Week 10 Kicker Rankings

Week 10 Kicker Rankings

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1. Sebastian Janikowski, OAK at BAL

No one has attempted or made more kicks in the last three weeks than Sebastian Janikowski, as he's converted all seven PATs and nine of ten field goals. He happens to face off against a Baltimore defense this week that has allowed the second most field goals to opposing kickers.

2. Lawrence Tynes, NYG at CIN

Lawrence Tynes still has six more made field goals than any other kicker in the league. It's pretty awesome that the Giants offense rarely stalls on their own side of the 50. This week Tynes travels to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals, who have allowed an average of two field goal attempts per game over the last four weeks.

3. Shaun Suisham, PIT vs. KC

After bouncing around the NFC East for four years, Shaun Suisham seems to have hit his stride in Pittsburgh. The Steelers' kicker has converted 17 of 18 field goal attempts this season, a difficult feat to accomplish in Heinz Field. This week the Steelers host the terrible Chiefs. Kansas City has allowed six field goals and nine PATs in just the last three weeks.

4. Matt Bryant, ATL at NO

High powered offense. Check. Undefeated team. Check. Plays home games in a dome. Check. Missed two of six attempts last week? Check! Matt Bryant did miss two field goals last week, out of six total attempts. If you make four in a week your still a dynamite fantasy kicker even when you miss two. This week it's a road game in another dome in New Orleans. The Saints have allowed two field goals to both kickers in the last two games and opponents are averaging more than three PATs per game against the Saints.

5. Blair Walsh, MIN vs. DET

If there's a few things we've learned about the Vikings in the past few weeks it's that the offense has an inexplicable ability to stall at any given time, and Blair Walsh makes field goals. If Adrian Peterson isn't breaking off a 60-yard run, Blair Walsh will likely have a shot. Last time the Vikings faced the Lions, Detroit held the offense out of the end zone, but allowed Walsh to attempt three field goals.

6. Justin Tucker, BAL vs. OAK

Last week the Raiders allowed Connor Barth to kick six PATs and attempt two field goals. Unfortunately for Barth, he missed both field goal attempts, which would have put him on pace for a huge afternoon. This week the Raiders travel to Baltimore, where rookie Justin Tucker is booting balls. Tucker has kicked at least one field goal in every game this year and has made 15 of 16 kicks on the season.

7. Stephen Gostkowski, NE vs. BUF

It's hard to argue that the kicker for a team that is averaging almost four PATs per game is not one of the best. The Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski gets just that opportunity every week. The Ghost has now made every kick in the last four weeks after going through a rough game in Week 4 against Buffalo. The Bills just happen to be this week's opponent too. Buffalo has only allowed 12 field goal attempts all season and only eight of which have been converted. Most of the reason why that is, is that they give up touchdowns at an alarming rate.

8. Adam Vinatieri, IND at JAC

Adam Vinatieri, along with the rest of the Indianapolis Colts, are experiencing a sort of rebirth this season with a new coaching staff, quarterback, offense and feel. Vinatieri has to feel great about his opportunities, as he's already attempted 22 field goals through eight games, whereas he hasn't attempted more than 29 field goals in his seven years in Indy. This Thursday the Colts head to Jacksonville. The Jags are an all-around bad defense. Giving up right around the league average in both field goals and PATs.

9. Dan Bailey, DAL at PHI

For all of the problems the Dallas Cowboys have had this season, Dan Bailey hasn't really been one of them. Sure, Bailey missed his second field goal attempt of the season last weekend in Atlanta, but that hardly swayed the game. This week the lowly Cowboys have a last ditch effort to save the season when the travel to Philadelphia. The Eagles did not allow a field goal last week in New Orleans, but had allowed 10 in the previous three weeks.

10. Dan Carpenter, MIA vs. TEN

If you haven't been paying attention, you might not know that Dan Carpenter has been the Dolphins' kicker for five years now, and has been a solid kicker with very few opportunities for about that long. This week he makes the list solely because of the opportunities he should get against the Titans. Tennessee's defense has allowed three or more field goals in three of the last five games and the Titans allowed Robbie Gould to kick six PATs last week.

Other options…

11. Robbie Gould, CHI vs. HOU

12. Mike Nugent, CIN vs. NYG

13. Steve Hauschka, SEA vs. NYJ

14. David Akers, SF vs. STL

15. Matt Prater, DEN at CAR

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