Fantasy Player Projections

 
Kickers
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1texansShayne Graham

Shayne Graham

2 PATs, 3 FGs

Graham trails only Stephen Gostkowski for extra point attempts -- and that stat is partially to blame for Graham's low point production. The Texans score too many touchdowns. Chicago's unforgiving defense could be a blessing for Graham this week.

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2patriotsStephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski

5 PATs, 2 FGs

Gostkowski has scored fewer than 10 fantasy points in just three of eight games this season. He had three field-goal attempts and seven extra points against the Bills in Week 4.

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3raidersSebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski

PAT, 3 FGs

The Ravens rank fourth in the league in field-goal attempts allowed (22) and are giving up 22.0 points per game. Forgive Janikowski for failing to come through in Week 9 and give him the green light this week.

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4falconsMatt Bryant

Matt Bryant

4 PATs, 2 FGs

On the one hand, Bryant had one of the worst days of the season, with two missed field goals against the Cowboys. On the other, he was good on four other field goals and an extra point. There aren't many better fantasy kickers around right now.

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5broncosMatt Prater

Matt Prater

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Prater made a 43-yard field goal and four extra points at Cincinnati in Week 9. He has at least four extra points in four of his past five games, which offsets the fact that he only has three field goals in his past four games. He's a borderline fantasy starter in Week 10.

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6giantsLawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Tynes has made four or more field goals in four games this season and leads all NFL players in scoring with 102 points. His leg has been active against both good defenses and bad, and in games in which New York's offense has been clicking or stalling. He's fool-proof.

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7steelersShaun Suisham

Shaun Suisham

3 PATs, 2 FGs

The Pittsburgh ground game is back in full gear, and Ben Roethlisberger ranks among the leaders in QB Rating. And this offense still has room to grow. There is no reason to believe Suisham won't set career highs for field goal attempts and points this season.

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8buccaneersConnor Barth

Connor Barth

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Barth disappointed with two missed field goals at Oakland, but he did connect on six extra points. He has delivered four games with 10 or more fantasy points, but only one such game in his past four contests.

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949ersDavid Akers

David Akers

3 PATs, 2 FGs

After a great start to the season (nine field goals in the first four games), Akers has had just five field goals in his past four games. Even so, the Niners should see plenty of scoring opportunities against the Rams in Week 10.

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10vikingsBlair Walsh

Blair Walsh

2 PATs, 2 FGs

As Minnesota's season has crumbled in recent weeks, so has Walsh's. He has gotten just three field-goal attempts over the past three weeks. Walsh missed his only attempt of the season in his team's 20-13 win over Detroit in Week 4.

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11cowboysDan Bailey

Dan Bailey

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Bailey must hope history does not repeat itself. Last year, Dallas scored 14 points combined in its two games against the Eagles, resulting in just a single point in each game for Bailey.

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12seahawksSteven Hauschka

Steven Hauschka

2 PATs, 2 FGs

For the third time in four weeks, Hauschka scored just six fantasy points. There are far too many other kicker options to even consider starting Hauschka.

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13lionsJason Hanson

Jason Hanson

4 PATs, FG

Now that Detroit has worked out a few kinks on offense, Hanson's opportunities have plummeted, and he has just one made field goal in the past three weeks. The 42-year-old was much more productive for fantasy owners when the Lions were struggling.

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14chiefsRyan Succop

Ryan Succop

PAT, 2 FGs

Few kickers have attempted as many field goals from within 40 yards as Succop, with 11. On the downside, only two teams have attempted fewer extra points than the Chiefs.

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15jetsNick Folk

Nick Folk

PAT, 2 FGs

Over the past five Jets games before the bye, Folk had six field goals and nine extra points. Folk has some big days, like when he kicked four field goals in Week 7 against the Patriots, but usually he's a fantasy dud.

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16coltsAdam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri

3 PATs, FG

Opportunities are there, but Vinatieri has been kicking with a dead leg. He's made 16-of-22 attempts, and last week he missed two of his five tries. He still ranks in the top 10 among fantasy kickers, but Vinatieri has not been nearly as productive as he should be.

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17ravensJustin Tucker

Justin Tucker

3 PATs, FG

Tucker's point total is a bit misleading. Nearly 40 percent of his points came in the first two weeks, but since then he has averaged 6.6 points per game. If stretched out over a full season, that latter total would put him well outside of the league's top 10 kickers.

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18dolphinsDan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter

3 PATs, FG

Carpenter has five field goals and five extra points in his past two games, and he's starting to look like a decent fantasy play against the Titans in Week 10. The Titans allowed three field goals and six extra points to the Bears in Week 9.

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19saintsGarrett Hartley

Garrett Hartley

3 PATs, FG

It was another quiet night for Hartley, as he got just one field-goal attempt -- and missed it from 52 yards. Hartley hasn't made a field goal since Week 5, and fantasy owners should look elsewhere for help for now.

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20bengalsMike Nugent

Mike Nugent

2 PATs, FG

Nugent reached double-digit points in seven games last season; through eight games this year, he's scored 10 or more points just twice.

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21eaglesAlex Henery

Alex Henery

2 PATs, FG

Henery ranks 25th in scoring average among kickers, with 6.9 points per game. It's a far cry from what fantasy owners expected from Philadelphia's placekicker, although angry fingers should probably not be pointed at Henery.

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22bearsRobbie Gould

Robbie Gould

2 PATs, FG

Gould has been one of the top fantasy kickers this season, delivering five games of 10 or more points, but this contest could be trouble. Houston has allowed 11 field-goal attempts; only New England and San Diego have allowed fewer kicks.

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23titansRob Bironas

Rob Bironas

2 PATs, FG

Bironas has only three field goals and seven extra points in his past three games. The Dolphins are allowing an average of about one field goal per game, so look elsewhere for fantasy help.

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24chargersNick Novak

Nick Novak

2 PATs, FG

Novak was good on one field goal and four extra points against the Chiefs in Week 9, but that's the fourth game in a row in which he has scored fewer than eight fantasy points.

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25panthersJustin Medlock

Justin Medlock

2 PATs, FG

Medlock had a field-goal attempt blocked against the Redskins in Week 9, but he was good on three extra points. Outside of a scoring burst in Week 8 (five field goals), Medlock has been a bottom-of-the-pile fantasy kicker.

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26jaguarsJosh Scobee

Josh Scobee

PAT, FG

A home game against Indianapolis could provide the league's worst fantasy kicker with a rare opportunity for a respectable fantasy total. Don't bother, though; Scobee's best is still not good enough to crack a lineup.

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27billsRian Lindell

Rian Lindell

PAT, FG

Lindell kicked three field goals against the Texans in Week 9, but he didn't get any extra point chances. He just doesn't get a steady amount of scoring chances with the Bills.

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28ramsGreg Zuerlein

Greg Zuerlein

PAT, FG

Zuerlein has been a decent fantasy kicker in a few games this season, but he's just not getting enough consistent scoring opportunities to make him an every-week starter. The 49ers will make it tough for the Rams to get into scoring position in Week 10.

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