Sep 18, 2013

Week 3 Shuffle: Kicker

Listed are the Top 25 Ks 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. Blair Walsh vs CLE
2. Sebastian Janikowski @DEN
3. Josh Brown @CAR
4. Matt Prater vs OAK
5. Garrett Hartley vs ARI
6. Dan Bailey vs STL
7. Alex Henery vs KC
8. Stephen Gostkowski vs TB
9. Greg Zuerlein @DAL
10. Steven Hauschka vs JAC
11. David Akers @WAS
12. Matt Bryant @MIA

 - These kickers have nice matchups.  Henery is attached to the Chip Kelly offense and should see strong results the rest of the year.  Zuerlein & Bailey should see a few FG opportunities each with Hauschka, Akers & Bryant looking to be extra point specialists this week.

Tier 2:
13. Caleb Sturgis vs ATL
14. Rob Bironas vs SD
15. Nick Novak @TEN
16. Ryan Succop @PHI
17. Nick Folk vs BUF
18. Mason Crosby @CIN
19. Jay Feely @NO
20. Mike Nugent vs GB
21. Robbie Gould @PIT
22. Justin Tucker vs HOU
23. Phil Dawson vs IND
24. Graham Gano vs NYG
25. Randy Bullock @BAL

- Unless you're in a league with over 12 members no one here should be rostered.  Kickers are a commodity that you shouldn't be tied into for anything more then a week at a time.  Tucker, Dawson & Bullock owners should move on.

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

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

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