There’s new names at the top of the kicker rankings as we head into week 6. I guess kicker nicknames are also becoming cool again as “Greg the Leg” and “Legatron” both enter our top ten this week for the first time. Rams’ rookie Greg Zuerlein makes his first appearance entering our composite rankings all the way up in the #2 spot. Also making his debut is Blair “legatron” Walsh who has helped the Vikings to a surprising start and has the benefit of kicking indoors.
Another kicker rising in the rankings also kicks indoors, Matt Bryant takes over the top spot as he kicks for the undefeated Falcons as they host the Raiders.
Make sure you pay attention to your kicker’s bye week and look to grab one of these emerging kickers or grab someone that’s been left out in the cold in the scramble for the newbies. I picked up Connor Barth in one of my leagues this week as Robbie Gould went on a bye since Barth is past his bye, perfect on the year, and kicks from distance especially at home.
Here’s our top 10 kickers for this week. I was glad to be joined once again by Fantasy CPR staff Steve Copps (SC) and Jeffrey Littrell (JL) in putting together a solid top 10. NR stands for not rated and counts as a 15 for averaging purposes.
|2||Greg Zuerlein||Stl||at Mia||3.7||4||4||3|
|5||Sebastian Janikowski||Oak||at Atl||5.7||3||8||6|
|Stephen Gostkowski||NE||at Sea||5.7||5||3||9|
|7||Blair Walsh||Min||at Was||8.3||NR||6||4|
|8||Matt Prater||Den||at SD||9.7||7||NR||7|
|9||Mason Crosby||GB||at Hou||10.0||6||9||NR|