Fantasy Football 2012 - Kicker Rankings Week 13

Jim Rogash

Which Place Kicker will place your team in the playoffs? Find out here.

Which Place Kicker will place your team in the playoffs? Find out here.

Week 13 is here and it's time again to rank the kickers. I am a believer that past performance is a good indicator of future success with kickers. So, here is the list of the top ten kickers YTD, as ranked by fantasy points per game:

Kicker (TEAM)

Fantasy Points per Game

Lawrence Tynes (NYG)

10.6/game

Stephen Gostkowski (NE)

10.1/game

Matt Bryant (ATL)

9.8/game

Shayne Graham (HOU)

8.8/game

Justin Tucker (BAL)

8.6/game

Blair Walsh (MIN)

8.5/game

Connor Barth (TB)

8.4/game

Jason Hanson (DET)

8.3/game

Robbie Gould (CHI)

8.1/game

Sebastian Janikowski (OAK)

8.0/game


You'll notice that "everyone's" #1 kicker in the preseason (David Akers) isn't even in the Top 10 (he's12th this week). So, once again, please people, stop drafting kickers before your last pick.

Fantasy Points Against is a measure of the average number of fantasy points allowed by an opposing team, year-to-date. Although, I think this stat is most important for running backs and quarterbacks, the ranking of the kicker data may show us which defenses are most susceptible to kicker scoring. Those "bend but don't break" squads that give up a lot of FG's. These five teams are allowing the most fantasy points to kickers:

(1) CAR Panthers (10.1)

(2) OAK Raiders (10.0)

(3) JAC Jags (10.0)

(4) TEN Titans (9.6)

(5) PHI Eagles (9.0)

The bye weeks are finished, so please drop any and all benched kickers.

Here are our Sweet Sixteen rankings:

Rank

Player (TEAM)

1

Stephen Gostkowski (NE)

2

David Akers (SF)

3

Matt Bryant (ATL)

4

Lawrence Tynes (NYG)

5

Dan Bailey (DAL)

6

Jason Hanson (DET)

7

Shayne Graham (HOU)

8

Justin Tucker (BAL)

9

Sebastian Janikowski (OAK)

10

Robbie Gould (CHI)

11

Rian Lindell (BUF)

12

Matt Prater (DEN)

13

Kai Forbath (WAS)

14

Phil Dawson (CLE)

15

Garrett Hartley (NO)

16

Nike Nugent (CIN)


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