Fantasy Football is back and the 2020 NFL season is in full bloom and in what’s already been a crazy year for all, we at Bruno Boys can say that we are glad to see the first week of games kickoff of what is sure to be an equally eventful season of offering advice to all of you. Hopefully, we can see this through all 17 weeks of the season. While we can’t say that football will alleviate the struggles many of us are facing, hopefully it can offer an escape and taste of normalcy in your fall season. There is little doubt that this will be a season that will chart new territory and circumstances. So let’s get to it!
If you’re a returning reader to Bruno Boys, welcome back and if you’re new, our Start and Sit position articles span the matchup plays each week, and we circle those borderline, flex decisions and give you confidence in those choices based off of how we see the matchup playing out that week. We’re more than happy to point out a few chalky plays at the end, but in the write-ups, we try to explain our reasoning as to why we are giving that recommendation.
In this article, we are looking at kickers, which are going to be tricky to evaluate in the early weeks. Outside of the recognizable and reliable legs over multiple seasons, we know many owners will be streaming this position. Plenty kickers changed uniforms in the off-season, many didn’t make the last cut before Week 1 but we’ll continue to look at the matchups that owners can exploit.
Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
This matchup recognizes Aaron Rodgers’ ability to move his offense down the field and the Vikings’ defense which can be good enough to keep an opposition out of the end zone, but doesn’t have the personnel to force three-and-outs. Eight different kickers reached double-digit points against the Vikings, including Crosby.
Crosby is 36 years old but is coming off one of his best seasons. His 91.7% FG accuracy was the best of his career, missing just two field goals and just one extra point. Since the Packers are more balanced these days, they can sustain offensive drives, but since they only have two playmakers, some of those drives fall short, which is why we like Crosby as a solid fantasy play.