2016 Draft Kit

Boom or bust kicker projections for NFL Playoffs Week 1

BOOM. Here they are. Kicker projections! Fire up the dubstep.

This is among the least exciting lists I’ve ever put together, so let’s talk about the matchups.

Only one team isa terribly good matchup for opposing kickers, the Ravens. That’s part of the reason why Shaun Suisham is at the top. Also because the Steelers are supposed to score a lot of points.

I’m not sure how much faith we can put into the matchups in this case. I’m not playing in any FanDuel games this week but I I’d have to consider Dan Bailey for a couple lineups if I was.


I have a few more notes from the Steelers-Ravens game that really need to be addressed.

1. Haloti Ngata is expected back for the Ravens which means their run-stuffing defense got stuffier.

2. Troy Polamalu is expected back for the Steelers, whose defense can use all the help it can get.

3. Weather is expected to be bad — 100% chance of precipitation with high winds. This is typically only a bad thing for kickers and for some passing games. Ben Roethlisberger is a mudder. Joe Flacco doesn’t like the Super Bowl being played in cold weather, but he did throw 13 TDs and only 5 interceptions with two rushing touchdowns in November and December.

Playoffs Week 1 projections: QB | RB | WR | TE | FLEX | K | DEF | IDP

PPR projections: RB | WR | TE | FLEX

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