Are your fantasy football leagues still playing with kickers? Either way, you have at least one league that still has kickers. All of the offseason, you’ve been studying running backs and wide receivers. Now it’s time to take a look at some kickers. You need every point you can get to win this championship. Let’s not forget the kickers when you have to start one every week. A few tips when writing kickers before entering the leaderboard.
First, check your settings to understand the score. Some have extra points for longer kicks and negative points for missed kicks. My second tip, look for kickers on good offenses. Teams that score a lot of points will also have high performing kickers. I prefer kickers who play inside for most of the season. Weather can be a factor, especially during the winter months. The strategy suggested by Taco from “The League” is to catch a kicker from your opponent’s quarterback team.
So when they score a TD you get a point (extra point). Maybe Taco was onto something, especially in your TD 4-point leagues, nerve-wracking those passing. The last piece of advice will be to seek precision; the last thing you want is a score of 0 or negative. Your kicker probably won’t get five or more opportunities each week, but 3 for 3 is a solid 9 points at least.
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Top 12 Dynasty Kickers
1. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens
justin tucker (32) – Tucker is a bit older, but he’s the goat. Not only is Justin Tucker the most accurate kicker of all time. Tucker is also the most accurate longball kicker of all time. Tucker has hit 95% of his kicks in 2021. Since 2016, he has only finished outside of the top 4 Kickers once.
61 YARDS IN 2013? NO PROBLEM
66 YARDD TODAY?? NO PROBLEM
IN JUSTIN TUCKER, WE TRUST! pic.twitter.com/0k4U6p62fO
— Mo (@LamarHeisman) September 26, 2021
2. Evan McPerson – Cincinnati Bengals
Evan McPherson (23) – McPherson is attached to one of the most exciting young offenses in the league. McPherson tied Justin Tucker on points last year for 2nd overall. He converted 9 of 11 yards from 50 or more yards. PFF ranked McPherson as the 2nd highest ranked kicker.
3. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs
Harrison Butker (27) — Kansas City’s RedZone efficiency has created fewer field goal opportunities for Butker. Butker is still attached to one of the best offenses in the league and should be a reliable weekly option.
4. Wil Lutz – New Orleans Saints
Will Lutz (28) – Lutz has long been one of the best kickers. He’s never really mentioned with the top guys, but he’s been a constant for the Saints. This team is loaded with weapons and should be one of the best attacks in football. Lutz’s career accuracy ratings and interior facilities make him a prime option.
5. Daniel Carlson – Las Vegas Raiders
Daniel Carlson (27) – Daniel Carlson had his best season yet in 2021 and finished 4th overall. Carlson is playing inside and is on a high power attack. Not to mention he’s linked to Josh McDaniels and has not only had high power attacks but also number 1 kicks in the past (multiple).
DANIEL CARLSON FOR VICTORY! 💥
— Sports Center (@SportsCenter) December 21, 2021
6. Younghoe Koo – Atlanta Falcons
Younghoe Koo (28) – Koo is not far from his overall season in K1 and is still one of the best young kickers in the NFL. Atlanta ranked 24th in red-zone efficiency in 2021 and if that trend continues, Koo will be pretty active on Sunday.
7. Brandon Mcmanus – Denver Broncos
Brandon McManus (31) – McManus plays in Denver and kickers love playing in Denver. It’s also an offense that will be much improved in 2022 under Russell Wilson. McManus should find himself in the top 5 conversations this year.
8. Tyler Bass – Buffalo Bills
Tyler Bass (25) – The Buffalo Bills are one of the best offenses in the league and when they’re not scoring touchdowns, Bass is scoring field goals. Not only does he wear the black cool eye sticker like Nelly, but Bass has hit over 50 extra points each of the past two seasons. Bass converted 28 field goals each year to add to his consistency.
9. Jake Elliott – Philadelphia Eagles
Jake Elliott (27) – Elliott made his first pro-bowl in 2021 and has been one of the most consistent kickers in the league. Elliott’s precision gave you safe ground with just three kicks missing, all from over 40 yards. That being said, he can still hit it from deep, going three for three from 50+.
10. Rodrigo Blakenship – Indianapolis Colts
Rodrigo Blankenship (25) – Rodrigo had an incredible rookie season, finishing 8th overall. Last year was hampered by injury, but he and Michael Bagley combined to be the 9th overall kicker. The Colts have ranked in the top 10 in Field Goal attempts for the past two seasons and play indoors.
11. Matt Prater – Arizona Cardinals
Matt Prater (38) – Prater is definitely nearing the end of his career, but he’s still someone you can play with confidence in your lineups. Prater plays inside and is attached to one of the league’s highest scoring offenses in an explosive division. NFC West and AFC West have nearly half of the league’s scheduled 50+ games. That’s because they’re playing themselves and each other this year.
12. Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers
Chris Boswell (31) – Chris Boswell has been one of the most accurate kickers since joining the league. Boswell also played for the Steelers his entire career. He doesn’t offer the ceiling like some of these other guys, but his safe floor makes him a solid option.