I play in one league that doesn’t use kickers, and I have to admit, it’s great. But there’s no getting around it in DFS or the other leagues I play in, so it’s something I have to think about every week no matter what. That’s okay, because sometimes a big game from a kicker is the difference maker. Here are a few kickers who could put you over the top, or sink you, in Week 5.
Kickers to start
Zane Gonzalez, Arizona Cardinals
Arizona plays the Jets this week, and in addition to being a must-start for opposing defenses, the Jets also happen to be a gift to the other team’s kicker. Gonzalez has been up and down this season, coming off a disappointing outing against Carolina last week, but his team shouldn’t have any problems moving the ball into easy field goal range, not to mention extra point chances.
Jason Myers, Seattle Seahawks
Myers has only kicked two field goals this season, but both of them have been 40 yards or more. Where he really gets his work is on extra point attempts, and the Seahawks should have plenty of those against the Vikings.
Kickers to sit
Randy Bullock, Cincinnati Bengals
Bullock had a huge game against the Jags last week, booting four field goals and three extra points. That was his third double-digit outing in a row. But he’s unlikely to make it a fourth against the Ravens.
Jason Sanders, Miami Dolphins
Sanders had himself a day last week, booting five field goals against the Seahawks, three of them over 40 yards. That won’t be so easy this week on the road against the 49ers.