Week Eight PK rankings

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 8:59 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Byes: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Jets, Raiders, Buccaneers

Here are our fantasy rankings for placekickers:

  1. Neil Rackers, Texans vs. Jaguars
  2. John Kasay, Saints at Rams
  3. Billy Cundiff, Ravens vs. Cardinals
  4. Jason Hanson, Lions at Broncos
  5. David Akers, 49ers vs. Browns
  6. Olindo Mare, Panthers vs. Vikings
  7. Nick Novak, Chargers at Chiefs
  8. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots at Steelers
  9. Rian Lindell, Bills vs. Redskins
  10. Lawrence Tynes, Giants vs. Dolphins
  11. Rob Bironas, Titans vs. Colts
  12. Dan Bailey, Cowboys at Eagles
  13. Alex Henery, Eagles vs. Cowboys
  14. Dan Carpenter, Dolphins at Giants
  15. Shaun Suisham, Steelers vs. Patriots
  16. Graham Gano, Redskins at Bills
  17. Mike Nugent, Bengals at Seahawks
  18. Ryan Longwell, Vikings at Panthers
  19. Matt Prater, Broncos vs. Lions
  20. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks vs. Bengals
  21. Ryan Succop, Chiefs vs. Chargers
  22. Adam Vinatieri, Colts at Titans
  23. Josh Scobee, Jaguars at Texans
  24. Jay Feely, Cardinals at Ravens
  25. Josh Brown, Rams vs. Saints
  26. Phil Dawson, Browns at 49ers

Not listed: none


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.