Two huge shootouts figure to make for some productive kickers this week. You shouldn't sit Stephen Gostkowski, Justin Tucker or Mason Crosby because of their matchups, but you have to love Matt Prater, Adam Vinatieri (DEN-IND), Dan Bailey and Alex Henery (DAL-PHI) in those shootouts. The Monday night game should get loose, too.
Giant rebound for Walsh
Blair Walsh is just No. 19 on the scoring list among kickers right now, but a matchup against one of the worst defenses in the NFL makes him a must-start option Monday night against the Giants. That defense has given up the most points to kickers to date. You should not be wary of Walsh's hamstring keeping him out of action. Keep him active.
Texans kicker is completely Bullock(s)
You don't need a reason to hate Randy Bullock this season, but trusting him with Case Keenum in at quarterback and facing the Chiefs this week is a bad, bad move. The Chiefs have been the No. 1 team in fantasy against kickers, and Bullock has been one of the worst kickers in fantasy this season, missing a league-high five field goals.
Like him more
Caleb Sturgis remains one of the best-kept secrets among kickers. The rookie has a strong leg, and the Dolphins have an improving offense that can position him to score. Oh, the Bills are also on the schedule this week, and they have allowed the second-most points to kickers to date.
Sturgis is among the kickers we like a handful of spots more than the consensus below:
- Ryan Succop
- Caleb Sturgis
- Phil Dawson
- Greg Zuerlein
- Graham Gano
Like him less
Nick Novak has had his moments for fantasy owners this season and that Jaguars team looks tasty, but we are going to say Novak will be merely good for extra points this week. That reason alone is why Novak rates lower with us than the masses this week:
- Dan Bailey
- Adam Vinatieri
- Nick Novak
- Steven Hauschka (already played Thursday night)
- Robbie Gould
Week 7 Kickers Rankings—Eric Mack
Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) from over 100 experts provided by FantasyPros
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