Week 13 Kicker Rankings & Pickups: Jason Sanders Set For A Big Week

Week 12 belonged to Younghoe Koo, who put up a 21 fantasy point game against the Raiders. Koo has been crushing all year and the NFC South kickers as a whole have been tremendous weekly options. Graham Gano and Robbie Gould are also honorable mentions for this past week. Week 13 is the last week for byes with the Bucs and Panthers. That means Ryan Succop and Joey Slye need to be replaced. With good weather and high scoring games projected for this week, we should see some big kicker scores again.

Week 13 Kicker Rankings & Projections

Week 13 RankPlayerOpponentWeek 13 Projection
1Harrison Butker@DEN9.3
2Justin TuckerDAL9.1
3Wil Lutz@NO9.0
4Jason SandersCIN8.9
5Daniel Carlson@NYJ8.7
6Matt Prater@CHI8.6
7Tyler Bass@SF8.5
8Rodrigo Blankenship@HOU8.3
9Younghoe KooNO8.2
10Michael BadgleyNE8.1

Top Week 13 Kickers

Justin Tucker has had a weird schedule the last two weeks with the Ravens outbreak occurring. He is going to play against Dallas this week and has been a solid kicker this season. He is 19/20 on the year and has been consistent from long range kicks as usual. Kickers have averaged 7.9 fantasy points per game against the Cowboys this season but overall teams have moved the ball at will against this defense. Wil Lutz continues to produce, averaging 9.5 fantasy points per game. Lutz will face Younghoe Koo and the Falcons this week. Koo is now averaging 12.7 points per game this season and has 127 total points. He is 6/6 from 50+ and 7/8 from 40-49 yards. This is an indoor game that will be on the higher-scoring side.

Harrison Butker is in a great spot this week against the Broncos, who have allowed 28 field goal attempts in 11 games this season. Kansas City keeps on moving the ball and that will be the case from here on until Mahomes retires. Butker has been reliable this season but he won’t finish as a top-scoring kicker unless he goes on a massive run. What comes down to it is just he hasn’t gotten as many attempts. We saw this last year with Tucker and how efficient the offense was.¬†Matt Prater has suffered a bit with the Lions offense tanking the last few weeks, but it is a good spot for him against the Bears, who give up a ton of volume. They are allowing 32 field goal attempts on the year and 9.1 fantasy points per game.¬†Daniel Carlson and Jason Sanders also remain top options this week.

Streaming Options

Mike Badgley (18%) is cheap and out there in just about every league. He gets the Patriots this week, who are allowing 7.7 fantasy points per game on the season to kickers. Badgley has had a couple of misses this season to drag down his scoring but the attempts are there, especially with Justin Herbert leading the way. Tyler Bass (22%) has been on another level of late and is averaging 9.5 fantasy points per game this season and he is currently a top-eight scoring kicker. The Bills offense has put up strong numbers which help out kickers and Bass has taken advantage. Dan Bailey (5%) faces the Jaguars this week, who have been giving up a ton of points to kickers. They have allowed the third-most points overall and third-most points per game. Bass is likely just a strong starting kicker the rest of the way as the Bills offense does have some tough matchups but the Bills offense is moving up in the world.

Tough Week 13 Kicking Matchups

Randy Bullock is dead in the waters now with the Bengals offense in shambles. Joe Burrow being in town masked a lot of issues and Bullock was producing because the offense was moving. For those still holding onto him or thinking he is a strong play because he averages 8.6 fantasy points per game he has now scored nine total points over the past two games. They face the Dolphins this week, where Kickers have averaged 4.5 fantasy points per game but have only attempted 13 attempts over 11 games. Greg Zuerlein faces the Ravens this week, well it will be an early Monday game at the moment. Kickers have attempted 14 kicks against the Ravens this season and are only averaging 4.5 points per game. Dallas’ offense is not in a good place right now and the defense isn’t good enough for the Cowboys to take the points every time.

Zane Gonzalez and the Cardinals have a tough matchup this week against the Rams. Kickers are averaging 6.5 fantasy points per game against them. The Cardinals offense has been struggling a bit of late and Gonzalez hasn’t had a ton of chances but also has a few missed kicks this year. He has scored just eight fantasy points over the last few weeks. I would avoid here and target some of the streaming options above.

  
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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