K – Mason Crosby
Week 8 Statistics: 3/3 PATs, 1/1 FGs (Made: 29); 6.00 fantasy points
Crosby was back at his usual reliable level last week; he made all of his kicks, a week after missing not only his first field goal attempt of the year but his first extra point kick since the 2015 rule changes.
That’s great news on many levels, one of which is for those fantasy players who have him on their roster.
With Crosby quickly putting his misses behind him, any small doubts that may have creeped in should be officially defunct; there’s nothing wrong with his leg nor his confidence. Even better, he has a major opportunity for putting up points.
Green Bay’s offense should be moving the ball with ease on the Colts. The better an offense is performing, the better a kicker’s odds of getting some kicking chances.
I’m thinking Green Bay will manage to score TDs most of the time — which would limit Crosby’s overall ceiling here — but considering even the best offenses don’t reach the endzone on every drive (and low-time opportunities before the end of halves also should be factored in as well), the odds are Crosby will get at least one field goal try.
I’m predicting a couple. Add those with a handful of extra points following the expected TDs, and this lines up to be a great showing from the leg of Green Bay’s reliable kicker.