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Barth is a definite hold. He has a big leg too. He's 6/6 on FGAs and 6/6 on XPAs. I had thought I would struggle with going back to Gould but I don't think I will even bother at this point. If you can match a solid kicker with a top 3 defense you can shoot or hope for 20-25 points every week on top of the skill position players everyone spends so much time trying to hit on.

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Felt like Young-hoe would have been Bob Krafts personal choice of kicker.     😱

How about this: since folks have already made their guesses for this contest, we’ll leave this one be (with apologies for all the distraction to the breaking K news of which there is currently none) a

Man - I suck at this!  lol  In that case, @seahawk 17 will also get a bottle of sauce!  I know the rules say a tie goes to the time-stamp, but I'm a rebel, and I hate stupid rules. 

Which K would you rather own for the rest of the season?

Gould - Bad weather in CHI makes me want to stay away

Gano - Offense starting to click; has been pretty consistent

Barth - Back with TB; up and down offense scares me a bit

Forbath - At least he is kicking in a dome

Thoughts?

Easy one is Gano. Warm weather, good O but not great so chances

Even though Gould has so much against him except ability, I go for him

Than Barth but TB o can be bad as they play from behind which leads to lower FG attempts

Forbath cannot be played in any league that rewards yardage. He cant kick past 45 and knowing Payton, he wont last this season. Best place to kick though

Tampa Bay as of now one of the leading teams in field goal attempts

Tampa has 18 FGAs on the season in 6 games... the problem is, before Barth no one could make them consistently. For the year they have only made 12 FGs.

Their pace of 3 per game leads the league. Denver is 2nd with 17 FGAs through 6 games. The Chiefs have 19 FGAs, but have played 7 games to date. Fire up Barth everywhere until you're given reason not to...

And now that Winston seems to be playing better, Martin and Sims moving the ball, Evans a stud on offense...why not Barth? Warm weather at home. Looks like a pretty decent schedule. Accuracy not too bad. How's his leg strength for 55 yarders?

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People seem to be down on Catanzaro (I got an alert that he was dropped in a large number of Yahoo leagues), but I'm holding. He's missed a couple in the past two weeks, plus an XP, but he's still on a high-powered offense.

Probably won't bother holding him through the bye, though.

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Been good with Hauschka all year and am considering holding him through the bye in a 14 teamer with short benches. Put in a claim for McManus and was going to try and hold both for a week.

Didn't work. Now trying to figure out next week. J. Brown is on waiver. About to burn ww position on an attempt to get him but would want to keep Hauschka and also needed a TE. Decisions decisions in trying to keep a 1st place team afloat and just losing Foster.

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Been good with Hauschka all year and am considering holding him through the bye in a 14 teamer with short benches. Put in a claim for McManus and was going to try and hold both for a week.

Didn't work. Now trying to figure out next week. J. Brown is on waiver. About to burn ww position on an attempt to get him but would want to keep Hauschka and also needed a TE. Decisions decisions in trying to keep a 1st place team afloat and just losing Foster.

I have a claim in for Cooks (just dropped) if I don't get him I plan on dropping Snead for Crosby in a short bench.

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Yeah, I would keep Tucker if I could.

I need to drop 2 to cover way so many week 9 byes. Michael Floyd will be one. Hoping David Johnson is not the other. I'm a believer in his late season redraft potential but don't want to give up Hauchka's consistency and high ceiling, which I think will continue and has been the difference in some close games.

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Yeah, I would keep Tucker if I could.

I need to drop 2 to cover way so many week 9 byes. Michael Floyd will be one. Hoping David Johnson is not the other. I'm a believer in his late season redraft potential but don't want to give up Hauchka's consistency and high ceiling, which I think will continue and has been the difference in some close games.

I agree if you can keep a top K and D in a short bench it's valuable.

Do you like Tucker ROS more than Crosby?

FBG's has Crosby 3 and Tucker 4

Keeping two away from my opponents could work as Snead being dropped there's plently of guys just like him on waivers. Austin, Wright, Amendola etc.

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Yeah, I would keep Tucker if I could.

I need to drop 2 to cover way so many week 9 byes. Michael Floyd will be one. Hoping David Johnson is not the other. I'm a believer in his late season redraft potential but don't want to give up Hauchka's consistency and high ceiling, which I think will continue and has been the difference in some close games.

I agree if you can keep a top K and D in a short bench it's valuable.

Do you like Tucker ROS more than Crosby?

