The Week 2 Kicker rankings are here! The Week 2 Kicker rankings are here! I know, checking these out sometimes makes you feel like The Jerk.
There are just 32 kickers to choose from each week, so it’s not rocket surgery trying to figure out who you should take. But we’ll offer a few tips on which guys you should lean toward on any given week.
Before we get into that, I thought we’d look at how the rookie kickers did in their first week.
Rookie Kickers from Last Week
One of the most exciting kicker picks among the first-year players was Nate Freese for Detroit. He had three attempts, and made two of them, with just a 28-yarder as the longest. He also made three extra points.
Cody Parkey replaces Alex Henery in Philadelphia, and he was perfect on all six kicks, including two field goals – with a 51-yarder.
Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos made one of two field goals, with just one extra point. Jamaal Charles will have to get it going if Santos is going to be Fantasy viable.
Finally, the Buccaneers cut reliable veteran Connor Barth for rookie Patrick Murray – and he shanked his only try wide left. He made both extra points though.
Kicker Attributes We All Love
Here are some things to look for in your season-long Fantasy kicker:
- Kicks in a dome at home.
- Kicks in good weather at home.
- Kicks for a high-scoring offense that gets plenty of scoring opportunities in the red zone.
Here are some things to look for in your week-to-week Fantasy kicker:
- Playing the current week in a dome.
- Playing at home in a good weather city.
- Playing against a very bad defense, in which plenty of scoring chances could happen.
These Week 2 Kicker rankings are helpful for Daily Fantasy play, as well. Especially for the Fan vs. Machine instant snake drafts on SKYLLZONE.com. Download the free draft app on iTunes, or just draft off your computer. You draft against nine computers – and everyone gets one free draft per day. You can win SKYLL Points that you can use for entry into the Cash games – where you can win $15 for first place, and $5 for second place.
Week 2 Kicker Rankings
These rankings are based on standard non-PPR Fantasy Football leagues with six points per touchdown, and three points for field goals.
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David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.