Fantasy Player Projections

 
KICKERS
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1Philadelphia EaglesDavid Akers
3 PATs, 2 FGs
The Eagles shouldn't have too much trouble moving the ball against the Lions, setting Akers up for plenty of field goal attempts and PATs.
atDetroit Lions
2New England PatriotsStephen Gostkowski
3 PATs, 2 FGs
The Patriots offense appears to already be clicking on all cylinders, so Gostkowski should see multiple scoring opportunities in Week 2. Gostkowski missed two field goals in Week 1 and still ended up with eight points.
atNew York Jets
3San Diego ChargersNate Kaeding
3 PATs, 2 FGs
Kaeding reached double digits in eight games last season and benefits from the Chargers ability to move the ball on the ground and through the air. He should see plenty of opportunities in Week 2.
vsJacksonville Jaguars
4Houston TexansNeil Rackers
3 PATs, 2 FGs
Now that Rackers is the starter, he'll earn plenty of opportunities with the Texans offense behind him.
atWashington Redskins
5New York GiantsLawrence Tynes
2 PATs, 3 FGs
Tynes should be able to put up some points in Week 2 in what could become an offensive-minded affair.
atIndianapolis Colts
6New York JetsNick Folk
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Folk should be important for the Jets in Week 2 in what could be a low-scoring affair, but do not expect him to put up much in terms of fantasy production.
vsNew England Patriots
7Denver BroncosMatt Prater
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Prater was one of the better fantasy kickers in the league last season. His 122 points were tied for seventh-best, and against the Seahawks his offense should give him plenty of opportunities.
vsSeattle Seahawks
8Pittsburgh SteelersJeff Reed
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Reed will be key with an offense hamstrung without Ben Roethlisberger.
atTennessee Titans
9Kansas City ChiefsRyan Succop
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Made 25-of-29 kicks as a rookie last season and numbers could be even better with the offense improving in the offseason.
atCleveland Browns
10Dallas CowboysDavid Buehler
4 PATs, 1 FG
Buehler's opportunities were limited in Week 1, but he should be able to rack up more points in Week 2 at home.
vsChicago Bears
11Miami DolphinsDan Carpenter
1 PAT, 2 FGs
The Dolphins don't exactly have a high-powered offense and are playing a motivated Vikings team on the road. At least Carpenter will be kicking on carpet.
atMinnesota Vikings
12Green Bay PackersMason Crosby
4 PATs, 1 FG
A couple long field goals produced a big Week 1 effort. If Crosby can maintain his accuracy on deep kicks, he will continue to be a strong fantasy play.
vsBuffalo Bills
13New Orleans SaintsGarrett Hartley
4 PATs, 1 FG
Hartley missed from 46 and 32 yards out against the Vikings last Thursday. Hopefully for fantasy owners it was just a case of opening-day jitters.
atSan Francisco 49ers
14Oakland RaidersSebastian Janikowski
1 PAT, 2 FGs
Janikowksi's production is limited by the Raiders offense, but he could find himself in a few scoring opportunities this week against the Rams.
vsSt. Louis Rams
15Buffalo BillsRian Lindell
1 PAT, 2 FGs
Scoring opportunities will probably be minimal, which means Lindell will finish with single-digit points.
atGreen Bay Packers
16Atlanta FalconsMatt Bryant
3 PATs, 1 FG
He isn't very impressive, accuracy or leg-strength wise. If the Falcons offense improves as exepected, he should see more opportunities, however. Against a mediocre Cardinals defense he could put up a few points.
vsArizona Cardinals
17Carolina PanthersJohn Kasay
3 PATs, 1 FG
Kasay notched three field goals in Week 1. The Panthers should be able to move the ball on the ground; and if they bog down in the red zone, Kasay will benefit.
vsTampa Bay Buccaneers
18Minnesota VikingsRyan Longwell
3 PATs, 1 FG
The Vikings will play Week 2 at home in the dome, so weather conditions will not be an issue. The Vikings should be able to move the ball a bit better in Week 2, so Longwell should provide more production than he did in the opener.
vsMiami Dolphins
19Indianapolis ColtsAdam Vinatieri
3 PATs, 1 FG
The Colts had over 500 yards of offense in Week 1, but Vinatieri only scored six points. He is worth a start in Week 2 since the game will be played in ideal conditions indoors.
vsNew York Giants
20Tennessee TitansRob Bironas
2 PATs, 1 FG
The Titans may have to rely on Bironas to put points on the board against the Steelers' tough run defense.
vsPittsburgh Steelers
21Baltimore RavensBilly Cundiff
2 PATs, 1 FG
Heap would be a great red zone target if the Ravens didn't already have so many. Expect your average 3-4 receptions and hope for a touchdown.
atCincinnati Bengals
22Cleveland BrownsPhil Dawson
2 PATs, 1 FG
The Chiefs present one of the better matchups for a bad offense, so expect Dawson to get a few more field goal opportunities than usual.
vsKansas City Chiefs
23Arizona CardinalsJay Feely
2 PATs, 1 FG
The offense might not be able to move the ball enough to make Feely a great play here.
atAtlanta Falcons
24Washington RedskinsGraham Gano
2 PATs, 1 FG
The Texans are just average on defense, but the Redskins will struggle to overcome their own offensive deficiencies and Gano's chances should suffer as a result.
vsHouston Texans
25Chicago BearsRobbie Gould
2 PATs, 1 FG
Gould hit two field goals in Week 1 and he could see a few opportunities again if the Bears offense can continue moving the ball and limit the the Cowboys' possessions.
atDallas Cowboys
26Seattle SeahawksOlindo Mare
2 PATs, 1 FG
Mare has hit 90.5 percent of his kicks in his last two season with Seattle, but the offense provides so few field goal opportunities that he isn't a reliable starting option from week to week.
atDenver Broncos
27San Francisco 49ersJoe Nedney
2 PATs, 1 FG
There could be some offensive fireworks in this matchup, upping Nedney's chances for field goals and PATs.
vsNew Orleans Saints
28Jacksonville JaguarsJosh Scobee
2 PATs, 1 FG
The Jaguars don't figure to put up a lot of points on the road in San Diego, so Scobee's production will be limited this week.
atSan Diego Chargers
29Tampa Bay BuccaneersConnor Barth
1 PAT, 1 FG
Barth attempted four field goals in his lone game against the Panthers last season, but he made just two. Barth does not put up the production other kickers are capable of.
atCarolina Panthers
30St. Louis RamsJosh Brown
1 PAT, 1 FG
Brown did not score in double figures in any game last season, but he could have reached 10 points had he hit all three of his field goal attempts in Week 1. Brown is not a strong option this week since this game should be be a low-scoring one.
atOakland Raiders
31Detroit LionsJason Hanson
1 PAT, 1 FG
Age is catching up with Hanson, but if the offense improves as it should, he can still be a serviceable kicker.
vsPhiladelphia Eagles
32Cincinnati BengalsMike Nugent
1 PAT, 1 FG
The Bengals may struggle to move the ball against the Ravens, which could hamstring Nugent's opportunities.
vsBaltimore Ravens
 
 
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