Week 12 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker

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Adam Vinatieri has made a lot of big kicks in his career, but by 2019's Week 12, I really hope he's nowhere near anyone's fantasy roster. There was a lot of muck for him to wade through to make it to the very bottom of our Week 12 fantasy kicker rankings, but he made it. It didn't even happen after his absolutely shanked game-winning attempt a few weeks ago, but if our rankings are any indication, Vinatieri has finally hit rock bottom.

It's kind of a sad thing to think about -- will Justin Tucker ever bottom out the way Vinatieri has? Probably not, but time can be cruel. (Sorry for getting philosophical there.) This week's kicker rankings are pretty straightforward. You do have to worry about Harrison Butker and Michael Badgley on bye, but outside of Tucker and Greg Zuerlein, you can just replace them and not miss out on much.

WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST

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I've also got to shout out Younghoe Koo. In his first game with the Falcons, in Week 10, he made all six of his kicking attempts -- four field goals and two extra points. He was a stud in the short-lived Alliance of American Football and has a strong enough kicking pedigree to expect solid performance for Atlanta the rest of the way. Koo is probably where I'd look first if I owned Butker or Badgley.

And in the most exciting kicker news of the week, Tucker and Zuerlein face off with each other in a battle for kicker superiority. I say we just have a kicking game of H.O.R.S.E. to decide who wins that game.

WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end

Week 12 byes claim two top-seven kickers in Butker and Badgley, along with Dan Bailey and Zane Gonzalez.

Note: We'll update throughout the week with roster moves and reaction to expected weather, so check back later in the week.

7 Brett Maher, DAL @ NE

Week 12 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker

Rank

Player

1

Justin Tucker, BAL @ LAR

2

Greg Zuerlein, LAR vs. BAL

3

Joey Slye, CAR @ NO

4

Wil Lutz, NO vs. CAR

5

Ka'imi Fairbairn, HOU vs. IND

6

Daniel Carlson, OAK @ NYJ

7

Brett Maher, DAL @ NE

8

Jason Myers, SEA @ PHI

9

Matt Prater, DET @ WAS

10

Eddy Pineiro, CHI vs. NYG

11

Mason Crosby, GB @ SF

12

Josh Lambo, JAX @ TEN

13

Matt Gay, TB @ ATL

14

Jake Elliott, PHI vs. SEA

15

Nick Folk, NE vs. DAL

16

Younghoe Koo, ATL vs. TB

17

Ryan Succop, TEN vs. JAX

18

Brandon McManus, DEN @ BUF

19

Stephen Hauschka, BUF vs. DEN

20

Austin Seibert, CLE vs. MIA

21

Robbie Gould, SF vs. GB

22

Aldrick Rosas, NYG @ CHI

23

Dustin Hopkins, WAS vs. DET

24

Randy Bullock, CIN vs. PIT

25

Jason Sanders, MIA @ CLE

26

Chris Boswell, PIT @ CIN

27

Sam Ficken, NYJ vs. OAK

28

Adam Vinatieri, IND @ HOU

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