Fantasy Football 2012: Week 16 Kicker Rankings

Kevin C. Cox

Who will KICK you to a Super Bowl title?

It's Week 16 and the fantasy Super Bowls are 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

Stephen Gostkowski (NE)

9.9/game

Lawrence Tynes (NYG)

9.8/game

Matt Bryant (ATL)

9.4/game

Shayne Graham (HOU)

8.7/game

Blair Walsh (MIN)

8.4/game

Jason Hanson (DET)

8.4/game

David Akers (SF)

8.2/game

Connor Barth (TB)

8.2/game

Matt Prater (DEN)

8.2/game

Dan Bailey (DAL)

8.1/game


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) JAC Jags (9.6)

(2) OAK Raiders (9.4)

(3) BAL Ravens (9.2)

(4) KC Chiefs (9.1)

(5) TEN Titans (8.9)

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

Here are our Sweet Sixteen rankings:

Rank

Player (TEAM)

1

Matt Bryant (ATL)

2

Stephen Gostkowski (NE)

3

Shayne Graham (HOU)

4

Matt Prater (DEN)

5

Jason Hanson (DET)

6

Dan Bailey (DAL)

7

Lawrence Tynes (NYG)

8

Shaun Suisham (PIT)

9

Kai Forbath (WAS)

10

Sebastian Janikowski (OAK)

11

Blair Walsh (MIN)

12

David Akers (SF)

13

Greg Zuerlein (STL)

14

Dan Carpenter (MIA)

15

Adam Vinatieri (IND)

16

Steven Hauschka (SEA)

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