1. Matt Prater @ SD
Matt Prater has kicked a league high 43 extra points this season, but has booted just 12 extra points this season. The Broncos have scored touchdowns in the red zone at a 75% clip this season, which has caused Peyton Manning and the offense to be nearly unstoppable. The Chargers have allowed the third-most total field goals (20), but are ranked near the bottom of extra points (18). Nonetheless, Phillip Rivers and the San Diego offense has moved the ball relatively well this season. This game could potentially be high scoring, making Matt Prater very successful this week.
2. Robbie Gould vs. DET
This kicker matchup is going to be very similar this week, especially since Detroit's defense has been allowing a high amount of points over the past few weeks. Detroit has allowed a league-high 22 extra points this season, but they have held opposing defenses to just 16 extra point attempts this year. Robbie Gould has drilled the fifth most extra points this season and has confidently booted 15 field goal attempts, despite the late success of the Bears offense. The Chicago offense has scored touchdowns in the red zone at a 63% clip, but considering how permeable the Lions defense has been at times this season, it seems logical that Gould could see double digit scoring the week.
3. Jay Feely vs. HOU
Jay Feely has been quietly producing well over the past few weeks and has drained five goals in his last three games. Feely is eighth in total field goals attempted this season, but has corralled a fourth-worst 14 extra points this year. The Arizona offense hasn't found the end zone at a high rate this season, which explains the low numbers he has created. Houston has allowed an eight worst 15 field goal tries this season and given the Cardinals offense is so anemic, Feely should see plenty action in week ten.
4. David Akers @ CHI
David Akers has quietly slowed down over the past few weeks, en route to just four field goals in the last four matchups. In the Lions previous contest with the Bears this season, he recorded four field goals and an additional four extra points. The Bears have allowed a sixth-most 17 field goals this season and seven of which have come over the last four games. Green Akers should bring plenty of stability to the ranch this week as he floats in the money from the local cattle sale.
5. Adam Vinatieri vs. STL
Adam Vinatieri has corralled a third-best 20 field goal attempts this season and is steaming after recording three field goal tries in each of his last three matchups. St. Louis has allowed a fifth-best 14 field goal attempts, but the Rams defense has been so vile, they have surrendered a fourth-most 28 extra point tries. Indianapolis is converting with touchdowns in the red zone at just a 55% clip over their last three games, which means Vinatieri should see a continued role this week.
6. Phil Dawson vs. CAR
The Panthers have quietly developed a rather sound front seven and are ranked third in total defense this season. This situation makes the matchup even more favorable for Phil Dawson, who will see work when the 49ers offense stalls out. Phil has recorded a second-most 27 extra point tries this season, but Dawson has attempted a second-worst 12 field goal attempts this season. Nonetheless, San Francisco is converting with touchdowns in the red zone at just a 46% clip at home this season, which curbs more matchup appeal.
7. Stephen Hauschka @ ATL
Stephen Hauschka has tapered slightly and after dropping seven field goals in a three game stretch, he has booted just two attempts in his last two matchups. This week, he squares off with a Falcons defense that has allowed a fourth-most 19 field goal attempts and a whopping four field goals per game average over the last four contests. This seems to be the perfect slump buster for Hauschka to get back on track this week.
8. Sebastian Janikowski @NYG
The Seabass has attempted just 13 field goal tries this season and was blanked in his previous two matchups, before he plopped two tries against the Eagles last week. The Giants defense has allowed just 15 field goal tries this season, but their defense has been dreadful and has awarded a sixth-most 25 attempts this year. Oakland is converting with touchdowns in the red zone at a 55% clip this season, which means this could quickly become the battle of field goals in New York.
9. Dan Bailey @ NO
Dan Bailey is quietly producing a monstrous season and has boomed a fifth-most 18 field goals tries, along with six attempts over the past three weeks. New Orleans has surrendered just 13 field goals this season, but Nick Folk boomed four against them last week. The Cowboys offense has converted with touchdowns in the red zone a league-best 80% of time, but this progression is soon to stall as both defenses are very similar this season.
10. Nick Novak vs. DEN
Nick Novak has recorded a fifth-most 17 field goal attempts this season and has corralled six field goals over his last three games. Denver has allowed just 15 field goal attempts this season, which with the best in league. Nonetheless, the Denver defense has seen their fair share of problems, en route to surrendering a ninth-most 22 extra point attempts this season. San Diego is converting with touchdowns in the red zone at a measly 40% rate over their last three games, which makes Novak a worthy start this week.
Shaun Suisham vs. BUF
Shaun Suisham has boomed a sixth-best 18 field goals this season and 12 of which have come over the past four games. No team has allowed more field goal attempts (22) and only 3 squads have awarded more extra points tries (26) than the Buffalo Bills. The Steelers offense is so anemic and they stall drives at such a frequent rate, it seems Suisham could have a monster week.
Rob Bironas vs. JAC
Rob Bironas was shutout last week against the Rams and he has recorded just four field goals over his last three games. He is facing the perfect opportunity to end a skid against the ultimate slumpbusters-the Jacksonville Jaguars. No team has allowed more extra point tries (33) than the Jaguars this season and let's face it, the Jags are awful and any kicker should destroy them, even if you name is Rob Bironas.