K – Mason Crosby
Week 6 Statistics: 1/1 PATs, 3 FGs (37,43,34); 11.00 fantasy points
After going through the frustrations brought on by the failings of Rodgers at the tight end spot, it is always nice to dive into the reliable embrace of Crosby’s leg.
With injuries and underwhelming-or-worse play striking so many other positions on a weekly basis, Crosby is the reliable mainstay we can turn to without worry. He practically never misses when he lines up for a kick, putting up points even when the offense has looked like hot garbage incarnate.
He’s not quite as reliable on a weekly basis in fantasy as he is on the field, but that has just about nothing to do with him; if the offense isn’t moving, he’s not going to get opportunities. Still, as the offense has been multiple shades of “ugh” for most of the year, they have moved it in spurts just enough to let him have a few opportunities. Case in point: in the past three games, he’s managed to score at least 11 fantasy points despite the offense mostly drifting further off the metaphorical cliff of effectiveness.
As the previous sections would surmise, I expect the Packers to a better job with their offense against a defense ripe for destruction, but I doubt they will have all their kinks worked out. When it comes strictly to kickers in fantasy football, the best situations usually revolve around being connected to an offense that can move the ball but struggle to finish off drives. I expect Green Bay to move the ball much better as a whole here, but as they work towards fully rediscovering their formerly potent selves I could see a few drives stopping early on the way to the endzone.
With that in mind, you can probably bank on another excellent showing from Crosby.