Week Nine PK rankings

Posted Nov. 06, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Nov. 6, 2011 @ 3:02 p.m. ET

Byes: Panthers, Lions, Jaguars, Vikings

Here are our fantasy rankings for placekickers:

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

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.