Every little bit helps in the NFL and on your fantasy football squads. As we dive into Week 3 kicker rankings, we’ll take a look at a few fellas of note before getting to the rankings sheet.
Week 3 Standouts
Daniel Carlson (K1) — Through two weeks, the Las Vegas Raiders are are surprisingly 2-0, and more importantly to the kicker rankings, they’re moving the ball and scoring points against stout defenses. While Derek Carr’s propensity for conservatism can be maddening for Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards managers, that risk aversion ends up working out ok for one Daniel Carlson. Carlson is currently in the place-kicker points lead, and Raiders catch a break hosting the Tua-less Miami Dolphins this Sunday. Perhaps they play it close to the vest and up kicking their way to a W?
Nick Folk (K5) — Speaking of moving the ball and being conservative, Mac Jones is firmly on the path of least resistance early in his rookie season. Jones is able to throw the ball deep, but he and the New England Patriots coaching staff appear poised to dink-and-dunk the ball down the field. In each of New England’s first couple of matchups, the Pats moved the ball well but settled for field goals, totaling seven attempts so far in the young season. Nick Folk is only rostered in 4% of CBS leagues, so get out there and grab him if you’re not getting what you bargained for from your kicker.
Ryan Succop (K16) — Generally, picking out a team slated to score a ton of points and then starting that kicker is a pretty good move. Unfortunately, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have proven unstoppable, capping Ryan Succop’s fantasy upside. As strange as it sounds, this offense is too good to play the kicker. It’s time to move on from Succop and take a shot on a kicker from a less efficient scoring offense. Honorable mention, along these same lines, Harrison Butker is in the same boat.
Week 3 Kicker Rankings