Kickin’ It: The Top 14 Kickers for Week 6
Ok, First of all, it is not my fault if kickers actually miss kicks. Mason Crosby was my number one for last week and he missed 2 flipping extra points. Greg Zuerlein missed one, and Younghoe Koo got released. What can I say, I’m not Schefty.
Anyways let’s get back to the important stuff. Ranking Fantasy Kickers. Just a reminder we’ve got three levels of kickers, FG’s, Touchbackers and Squibs. Anyone not listed is someone you should avoid.
- Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers (@ Minnesota Vikings) You know what, everyone has a bad game. Up till that point, Crosby had only missed three extra points since 2015 when they moved the PAT’s back. Hopefully, he rebounds this week, or I’m going to look like a real dumbass.
- Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos (vs. New York Giants). Although McManus has recorded 10 points in his last two outings, this pick is more about how the Giants are a total mess. They lost their top 3 receivers, they have no offensive line and they just lost the “Los Angles” Chargers. This game has slaughter written all over it. McManus should benefit greatly.
Stephen Gostkowski, New England Cheatriots (@ The World Beating New York Jets). Well, I’m not hiding my bias, so shove it. Gostkowski has gone into double digits three times this season, including 15 points the last two games. With the Patriots offense playing as well as they have, I see no reason for Gostkowski’s roll to stop.
Giorgio Tavecchio, Oakland Raiders (vs “Los Angeles” Chargers) LA is a smidge better than the Giants. The Raiders will be hungry to get a win where they can while Derrek Carr is out. Tavecchio should have a solid day.
Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons (vs Miami Dolphins). There’s a joke in there somewhere about the Dolphins being all over the place with Laramey Tunsil smoking weed and his coach snorting “white powder”, but I’m too lazy to find it. The fact remains though, the Dolphins don’t line up well with the Falcons, and only got their first win cause Marcus Mariota was out. I could see this being a slaughter. Bryant will have a great day.
Dustin Hopkins, Washington Redskins (vs San Francisco 49ers). So The Redskins are for real, and Hopkins is having a decent year because of it. Look for him to finally break the double-digit barrier this week ( I know how contradictory that sounds, relax. He’s had a lot of 8, 9 weeks) against a tuuuurible 49ers team.
7. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs ( vs Pittsburgh Steelers). To state the obvious, The Chiefs are the best team in the league right now. Butker has a crazy 21 point outing last week against a very good Houston Defense, and Pittsburgh is nowhere near that level. Butker should do very well.
8. Ka’imi Fairbairn, Houston Texans (vs Cleveland Browns). The Houston offense has shown itself to excel against mediocre defenses. And Cleveland is prettay prettay prettay prettay mediocre. After only getting two points last week against the Chiefs, Fairbairn should be a really good play here.
9. Chandler Catanzaro, New York Jets ( vs New England Patriots). So just to let everyone know, the New England defense is bad enough that I’m putting whoever is playing them on the list every week. So here we are. Plus Catanzaro hit a 57 yarder last week. So He gets this spot.
Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams. (@ Jacksonville Jaguars). Which Jags team will show up? The ones who lost in overtime to the Jets two weeks ago, or the ones who beat up on Pittsburgh last week? One of those answers will yield a lot of opportunities for Zuerlein, the other will not. Ultimate roll of the dice this week.
Jason Myers, Jacksonville Jaguars. (vs Los Angeles Rams). See above
Ryan Succop, Tennesse Titans (vs Indianapolis Colts). Another big what if for this game. IF Marcus Mariota plays this week then Succop should have a field day, however, he is a game-time decision as of now.
Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens ( vs Chicago Bears) Baltimore seems to have righted the ship after their blowout loss to Jacksonville, but the jury is still out on Tucker. He posted double-digit point last week for the first time this week, so we’ll see.
Wil Lutz, New Orleans Saints ( vs Detriot Lions), Lutz has not been great over the last couple of games, missing a field goal in each of his last three games. Don’t expect an amazing game from him this week until he can prove he can go a game without shanking one.