Week 12 Fantasy Kicker Rankings

Week 12 Fantasy Kicker Rankings

There are no byes this week, which means every kicker is available for our Week 12 fantasy kicker rankings. That fills us with great joy, and during this week of thanks, we feel absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to rank 32 unique and special individuals at fantasy football’s most overlooked position.

That’s obviously a lie, but let’s move on.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST

Ultimately, matchups and past performances play the biggest roles in determining who is ranked where, but as we’ve been saying the past few weeks, location matters, too. Several of our top-12 kickers are playing indoors (Joey Slye, Daniel Carlson, Younghoe Koo, Matt Prater), while two others are playing in the thin air of Denver (Wil Lutz, Brandon McManus). Of course, the latter two could easily be off-limits if there’s a storm in Denver next Sunday, but if the weather is clear, they have the added potential of some long-range field goals. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST

Not all indoor kickers are ranked highly, but if a deluge of winter storms spreads across the U.S. next week, you can always count on some other guys in domes, like Rodrigo Blankenship, Ka’imi Fairbairn, Dan Bailey, and Stephen Gostkowski.


Tyler Bass is the main kicker to look for who’s likely available after having a bye, but Graham Gano (if off the COVID list) is also in play this week. There are still two byes still to come in Week 13 (Panthers, Buccaneers), so if you have either Joey Slye or Ryan Succop, you might want to plan ahead and see if there are any kickers available you would want for the rest of the season. As much as we like Slye this week and beyond, grabbing another kicker now could pay off down the road if you already know you’re going to make the fantasy playoffs.

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Week 12 Fantasy Kicker Rankings

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Rank Player
1 Jason Sanders, MIA @ NYJ
2 Wil Lutz, NO @ DEN
3 Joey Slye, CAR @ MIN
4 Tyler Bass, BUF vs. LAC
5 Daniel Carlson, LV @ ATL
6 Younghoe Koo, ATL vs. LV
7 Justin Tucker, BAL @ PIT
8 Brandon McManus, DEN vs. NO
9 Harrison Butker, KC @ TB
10 Nick Folk, NE vs. ARI
11 Jake Elliott, PHI vs. SEA
12 Matt Prater, DET vs. HOU
13 Graham Gano NYG @ CIN
14 Mason Crosby, GB vs. CHI
15 Randy Bullock, CIN vs. NYG
16 Greg Zuerlein, DAL vs. WAS
17 Michael Badgley, LAC @ BUF
18 Rodrigo Blankenship, IND vs. TEN
19 Zane Gonzalez, ARI @ NE
20 Jason Myers, SEA @ PHI
21 Dan Bailey, MIN vs. CAR
22 Ka’imi Fairbairn, HOU @ DET
23 Ryan Succop, TB vs. KC
24 Stephen Gostkowski, TEN @ IND
25 Dustin Hopkins, WAS @ DAL
26 Cody Parkey, CLE @ JAX
27 Chase McLaughlin, JAX vs. CLE
28 Robbie Gould, SF @ LAR
29 Chris Boswell, PIT vs. BAL
30 Cairo Santos, CHI @ GB
31 Matt Gay, LAR vs. SF
32 Sergio Castillo, NYJ vs. MIA