by Ray Kuhn
For the most part things were pretty unremarkable this week at the kicker position, and that is a good thing. Let’s keep that going this week as we dig into how our options rank:
- Younghoe Koo – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Chicago
- Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Kansas City
- Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – vs. Green Bay
- Rodrigo Blankenship – Indianapolis Colts – vs. NY Jets
- Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – at Baltimore
- Zane Gonzalez – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Detroit
- Dan Bailey – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Tennessee
- Jason Myers – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Dallas
- Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Houston
- Samuel Sloman – LA Rams – at Buffalo
- Greg Zuerlein – Dallas Cowboys – at Seattle
- Randy Bullock – Cincinnati Bengals – at Philadelphia
- Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – at NY Giants
- Mason Crosby – Green Bay Packers – at New Orleans
- Daniel Carlson – Las Vegas Raiders – at New England
- As Philip Rivers had a relatively quiet afternoon as the Colts handily blew out the Vikings, Rodrigo Blankenship was kept very busy. He converted all six of kicks last week which included four field goals a week after Blankenship made two of his three field goal attempts. To this point it seems that Rivers can move the offense to point but he has yet to convert his red zone visits into touchdowns. Sunday’s matchup against the Jets should follow a similar game script as last week’s game did, and Blankenship will likely be busy once again.
- Regardless of how the Falcons have done so far this season, Younghoe Koo has proven to be a fantasy asset. Despite his success over the first two weeks of the season, Koo is still available in about 40% of ESPN leagues and simply shouldn’t be the case as Atlanta has one of the league’s most prolific offenses. Through two weeks, Koo is six of six on field goal attempts while converting four of five extra point attempts. Koo has also shown off leg strength with four kicks from between 40 and 49 yards.
- Despite missing a critical kick at the end of Week 1, Randy Bullock is still off to a solid start this season. With two kicks between 40 and 49 yards and one field goal from beyond 50 yards, leg strength isn’t an issue for Bullock and with rookie quarterback Joe Burrow under center, the Bengals have shown the ability to move the ball.
Make sure to check out all of our Week 3 rankings: