Week seven kicker rankings

Week seven kicker rankings

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1. Robbie Gould, CHI vs. DET

I hear it's a windy city. That won't matter on Monday night when Gould and the Bears host the Lions. Detroit has allowed a minimum of three field goal attempts to every kicker in the last three weeks and no kicker has made fewer than two field goals and two extra points against the Lions. Gould has been golden so far this season, making all 27 kicks that Lovie Smith has asked him to make.

2. Lawrence Tynes, NYG vs. WAS

No one has attempted or made more field goals this season than Lawrence Tynes, who is 17-19 this season. Four times this season Tynes has attempted seven or more kicks in a game. The Redskins defense is not great, allowing more than 24 points five times in six games. Last week Blair Walsh went 4-for-4 against the ‘Skins, the Giants have a markedly better offense than the Vikings, so I think Larry rocks out another double-digit day.

3. Stephen Gostkowski, NE vs. NYJ

Gostkowski plays for arguably the best offense in the NFL, meaning he gets as many opportunities as any other kicker in the league. It's not shocking that Gostkowski, who is tied with Shayne Graham for the lead in PATs, leads the NFL in total kicks attempted with 37 in six weeks. He averages six kicks per week. Even if they were all extra points, that's still six points for you. The Jets have allowed eight field goals in the last three weeks, the most of any team in the NFL.

4. Shayne Graham, HOU vs. BAL

When you play for a great offense as a kicker, you score points. So it's not super surprising that Shayne Graham is tied for the NFL lead in PATs made with 20. Graham's offense goes up against a Baltimore team that just lost two big name starters on the defensive side, but weren't stellar against kickers in the first place. The Ravens have allowed 14 field goals in six games, which is the third-most in the league.

5. Blair Walsh, MIN vs. ARI

Rookie Blair Walsh has made 16 field goals this season, and is only one behind Larry Tynes for the league lead in that category. Walsh missed a kick three weeks ago in Detroit, but his confidence has not been shaken as he's knocked through all seven field goal attempts in the last two weeks. The Vikings offense seems to be stalling near the red zone as of late. That's bad for the Vikes, but great for Walsh. The Cardinals have had the third-most field goals attempted against them this season, mostly because they're also good at keeping opponents out of the end zone.

6. Shaun Suisham, PIT at CIN

I never thought I would write about Shaun Suisham twice in a season. How lucky am I? It's so fun to say his name. "Swee-zum." It's like mixing "sweet" and "zum" together. Sweezy has now made three field goals in each of the last two weeks while the Pittsburgh offense has stalled. They play the Bengals in prime time this weekend and Cincinnati has allowed the fourth-most extra points this year. We just hope it's not to breezy for Sweezy.

7. Connor Barth, TB vs. NO

Let's see if anyone is reading who the seventh rated kicker is. I have my doubts. Last week I said. 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. Well, he missed a field goal last week, but made five extra points. That's kind of nice. Do you remember that line from last week? Are you reading this right now? Tweet me at @matharrison1 to let me know that you like the seventh rated kicker, use the hashtag #Iread7K. Anyway, the Saints can't slow down a Pop Warner team from scoring, so why would they stop the Bucs?

8. Dan Bailey, DAL at CAR

Dan Bailey has been about as brutal as any kicker in the league this season… That is, of the kickers that still have a job. If you ever were going to start Bailey, this is the week to do it. Carolina has allowed the most total field goals to opposing kickers, they've already had their bye week and no one has missed against them yet. It's an alarmingly awesome trend for fantasy kickers.

9. Sebastian Janikowski, OAK vs. JAC

The Polish Cannon. Sea Bass. The Gut. All great champions. All nicknames for Sebastian Janikowski. If the Raiders give him opportunities, and by opportunities I mean cross the 50-yard line, Janikowski is as deadly as any kicker in the league. Janikowski has made all seven (that's right only seven) field goal attempts this season. He gets more love than normal this week because the Jaguars are allowing more than nine points per week to opposing kickers.

10. Greg Zuerlein, STL vs. GB

Legatron. Greg the Leg. Toasted Ravioli. All terrible nicknames for Greg Zuerlein. Easy GZ is leading the NFL with 10 field goals from beyond 40 yards this season. So if the Rams offense can somehow find it's way across their own 20, they're in Zuerlein's range. Not really, but you get what I'm saying. Last week the Rams let Zuerlein attempt a 66-yard field goal at the end of the game. While he missed it (wide left, not short), it's super impressive that the staff felt he could try it. The Packers have allowed eight field goal attempts in just the last three weeks, so GZ could have a busy day at the office.

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