Ok. No time for recapping last week. Just kidding, it was great. But now it’s time to get down to the important stuff. Just a reminder we’ve got three levels of kickers, FG’s, Touchbackers and Squibs. Anyone not listed is someone you should avoid.
- Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams (vs. Houston Texans). Ok yes, People are literally talking about the Giants quit last week in their game vs. the Rams, but this offense is legit. So legit, that they do not quit, unlike the Giants and so legit that Zuerlein is the highest scoring kicker this year at 12.4 points per game. That’s great for a kicker.
- Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers (@ Indianapolis Colts). The Steelers are starting to get back on track and Boswell is the benefactor.Over the last two games, Boswell is averaging 13.5 points and should have a comparable outing vs, a weak Indy D.
- Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots (@ Denver Broncos). Member when Brock Osweiler beat the Patriots a couple of years back? Yeah, that won’t happen again. This should be a slaughter. Gostkowski missed two of his field goals his last game but had six opportunities. With a week off against an inferior opponent, Gostkowski probably won’t get as many FG opportunities, but plenty of XP chances.
- Ryan Succop, Tennesse Titans (vs. Cincinnati Bengals). The Bengals are officially the Bungles again, and Succop has only had games where he hasn’t reached double digits. Against a Bengals team that seems to go in the negative every other week, Succop is a good play here.
- Matt Prater, Detriot Lions (vs. Cleveland Browns). The Cleveland Browns are a hot hot mess. Like scorching hot mess. Their inability to stop anyone, and the Lions inability to produce in Redzone should make for a good day for Prater.
- Josh Lambo, Jacksonville Jaguars (@ “Los Angeles” Chargers). Lambo (or as he’s known in the locker room, Ham-bone) has yet to miss a kick as a jag, and in his two games, has scored 23 points. Against such a weak Chargers D, he’s a great play for this week.
- Kai Forbath, Minnesota Vikings, (@ Washington Redskins). Since Sam Bradford went down the Vikings offense has been surprisingly good, and Forbath has benefitted. Over his last three games, the Vikings kicker has averaged 17 points a game. He should be a good start this week.
- Chandler Catanzaro, New York Jets (@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers). I know I’m biased, but I’m really feeling a Bucs stinker this week. No Jameis Winston, No Mike Evans. And Ryan Fitzpatrick making his 2017 debut against the team that unceremoniously cast him aside (well deserved FYI). If he plays anywhere near how he did last year, the Catanzaro should have plenty of chances.
- Wil Lutz, New Orleans Saints (@ Buffalo Bills). In true Touchbacker fashion, this play has a big opportunity to blow up right in yo’ face. New Orleans is on a roll, Yet Lutz missed a field goal and had an extra point blocked in their last outing. Considering that Buffalo has had an extra three days off and the game is in Buffalo, Lutz has boom or bust potential.
- Mike Nugent, Dallas Cowboys (@ Atlanta Falcons). The NFL just needs to figure this Ezekiel Elliot thing out. Don’t they realize how much this is making fantasy owners sweat? They should because at this point this suspension isn’t even about what Ezekiel Elliott allegedly did. Anyways, as Zeke goes, so goes the Cowboys offense. Nugent has done everything asked of him in these two games he’s played, but if Zeke isn’t playing, then…????.
- Blair Walsh, Seattle Seahawks (@ Arizona Cardinals). Yeah, he missed three FG’s last week. But to be fair, there seems to be some sort of hex on Seattle whenever the Skins come into town, as Washington has never lost at Century Link Field. So besides that, and way more tangible, Walsh is going to be kicking for his job. So, either he does well, or he’s probably going to be shown the door.
- Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons (vs Dallas Cowboys). Besides the Giants, is there a more disappointing team this year than the Falcons? There is always a chance with this personnel for a big break out and it would make sense to happen with one of the worst D’s in the NFL this week. So maybe?
- Graham Gano, Carolina Panthers (vs Miami Dolphins). Gano has been reliable but hasn’t gotten the chances this year. This should change going against the Dolphins, who have been taking quite the slide recently.
- Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers (vs New York Giants). This pick has nothing to do with the 49ers and everything to do with how the Giants have completely quit. There’s a solid chance Gould outscores someone on this list.