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2021 Fantasy Football Week 12 Kicker Rankings

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.

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Implied Points (Weeks 1-11)

KickerTeamDifferenceImplied PointsFantasy PPG
Nick FolkNE0.23399.966110.2
Rodrigo BlankenshipIND-1.87389.87388.0
Greg JosephMIN0.16469.53549.7
Greg ZuerleinDAL-0.90309.10308.2
Tyler BassBUF0.07229.02789.1
Joey SlyeWAS0.04338.45688.5
Randy BullockTEN0.04908.35108.4
Daniel CarlsonLV-0.05108.35108.3
Chris BlewittWAS-3.35108.35105.0
Mason CrosbyGB-1.15108.35107.2
Justin TuckerBAL0.43368.26648.7
Chris BoswellPIT1.21828.18189.4
Dustin HopkinsLAC-0.18188.18188.0
Matt PraterARI0.07978.12038.2
Matt GayLAR0.68748.01268.7
Zane GonzalezCAR0.34127.75888.1
Brandon McManusDEN-0.35887.75887.4
Evan McPhersonCIN0.92587.67428.6
Ryan SuccopTB-0.17427.67427.5
Graham GanoNYG0.71047.58968.3
Brian JohnsonNO0.29507.50507.8
Jake ElliottPHI0.67197.42818.1
Harrison ButkerKC0.57957.12057.7
Michael BadgleyIND0.37847.02167.4
Robbie GouldSF1.05906.94108.0
Austin SeibertDET-0.31806.51806.2
Younghoe KooATL0.36406.23606.6
Jason SandersMIA-0.42066.12065.7
Chase McLaughlinCLE0.53325.96686.5
Matt AmmendolaNYJ-1.04385.64384.6
Matthew WrightJAX0.12875.57135.7
Cairo SantosCHI-0.05925.55925.5
Jason MyersSEA-0.07465.47465.4
Ka'imi FairbairnHOU-0.50875.20874.7
Tristan VizcainoLAC-0.40805.10804.7
Ryan SantosoDET-0.46704.96704.5
Brett MaherNO0.03304.96705.0
Aldrick RosasDET-0.79784.79784.0
Josh LamboJAX-2.70304.40301.7
Lirim HajrullahuDAL1.72503.27505.0
Cody ParkeyNO-0.27503.27503.0

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


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1Greg ZuerleinDALLV
2Tyler BassBUFNO
3Nick FolkNETEN
4Greg JosephMINSF
5Justin TuckerBALCLE
6Daniel CarlsonLVDAL
7Matt GayLARGB
8Randy BullockTENNE
9Zane GonzalezCARMIA
10Ryan SuccopTBIND
11Joey SlyeWSHSEA
12Dustin HopkinsLACDEN
13Chris BoswellPITCIN
14Mason CrosbyGBLAR
15Jake ElliotPHINYG
16Robbie GouldSFMIN
17Evan McPhersonCINPIT
18Brandon McManusDENLAC
19Graham GanoNYGPHI
20Younghoe KooATLJAX
21Michael BadgleyINDTB
22Brian JohnsonNOBUF
23Jason MyersSEAWSH
24Cairo SantosCHIDET
25Kaimi FairbairnHOUNYJ
26Matthew WrightJAXATL
27Jason SandersMIACAR
28Chase McLaughlinCLEBAL

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