It’s another four-team bye week (Texans, Bears, Bengals, Giants), but Graham Gano is the only kicker who might be missed in fantasy football leagues. Our Week 10 fantasy kicker rankings are about as loaded as you can expect this time of year, which is thrilling for all parties.
Weather could of course be a factor, which is why we always like to look for kickers who are playing indoors. Greg Joseph (@ Chargers) and Dustin Hopkins (vs. Vikings) will be in L.A.’s open-air (but covered) stadium, while Matt Prater (vs. Panthers) and Greg Zuerlein (vs. Falcons) are also top-12 kickers in optimal conditions. Zane Gonzalez (@ Cardinals), Younghoe Koo (@ Cowboys), and Michael Badgley (vs. Jaguars) are borderline starting options kicking indoors this week, too. (Update: Zuerlein is expected to be out because of COVID.)
We also always note when the Broncos are at home, as the high altitude gives Brandon McManus (vs. Eagles) and Jake Elliott (@ Broncos) slightly better chances at bonus points. Statistically, it’s not a great matchup for either, especially McManus, but we’re not overly worried about that given his consistency and the simple fact he’s due for some long FGs. After his 10 50-yard field goals last year and average over 3.5 per season from 2015-’19, McManus had attempted just one 50-plus yarder prior to getting two attempts (and making one) in Week 9 this year. The numbers are starting to even out.
The matchups are really strong for several of the best kickers who have been near the top all season (Tyler Bass, Justin Tucker, Ryan Succop, Joseph). Mason Crosby (vs. Seahawks), Robbie Gould (vs. Rams), and Chris Boswell (vs. Lions) also have strong matchups on paper if you’re willing to trust those numbers (and those kickers). We put some stock into matchup stats for kickers, but they shouldn’t totally define your lineup decisions.
Ultimately, this position is tough to pin down heading into any given week, but there seems to be enough high-upside options that your kicker shouldn’t totally bust this week. If he does, just make a mental note for next fall and make sure to tell your commissioner you don’t want a kicker spot in your league anymore. It’s for the best.
Note: We’ll update these kicker rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement.
Fantasy Kicker Rankings Week 10: Who to start, sit in fantasy football
|1||Tyler Bass, BUF @ NYJ|
|2||Justin Tucker, BAL @ MIA|
|3||Greg Joseph, MIN @ LAC|
|4||Ryan Succop, TB @ WAS|
|5||Daniel Carlson, LV vs. KC|
|6||Matt Gay, LAR @ SF|
|7||Dustin Hopkins, LAC vs. MIN|
|8||Matt Prater, ARI vs. CAR|
|9||Nick Folk, NE vs. CLE|
|10||Mason Crosby, GB vs. SEA|
|11||Robbie Gould, SF vs. LAR|
|12||Brandon McManus, DEN vs. PHI|
|13||Randy Bullock, TEN vs. NO|
|14||Chris Boswell, PIT vs. DET|
|15||Zane Gonzalez, CAR @ ARI|
|16||Younghoe Koo, ATL @ DAL|
|17||Michael Badgley, IND vs. JAX|
|18||Lirim Hajrullahu, DAL vs. ATL|
|19||Austin Seibert, DET @ PIT|
|20||Chase McLaughlin, CLE @ NE|
|21||Harrison Butker, KC @ LV|
|22||Jake Elliott, PHI @ DEN|
|23||Jason Sanders, MIA vs. BAL|
|24||Brian Johnson, NO @ TEN|
|25||Matthew Wright, JAX @ IND|
|26||Joey Slye, WAS vs. TB|
|27||Matt Ammendola, NYJ vs. BUF|
|28||Jason Myers, SEA @ GB|