Fantasy Player Projections

 
Kickers
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1vikingsBlair Walsh

Blair Walsh

3 PATs, 3 FGs

Walsh connected on all four field-goal attempts at Washington in Week 6, but he didn't get any extra-point chances. The rookie kicker is currently tied for the lead at his position in fantasy points. Only Lawrence Tynes has made more field goals this season.

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2redskinsKai Forbath

Kai Forbath

2 PATs, 3 FGs

Forbath's first NFL field goal attempt was from 50 yards out. No sweat. This week the first-year kicker will see more field goal opportunities than extra points in what should be a hard-fought NFC East clash.

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3steelersShaun Suisham

Shaun Suisham

2 PATs, 3 FGs

Suisham has experienced an uptick in opportunities the past two weeks, with seven field goal attempts. He remains a fringe kicker for fantasy owners, but this could be a matchup in which he earns the nod.

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4lionsJason Hanson

Jason Hanson

2 PATs, 3 FGs

Hanson has made 16 field goals in just five games, a per-game average better than any other NFL kicker boasts. The Lions should operate a more balanced attack this week, which could work in the veteran kicker's favor.

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5bearsRobbie Gould

Robbie Gould

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Gould is steady, there's no better way to put it. He has scored 10 or more points in four of five games this year, and he has made all 10 of his field goal opportunities. These two teams combined for 87 points in two games last year; there should be enough points for Gould's fantasy owners to remain happy this week.

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6giantsLawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Tynes' hot start should continue, as the Giants face a Redskins team that has allowed 13 field goals -- tied for fifth most. That could help keep Tynes on his current pace of 181 points.

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7texansShayne Graham

Shayne Graham

3 PATs, 2 FGs

We learned last week that Graham and the Texans can travel only as far as the running game takes them. When the ground game stalled against Green Bay it shut the entire offense down, and Graham was given little to work with. Expect a bounce-back week against a battered Baltimore front seven.

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849ersDavid Akers

David Akers

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Akers uncharacteristically missed a pair of field goals against the Giants in Week 6. He did make a 42-yarder, however, and he didn't have any extra-point attempts. He still gets an inordinate amount of field-goal attempts, so keep him active in all formats.

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9saintsGarrett Hartley

Garrett Hartley

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Hartley has made seven-of-nine field goals, although none have been longer than 40 yards. He also has 16 extra points in five games, making him a solid Week 7 kicker against the erratic Buccaneers defense.

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10patriotsStephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski

3 PATs, 2 FGs

The Patriots' kicker was good on three field-goal attempts at Seattle in Week 6, along with two extra points. Only two kickers have more field-goal attempts than Gostkowski through Week 6.

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11brownsPhil Dawson

Phil Dawson

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Dawson is a good sleeper pick at kicker. He has scored nine or more points in four games this season for a Browns offense that gets better each week.

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12ravensJustin Tucker

Justin Tucker

2 PATs, 2 FGs

No defense has allowed fewer field goal tries than Houston, with five in six games. That stat may mean little in this contest, however, as Tucker's range and Baltimore's ground attack should provide opportunities.

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13ramsGreg Zuerlein

Greg Zuerlein

2 PATs, 2 FGs

The rookie picked a bad week to miss his first field goals of the year. Zuerlein's three misses cost St. Louis in its 17-14 loss to Miami. He still has plenty of leg, but now fantasy owners must worry about the mental part of his game.

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14bengalsMike Nugent

Mike Nugent

2 PATs, 2 FGs

The Bengals are capable of putting big points on the board -- just not in a divisional game against Pittsburgh. Nugent is a mid-level kicker worth benching this week.

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15titansRob Bironas

Rob Bironas

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Bironas had his best fantasy day of the season against the Steelers in Week 6, with four field goals and two extra points. He has just two misses on the season, but this offense is too erratic for owners to rely on him every week.

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16cardinalsJay Feely

Jay Feely

PAT, 2 FGs

Feely had his best day of the season so far, kicking in three field goals and an extra point against the Bills in Week 6. He even knocked through a 61-yarder to tie the game late. Despite this output, Feely remains an average fantasy kicker.

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17jetsNick Folk

Nick Folk

PAT, 2 FGs

Folk was good on all five extra-point attempts in Week 6 against the Colts, but for the second time in three games, he didn't get a field-goal attempt. The Jets just aren't getting enough scoring chances for Folk to deliver on a regular basis.

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18cowboysDan Bailey

Dan Bailey

3 PATs, FG

Bailey's only miss of 2012 was costly -- a 51-yard attempt that would have been the game winner against Baltimore. Fantasy owners at least can be encouraged that Dallas' offense put him in position to put points on the board for a change (just nine field goal attempts in 2012). The loss of DeMarco Murray could sting.

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19packersMason Crosby

Mason Crosby

3 PATs, FG

Crosby's only field goal last week was taken off the board because a Houston penalty gave Green Bay a first down. He has averaged 1.16 attempts per game.

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20billsRian Lindell

Rian Lindell

3 PATs, FG

Once again, Lindell was offered just one chance to kick a field goal in Week 6, knocking through a 25-yarder. With just three field goals in six weeks, look elsewhere in fantasy play.

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21buccaneersConnor Barth

Connor Barth

3 PATs, FG

Barth made just one-of-two field goals against the Chiefs, but he was able to connect on five extra points. Barth missed a 55-yarder, but he has made a 52- and a 57-yarder already this season. He's worth a fantasy look in Week 7 against the Saints.

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22raidersSebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski

3 PATs, FG

While Janikowski has yet to miss a kick this season, he has only had 10 field-goal attempts and seven extra points. With six kickers on bye this week, Janikowski isn't a bad option against the Jaguars in Week 7.

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23coltsAdam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri

2 PATs, FG

Vinatieri has averaged just 7.6 points per game. With Indianapolis' offense up and down, it's difficult to predict when Vinatieri will deliver; that makes him one to avoid, when possible.

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24panthersJustin Medlock

Justin Medlock

2 PATs, FG

Medlock has attempted two field goals this year -- one more than Washington's Kai Forbath, and he just joined the team a week ago. Medlock would benefit from a little offensive balance but anyone who has watched the Panthers try to run the ball this year understands that's wishful thinking.

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25seahawksSteven Hauschka

Steven Hauschka

2 PATs, FG

Hauschka kicked one field goal and three extra points against the Patriots in Week 6, and he continues to be an erratic fantasy points producer. The Niners host the Week 7 contest, and Hauschka averaged one field goal and two extra points against them last season.

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26jaguarsJosh Scobee

Josh Scobee

2 PATs, FG

Scobee has made all eight field goal attempts this season, but he has just two field goals and one extra point in his past two games. Look elsewhere.

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