Week 16 is finally here. All of your blood, sweat, and tears has brought you to your fantasy football championship game. There’s no better feeling than playing for a title, even if it’s just in a virtually scored league based on the actions of real-life people you’ll probably never meet. Thank goodness it won’t come down to a game-winning kick because you got rid of kickers before this season. Wait… your league still has kickers? You actually need some Week 16 fantasy kicker rankings? Well, luckily for you, I wrote some more words and put some names in order.
It’s winning time, and that means there’s no messing around — no being lazy and not changing your kicker just because you don’t want to take the time to do it. Just like I advised last week, two of the biggest factors when choosing a kicker this time of year is whether misses count against you and what the weather forecast looks like. We’ll make adjustments as the week goes on due to the latter.
At first glance, one thing stood out this week: Matt Prater gets to return and kick in the thin air of Denver. We know how intriguing he was as a fantasy kicker during his time with the Broncos, and so that intrigue is back this week (weather permitting). We also have Zane Gonzalez, Matt Gay and Younghoe Koo as high as they’ve been all season because they just keep on draining kicks.
If you’re in a tricky kicker spot for some reason, give Josh Lambo a try. Getting to use his big leg in Atlanta’s dome against a defense that should allow ball movement could pay off.
Like I said above, these rankings will be updated throughout the week if there are any late-season kicker moves or particularly concerning or helpful weather developments, so check back later in the week, too.
Week 16 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker
|1||Justin Tucker, BAL @ CLE|
|2||Greg Zuerlein, LAR @ SF|
|3||Michael Badgley, LAC vs. OAK|
|4||Wil Lutz, NO @ TEN|
|5||Zane Gonzalez, ARZ @ SEA|
|6||Matt Gay, TB vs. HOU|
|7||Younghoe Koo, ATL vs. JAX|
|8||Harrison Butker, KC @ CHI|
|9||Joey Slye, CAR @ IND|
|10||Matt Prater, DET @ DEN|
|11||Dan Bailey, MIN vs. GB|
|12||Jason Myers, SEA vs. ARZ|
|13||Mason Crosby, GB @ MIN|
|14||Josh Lambo, JAX @ ATL|
|15||Jason Sanders, MIA vs. CIN|
|16||Jake Elliott, PHI vs. DAL|
|17||Ka’imi Fairbairn, HOU @ TB|
|18||Brandon McManus, DEN vs. DET|
|19||Daniel Carlson, OAK @ LAC|
|20||Kai Forbath, DAL @ PHI|
|21||Chris Boswell, PIT @ NYJ|
|22||Eddy Pineiro, CHI vs. KC|
|23||Austin Seibert, CLE vs. BAL|
|24||Robbie Gould, SF vs. LAR|
|25||Ryan Succop, TEN vs. NO|
|26||Dustin Hopkins, WAS vs. NYG|
|27||Sam Ficken, NYJ vs. PIT|
|28||Chase McLaughlin, IND vs. CAR|
|29||Randy Bullock, CIN @ MIA|
|30||Aldrick Rosas, NYG @ WAS|
|31||Nick Folk, NE vs. BUF|
|32||Stephen Hauschka, BUF @ NE|