Week 16 PK rankings

Posted Dec. 24, 2011 @ 2:35 a.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 24, 2011 @ 2:35 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for placekickers:

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

Not listed: Billy Cundiff, Ravens


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.