Fantasy Player Projections

1steelersShaun Suisham

Shaun Suisham

3 PATs, 3 FGs

Suisham has reached double-digit points in each of the past three weeks, and has averaged 2.5 field goal attempts per game, among the most in pro football.

2vikingsBlair Walsh

Blair Walsh

3 PATs, 3 FGs

Walsh never got a chance to kick a field goal against the Cardinals in Week 7, but fantasy owners should stick with the rookie against the Buccaneers in Week 8. Only four other kickers have more field-goal attempts than Walsh.

3patriotsStephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Gostkowski was perfect on five kicks against the Jets in Week 7. Only Lawrence Tynes has more fantasy points among kickers so far.

4ramsGreg Zuerlein

Greg Zuerlein

PAT, 3 FGs

Zuerlein made two more field goals and two more extra points in Week 7, and he now has 17 field goals and nine extra points on the season. He has a huge leg, which helps him a lot in leagues that reward long-distance field goals.

5raidersSebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Janikowski was good on four-of-five field goals and two extra points against the Jaguars in Week 7. He has 14 field goals this season and is a good bye-week pickup for Week 8 against the Chiefs.

6broncosMatt Prater

Matt Prater

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Despite kicking in the thin air of Denver, Prater has just seven field-goal attempts this season. He's among the league leaders in extra points, however, so fantasy owners continue to look his way. The Saints should give Denver plenty of scoring chances in Week 8.

7seahawksSteven Hauschka

Steven Hauschka

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Hauschka has been hindered by Seattle's low touchdown production. He sees a good number of field-goal attempts, but has tried just 11 extra points, and just five in the past four weeks. Without a steady offense, Hauschka falls just outside the realm of fantasy relevance.

8falconsMatt Bryant

Matt Bryant

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Life is good for the Falcons kicker. Bryant's leg has already helped the team to two last-second victories this season, and his 9.5 points per game rank him among the league's top five fantasy kickers.

9giantsLawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Tynes needs just six points to keep pace with David Akers' record for most points in a season by an NFL kicker. Of course, when New York hosted the Cowboys earlier this year, Tynes got just five.

10chargersNick Novak

Nick Novak

3 PATs, 2 FGs

The only field goal Novak has missed in place of Nate Kaeding has been a 50-plus yarder. He's a solid fantasy kicker most weeks on an offense that can move the ball through the air and on the ground.

1149ersDavid Akers

David Akers

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Akers kicked two more field goals to go with one extra point in Week 7, and he now has just four field goals in his past three games. Despite the decline in opportunities, he remains a good fantasy option.

12lionsJason Hanson

Jason Hanson

2 PATs, 2 FGs

If he continues on his current pace, Hanson will score 157 points this season, which would shatter his previous best of 132 set back in 1995. Unfortunately, games against teams like Seattle won't help him get there.

13coltsAdam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Vinatieri has been one of the league's most successful kickers from long distances, hitting three of his four attemptes from 50-plus yards. He's on pace to score 115 points this season, a considerable improvement from his 2011 total.

14eaglesAlex Henery

Alex Henery

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Philadelphia's early slide has nothing to do with its second-year kicker. Henery has held up just fine, having made 11-of-12 attempts. He has averaged 10 points in three home games this season.

15cowboysDan Bailey

Dan Bailey

2 PATs, 2 FGs

The Cowboys have numerous offensive stars, but they're not putting points on the board, as evidenced by Bailey's nine extra point attempts, which ties him for 28th.

16buccaneersConnor Barth

Connor Barth

2 PATs, 2 FGs

While Barth missed his only field goal attempt, he was able to connect on four extra points in the Bucs' loss to New Orleans. Barth is a bye-week replacement option at Minnesota.

17jetsNick Folk

Nick Folk

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Folk kicked four field goals, including a 54-yarder, and two extra points against the Patriots in Week 7. Despite the Jets' offensive issues, Folk still ranks among the top-15 fantasy kickers this season through seven games. He's perfect on 11 field-goal attempts this season.

18chiefsRyan Succop

Ryan Succop

2 PATs, 2 FGs

While Succop has missed just one of his 12 field-goal attempts this season, he still only has nine extra points. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere in Week 8 when Kansas City travels to Oakland.

19panthersJustin Medlock

Justin Medlock

PAT, 2 FGs

Medlock has not scored more than five points in any game this season. While it's true fantasy kickers rarely win games for fantasy owners, Medlock represents one of the few kickers capable of losing games.

20jaguarsJosh Scobee

Josh Scobee

PAT, 2 FGs

Scobee has put up nine or more points in all three of the Jaguars' road games this year. It could be a coincidence, or there could be something to support that stat. Given how poor Jacksonville's offense is, you shouldn't play Scobee anyhow.

21saintsGarrett Hartley

Garrett Hartley

4 PATs, FG

While Hartley was a fantasy disappointment because he didn't get any field-goal attempts, he did kick five extra points last week. Owners should take solace in the fact that the Saints are nearly always in scoring position.

22bearsRobbie Gould

Robbie Gould

3 PATs, FG

Gould has averaged 9.0 points per game for a Bears offense that still has room for growth. The Panthers, meanwhile, have allowed the most field goals (20) of any NFL defense.

23packersMason Crosby

Mason Crosby

3 PATs, FG

Crosby has had a few awful attempts this year -- kicks that would make a knuckleball look straight -- and his 72.7 success rate is among the worst in pro football. Crosby has contributed just two games of seven or more points. One would think Green Bay's kicker would be a fantasy stud, but it hasn't played out that way.

24titansRob Bironas

Rob Bironas

2 PATs, FG

Here's a stat you should know about Bironas: He hasn't attempted a field goal in three of Tennessee's last four games. If that doesn't scare you away from the Titans kicker, nothing will.

25redskinsKai Forbath

Kai Forbath

2 PATs, FG

Forbath has given Washington an instant boost, having made all four field-goal attempts in his two games in the lineup, and thus erasing the memory of Billy Cundiff. This week, however, opportunities could be limited; the Steelers have allowed just nine field goal attempts this season.

26dolphinsDan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter

2 PATs, FG

Carpenter has missed four field goals in 11 attempts over the course of six games with the Dolphins this season. Fantasy owners should look elsewhere for help at the kicker position while Carpenter tries to figure things out.

27brownsPhil Dawson

Phil Dawson


The Browns couldn't get into field-goal territory for Dawson against the Colts, and the kicker finished with no attempts and just one extra point. Cleveland's not good enough just yet to rely on its kicker in fantasy play.

28cardinalsJay Feely

Jay Feely


Feely made both extra points, but he missed his only field-goal attempt at Minnesota in Week 7. He's a mediocre fantasy option in Week 8 against the Niners.

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