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Fantasy Football Week 11 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 11 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?

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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 1-10)

NameTeamDifferenceImplied PointsFantasy PPG
Rodrigo BlankenshipIND-1.87389.87388.0
Greg JosephMIN0.03309.66709.7
Nick FolkNE0.16469.53549.7
Tyler BassBUF0.70909.291010.0
Randy BullockTEN0.00309.19709.2
Greg ZuerleinDAL-0.99139.09138.1
Daniel CarlsonLV-0.13908.53908.4
Joey SlyeWAS-0.07198.47198.4
Zane GonzalezCAR0.25508.44508.7
Chris BlewittWAS-3.35108.35105.0
Mason CrosbyGB-1.26648.26647.0
Graham GanoNYG0.73108.06908.8
Justin TuckerBAL0.53108.06908.6
Matt GayLAR0.68748.01268.7
Dustin HopkinsLAC-0.27507.97507.7
Matt PraterARI0.54127.75888.3
Brandon McManusDEN-0.35887.75887.4
Chris BoswellPIT1.30707.69309.0
Brian JohnsonNO0.29507.50507.8
Ryan SuccopTB-0.22307.22307.0
Evan McPhersonCIN0.45306.84707.3
Harrison ButkerKC0.85646.74367.6
Younghoe KooATL0.64106.65907.3
Jake ElliottPHI0.52566.57447.1
Michael BadgleyIND0.28206.51806.8
Austin SeibertDET-0.31806.51806.2
Chase McLaughlinCLE0.94866.15147.1
Robbie GouldSF1.21785.98227.2
Matthew WrightJAX0.04605.95406.0
Jason SandersMIA-0.19765.89765.7
Cairo SantosCHI0.18705.81306.0
Jason MyersSEA-0.14305.34305.2
Aldrick RosasNO-1.17855.17854.0
Tristan VizcainoLAC-0.40805.10804.7
Matt AmmendolaNYJ-0.46105.06104.6
Ryan SantosoDET-0.46704.96704.5
Josh LamboJAX-2.70304.40301.7
Ka'imi FairbairnHOU-0.46204.26203.8
Lirim HajrullahuDAL1.72503.27505.0
Cody ParkeyNO-0.27503.27503.0

It’s time to re-think how we rank kickers. Harrison Butker is the popular name as the kicker of the Chiefs, but his usage remains subpar and teaches us a valuable lesson: maybe we shouldn’t go for the kickers of the best offenses? If we know that a field goal attempt is worth significantly more than an extra point attempt, then we should target kickers of offenses that can move the ball, but perhaps not into the red zone. That’s why Greg Joseph, Nick Folk, and Randy Bullock all stand out in terms of usage. There’s a decent chance that these kickers might still be on the waiver wire, and with the way their opportunities have shaped up, that shouldn’t be the case. Add them now before it’s too late. I’ll also add that the Washington Football Team has been a friendly situation for kicker usage, so Joey Slye could be worth an add in deeper leagues.

Week 11 Kicker Rankings

More Week 11 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Kicker | D/ST | PPR | Flex


1Tyler BassBUFIND
2Greg ZuerleinDALKC
3Randy BullockTENHOU
4Nick FolkNEATL
5Greg JosephMINGB
6Justin TuckerBALCHI
7Matt PraterARISEA
8Daniel CarlsonLVCIN
9Zane GonzalezCARWSH
10Harrison ButkerKCDAL
11Ryan SuccopTBNYG
12Mason CrosbyGBMIN
13Joey SlyeWSHCAR
14Graham GanoNYGTB
15Dustin HopkinsLACPIT
16Chris BoswellPITLAC
17Evan McPhersonCINLV
18Robbie GouldSFJAX
19Chase McLaughlinCLEDET
20Jason SandersMIANYJ
21Younghoe KooATLNE
22Jake ElliotPHINO
23Michael BadgleyINDBUF
24Brian JohnsonNOPHI
25Jason MyersSEAARI
26Cairo SantosCHIBAL
27Matthew WrightJAXSF
28Matt AmmendolaNYJMIA
29Ryan SantosoDETCLE
30Kaimi FairbairnHOUTEN

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