Adam Vinatieri is 43 years old and leads the NFL in made field goals of 50 yards or longer and has yet to miss this season
Stephen Gostkowski looks to be a safe bet as the top fantasy kicker on a weekly basis once again with Tom Brady back, but it was Adam Vinatieri who dominated the position in Week 5.
Vinatieri, who at 43 and now in his 21st season just keeps going and going, nailed five field goals in Indianapolis’ win over Chicago, including two from beyond 40 yards and two from beyond 50. Depending on league scoring, he has the most fantasy points among kickers this season and he should be good for another strong game this week against Houston.
Meanwhile, Gostkowski is back atop the rankings mainly because Brady is back leading New England’s offense. Gostkowski didn’t rack up a ton of fantasy points last week against Cleveland because the Patriots scored so many touchdowns. However, points of some sort shouldn’t be an issue moving forward, which is why he’s No. 1 and probably there to stay, except for Week 9 when New England is on bye.
Teams on bye: Minnesota, Tampa Bay
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.