NFL Fantasy Football Week 13 Rankings: Top 15 Kickers

Eric StashinSenior Writer IDecember 2, 2009

SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 27:  Nate Kaeding #10  of the San Diego Chargers kicks a filed goal as Mike Scifres #5 hold the ball against of the Miami Dolphin during fourth quarter of the NFL football game at Qualcomm Stadium on September 27, 2009 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Every week I talk about not ignoring your kicker, as they really do make a difference.  Let’s take a look at how I’d rank them for Week 13:

  1. Nate Kaeding - San Diego Chargers - at Cleveland
  2. David Akers - Philadelphia Eagles - at Atlanta
  3. John Carney - New Orleans Saints - at Washington
  4. Ryan Longwell - Minnesota Vikings - at Arizona
  5. Stephen Gostkowski - New England Patriots - at Miami
  6. Shayne Graham - Cincinnati Bengals - vs. Detroit
  7. Jeff Reed - Pittsburgh Steelers - vs. Oakland
  8. Matt Prater - Denver Broncos - at Kansas City
  9. Robbie Gould - Chicago Bears - vs. St. Louis
  10. Matt Stover - Indianapolis Colts - vs. Tennessee
  11. Dan Carpenter - Miami Dolphins - vs. New England
  12. Lawrence Tynes - New York Giants - vs. Dallas
  13. Mason Crosby - Green Bay Packers - vs. Baltimore
  14. Nick Folk - Dallas Cowboys - at New York Giants
  15. Rob Bironas - Tennessee Titans - at Indianapolis

Will Adam Vinatieri be back this week?  Who knows, but with Matt Stover kicking well who knows how this situation will play itself out.  For now, I’m sticking with Stover on this list.

While Rob Bironas may not be the best option, he leads the league having hit four field goals of at least 50 yards.  That makes him a great last resort option, no?

What are your thoughts?  Who was left off the list?  Who should be higher?  Who should be lower?


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