Through eight weeks, Adam Vinatieri is still the No. 1 kicker in terms of fantasy points (depending on league scoring). Facing the Green Bay Packers in Week 9, he should have plenty of opportunities to add to that total. He's made five field goals from 50 yards or beyond, and he has yet to miss a field goal or extra point.
Justin Tucker is another kicker yet to miss a field goal or extra point. He has only made nine extra points this year, however, that's more of a function of the Ravens’ offense struggling to score touchdowns than lack of faith in their kicker. Tucker is the No. 4 kicker in the Week 9 rankings. In only seven games played (because of the bye week), he is tied for third in terms of fantasy points (Athlon scoring), and the two ahead of him (Vinatieri and Matt Bryant) have played one more game.
Also six teams are on bye, including New England, but no kicker, not even Stephen Gostkowski, is worth hanging on to during their bye week unless you have a really deep roster.
Teams on bye: Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England, Washington
— 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.