Week 16 Rankings (2019): Top 15 Kickers


You don’t want it to happen… It can’t happen… After all of work your season can’t be decided by a kicker. DFS sites have eliminated the position, as have some fantasy leagues, but there are a lot of leagues that still utilize kickers. So that means, we can’t ignore them. At this point in the season you know the drill, so let’s jump into how our options rank to maximize every possible point:

  1. Harrison Butker – Kansas City Chiefs – at Chicago
  2. Will Lutz – New Orleans Saints – at Tennessee
  3. Dan Bailey – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Green Bay
  4. Robbie Gould – San Francisco 49ers – vs. LA Rams
  5. Justin Tucker – Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
  6. Jason Myers – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Arizona
  7. Nick Folk – New England Patriots – vs. Buffalo
  8. Younghoe Koo – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Jacksonville
  9. Kai Forbath – Dallas Cowboys – at Philadelphia
  10. Michael Badgley – LA Chargers – vs. Oakland
  11. Jason Sanders – Miami Dolphins – vs. Cincinnati
  12. Josh Lambo – Jacksonville Jaguars – at Atlanta
  13. Austin Seibert – Cleveland Browns – vs. Baltimore
  14. Brandon McManus – Denver Broncos – vs. Detroit
  15. Dustin Hopkins – Washington Redskins – vs. NY Giants


  • If you are headed to the waiver wire take a closer look at Jason Myers. The Seattle kicker has been a borderline starting option a year after making the Pro Bowl with the Jets, and this week you have to like his match-up. Opposing kickers have had success against Arizona and Myers is also available in about 80% of leagues. With 57 kicks made he has been busy, and he is perfect on all 16 of his field goal attempts of 39 yards or less. When he faced the Cardinals earlier in the season, he had two field goals and three extra points, and there is no reason why we can’t expect a repeat of that.
  • Should you wish to hold out some hope until Monday night, and also roster a top-10 kicker, then Dan Bailey might be your man. Weather won’t be an issue and he is coming off a strong effort against the Chargers as he made four field goals and three of four extra point attempts. With five field goals from between 40 and 49 yards, plus another three from beyond 50 yards, leg strength isn’t an issue and neither are scoring opportunities as he has made 60 kicks.
  • Now that is a debut. Kai Forbath wasted no time in making an impact with the Cowboys last week, and while they aren’t going to have that kind of offensive outburst every week it has to generate some optimism. Forbath showed no signs of rust as all three of his field goals came from beyond 40 yards (one greater than 50 yards), while also converting his four extra points. This week he should find similar success against the Eagles.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 16 rankings:

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends


  1. Hello Professor! Please your help if possible for championship week:

    Pick 2 PPR: Aj brown, will fuller, breshaud perriman and Anthony miller??

    Pick 1 PPR: eckler, boone and D. Washington??

    Cousins or fitzpatrick??

    Pick a Defense: Chiefs, Colts, Falcons, Jets, Seahawks or Jaguars D??

    Thank you for the help Professor and good luck in the fantasy championship if you made it!

  2. Morning Professor. All questions are PPR.
    1- Pick 1 from DeAndre Washington, Mack, Devin Singletary and Mike Boone?
    2-Pick 1 from Kirk, Anthony Miller or Robert Woods?
    3- please choose 1 Flex from Mark Andrews and all others listed above.
    Thanks for the time.

  3. Gay not in the tip 15? He has been one of the better options this year in my league. So bailey over gay? Tb and hou are projected to score a lot of points. Thanks

  4. Higbee or henry, .5 ppr. Higbee has a tough matchup and everett is back. I had have higbee in now. Henry has a nice matchup but hasnt seen as many targets lately. Thanks

  5. Professor, would you use tucker or add myers instead? Tucker is great but he has been an xp only option for the last couple of weeks. Thanks


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