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Consistency Rankings - Kickers
David Dorey
June 1, 2005
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The results from 2004 showing how many times a kicker scored at least 8 points in a game or kicked two or more field goals during a game. Also included are the totals for each team since that is more telling about the number of opportunities that each kicker received. With the amount of kickers changing teams each year, it is more reliable to consider the track record of the team a kicker is going to play for – not what they have done in the past. “Plyd” indicates how many games were played by each kicker.

Games with 8 or more points: This is a key statistic, it marks basically a performance in the top 25% of all performances in the NFL last year (75% of games had less than 8 kicking points). Several kickers turned in some big games along the way but given that so many kickers end up around the same 100 to 110 total points, it benefits your fantasy team more to have a consistent kicker than to enjoy the monster game while suffering through three or four times as many below-average efforts. In head-to-head play, this is the actual rankings for kickers in order of value to a fantasy team. Shayne Graham, Rian Lindell, Nate Kaeding and Jeff Reed were all among the best kickers to own and each remain with the same team this season.

Games with two or more field goals: This listing is more relevant in leagues awarding distance points for field goals and for determining which kickers are being more relied on in the NFL (besides automatic extra points). A surprise here is Josh Scobee in Jacksonville. Oddly enough, the top ten includes Martin Gramatica, Doug Brien and Steve Christie who are all either unemployed or on new teams this year.

Games with 8 or more points scored Games with 2 or more field goals scored 8 point games 2 FG games
Name % # Plyd Name % #   Plyd NFL % # NFL %   2FG  
Longwell, Ryan 56%  9  16 Vinatieri, Adam 63% 10 16 GB 56%  9  NE 63% 10
Vinatieri, Adam 56% 9 16 Elam, Jason 56% 9 16 NE 56% 9 DEN 56% 9
Elam, Jason 50% 8 16 Scobee, Josh 56% 9 16 BUF 50% 8 JAX 56% 9
Graham, Shayne 50% 8 16 Janikowski, Sebastian 50% 8 16 CIN 50% 8 OAK 50% 8
Lindell, Rian 50% 8 16 Reed, Jeff 50% 8 16 DEN 50% 8 PHI 50% 8
Akers, David 47% 7 15 Akers, David 47% 7 15 PHI 50% 8 PIT 50% 8
Andersen, Morten 44% 7 16 Gramatica, Martin 45% 5 11 BAL 44% 7 ATL 44% 7
Kaeding, Nate 44% 7 16 Brien, Doug 44% 7 16 MIN 44% 7 BAL 44% 7
Reed, Jeff 44% 7 16 Christie, Steve 44% 7 16 PIT 44% 7 BUF 44% 7
Stover, Matt 44% 7 16 Dawson, Phil 44% 7 16 SD 44% 7 CIN 44% 7
Vanderjagt, Mike 40% 6 15 Feely, Jay 44% 7 16 CLE 38% 6 CLE 44% 7
Brown, Josh 38% 6 16 Graham, Shayne 44% 7 16 IND 38% 6 DET 44% 7
Dawson, Phil 38% 6 16 Hanson, Jason 44% 7 16 KC 38% 6 GB 44% 7
Janikowski, Sebastian 38% 6 16 Kaeding, Nate 44% 7 16 OAK 38% 6 NYG 44% 7
Tynes, Lawrence 38% 6 16 Lindell, Rian 44% 7 16 SEA 38% 6 NYJ 44% 7
Brien, Doug 31% 5 16 Longwell, Ryan 44% 7 16 ATL 31% 5 SD 44% 7
Brown, Kris 31% 5 16 Peterson, Todd 44% 7 16 HOU 31% 5 SF 44% 7
Christie, Steve 31% 5 16 Stover, Matt 44% 7 16 JAX 31% 5 ARI 38% 6
Feely, Jay 31% 5 16 Kimrin, Ola 40% 2 5 NYG 31% 5 DAL 38% 6
Scobee, Josh 31% 5 16 Andersen, Morten 38% 6 16 NYJ 31% 5 HOU 38% 6
Wilkins, Jeff 31% 5 16 Brown, Josh 38% 6 16 STL 31% 5 MIN 38% 6
Carney, John 25% 4 16 Brown, Kris 38% 6 16 ARI 25% 4 NO 38% 6
Cundiff, Billy 25% 4 16 Carney, John 38% 6 16 DAL 25% 4 SEA 38% 6
Hanson, Jason 25% 4 16 Cundiff, Billy 38% 6 16 DET 25% 4 TB 38% 6
Peterson, Todd 25% 4 16 Rackers, Neil 38% 6 16 NO 25% 4 IND 31% 5
Rackers, Neil 25% 4 16 Vanderjagt, Mike 33% 5 15 SF 25% 4 STL 31% 5
Anderson, Gary 20% 3 15 Wilkins, Jeff 31% 5 16 CHI 19% 3 WAS 31% 5
Chandler, Jeff 20% 1 5 Kasay, John 29% 4 14 TEN 19% 3 CAR 25% 4
Taylor, Jay 20% 1 5 Anderson, Gary 27% 4 15 CAR 13% 2 KC 25% 4
Edinger, Paul 19% 3 16 Tynes, Lawrence 25% 4 16 MIA 13% 2 MIA 25% 4
Kasay, John 14% 2 14 Hall , John 25% 2 8 TB 13% 2 TEN 25% 4
Hall , John 13% 1 8 Bryant, Matt 25% 1 4 WAS 13% 2 CHI 19% 3
Gramatica, Martin 9% 1 11 Chandler, Jeff 20% 1 5            
Mare, Olindo 9% 1 11 Taylor, Jay 20% 1 5            
Kimrin, Ola 0% 0 5 Edinger, Paul 19% 3 16            
Bryant, Matt 0% 0 4 Mare, Olindo 18% 2 11