Week 15 Fantasy Kicker Rankings


Week 15 Fantasy Kicker Rankings




Let’s face it — most weeks, you’re not checking the game-day inactives for kickers. That’s usually reserved for “questionable” big-name RBs or WRs. However, in Week 14, Chase McLaughlin was replaced heading into the weekend, and Zane Gonzalez and Randy Bullock were scratched Sunday morning. Perhaps none of those guys were going to be started in the first round of the fantasy playoffs, but it should serve as a reminder that no matter how highly a player is slotted in our Week 15 fantasy kicker rankings, he’s a potential risk.

Fortunately, we once again had mostly good weather, and while that won’t be the case for every game the rest of the way, it’s reasonable to expect at least semi-favorable conditions for most of our top options this week. Twelve of our top 19 are playing in stadiums with a roof, and another is in Miami. Two others are kicking in Denver, which could easily see bad weather, but if it doesn’t, those kickers will have the added bonus of slightly easier long-distance kicks.

There are still a few potential weather risks, as Justin Tucker (vs. Jaguars) is in Baltimore, Mason Crosby (vs. Panthers) and Joey Slye (@ Packers) are in Green Bay, and Jason Meyers (@ Washington) is in Washington, but there are clearly plenty of solid alternatives in favorable matchups if you have to swap someone out because of injury or weather.

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

Week 15 Fantasy Kicker Rankings

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