Fantasy Player Projections

 
KICKERS
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1Washington RedskinsGraham Gano
2 PATs, 3 FGs
Gano fell to 13-for-18 on field goals for the season following a 37-yard miss last Sunday. He is second in the league in attempts, however, so unless your league subtracts for misses, Gano is still a decent fantasy option going forward.
atDetroit Lions
2Houston TexansNeil Rackers
3 PATs, 2 FGs
Rackers scored 10 points against the Colts in Week 1, so he is a decent option this week in what figures to be a high-scoring game.
atIndianapolis Colts
3Tennessee TitansRob Bironas
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Bironas has been the top kicker in standard fantasy formats, so keep using him even though the Titans might find points hard to come by this week.
atSan Diego Chargers
4St. Louis RamsJosh Brown
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Brown is 7-for-7 on field goal attempts since Week 3. A conservative offense won't put the ball in the end zone often, which should set him up for a fair number of kicking opportunities. Brown's ceiling is low, however.
vsCarolina Panthers
5New York JetsNick Folk
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Folk has been one of the highest-scoring fantasy kickers this season, but he is still available in a lot of leagues. Consider adding him if you need a kicker.
vsGreen Bay Packers
6Detroit LionsJason Hanson
2 PATs, 2 FGs
The Lions are moving the ball well between the 20s but not quite well enough in the red zone, giving Hanson plenty of field goal opportunities. His 13 attempts rank seventh in the league.
vsWashington Redskins
7Buffalo BillsRian Lindell
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Lindell has just 10 field-goal attempts this season, but if the Bills offense keeps its full head of steam, his opportunities should increase over the second half of the season.
atKansas City Chiefs
8Denver BroncosMatt Prater
2 PATs, 2 FGs
The Broncos could wind up in a high-scoring game this week, so Prater is a good option even though he totaled just two points a week ago.
atSan Francisco 49ers
9Arizona CardinalsJay Feely
1 PAT, 2 FGs
The Cardinals' offense has not been very good in recent weeks, so go with a different option if you need a kicker.
vsTampa Bay Buccaneers
10Indianapolis ColtsAdam Vinatieri
4 PATs, 1 FG
The Colts should be able to move the ball against the Texans, so Vinatieri should have a few opportunities for points.
vsHouston Texans
11Dallas CowboysDavid Buehler
3 PATs, 1 FG
Buehler is just 8-for-11 on field goal attempts this season. With Tony Romo potentially out for the season with a fractured collarbone, the offense should suffer as a whole, limiting Buehler's opportunities.
vsJacksonville Jaguars
12Kansas City ChiefsRyan Succop
3 PATs, 1 FG
Succop had zero field-goal attempts last week thanks to the running game's efficiency in the red zone. A solid running game has led to few field goal attempts for Succop, with just 10 on the season so far.
vsBuffalo Bills
13Tampa Bay BuccaneersConnor Barth
2 PATs, 1 FG
Barth is not scoring at the same pace as many of the league's other kickers, so look for a different option if you need a kicker.
atArizona Cardinals
14Green Bay PackersMason Crosby
2 PATs, 1 FG
Crosby's opportunities could be limited this week against the strong Jets defense.
atNew York Jets
15New England PatriotsStephen Gostkowski
2 PATs, 1 FG
Gostkowski has hit nine straight field goals in his last four games, and looks like a consistent starting fantasy option moving forward.
vsMinnesota Vikings
16Oakland RaidersSebastian Janikowski
2 PATs, 1 FG
Janikowski had another productive outing a week ago thanks to eight Raiders touchdowns. However, the Seahawks have not given up much in terms of points, so do not expect Janikowski to see a lot of opportunities this week.
vsSeattle Seahawks
17Pittsburgh SteelersJeff Reed
2 PATs, 1 FG
Reed is perfect from within 40 yards this season, making three field goals from 39 yards or closer last week. He is just 1-for-5 from distance however, limiting his value in league's that take into account length.
atNew Orleans Saints
18New Orleans SaintsJohn Carney
1 PAT, 1 FG
Hartley's struggles this season are well documented, and that the fact that the Saints offense is still stuck in first gear doesn't help matters. Against one of the league's best defenses, Hartley is one to avoid for the time being.
vsPittsburgh Steelers
19San Diego ChargersNate Kaeding
1 PAT, 1 FG
Kaeding is questionable for this week, so be prepared to use a different option. Teammate Kris Brown is a viable fill-in.
vsTennessee Titans
20Carolina PanthersJohn Kasay
1 PAT, 1 FG
Kasay has six field-goal attempts in the three games started by Matt Moore, compared to just three in the four games started by Jimmy Clausen. Kasay should have more value going forward, but he's still near the bottom of the league in attempts.
atSt. Louis Rams
21Minnesota VikingsRyan Longwell
1 PAT, 1 FG
That's the problem with projecting fantasy value onto kickers. Players like Longwell, good kickers backed by solid offenses, can be useless without some luck. Longwell has just five field-goal attempts on the season.
atNew England Patriots
22Seattle SeahawksOlindo Mare
1 PAT, 1 FG
Mare hit five field goals a week ago, but he may struggle to put up points this week in what could be a low-scoring game. Don't be fooled by his big Week 7 outing.
atOakland Raiders
23San Francisco 49ersJoe Nedney
1 PAT, 1 FG
Nedney has been only average, but he could see a few opportunities this week.
vsDenver Broncos
24Jacksonville JaguarsJosh Scobee
1 PAT, 1 FG
Scobee's 13 field-goal attempts isn't a lot when you consider that the Jaguars have yet to have a bye. You should find another option, considering the state of the offense.
atDallas Cowboys
25Miami DolphinsDan Carpenter
3 PATs
Carpenter went 5-for-5 on field goal attempts last week. As long as the Dolphins struggle in the red zone, Carpenter should make fantasy owners very happy.
atCincinnati Bengals
26Cincinnati BengalsMike Nugent
2 PATs
He's 14-for-16 on field goals this season, with both misses coming from beyond 40 yards. He is a pretty safe weekly option at this point. Only Sebastien Janikowski has made more field goals than Nugent this year.
vsMiami Dolphins
 
 
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