Check out Marc Caviglia’s fantasy football rankings and hot takes on the Week 5 kicker matchups:
- We’ve seen some big games from the kicker position this year. Last week we gave you a hot take to start Randy Bullock of the Cincinnati Bengals and the veteran drilled 4 field goals en route to 17 fantasy points. He is now the top kicker through the NFL’s first four games but if you own Bullock you shouldn’t expect a ton of action in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens. Odds are the Bengals will be needing touchdowns, not FGs to keep this game close.
- A kicker I really like this week is Will Lutz of the New Orleans Saints. Lutz enters Week 5 tied for 10th among fantasy points scored at the kicker position, but should have plenty of chances on Monday night against the Los Angeles Charges. The Chargers allow 11 fantasy points per game to opposing kickers and have give up 13 field goal chances in just four games. Look for the Saints to drop 30-plus against Los Angeles this week and for Lutz to be a double-digit fantasy performer.
- Some kickers I am high on this week that are unlikely to be owned in 10-team, 12-team and some 14-team leagues include Ka’imi Fairbairn (vs. Jaguars), Jason Myers (vs. Vikings) and Joey Slye (vs. Falcons). Fairbairn and Myers have two of the best matchups this week and Slye should be playing on a high scoring shootout against Atlanta.
- A couple kickers that are off to good starts but don’t have ideal matchups include Daniel Carlson of the Las Vegas Raiders and Jason Sanders of the Miami Dolphins. The Chiefs have allowed just six field goal attempts in four games and the Raiders will need TDs in order to match the Chiefs high powered offense.
Rankings are based on standard scoring:
1 point per PAT
3 points per FG under 39 yards
4 points for FG 40-49 yards
5 points for FG over 50 yards