When it comes to critical fantasy football decisions, we’re always focused on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. Heck, even defense and special teams units get their fair share of attention as well! Yet, what about kickers? Unless your league doesn’t force you to roster one, they still score points for you, and can be the difference between winning and losing your matchup!
This brings me to my Week 12 kicker rankings. You don’t usually see kickers dissected, but that’s what I plan to do today. You’ve probably heard of expected/implied points for other positions, yet not for kickers. Let’s solve that, shall we?
We know a field-goal attempt is at least three times more valuable than an extra point, but it depends on distance. Thus, a raw field goal attempt is closer to four times more valuable than an extra point. With that in mind, here are the expected points for each kicker thus far, based on their usage.
Implied Points (Weeks 1-11)
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After being relied upon heavily on Thursday Night Football, Nick Folk is now the leader in expected fantasy points for the year. Additionally, Greg Zuerlein went back to his normal usage back from the COVID-19 list. The same cannot be said for Tyler Bass and Randy Bullock, who combined for a grand total of zero fantasy points last week. Also, Joey Slye maintained his strong usage as Washington’s new kicker, which is in line with the usage of Chris Blewitt. Thus, I’d recommend picking him up and starting him in a favorable matchup against the Seahawks this week.
Hopefully, this helps explain my thought process when it comes to my kicker rankings. Speaking of which, here they are!
Week 12 Kicker Rankings
BYES: ARI, KC
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