Mason Crosby is not No. 1 on Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Kicker Rankings for Week 6, but you still have to give the Packers' kicker credit for his early-season turnaround. Last season, Crosby made only 21 of 33 field goal attempts, which translates to a success rate of 63.6 percent. That was lowest in the NFL of any kicker with more than 12 FG attempts. Crosby's struggles were so concerning, that the Packers brought in competition for the job during training camp.
Crosby handled his business during camp and the preseason, and the Packers decided to stick with him. So far, the team's patience has paid off, as Crosby has made all nine of his field goal attempts through four games this season, including 4-of-4 from 40 yards and out. Crosby could end up with several opportunities to kick this week, as the Packers go to Baltimore. The Ravens' defense has been pretty solid (with the exception of the Week 1 blowout in Denver), so it's possible that the Packers will be able to move the ball, but have trouble getting into the end zone. That's where Crosby comes in, and to this point, he's been automatic.
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 6 Fantasy Football Rankings — Kickers
vs. NYG (Thurs.)
vs. IND (Mon.)
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 6 Positional Rankings