Fantasy Player Projections

1buccaneersConnor Barth

Connor Barth

3 PATs, 3 FGs

Barth had a big day against the Falcons, with three field goals (on four attempts) and two extra points. The Bucs should be able to get into scoring position frequently against the Broncos, but touchdowns might be rare.

2bearsRobbie Gould

Robbie Gould

2 PATs, 3 FGs

Most kickers are better at home, but all four of Gould's missed field goals this year have come at Soldier Field. On the flip side, he has attempted 16 field goals in six home games ... fantasy owners can live with a miss now and then.

3texansShayne Graham

Shayne Graham

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Graham will enjoy not having to kick in overtime this week. He'll also enjoy getting to face a Tennessee team that ranks 31st in points allowed (31.1).

4patriotsStephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski

4 PATs, 2 FGs

Gostkowski was good for seven extra points against the Jets, but he missed his only field-goal attempt in Week 12. He remains a must-start kicker in fantasy because of the number of times New England gets in scoring position.

5lionsJason Hanson

Jason Hanson

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Hanson has done well this season, especially considering what he's been given to work with: 16 of his 24 attempts have come from 40 yards or beyond. He's a safe play for fantasy owners.

6cowboysDan Bailey

Dan Bailey

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Bailey has improved his fantasy situation by putting 11 points on the board in each of the past two weeks. Spinal Tap would be proud. Bailey is now one of the top 10 best fantasy kickers to choose from.

7giantsLawrence Tynes

Lawrence Tynes

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Tynes has now made 12 of his last 13 field goal attempts, and has scored seven or more points in seven straight games. He is as steady as fantasy kickers come.

8falconsMatt Bryant

Matt Bryant

3 PATs, 2 FGs

While Bryant missed a pair of field goals against Tampa Bay, he did make a 31-yarder, with three extra points. He had two field goals and three extra points against the Saints earlier this season.

9broncosMatt Prater

Matt Prater

3 PATs, 2 FGs

Prater missed two field goals (33 and 47 yards) at Kansas City in Week 12, but he also converted one and added two extra points. He returns home for Week 13, where he has missed just one field goal all season.

10coltsAdam Vinatieri

Adam Vinatieri

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Vinatieri ranks in the middle of all fantasy kickers at 7.6 points per game. The good news is that his average is on the rise -- 8.5 points over the past four games, a total that would rank him in the top 10.

11packersMason Crosby

Mason Crosby

2 PATs, 2 FGs

If Crosby were completing passes instead of attempting field goals, 60 percent would probably be acceptable. As it is, he simply cannot be trusted.

12steelersShaun Suisham

Shaun Suisham

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Suisham's opportunities have dwindled in recent weeks (one field goal in the past two games) and he is no longer one of the top-12 fantasy kickers, in terms of scoring average.

13redskinsKai Forbath

Kai Forbath

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Not only has Forbath been surprisingly accurate -- 10-for-10 on field goal attempts -- but he has made a kick from 45 or more yards in five of six games. Best yet, he's available in most fantasy leagues.

14jetsNick Folk

Nick Folk

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Folk had just one field goal and two extra points against New England in Week 12, and has just four field goals and six extra points in his past four games. Pass on him.

15brownsPhil Dawson

Phil Dawson

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Dawson was good on two field-goal attempts and two extra points against the Steelers in Week 12. He did the same in Week 11, and he should have a great chance of repeating that feat in Week 13.

16chiefsRyan Succop

Ryan Succop

PAT, 2 FGs

Succop connected on three field goals, including a 49-yarder, against the Broncos in Week 12. He's not going to get many extra-point chances (he has just four over his past seven games), which limits his fantasy value a bit.

17chargersNick Novak

Nick Novak

PAT, 2 FGs

Novak made both of his field-goal attempts against the Ravens, along with one extra point attempt. Still, he doesn't get enough scoring opportunities to use on a regular basis in fantasy play.

18raidersSebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski

PAT, 2 FGs

Janikowski knocked through a 55-yard field goal and one extra point against the Bengals in Week 12. He's an average fantasy kicker these days because the Raiders don't get him into scoring position consistently.

19jaguarsJosh Scobee

Josh Scobee

3 PATs, FG

Another excerpt from "101 reasons why Josh Scobee is not a worthy fantasy kicker” ... No. 94: In December games over the last four seasons (17 games) he has averaged just 4.6 points per game.

20ravensJustin Tucker

Justin Tucker

3 PATs, FG

Often, these AFC North clashes become low-scoring defensive battles decided by a touchdown or less. In other words, they are not always kicker friendly.

21saintsGarrett Hartley

Garrett Hartley

3 PATs, FG

Hartley didn't have any field-goal attempts against the 49ers, but he did make three extra points. Hartley has just two field goals and only three field-goal attempts in his past six games. Look elsewhere for fantasy help.

2249ersDavid Akers

David Akers

3 PATs, FG

Akers missed a pair of field goals against the Saints, but he also made one and kicked four extra points. He has just 10 field goals in his past seven games, but he does have 20 extra points in that span.

23bengalsMike Nugent

Mike Nugent

3 PATs, FG

Nugent kicked four extra points and two field goals, including a 55-yarder, against the Raiders in Week 12. He has 12 extra points in his past three games but only three field goals. Worse, he has managed double-digit fantasy points in just three games all season.

24billsRian Lindell

Rian Lindell

2 PATs, FG

Lindell has scored more than half of the Bills' points in three of the past four games, and yet he's been an average fantasy kicker at best in those weeks.

25seahawksSteven Hauschka

Steven Hauschka

2 PATs, FG

Hauschka hasn't scored more than six points in a game since the first weekend in October. We're not holding out hope for this week. Chicago's zero tolerance defense will limit his chances.

26vikingsBlair Walsh

Blair Walsh

2 PATs, FG

Walsh's bubble burst the past month. In the team's three most recent losses, he's averaged just 5.6 points. In the lone November win, he scored 14. Betting on Walsh means betting on Minnesota. Sorry, not in this game.

27titansRob Bironas

Rob Bironas

2 PATs, FG

Some weeks, like last week, Bironas is the only offense the Titans can count on. Other weeks, like this one, they keep him on the sideline for much of the afternoon.

28eaglesAlex Henery

Alex Henery

2 PATs, FG

It's difficult to show love for a kicker who ranks 24th in scoring (6.9 points a game) and plays for one of the league's shakiest offenses. And we say this in a week following one of his best performances of the year.

29panthersGraham Gano

Graham Gano

2 PATs, FG

Gano, who took over for Justin Medlock as the Panthers' kicker, made his only field-goal attempt (23 yards), but he missed one of his four extra-point attempts. Leave him on fantasy waivers.

30dolphinsDan Carpenter

Dan Carpenter

2 PATs, FG

Carpenter was good from 43 yards out as time expired against Seattle, and he kicked three extra points in Week 12 on his 27th birthday. He has just two field goals in his past three games, though, with five extra points. Look elsewhere for fantasy help.

31cardinalsJay Feely

Jay Feely

2 PATs, FG

Feely was good on a 32-yard field goal and two extra points against the Rams in Week 12. He has kicked one or fewer field goals in six of his past eight games, making him a fantasy kicker to avoid.

32ramsGreg Zuerlein

Greg Zuerlein


Zuerlein has had a decent rookie season, but he has just two field goals over the past four games after a hot start.

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