Week Six PK rankings

Pat Fitzmaurice
Pro Football Weekly
Falcons promote Vital to director of player personnel

Byes: Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville, New Orleans.

Here are PFW's Week Six PK rankings:

  1. Matt Bryant, Falcons vs. Raiders
  2. Greg Zuerlein, Rams at Dolphins
  3. David Akers, 49ers vs. Giants
  4. Matt Prater, Broncos at Chargers
  5. Jason Hanson, Lions at Eagles
  6. Justin Tucker, Ravens vs. Cowboys
  7. Shayne Graham, Texans vs. Packers
  8. Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders at Falcons
  9. Alex Henery, Eagles vs. Lions
  10. Connor Barth, Buccaneers vs. Chiefs
  11. Shaun Suisham, Steelers at Titans
  12. Blair Walsh, Vikings at Redskins
  13. Nick Novak, Chargers vs. Broncos
  14. Mike Nugent, Bengals at Browns
  15. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks vs. Patriots
  16. Dan Bailey, Cowboys at Ravens
  17. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots at Seahawks
  18. Mason Crosby, Packers at Texans
  19. Phil Dawson, Browns vs. Bengals
  20. Lawrence Tynes, Giants at 49ers
  21. Jay Feely, Cardinals vs. Bills
  22. Adam Vinatieri, Colts at Jets
  23. Ryan Succop, Chiefs at Buccaneers
  24. Dan Carpenter, Dolphins vs. Rams
  25. Rian Lindell, Bills at Cardinals
  26. Nick Folk, Jets vs. Colts
  27. Rob Bironas, Titans vs. Steelers
  28. Kai Forbath, Redskins vs. Vikings

Not listed: Nate Kaeding, Chargers


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.