Fantasy Football Week 5 Kicker Projections: Bye Week Means Changes At Kicker For Some Rosters

Week 5 is the first week when teams are on a bye. See how that shakes up the projections for fantasy football.

Bye teams for Week 5: Cleveland, Dallas, St. Louis, Miami, Washington and Baltimore.

There's nothing I hate worse than having to make a roster change because my kicker is on a bye. Like many fantasy owners, I will not allocate a second spot on my roster for kickers, so when the dreaded bye week comes along for my main guy, I have to make a decision to drop a bench player. Usually there is already a guy on my bench that needs to be dropped, but I can't help having that lingering feeling that if I drop the guy, he's suddenly going to go on a big run of fantasy points. Irrational I know, but such is the life of a fantasy football owner.

With that in mind, if your kicker is on a bye this week, we present the following projections for kickers from our partner, numberFire.com.

Top Defenses powered by numberFire.com
Rank Player Opponent Points
1 Mason Crosby (K, GB) vs. ATL 9.73
2 Neil Rackers (K, HOU) vs. OAK 9.57
3 Sebastian Janikowski (K, OAK) vs. HOU 8.77
4 David Akers (K, SF) vs. TB 8.68
5 Lawrence Tynes (K, NYG) vs. SEA 8.29
6 Rob Bironas (K, TEN) vs. PIT 8.10
7 Adam Vinatieri (K, IND) vs. KC 8.00
8 Matt Bryant (K, ATL) vs. GB 7.74
9 Ryan Longwell (K, MIN) vs. ARI 7.49
10 Jason Hanson (K, DET) vs. CHI 7.38
11 John Kasay (K, NO) vs. CAR 6.78
12 Connor Barth (K, TB) vs. SF 6.73
13 Shaun Suisham (K, PIT) vs. TEN 6.64
14 Jay Feely (K, ARI) vs. MIN 6.44
15 Alex Henery (K, PHI) vs. BUF 6.37
16 Nick Folk (K, NYJ) vs. NE 6.13
17 Stephen Gostkowski (K, NE) vs. NYJ 6.11
18 Rian Lindell (K, BUF) vs. PHI 5.98
19 Olindo Mare (K, CAR) vs. NO 5.97
20 Robbie Gould (K, CHI) vs. DET 4.98
21 Matt Prater (K, DEN) vs. SD 4.68
22 Josh Scobee (K, JAX) vs. CIN 4.59
23 Ryan Succop (K, KC) vs. IND 4.45
24 Steven Hauschka (K, SEA) vs. NYG 3.70
25 Mike Nugent (K, CIN) vs. JAX 3.25
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