FBG's has Crosby 3 and Tucker 4

Keeping two away from my opponents could work as Snead being dropped there's plently of guys just like him on waivers. Austin, Wright, Amendola etc.

I've got the exact same issue (cut Tucker for an available Crosby --or Dan Bailey) and still wrestling with it

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So in short bench leagues would you consider dropping Tucker because Crosby is available? and Tucker is on bye next week?

Tucker has been rock solid.

These choices always come down to who else you would have to cut if you didn't cut Tucker. That's where I make the decision, not on Tucker's value independently.

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Arodin,

I agree. I'd be dropping Snead for Crosby if I'm not able to swap Snead for Cooks who was dropped.

I feel like dropping Snead and carrying Crosby and Tucker is more valuable as many WRs like Snead are on waivers.

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I was lucky (I think) to get Dallas K to replace Buffalo on a bye. Bailey has not missed on anything yet this year.

Had Bailey early on -- thought with Romo and Dez out, yet Dallas still winning, Bailey would be great as DAL could move the ball but didn't have the home run offense they usually did.

Turned out for me that Bailey was decent but not as consistent or as high scoring as other options out there. Could be different going forward, but much rather have McManus, Crosby, or Tucker.

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So in short bench leagues would you consider dropping Tucker because Crosby is available? and Tucker is on bye next week?

Tucker has been rock solid.

I was in the same situation yesterday and ended up dropping tucker for Crosby. Crosby's warm weather and dome match ups week 15 and 16 (Oak and Ari) along with Crosby already having his bye were the deciding factors for me. Tucker plays at home in Baltimore those fantasy playoff weeks. What happens if there is snow and freezing rain? Won't be an issue for Crosby.

Yes it sucks to waive tucker since he's been great for me but I don't expect Crosby to provide a noticible drop off.

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Arodin,

I agree. I'd be dropping Snead for Crosby if I'm not able to swap Snead for Cooks who was dropped.

I feel like dropping Snead and carrying Crosby and Tucker is more valuable as many WRs like Snead are on waivers.

Yeah, Snead has tailed off, and can likely be replaced by various flavor-of-the-week waiver WRs if needed, unless your league is particularly deep.

Cooks still has enough kool-aid available that I'd be less inclined to drop him for a backup kicker.

Ask yourself: if I assume Tucker will be picked up off waivers, and I therefore have to roll with Crosby the rest of the year, how much will it hurt me? If the answer is "not that much," save your bench.

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I was lucky (I think) to get Dallas K to replace Buffalo on a bye. Bailey has not missed on anything yet this year.

Had Bailey early on -- thought with Romo and Dez out, yet Dallas still winning, Bailey would be great as DAL could move the ball but didn't have the home run offense they usually did.

Turned out for me that Bailey was decent but not as consistent or as high scoring as other options out there. Could be different going forward, but much rather have McManus, Crosby, or Tucker.

Kicker can be such an up and down position based on a lot of things beyond their control. A 35 point offense means 5 points and a 6 point offense can mean a minimum of 6 points, so I just go with the one who nails them when given the chance. :shrug:

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Was able to land Cooks on waivers.

Thinking about dropping Starks (Lacy cuff) I'm pretty much using the GB RB ROS though.

Will play it by year.

Might even take a 0 at K next week if Crosby gets scooped.

Liking my 4 player bench of Lafell, Diggs, Cooks, Bennett

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Blair Walsh has torn it up the last two weeks. Last week 5/5 on FGAs and 3/4 on XPAs, good for 20 points in most leagues. Thats like an extra RB1 on your squad. If the Min offense is truly getting a jump start from Diggs then Walsh should be upgraded. The schedule is a little iffy down the road though.

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So, how about that Tucker?

His 5 FGs and 2 XPs got me 20 fantasy points today, and will put him as the #2 kicker in points for the season right after Gostkowski. Hopefully the good times continue even though Steve Smith's departure will probably mean a few less opportunities for Tucker since Smith was the engine that drove Baltimore between the 20s.

I waived Tucker for Crosby before his bye but snatched him back up on a hunch and oh man am I happy I did. I am NOT dropping Tucker during his bye and will never be so foolish to consider dropping him again.

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I was lucky (I think) to get Dallas K to replace Buffalo on a bye. Bailey has not missed on anything yet this year.

Still perfect for the year. Guy on tv said he holds the record of being the most accurate of all active NFL kickers.

