Two kickers scored 19 fantasy football points in Week 13. Both New York Jets kickers Greg Zuerlein and Detroit Lions kicker Michael Badley delivered that huge amount for their fantastic managers last week – that’s almost WR1 numbers!
Badgley didn’t even get drafted in August, while Zuerlein was selected on average as the sixth kicker on the draft tables (that’s not saying much, given that most kickers are well drafted in the final rounds 12-team leagues).
Yet, once again, their production in Week 13 proves that sometimes a plethora of points come from places and positions you might least expect.
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Zuerlein did it with volume — he scored five field goals in Week 13 — against the Vikings, but he also broke New York Jets history. Greg the Leg scored a 60-yard field goal in that game (ultimately a New York Jets loss) – the longest in Jets history. Gang Green’s offense consistently moved the ball against Minnesota only to settle for field goals – but Zuerlein’s fantastic managers aren’t mad about that!
The Lions were down 41 points against the Jaguars in Week 13, and Badgley was a big part of that attack. The veteran made his four field goal attempts and he added four more PATs as the Lions roared up and down the field at the Jaguars.
Players in Yahoo’s default league will have one more chance in week 14 of making the playoffs (if not already locked in a spot or mathematically eliminated). I think I can speak for everyone when I say, I’d like my kicker to give me 15+ in Week 14, and in every playoff week thereafter!
Meet the kickers – find out how Badgley, Zuerlein and the rest of the kicker position are doing for Week 14 in our expert rankings!