Week Eight PK rankings

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 9:03 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Friday, Oct. 26, 9:03 p.m. ET

Byes: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston

Here are PFW's Week Eight PK rankings:

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

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.