Sep 11, 2013

Week 2 Shuffle: Kickers

Listed are the Top 25 Kickers for the upcoming week.  Rankings are based on the projected mean performance without any specific team context on who you should start.  Sometimes you need to start the lower of two players due to upside or a high floor, so things are fluid.  As always, players can move up or down as we approach kickoff.  So please indulge yourself & dissect our list from top to bottom.  Let's Go!

Tier 1:
1. Matt Bryant vs STL
2. Matt Prater @NYG
3. Stephen Gostkowski vs NYJ
4. Justin Tucker vs CLE
5. David Akers @ARI
6. Sebastian Janikowski vs JAC
7. Garrett Hartley @TB
8. Josh Brown vs DEN
9. Greg Zuerlein @ATL
10. Dan Bailey @KC
11. Randy Bullock vs TEN
12. Alex Henery vs SD

- Kicking rankings are primarily based on where the game is taking place and who the kicker's opponent is.  There isn't much of a "surprise" inside the top 12 rankings, although Henery is owned in under 5% of ESPN leagues

Tier 2:
13. Robbie Gould vs MIN
14. Nick Novak @PHI
15. Rob Bironas @HOU
16. Caleb Sturgis @IND
17. Blair Walsh @CHI
18. Mason Crosby vs WAS
19. John Potter @GB
20. Phil Dawson @SEA
21. Jay Feely vs DET
22. Steven Hauschka vs SF
23. Mike Nugent vs PIT
24. Ryan Succop vs DAL
25. Josh Schobee @OAK

- This is just an extra list if any of the guys in the first half aren't available.  I expect the Bears/Vikings and Packers/Redskins to be extra point affairs and not feature many field goal chances.  The Seahawks/49ers game is another matchup you should keep your fantasy leg away from.  Update: Forbath officially listed at out & removed from the rankings.

Check out all our Week 2 Rankings: QB RB WR TE D/ST K LB DL DB

As always, read & discuss.  You can reach me on Twitter @ClevRocks_James or comment your (dis)agreements below.  Thanks for reading. 

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