Week 11 Kicker Rankings & Pickups: Matt Prater Set Up For A Big Week In Carolina

As we get into the deeper weeks of the season, the weather has started to become an issue. We have seen Cleveland become a trouble spot as most of the midwest has become troubling for kickers. Looking ahead at this week Cleveland has some rain and wind predicted early in the week, but we will need to monitor again. Other than that, it is a relatively clean week for weather. Seattle has some rain schedule but not enough to keep kickers out of play. That game has two streaming options. Looking at last week’s scores, Tyler Bass and Ryan Succop might have won some matchups by themselves this week.

Week 11 Kicker Rankings & Projections

Week 11 RankPlayerOpponentWeek 11 Projection
1Wil LutzATL10.6
2Harrison ButkerLV10.1
3Justin TuckerTEN9.8
4Jason Sanders@DEN9.6
5Younghoe Koo@NO9.5
6Joey SlyeDET9.1
7Daniel CarlsonKC8.8
8Michael BadgleyNYJ8.6
9Matt Prater@CAR8.5
10Zane Gonzalez@SEA8.4

Top Week 11 Kickers

Ryan Succup had a monster week and was one of our top options. The Buccaneers have the 5th most attempts as a team this season and that is what we want, that volume. After last week’s game, Succop is now the leading fantasy kicker on the season. The Rams isn’t a good matchup for most teams but the thing is here the Buccaneers offense is good and I trust them a bit more to give Succop some chances. Wil Lutz continues to be a strong option and gets the Falcons at home this week. These generally are going to be high scoring games and both kickers in this one should see multiple chances. Younghoe Koo is the other. Koo ranks 6th in scoring this season and that is missing a game and now having his bye week under his belt. Lutz ranks 4th and continues to be one of the more elite kickers with strong accuracy, especially at home on lengthier attempts.

Harrison Butker is in a great spot this week and the Chiefs are coming off a bye to face the Raiders, who beat them earlier. This is going to be a high-scoring game and Butker is going to be set up with plenty of chances. It is also an indoor game.┬áJustin Tucker gets the Titans this week and ranks 11th in scoring after not having some great weeks of late as the Ravens had a monsoon game against the Patriots but overall the offense isn’t moving the ball as well this year. Tennessee hasn’t allowed a ton of attempts because teams are scoring at will. Tucker remains a top option. Michael Badgley is also a great play this week with Jason Sanders. The Broncos and Jets are allowing the second and third-most fantasy points to kickers this season. Matt Prater is one of my favorite plays with the Panthers allowing the 6th most fantasy points per game to kickers.

Streaming Options

Jason Myers (17%) gets the Cardinals this week and this is a Thursday game with a 58 over/under set. Both kickers from this game as Zane Gonzalez (37%) is also in play. The Seahawks have allowed the 7th most fantasy points per game to opposing kickers this season. The Cardinals are not too far behind allowing the 13th most. Although over the last five weeks, they are allowing the 5th and 6th most fantasy points to kickers. We tend to see these trends go up and down in the regular season with things evening out in the red zone or if teams just allow a ton of touchdowns at an extremely high rate or vice versa. Chris Boswell (47%) gets the Jaguars this week, who are allowing the 5th most fantasy points per game. He is available in over 50% of leagues.

Tough Week 11 Kicking Matchups

Stephen Gostkowski has had an up and down season with his accuracy but has hammered out some long-distance field goals to make his numbers look decent. The Titans get the Ravens this week and the Titans offense has struggled against some of the better defenses of late and that is a concern heading into this week. The Ravens have allowed just 11 field goal attempts in nine games and that is the main reason we fade kickers is the volume allowed against them. Brandon McManus is another one this week, facing the Dolphins who have allowed just nine field goal attempts. That is one per game and this Dolphins defense has been solid overall. I don’t trust Drew Lock to not turn the ball over a few times this week or at least struggle for three quarters.

Mason Crosby and Rodrigo Blankenship face off against each other this week and both the Colts and Packers have been stingy against kickers this season. Both Crosby and Blankenship have been solid fantasy kickers this season, and I would trust Crosby a bit more because Aaron Rodgers can move the ball where I still can’t have good faith in Philip Rivers. The Colts have allowed just 5.7 points per game to kickers and the Packers have allowed 6.2 points per game.

Jason has been playing fantasy football for 20 years, starting back when Marshall Faulk was the top fantasy pick. He is well versed in various fantasy formats, from dynasty to super-flex. Jason not only enjoys playing, but helping others further their game.

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