Just don’t cost me points… That’s all I want… Make a few kicks, don’t have any egregious misses and call it a day. Obviously you want more, but does anyone really want their playoff fate to be decided by a kicker? Of course we know that is bound to happen, so let’s a take a look at how our options rank:
- Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. Indianapolis
- Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. NY Jets
- Greg Zuerlein – LA Rams – at Dallas
- Josh Lambo – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Oakland
- Matt Gay – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Detroit
- Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Denver
- Zane Gonzalez – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Cleveland
- Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Atlanta
- Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – vs. Tampa Bay
- Michael Badgley – LA Chargers – vs. Minnesota
- Jason Sanders – Miami Dolphins – at NY Giants
- Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – vs. Chicago
- Joey Slye – Carolina Panthers – vs. Seattle
- Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Buffalo
- Ryan Succop – Tennessee Titans – vs. Houston
- Despite being a top-10 kicker, Zane Gonzalez is available in more than half of leagues as he looks to rebound from a quiet two weeks. His recent struggles are due to more of a lack of opportunity than anything as he has missed just four kicks all season. For the most part Arizona has kept Gonzalez busy, and as they face Cleveland that should continue.
- Another top-10 option who is worth a look is Matt Prater. Detroit’s opponent, Tampa Bay, has allowed the most points to opposing kickers this season and weather shouldn’t be an issue. Prater has been efficient, 29 of 30 extra points, and leg strength also hasn’t been an issue with six field goals from beyond 50 yards. Last week he missed his lone field goal attempt and was left with just an extra point, but that can simply be chalked up to Detroit’s offensive struggles. Against the Buccaneers that shouldn’t be a problem.
- For the most part things have been quiet for Jason Sanders, but over the past two weeks we have begun to see what the Miami kicker is capable of. Last week he was successful on seven of his eight field goal attempts, and as they face the Giants Miami’s offense should continue their positive momentum.