Week One PK rankings

Posted Sept. 04, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Byes: none

Here are PFW's Week One PK rankings:

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

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.