Yes kickers are still a thing. A lot of leagues still require them, so that means we have to pick one and maximize our production from the position just like any other roster spot. Let’s take a look at how this week’s options rank:
- Greg Zuerlein – LA Rams – vs. New Orleans
- Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Arizona
- Stephen Gostkowski – New England Patriots – at Miami
- Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – vs. Jacksonville
- Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at LA Rams
- Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
- Brett Maher – Dallas Cowboys – at Washington
- Alrdrick Rosas – NY Giants – vs. Buffalo
- Matt Prater – Detroit Lions – vs. LA Chargers
- Cairo Santos – Tennessee Titans – vs. Indianapolis
- Randy Bullock – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. San Francisco
- Jason Myers – Seattle Seahawks – at Pittsburgh
- Zane Gonzalez – Arizona Cardinals – at Baltimore
- Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Indianapolis
- Austin Seibert – Cleveland Browns – at NY Jets
- A look at the leaders from last week is going to consist of a lot of familiar names, but there is one who is owned in just 1.9% of ESPN leagues. Arizona looked like a different team from the first half to the second and I imagine they are going to move the ball and put some points up this season. Whether or not they finish each drive is a different story, but that would only serve to benefit Zane Gonzalez. Of course you want a track record of success with your kicker, but there is also a streaky nature to it and riding the hot hand is perfectly acceptable. After converting on all four of his field goal attempts and one extra point last week, Gonzalez figures to be just as accurate this week against the Ravens.
- Cairo Santos has been around the league for a while, but he has struggled to find a consistent home. Kicking in Tennessee appears to be a good situation as he was perfect on seven kicks last week; two field goals and five extra points. Seeing one of those field goals come from beyond 50 yards was also a good sign.
- Jason Myers made the Pro Bowl last season and he is still owned in just 12% of ESPN leagues. Last week his work was limited to three extra point attempts, on which he was perfect, but we also know that he won’t go the whole season, or likely even another week, without a field goal attempt. Just because there might be some bigger names on the waiver wire, don’t turn away from the consistent Myers and an offense that will rely on the run game.
Make sure to check out all of our Week 2 rankings: