Week Six Kicker Rankings

Week Six Kicker Rankings

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1. Jason Hanson, DET at PHI

Jason Hanson was raised by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, where he was taught to kick apples by a friendly serpent. Yeah, he's that old. But he's a damn good kicker. Hanson has had four field goals in two of his last three games, and only missed one kick all season. So he's still deadly accurate. Only the Panthers have allowed more field goals than the Philadelphia Eagles, Hanson's Week 6 opponent.

2. Matt Bryant, ATL vs. OAK

Matt Bryant is averaging two field goals and three extra points per week. Not bad. He's also one of only four kickers who has attempted more than 10 field goals and not missed a kick this season. That should continue this week as no one has missed a kick against the Oakland Raiders this season and each of their opponents has had a minimum of five kick attempts in every game. It's a match!

3. Blair Walsh, MIN at WAS

Blair Walsh has been a weapon for the 4-1 Vikings. The rookie kicker has hit 12 of 13 field goals this season and all 12 PATs. The Redskins have alternated allowing one field goal and three field goals every week. Last week they allowed one, so Walsh will put three through the uprights at FedEx Field this weekend.

4. Shaun Suisham, PIT at TEN

Shaun Suisham usually doesn't make this list for a bunch of reasons, but the fact that he has now converted all eight of his field goal attempts this season has us starting to believe. This week he's kicking in cowboy boots as the Steelers invade Nashville. The Titans have allowed a jaw-dropping 20 PATs already this season. That's four per game! So there's four free points, the rest of the field goals should be gravy.

5. David Akers, SF vs. NYG

David Akers certainly is not on pace to attempt another 52 field goals as he did last year, and the fact that he has missed three kicks in the last three weeks is concerning. What we're not worried about is the Niners resurgent offense that put up 79 points in the last two weeks. This week the 49ers host a Giants team that hasn't been great at keeping opponents off of the scoreboard. It could be a shootout and will likely come down to an Akers kick.

6. Stephen Gostkowski, NE at SEA

No player in the league has attempted more kicks this season than Stephen Gostkowski, who has now lined up for 32 total kicks this year. While the Ghost's field goal conversion percentage of 78% is a bit lower than years past, he still plays for one of the best offenses in the league and will get more opportunity than anyone else. Even a trip to the always tough CenturyLink Field can't take him out of the top 10. The Seahawks have not allowed more than two total kicks in a home game this season.

7. Connor Barth, TB vs. KC

The one kicker in the league that constantly reminds me of vomiting every time I say his name has made every field goal this season. Yes, it's true, he missed an extra point last week, but that happens to everyone right? BARTH! Tampa faces off against the Chiefs this weekend. Kansas City has allowed three field goals in each of the last two weeks, including last week's epic field goal battle with the Ravens.

8. Greg Zuerlein, STL at MIA

Rookie Greg "Don't Call Me the Leg" Zuerlein has converted the most field goals in the NFL this season (13) and has yet to miss a kick. The Rams offense has stalled quite often this season (only four teams have fewer extra point attempts than St. Louis), giving Zuerlein plenty of chances to hit from distance. A trip to Miami to face a Dolphins team that has allowed opponents to attempt three or more field goals in three of five games this year could mean another double digit fantasy day for Legatron.

9. Shayne Graham, HOU vs. GB

When in doubt, dome kickers for undefeated teams are usually a good bet (see Matt Bryant for more details). Shayne Graham recently named his kicking shoe Hershey and refers to the K ball as a marshmallow so he can make s'more field goals. That was incredibly dumb. I'm very sorry. Graham is second in the league with 17 PATs and has converted 10 of 11 field goals this season. The Packers have allowed seven field goal attempts in the last two weeks.

10. Lawrence Tynes, NYG at SF

The highest scoring kicker in football is Lawrence Tynes, who has hit 13 of 14 field goal attempts along with all 15 PATs. When Eli Manning and Victor Cruz are on your side, it makes your job pretty easy. This week Tynes travels cross country to a place where he booted a game winner in the playoffs last season that landed the Giants in the Super Bowl. The Niners have only given up one field goal… total… in the last two weeks.

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