Punter Rankings – Week 16

Kevin Greenstein takes a look at how the weather/playoffs will impact punters in "championship week" and also look at Shawn Powell, the Bengals' replacement for Kevin Huber.

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Punter Rankings – Week 16

kevin-huber-neckbraceIt’s championship week in most fantasy football leagues, and it’s a good bet that the combination of playoff implications (14 games matter on same level) and the weather are going to wreak a fair amount of havoc. Some teams are already contemplating resting starters to ensure their health for the playoffs, while other teams are jockeying for position (or one of the remaining undetermined playoff spots). And while we’re going to experience exceptionally warm temperatures on the East Coast, ice, snow, rain, thunder, lightning and wind will likely play a big role in the outcomes of more than half of today’s games.

If you’re looking for safe games, Jaguars-Titans is probably the best bet, followed closely by Raiders-Chargers. In both games, the punters are excellent and the weather conditions will be favorable. In a situation where you’re debating between a few options, go with the punter who will be dealing with the best weather conditions.

We had one team make a punter change this week. Following the injury suffered by Bengals punter Kevin Huber last week, Cincinnati has brought in early-season fantasy stud (for the Bills) Shawn Powell as his Week 16 replacement. Powell’s directional kicking leaves a lot to be desired, but his strong leg often makes for terrific fantasy numbers. Look for him to be a surprisingly strong option for Week 16, likely available on the waiver wire in most leagues.

And here are this week’s rankings:

2013 Punter Rankings: Week 16

PlayerTeamWeek 16Overall
Bryan AngerJAX11
Shane LechlerHOU212
Mike ScifresSD39
Marquette KingOAK42
Matt BosherATL527
Brett KernTEN68
Ryan QuigleyNYJ74
Steve WeatherfordNYG824
Jeff LockeMIN919
Pat McAfeeIND1020
Johnny HekkerSTL1118
Jon RyanSEA126
Brandon FieldsMIA133
Spencer LanningCLE1413
Mat McBriarPIT1530
Sam KochBAL1629
Shawn PowellCIN1714
Adam PodleshCHI1822
Michael KoenenTB1910
Sav RoccaWAS2023
Dustin ColquittKC2117
Ryan AllenNE2231
Andy LeeSF235
Thomas MorsteadNO2421
Chris JonesDAL2525
Tim MasthayGB2632
Brad NortmanCAR2715
Donnie JonesPHI287
Brian MoormanBUF2926
Dave ZastudilARI3011
Sam MartinDET3116
Britton ColquittDEN3228

Happy Holidays, and good luck in the finals!

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