Checking out the Week 3 Kicker rankings, eh? Color me impressed! Looking at these rankings is the equivalent of eating a salad without dressing or going swimming at a beach in Canada. This tells me three things about you as a Fantasy owner.
- You’re a researcher that likes to get multiple opinions in your head before finalizing your lineup.
- You have some free time on your hands. That’s a good thing! Your opponents are not looking up the Week 3 Kicker rankings.
- You’re a winner that doesn’t just rely on the month-old kicker rankings you used to pick you’re rock-solid Fantasy team.
Before we get into that, I continue to be intrigued by the fact that there are five rookie kickers in action every week. That’s an inordinate amount of freshmen kickers. Throw in Brandon McManus, who was an undrafted rookie in 2013 that never made a kick in-season, and you have six first-year kickers.
As a matter of reference, we had just one rookie kicker last season (Caleb Sturgis), three in 2012 (Blair Walsh, Greg Zuerlein and Justin Tucker) and two in 2011 (Dan Bailey and Alex Henery).
Rookie Kickers After Week 2
So I thought we’d track how they’re doing – which also has us wondering about the future of the veterans looking for jobs: David Akers, Rob Bironas, Jay Feely, Connor Barth and Henery.
Cody Parkey, Philadelphia: 5-of-6 field goals, 7 XP – Currently the class of this rookie group. Worth owning in 12-team leagues.
Nate Freese, Detroit: 2-of-5 field goals, 4 XP – When the head coach has to come out and say they’re sticking with you for this week (Week 3 vs. Green Bay), that’s usually a sign that you’re in deep trouble for the following week.
Brandon McManus, Denver: 2-of-2 field goals, 7 XP – He’s killing it on kickoffs (11 touchbacks in 12 kickoffs for the Broncos), and while Matt Prater continues to serve his suspension, McManus is trying out for the other 31 teams. (Tell me the Lions wouldn’t snatch him up for Week 5 if they had the chance!)
Patrick Murray, Tampa Bay: 1-of-2 field goals, 4 XP – This offense has looked ugly, as have Murray’s kicks.
Cairo Santos, Kansas City: 2-of-4 field goals, 3 XP – Nothing special so far.
These Week 3 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 3 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.