I notice the kickers are really crushing it this year. Greg Zuerlein and Ryan Succop are on pace to challenge the all-time kicker for most kicking points in a season, and Jake Elliott and Wil Lutz aren’t far behind.

Since the league moved to the 16-game schedule almost 40 years ago, only 12 teams have finished seasons with at least 150 kicking points. Yet after six weeks this season, seven teams are in the hunt to maybe hit that mark.

In the preseason, I was of the school of thought that it made sense to commit some resources to get Stephen Gostkowski, and he’s one of the seven kickers in that group. But it’s been a good year to shop for kickers on the waiver wire. Zuerlein, Succop and Lutz might not have been selected in some leagues. Harrison Butker, Graham Gano and Jake Elliott definitely weren’t selected in the vast majority of leagues.

Here’s the list of all teams with over 140 points scored by kickers since 1978. For he 2017 teams, I’m showing the total they’ll end up with if they stay on their current pace.

2017LA Rams (proj.)184
2011San Francisco 166
2017Tennessee (proj.)165
1998Minnesota 164
2003St. Louis 163
1983Washington 161
2016Atlanta 158
2013New England 158
2017Philadelphia (proj.)157
2003Indianapolis 157
2017New Orleans (proj.)156
2014New England 156
2012New England 153
2017Kansas City (proj.)152
2015New England 151
2014Philadelphia 150
2017New England (proj.)149
2017Carolina (proj.)149
2008NY Giants149
2005Arizona 149
1991Washington 149
2008New England 148
2005NY Giants148
2011New Orleans 147
2015Carolina 146
2009San Diego 146
2012NY Giants145
1999Indianapolis 145
1996Carolina 145
2013San Diego 144
2008Philadelphia 144
1999Miami 144
1985Chicago 144
2013Seattle 143
2012Atlanta 143
2011New England 143
2010Philadelphia 143
2006Chicago 143
2010Oakland 142
1987New Orleans 142
2017San Francisco (proj.)141
2013Green Bay 141
2012Minnesota 141
2007Green Bay 141
2004New England 141
1995Pittsburgh 141

—Ian Allan