Check out Marc Caviglia’s fantasy football rankings and hot takes on the Week 2 kicker matchups:
- While the Tennessee Titans are showing trust in Stephen Gostkowski entering Week 2, fantasy owners shouldn’t. The veteran was just 1-of-4 on field goal attempts Monday night and he even missed an extra point. At the start of the season there was a lot of Gostkowski hype (because he’s a well known kicker) but his Week 1 performance makes me realize exactly why the New England Patriots didn’t re-sign the future Hall of Fame kicker. You should stay away regardless of the Titans matchup in Week 2 and over the rest of season (ROS).
- Chris Boswell finished with 9 fantasy points in Week 1. The veteran converted on 2 field goal attempts and 2 extra points in the Pittsburgh Steelers promising win. The Denver Broncos gave up just 1 fantasy point to the kicker position last week but that was because the Titans missed three field goal attempts. With the Broncos defense showing a lot of bend but don’t break tendencies against the Titans I can see Boswell in a situation where he gets 3-4 field goal attempts in Week 2. Finding opportunity is key when analyzing kickers to start and Boswell looks like a nice option at home this week.
- Matt Prater made me look stupid last week. I thought he was going to be a Week 1 dud based on the matchup, and the vet went out there and drilled 3-of-4 field goal attempts and 2 extra points. He finished as the No. 5 overall kicker with 11 fantasy points. Well, I am going back to the well and predicting a Prater letdown in Week 2. The Green Bay Packers offense looks like they are in midseason form, and if they come out firing on Sunday it will lead to the Lions needing to play catch-up throughout and less field goal changes for Prater. Which was very similar to what happened to Dan Bailey (1 field goal attempt) and the Vikings last week when taking on Green Bay.
- Some other kickers I like this week if you are trying to find the right matchup off your waiver wire include Dan Bailey (@ Colts), Rodrigo Blankenship (vs. Vikings), Younghoe Koo (@ Cowboys) & Greg Zuerlein (vs. Falcons). All four of these kickers play against each other and should be in high scoring contests.
Rankings are based on standard scoring:
1 point per PAT
3 points per FG under 39 yards
4 points for FG 40-49 yards
5 points for FG over 50 yards