Week 2 Fantasy Kicker Rankings


Our Week 2 fantasy kicker rankings are the hottest edition yet. Not only has Joey Slye moved into the top five, but Zane Gonzalez is also in the starter’s tier thanks to an indoor home game against Washington’s mediocre defense. That’s right — Zane Gonzalez is in the top 12! Obviously, you’re very excited about all of this, but before you hit the waiver wire and spend all of your FAAB budget on Gonzalez or another equally sexy kicker, you should remember that this position is a giant waste of time and fairly unpredictable.

OK, maybe that’s a bit harsh, but let’s be honest — no one was starting Daniel Carlson in Week 1 when he dropped a four PATs and two field goals, including a 54-yarder. And can you really trust Matt Prater and Michael Badgley to get four field-goal attempts again? Both are still top-10 kickers this week, but because we know FG attempts tend to even out, there is some concern for immediate regression to the mean.

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That said, that’s one of the reasons we like Gonzalez. He missed two attempts in Week 1, but he nailed a 56-yarder and should be better indoors. Most important, Arizona’s quick-strike offense should continue to get him opportunities. More makes are coming soon.

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Ultimately, we’re sticking with the tried-and-true method of trusting proven kickers on solid offenses. If they’re indoors, all the better. We’re factoring in matchups to some degree, but we know that Week 1’s poor showings could give way to Week 2 surprises (and vice/versa). There’s no reason to panic if your kicker had a poor opening game — unless you drafted an idiot kicker in the first place. In that case…yeah, panic — and pick up one of the guys in our top 12.

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We’ll continue to update our kicker rankings to throughout the week, so check back for updates.

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Week 2 Fantasy Kicker Rankings

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1Justin Tucker, BAL @ HOU
2Greg Zuerlein, DAL vs. ATL
3Harrison Butker, KC @ LAC
4Joey Slye, CAR @ TB
5Wil Lutz, NO @ LV
6Michael Badgley, LAC vs. KC
7Younghoe Koo, ATL @ DAL
8Dan Bailey, MIN @ IND
9Matt Prater, DET @ GB
10Ryan Succop, TB vs. CAR
11Mason Crosby, GB vs. DET
12Zane Gonzalez, ARI vs. WAS
13Nick Folk, NE @ SEA
14Robbie Gould, SF @ NYJ
15Stephen Gostkowski, TEN vs. JAX
16Tyler Bass, BUF @ MIA
17Brandon McManus, DEN @ PIT
18Daniel Carlson, LV vs. NO
19Chris Boswell, PIT vs. DEN
20Jake Elliott, PHI vs. LAR
21Ka’imi Fairbairn, HOU vs. BAL
22Sam Sloman, LAR @ PHI
23Jason Myers, SEA vs. NE
24Josh Lambo, JAX @ TEN
25Rodrigo Blankenship, IND vs. MIN
26Cairo Santos, CHI vs. NYG
27Cody Parkey, CLE vs. CIN
28Dustin Hopkins, WAS @ ARI
29Graham Gano NYG @ CHI
30Jason Sanders, MIA vs. BUF
31Sam Ficken, NYJ vs. SF
32Randy Bullock, CIN @ CLE