Wednesday, August 17

Fantasy Kicker Rankings Week 8: Who to start with, sit on the kicker in fantasy football

Welcome to the annual “Should You Drop Justin Tucker On His Bye Week?” week. It has been an annual fantasy football tradition for nearly a decade, and has been vigorously debated by owners around the world. Well, not really, but either way, Tucker isn’t on our Week 8 fantasy kicker rankings, and he’s not the only top-tier stretch taking a scheduled PTO this week. Tucker is joined by Daniel Carlson of Las Vegas, which means there should be two owners in each league heading to free agency (not resignation) to find a streamer.

Before we get into potential replacements, let’s figure it out once and for all: Unless your starting lineup is absolutely established and you have a spot on the roster to play, be it because of injury or some other strange reason, you should leave Tucker and Carlson. . As much as it hurts to see them on someone else’s team, carrying multiple kickers is a waste. There are always players with more potential value, whether they are handcuffed or substitutes during the bye week for later in the season. Who knows? Maybe he’ll get Tucker or Carlson back as free agents next week. If others in your league want to use an exemption claim on them, let them.

Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST

This week, some of the top replacement options widely available when looking at matchups include Jake Elliott (@ Lions), Evan McPherson (@ Jets), Chase McLaughlin (vs. Steelers), Greg Joseph (vs. Cowboys), and possibly even Matthew. . Wright (@ Seahawks). Elliott and Joseph are particularly nice options because they play indoors.

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Field marshal | Running backwards | Wide receiver | Tight end | D / ST

Of course, you could also just flip a coin and get anyone off the waiver wire and you could get a four-FG week like the one Detroit’s Austin Seibert produced last week. This is how this position works sometimes. As we head into fall and the weather turns uglier, the kicker will become even more volatile. You will be scared of a bad prognosis and change someone only to see him have more than 12 points. Or you’ll stay with a guy just to watch him get a FG and a PAT attempt. You know how it goes and it’s not fun.

Maybe that’s why it’s so difficult to give up someone like Tucker or even Carlson, who plays his home games indoors. You know how reliable they are and you don’t want to lose that. We get it … but, no, it’s a trick. Get over it, play matchups, or wait until the next good kicker is knocked out due to byes and snatching. You’ll be fine.

Note: We will update these kicker rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement.

Fantasy Kicker Rankings Week 8: who to start with, sit down in fantasy football

Rank Player
1 Tyler Bass, BUF vs. MIA
2 Matt Gay, LAR @ HOU
3 Greg Zuerlein, DAL @ MIN
4 Ryan Succop, TB @ NO
5 Brandon McManus, DEN vs. WAS
6 Harrison Butker, KC vs. NYG
7 Jake Elliott, PHI @ DET
8 Younghoe Koo, ATL vs. CAR
9 Nick Folk, NE @ LAC
10 Mason Crosby, GB @ ARI
eleven Matt Prater, ARI vs. GB
12 Evan McPherson, CIN @ NYJ
13 Graham Gano, NYG @ KC
14 Greg Joseph, MIN vs. DAL
fifteen Chris Boswell, PIT @ CLE
sixteen Chase McLaughlin, CLE vs. PIT
17 Randy Bullock, TEN @ IND
18 Matthew Wright, JAX @ SEA
19 Michael Badgley, IND vs. TEN
twenty Zane González, CAR @ ATL
twenty-one Jason Myers, SEA vs. JAX
22 Chris Blewitt, WHAT @ DEN
23 Brian Johnson, NOT against TB
24 Austin Seibert, DET vs. FI
25 Tristan Vizcaino, LAC vs. NE
26 Ka’imi Fairbairn, HOU vs. LAR
27 Matt Ammendola, NYJ vs. CIN
28 Joey Slye, SF @ CHI
29 Jason Sanders, MIA @ BUF
30 Cairo Santos, CHI vs SF
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