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Kicker Rankings for Standard Fantasy Football Leagues

My 2019 positional preview series concludes with a look at kicker rankings for the upcoming fantasy football season. I will update my rankings for all positions during the preseason, so stay tuned for further updates. You can comment below or follow me on Twitter with any specific questions geared towards your fantasy football team. Call me crazy, but I think that kickers get a bad rap in fantasy football. Many people think leagues should get rid of the position altogether. Critics say that kicker scoring is too random. I have news for you – lots of fantasy football scoring is random.

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It is kind of random when a wide receiver catches a deep ball but gets tackled just short of the goal line, leading to an ensuing short touchdown run being scored by a short-yardage back. It’s a bit random when your stud running back’s team loses a coin toss, falls behind early and the coaches decided to abandon the running game. And it was a little random when the Los Angeles Rams’ fantasy defense led all D/ST units in scoring in Week 11 of 2018 in a game where they allowed 51 points, six passing touchdowns, and 546 yards of total offense. I for one think that D/ST scoring in fantasy football is infinitely more unpredictable and random that kicker scoring.

I am not suggesting that relying on kickers is not frustrating at times. It most definitely can be. The biggest fantasy score of my life nearly slipped through my fingers because of kicker problems. I once named my fantasy football team “Mickers Hates Kickers”. I think we can make changes to lessen the impact kickers can have in fantasy without completely ignoring their contributions. You can play in a SuperFlex league, add more Flex spots, use PPR scoring, or cease giving kickers bonus points for long kicks.

So here are my kicker rankings. Though I am a proponent of keeping kickers, you should only take them at the very end of drafts. Fantasy players should not be drafting Greg Zuerlein and Justin Tucker ahead of players like Latavius Murray and Darrell Henderson. There are plenty of fliers you can take at any position who can pay huge dividends this season. Just take a kicker in the last round or two of your draft and call it a day.

More of Mick’s Standard League Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K 

2019 Kicker Rankings

1Harrison ButkerKansas City Chiefs
2Greg ZuerleinLos Angeles Rams
3Wil LutzNew Orleans Saints
4Stephen GostkowskiNew England Patriots
5Ka'imi FairbairnHouston Texans
6Justin TuckerBaltimore Ravens
7Mason CrosbyGreen Bay Packers
8Robbie GouldSan Francisco 49ers
9Jake ElliottPhiladelphia Eagles
10Michael BadgleyLos Angeles Chargers
11Brett MaherDallas Cowboys
12Giorgio TavecchioAtlanta Falcons
13Adam VinatieriIndianapolis Colts
14Jason MyersSeattle Seahawks
15Matt PraterDetroit Lions
16Dan BaileyMinnesota Vikings
17Chris BoswellPittsburgh Steelers
18Graham GanoCarolina Panthers
19Eddy PineiroChicago Bears
20Aldrick RosasNew York Giants
21Greg JosephCleveland Browns
22Ryan SuccopTennessee Titans
23Brandon McManusDenver Broncos
24Steven HauschkaBuffalo Bills
25Randy BullockCincinnati Bengals
22Josh LamboJacksonville Jaguars
267Chandler CatanzaroNew York Jets
28Zane GonzalezArizona Cardinals
29Cairo SantosTampa Bay Buccaneers
30Daniel CarlsonOakland Raiders
31Dustin HopkinsWashington Redskins
32Jason SandersMiami Dolphins

Mick Ciallela has been writing for FantraxHQ since July 2017. He has also written for Bleacher Report. He is a lifelong sports fan and has been an avid fantasy sports player for many years. Mick was the Overall Champion of both the 2016 Football Challenge – Roto and 2017 Play 3 Football contests hosted by CDM Sports. Mick was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York and currently resides in New London, Connecticut.

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