Garrett Hartley has already attempted 11 field goals from 40 yards and beyond this season
Denver is back from its bye, which means Matt Prater is back atop Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 10 kicker rankings. But while Prater benefits from kicking for the Broncos' prolific offense, New Orleans' Garrett Hartley gets plenty of his own opportunities to test his leg.
Hartley has a total of 21 field goal attempts so far this season, with more than half (11) of those coming from 40 yards and out. Hartley has made seven of these tries, including a 55-yarder against the Jets last week. The only kickers in the NFL with more attempts from 40 and out are Houston's Randy Bullock with 15 and the Jets' Nick Folk with 12.
Folk is a perfect 12-for-12 from this distance and on bye this week, while Bullock has struggled mightily. The second-year kicker has connected on just 13 of 21 field goal attempts overall (61.9 percent) and Bullock has made just seven of his 15 (46.7) attempts from 40 yards out with a season-long of 48 yards. This is why Hartley is a top-10 option this week, while Bullock has basically fallen off of the fantasy radar.
Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.
2013 NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings — Kickers
Teams on bye this week: Cleveland, Kansas City, New England, New York Jets
|1||Matt Prater||DEN||at SD|
|2||Steven Hauschka||SEA||at ATL|
|3||Mason Crosby||GB||vs. PHI|
|4||Dan Bailey||DAL||at NO|
|5||Adam Vinatieri||IND||vs. STL|
|6||Justin Tucker||BAL||vs. CIN|
|7||Garrett Hartley||NO||vs. DAL|
|8||Robbie Gould||CHI||vs. DET|
|9||Nick Novak||SD||vs. DEN|
|10||Shaun Suisham||PIT||vs. BUF|
|11||David Akers||DET||at CHI|
|12||Phil Dawson||SF||vs. CAR|
|13||Josh Brown||NYG||vs. OAK|
|14||Dan Carpenter||BUF||at PIT|
|15||Graham Gano||CAR||at SF|
|16||Blair Walsh||MIN||vs. WAS (Thurs.)|
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
PATs = 1 point
39 yards and under = 3 points
40-49 yards = 4 points
50-59 yards = 5 points
60+ yards = 6 points
Additional Week 10 Positional Rankings