Week Eleven kicker rankings

Week Eleven kicker rankings

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1. Shaun Suisham vs. BAL

No team has allowed more points to opposing kickers over the last month as the Baltimore Ravens, which brings an unlikely number one rating to Shaun Suisham this week. Sweezey hasn't been so bad this year either, making 20 of his 21 field goal attempts for a 95 percent conversion rate.

2. Sebastian Janikowski vs. NO

Another kicker who has only missed once this year is Sebastian Janikowski, who has nailed 21 of 22 field goals and all 16 PATs. The "Polish Cannon" is on pace to have his best season as a pro as he's on pace to hit right around 40 field goals this season. He should put a few through the posts this week against a Saints team that has allowed eight of nine teams they've faced to score 24 or more points.

3. Shayne Graham vs. JAC

Graham needs to be given a lot of credit for making both of his field goals last week in Chicago's driving rain and gale force winds. Beyond that, Graham has been settling for a ton of PATs this season as the Texans offense is rolling. Jacksonville rolls into town this week allowing Graham to bank on a few things. First, he will get at least two field goal attempts (every team has done that against the Jags this season) and he's likely going to get three or more PATs, much like six of nine kickers have this season against Jacksonville.

4. Connor Barth at CAR

I hate writing about Connor Barth. The only thing that I can find that is super interesting about him is that he's made 22 PATs in the last five weeks, which is five more than any other kicker. That Tampa offense is cooking right now, and Barth is getting a solid handful of safe points each week. It just so happens that he faces a Panthers team that has allowed the most field goals in the league this season too. So, I guess he's got that going for him.

5. Kai Forbath at PHI

Never mind that he was named after Daniel-son's enemy dojo in the first Karate Kid movie, "Cobra" Kai Forbath has been relatively solid since replacing Billy Cundiff four weeks ago. Forbath is averaging two field goals per game and has yet to miss a three pointer. The Eagles have allowed the ninth-most points in the league to kickers and generally wear green helmets.

6. Mike Nugent at KC

The Nuge has done his job when called upon, converting a career-high 88 percent of his field goals this season and all 25 PATs. We hope the Nuge is called on early and often this week in Kansas City as the Chiefs have allowed three or more field goals to kickers in two of the last three weeks and are allowing an average of three PATs over the last four weeks.

7. Matt Bryant vs. ARI

No one has attempted or made more field goals in the last three weeks as Matt Bryant, which kind of coincides with some recent struggles of the now 8-1 Falcons. While we don't believe that the Falcons are about to spiral out of control, the offense seems a bit more prone to stall as of recently, meaning a few more opportunities for Bryant. The Cardinals aren't giving up a lot of field goals as of late, because their defense is allowing everyone to score touchdowns. So either way we're happy with whatever way Bryant scores us points on Sunday.

8. Robbie Gould at SF

Why Robbie Gould? Why now? To start, the 49ers have allowed seven more field goal attempts than they have PATs this season. So if the Bears are going to score, it's more likely to be off of the foot of Gould. Second, the Bears have to be ticked off after losing a home game on national TV last week. They get another chance to redeem themselves against the 49ers on Monday night, in what should be a tough, low-scoring, high-intensity game.

9. Stephen Gostkowski vs. IND

The Ghost is easy money as your starting kicker and a member of this top 10 list every week. While most don't need a reason to start Gostkowski, here's one. The man has made an average of nearly four PATs per game this season and has not missed a kick since Week 4. The Colts on the other hand, have been pretty good against kickers this season as a whole, but have allowed two or more field goal attempts in each of the last three games.

10. Phil Dawson at DAL

The Cowboys are allowing kickers to do some damage as of late. Prior to last week, Dallas allowed 11 field goal attempts to Matt Bryant and Lawrence Tynes in Weeks 8 and 9. The fact that they're holding teams to three point attempts rather than allowing six is encouraging for Cowboys fans and fantasy players looking for a sneaky kicker angle… a sneaky angle like Phil Dawson, who had five field goals in his last game. Never mind his weird hands when he approaches a kick, he's a solid fantasy option this week.

Other options…

11. Jason Hanson vs. GB

12. Greg Zuerlein vs. NYJ

13. Nick Folk at STL

14. Justin Tucker at PIT

15. Mason Crosby at DET

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