with the Patriots Nick Folk has yet to miss a kick, but the third New England kicker of the season has yet to generate much in the way of buzz in fantasy circles. With five field goals and two extra points he has proven to be up to the task, and there is no reason not to expect to see that continue.
Sources – ESPN, NFL.com
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