We all want to ignore the kicker, but unfortunately they could prove to be the difference between a win and a loss in any given week. Who is the best option this week? Let’s take a look:
- Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at Tampa Bay
- Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – at Los Angeles Chargers
- Matt Gay – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. New Orleans
- Dan Bailey – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Denver
- Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Houston
- Ka’imi Fairbairn – Houston Texans – at Baltimore
- Joey Slye – Carolina Panthers – vs. Atlanta
- Daniel Carlson – Oakland Raiders – vs. Cincinnati
- Greg Zuerlein – Los Angeles Rams – vs. Chicago
- Josh Lambo – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Indianapolis
- Brett Maher – Dallas Cowboys – at Detroit
- Nick Folk – New England Patriots – at Philadelphia
- Zane Gonzalez – Arizona Cardinals – at San Francisco
- Stephen Hauschka – Buffalo Bills – at Miami
- Chris Boswell – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cleveland
- Would anyone guess that the Buccaneers’ Matt Gay has been the third best fantasy kicker thus far in ’19? He’s connected on 11 field goals of at least 40 yards (including three from 50+), and he’s gone 8-for-9 in his past three games (his only miss was from over 50 yards). He also hasn’t missed an extra point since Week 3, going 18-for-18 since. Continue to fire him up in all formats.
- Dan Bailey is a perfect 21-for-21 on his kicks at home this season (7 field goals and 14 extra points). Included in that is a pair of 50+ field goals. Injuries have helped to limit him the past two years, but he’s back at it this season having completed 88.2% of his field goals overall.
- The rookie Joey Slye has had his ups and downs this season, but he has routinely gotten opportunities (he’s 16-for-22 on field goals). That said a lot of his misses have come from long range, going 10-for-16 on field goals of at least 40 yards. He clearly has the leg strength and the opportunity, plus the Falcons have allowed the third most points per week to opposing kickers. The potential is there for him to be a routine Top 5 option, but he needs to find consistency to get there.
Sources – ESPN, NFL.com
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