Week 17 PK rankings

Pat Fitzmaurice
December 29, 2011
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Updated Dec. 29, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for placekickers:

  1. David Akers, 49ers at Rams
  2. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots vs. Bills
  3. Matt Bryant, Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  4. John Kasay, Saints vs. Panthers
  5. Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders vs. Chargers
  6. Mason Crosby, Packers vs. Lions
  7. Alex Henery, Eagles vs. Redskins
  8. Dan Bailey, Cowboys at Giants
  9. Rob Bironas, Titans at Texans
  10. Neil Rackers, Texans vs. Titans
  11. Jason Hanson, Lions at Packers
  12. Matt Prater, Broncos vs. Chiefs
  13. Dan Carpenter, Dolphins vs. Jets
  14. Adam Vinatieri, Colts at Jaguars
  15. Olindo Mare, Panthers at Saints
  16. Nick Novak, Chargers at Raiders
  17. Shaun Suisham, Steelers at Browns
  18. Shayne Graham, Ravens at Bengals
  19. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks at Cardinals
  20. Lawrence Tynes, Giants vs. Cowboys
  21. Nick Folk, Jets at Dolphins
  22. Jay Feely, Cardinals vs. Seahawks
  23. Ryan Succop, Chiefs at Broncos
  24. Robbie Gould, Bears at Vikings
  25. Josh Scobee, Jaguars vs. Colts
  26. Mike Nugent, Bengals vs. Ravens
  27. Graham Gano, Redskins at Eagles
  28. Connor Barth, Buccaneers at Falcons
  29. Ryan Longwell, Vikings vs. Bears
  30. Brandon Coutu, Bills at Patriots
  31. Phil Dawson, Browns vs. Steelers
  32. Josh Brown, Rams vs. 49ers
  33. Billy Cundiff, Ravens at Bengals — INJ

Not listed: Dave Rayner, Bills


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.