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I do believe the kicker to get coming out of the bye break will be Connor Barth. TB was leading the league in FGAs before they signed him, but Brindza (with the exception of course of the Saints game) couldn't hit anything. Barth is a pro (Herman used to talk him up) and he nailed all 3 attempts yesterday.

That's a very good call. Barth was the guy that saved the Broncos last year after the Prater/McManus mess. Then lost out to McManus this year in training camp. Barth's always been a pro though, and had some good years on some very bad Bucs teams.

Their 15 FGA leads the NFL through 5 weeks. Plus you'll get him after his buy if you pick him up next week.

In the meantime, Brown, Gould, and Catanzarro are guys I'm trying to lock down in all my leagues, if available.

Added Barth this morning in my main leagues, dropping Gould.

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Barth & Walsh are rocking it of late.

Pretty happy with my decision to keep McManus rostered through his bye week. Total stud. Not quite Neil Rackers back on the day but he's getting lots of FGAs & nailing the long ones.

Despite pitching a great game (for the most part) last night, the Noodle Armed Forehead isn't going to suddenly find his fastball. Expecting drives to continue to break down. With that defense they'll be content to take any points they can get.

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Dropped Catalaharazaro for Janikowski. Might just end up sticking with the old pollock after the bye.

Same here. SeaBass has a juicy schedule the rest of the way. And Oakland offense moving the ball and scoring right now.

Plus the baseball season is over and he won't have to kick off of infield dirt.

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Haushcka was actually dropped on my league so I may do something about it. The kicker position has killed me this season (lost twice because my kicker scored 1 point)

Saw him dropped in my league too. I have Brown who has been great, but he has a bye coming up. Might be time to transition.

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Mason Crosby was ranked #2 K in the FBG rankings yesterday. He underperformed again--in 2015, GB is neither kicking many FGs nor XPs, and Crosby's been a steady turd.

Anyone think Crosby's worth holding onto for the playoffs weeks 14-16 vs DAL @ OAK @ ARZ?

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Mason Crosby was ranked #2 K in the FBG rankings yesterday. He underperformed again--in 2015, GB is neither kicking many FGs nor XPs, and Crosby's been a steady turd.

Anyone think Crosby's worth holding onto for the playoffs weeks 14-16 vs DAL @ OAK @ ARZ?

Seriously considering parting ways with him. I remember a couple weeks ago I was deciding between Crosby and Bailey. Made the wrong decision.

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Rough week for McManus.

On the wire: Santos, Catanzarro, Bailey. Might stick with him, though.

yeah --what are thoughts about McManus? Guess its hard to say until we know what happens at QB moving forward--

same predicament, but dont have the option of bailey. i am heavily leaning towards swapping out mcmanus for catanzarro.

another 1-point mcmanus week would be horrific come playoff time. in one regard, i could see denvers defense playing stout and the offense mustering just enough to eek out some 16-7 type wins. i could also see denver losing those same games 16-7. that offense looked like garbage. i would assume a week of prep gets brock a bit more prepared, but is he going to be able to move the ball consistently with no o-line, no running game and a banged up sanders? that is my dilemma.

on the other hand, it seems like az is going to move the ball at will regardless of opponent, and my gut has to go with the kicker whose offense can (seemingly) drive the ball down the field each and every possession.

thoughts?

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Rough week for McManus.

On the wire: Santos, Catanzarro, Bailey. Might stick with him, though.

yeah --what are thoughts about McManus? Guess its hard to say until we know what happens at QB moving forward--

same predicament, but dont have the option of bailey. i am heavily leaning towards swapping out mcmanus for catanzarro.

another 1-point mcmanus week would be horrific come playoff time. in one regard, i could see denvers defense playing stout and the offense mustering just enough to eek out some 16-7 type wins. i could also see denver losing those same games 16-7. that offense looked like garbage. i would assume a week of prep gets brock a bit more prepared, but is he going to be able to move the ball consistently with no o-line, no running game and a banged up sanders? that is my dilemma.

on the other hand, it seems like az is going to move the ball at will regardless of opponent, and my gut has to go with the kicker whose offense can (seemingly) drive the ball down the field each and every possession.

thoughts?

-biz-

He was dropped in my league and am considering him, along with Cairo Santos and Catanzaro (I currently have Sturgis). Love McManus kicking in the thin Denver air. But if Osweiler makes the offense punt 6 or 7 times a game, he could be rendered worthless.

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