The NFL Draft is now over, so now fans can look ahead to their fantasy football drafts. The following rankings will help fantasy football players have a good idea of who to target in their draft and when they should target them. These rankings are best used for standard scoring leagues and will be updated sporadically before the season starts. Here are the 2019 fantasy football kicker rankings.
1. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
Tucker is the model of consistency and ranked second for kickers last season. He has great accuracy and should get a decent amount of opportunities with Lamar Jackson running the show for Baltimore.
2. Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
Zuerlein was injured to start last season, but came on strong for the Rams with 11.6 fantasy points per game. If the Rams offense continues to be one of the best in the league, Zuerlein will be a top kicker again for sure.
3. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have a very high-powered offense as well and Butker takes advantage of that fact. He finished fourth in fantasy points last season and should be a lock for another top-five season given the offensive production.
4. Will Lutz, New Orleans Saints
Lutz averaged 9.4 fantasy points per game last season. Not only does he have a good offense to set him up for a lot of chances, but he also plays in a dome for over half of his team’s games every season.
5. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
Without Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots may have to settle for more field goals than in previous years. That’s good news for Gostkowski, who finished as the eighth-best kicker last season.
6. Ka’imi Fairbairn, Houston Texans
Fairbairn was the best kicker for fantasy football last season. The offense should produce a lot of opportunities for Fairbairn again, but the players ranked ahead of him are safer bets to have great seasons.
7. Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers
After finishing seventh last season, Gould should be in store for another good outing in 2019. With Jimmy Garoppolo back at quarterback, he should get more opportunities for points.
8. Jason Myers, Seattle Seahawks
Myers was the third-best fantasy kicker last season, but the Seahawks offense may take a step backward this season. Doug Baldwin retired, which hurts the passing game, and they may not be able to lead the league in rushing again. Myers should still be owned in fantasy, but a top-five season likely isn’t in the cards for him.
9. Brett Maher, Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys apparently knew what they were doing last season when they let Dan Bailey go and kept Brett Maher, who finished eighth in fantasy points for kickers. If Travis Frederick is back and the Cowboys can move the ball better, another top 10 season could be in play for Maher.
10. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
The ageless wonder, Adam Vinatieri, is the all-time points leader in NFL history and proved that he still has some left in the tank last season, averaging 8.4 fantasy points per game. The Colts could have to settle for more field goals without Andrew Luck leading the offense.
11. Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
Prater has a rocket for a leg and plays a lot of games in domes. He ranked ninth last season, but the offense might take a step back for the Lions, which limits his potential relative to last season.
12. Jake Elliot, Philadelphia Eagles
At 7.6 fantasy points per game, Elliot tied for 12th last season for kickers. If the Eagles can run the ball better this season, which is possible with the addition of Jordan Howard, Elliot could match that production at the very least.
13. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
Even though Crosby finished as the fifth best kicker last season, he has had his ups and downs over the last several years. While he should be given a look, it might be best to take the wait-and-see approach with Crosby given his inconsistency.
14. Mike Badgley, Los Angeles Chargers
Badgley only played in 10 games last season, so he didn’t rank very highly, but averaged 7.9 fantasy points per game. With a full season, he should be a top 15 kicker.
15. Giorgio Tavecchio, Atlanta Falcons
Tavecchio averaged 9.7 fantasy points per game last season. He played in three games for the Falcons, but with a full season on a team with a good offense, Tavecchio should do well.