Fantasy Kicker Rankings Week 18: Who to start, sit at kicker in fantasy football

Week 18 Fantasy Kicker Rankings – You never expected to read those words in that order, did you? Well, here we are, but one question remains: Why You here?

First, you shouldn’t play in leagues where Week 18 matters. Second, even if he is, he shouldn’t worry so much about his kicker. Yes, you want to pick the right guy, but the unpredictable nature of the position doesn’t exactly lend itself to in-depth statistical-based analysis.

Of course, that doesn’t stop us from trying. After all, after 17 weeks, the numbers must mean something, right? Maybe, maybe not. For example, the best team in fantasy points allowed to kickers is the Jets, but last week Bucs kicker Ryan Succop, who has been one of the top 15 fantasy kickers this season, scored eight points. Good enough sure, but not exactly a big breakout.

Tyler Bass (vs. Jets) gets the best matchup this week, but we’ll have to see what the weather looks like in Buffalo before we bet on him. For now, it is still a great option. That’s also true for Justin Tucker (vs. Steelers), who has the third-best kicking matchup. Barring a blizzard, Tucker will be in fancy lineups.

If you’re looking for lesser-owned kickers with good matchups, you could try Jake Elliott (vs. Cowboys), Evan McPherson (@ Browns), Mason Crosby (@ Lions), Randy Bullock (@ Texans), Graham Gano (vs. Washington), Younghoe Koo (vs. Saints) and Michael Badgley (@ Jaguars). Crosby, Bullock and Koo have the added advantage of playing indoors, while Badgley is less likely than most to see hostile conditions in Jacksonville.

There are six true indoor games this week (Saints-Falcons, Packers-Lions, Titans-Texans, Seahawks-Cardinals, Bears-Vikings and Chargers-Raiders) and one game at Los Angeles’ indoor but outdoor stadium (49ers- Rams). If you want to play it safe with your kicker and be able to ignore the weather reports, just pick a guy from one of those games.

Joking aside, we understand why you’re worried about your kicker if he’s still playing meaningful games in Week 18. Every point matters and you don’t want to leave anything on the proverbial field. That is why we are still here, trying our best to help you find the right man.

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

Fantasy Kicker Rankings Week 18: who to start with, sit down in fantasy football

Rank Player
one Justin Tucker, BAL vs. PIT
two Greg Joseph, MIN vs. CHI
3 Nick Folk, NE @ MIA
4 Tyler Bass, BUF vs. NYJ
5 Daniel Carlson, LV vs. LAC
6 Ryan Succop, TB vs. CAR
7 Randy Bullock, TEN @ HOU
8 Graham Gano, NYG vs. WAS
9 Matt Gay, LAR vs. SF
10 Harrison Butker, KC @ DEN
eleven Evan McPherson, CIN @ CLE
12 Jake Elliott, PHI v. DAL
13 Dustin Hopkins, LAC @ LV
14 Matt Prater, ARI vs. SEA
fifteen Younghoe Koo, ATL vs. NO
sixteen Michael Badgley, IND @ JAX
17 Mason Crosby, GB @ DET
18 Greg Zuerlein, DAL @ PHI
19 Robbie Gould, SF @ LAR
twenty Chris Boswell, PIT @ BAL
twenty-one Cairo Santos, CHI @ MIN
22 Joey Slye, FUE @ NYG
23 Brandon McManus, DEN vs. KC
24 Ka’imi Fairbairn, HOU vs. TEN
25 Jason Myers, SEA @ ARI
26 Brett Maher, NO @ ATL
27 Riley Patterson, DET vs. GB
28 Chase McLaughlin, CLE vs. CIN
29 Lirim Hajrullahu, CAR @ TB
30 Jason Sanders, MIA vs. NE
31 Matthew Wright, JAX vs. IND
32 Eddy Pineiro, New York @ BUF