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The Fantasy playoffs are approaching as the season comes to a close and you never know, a big performance from a kicker could push you just above your opponent and give you the win. There are a couple of kickers with great matchups this week, as well as a lot of usual suspects on this list. Here’s my recommendations for kickers to pick up off the waiver wire for week 15.
Koo is one of the most lucrative kickers in the league, and I’m surprised he’s owned in only 51% of leagues. Koo has made 16 of 18 field goals and 9 of 10 extra points, making him pretty accurate. These numbers might seem underwhelming, but he’s only played five games this season. His 18 field goals attempts in five games is more than some kickers have over the entire season. He gets an average 3.6 attempts per game and makes an average 3.2 of them, making him the most prolific kicker in fantasy right now. I highly suggest picking him up. He’s coming into a tough matchup against the 49ers but I still think he’s going to have a big game as he’s scored an average 12.2 points per game in PPR leagues.
Gould has been back after a few weeks of injury and had a big game last week putting up 13 points in PPR leagues. He’s 16 for 24 on field goals and 34 for 34 on extra points. While he isn’t the most accurate kicker this season I think his position on a team with one of the best offenses, the 49ers, makes him a good pickup due to his potential for big games, like the 13 point one last week. The 49ers are up against the Falcons who haven’t been the strongest defense this season so I’m expecting big points for them and therefore Gould will hopefully get a few field goals.
Gonzalez is 27 for 30 on field goals and 23 for 24 on extra points. He’s only scored 6 points in PPR leauges over the past two weeks as his offense has had a couple of tough games, but I’m expecting more from him this week. The Cardinals are up against the Browns, who have been one of the easier teams to run against this season which is a good outlook for the Cardinals. I think they’ll have a better offensive game against the Browns and get Gonzales more chances.
Seibert is on the other end of Gonzalez’s matchup. Seibert is 22 for 25 on field goals and 25 for 28 on extra points this season. The Browns have been looking better over the latter half of the season, and Seibert has been benefitting. He’s had two 11-point games over the past three weeks. The Browns are up against the Cardinals who allow 28.8 points per game on average, the 3rd most in the league. I’m expecting them to put up a fair amount of points and get Seibert some chances against the Cardinals.
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Myers is 20 for 25 for field goals and 33 for 36 for extra points on the season. The Seahawks have been a very high scoring offense this season, and I’m expecting that to continue in their matchup against the Panthers this week. The Panthers allow opponents to score an average 27.7 points per game, the 6th most in the league. I think the Seahawks are going to have a great chance to come back from a tough loss against the Rams last week, and I think Myers is going to benefit from the amount of points I’m expecting them to score against the Panthers.
Folk is 8 for 11 on field goals and 4 for 4 on extra points this season. The Patriots have struggled through a couple of tough losses to Houston and Kansas City over the past couple of weeks. I’m expecting them to bounce back in a big way against Cincinnati this week. The Patriots haven’t been the dominant team that they showed to be at the beginning of the season, and I think this is the game they bounce back. Folk has been pretty accurate with the chances he’s gotten so if the Patriots show up how I’m expecting them to I think Folk is in for a good game.
The Broncos have been looking great lately with Drew Lock’s return from injury, and McManus has been benefitting. He had a 15-point game in week 13 and an 8-point game in week 14. McManus is 23 for 27 for field goals and 21 for 22 on extra points this season leaving him with an 89.8% accuracy rating on the season. The Chiefs have been tough to beat but allow a fair amount of points as well, and if the Broncos offense is as legitimate as it’s been looking lately I think McManus will see a good amount of chances against the Chiefs.
Rosas is 11 for 15 for field goals and 24 for 27 for extra points on the season. His low number of average attempts makes him a matchup-by-matchup look, and he has a good one against Miami this week. While Miami has actually looked better later in the season and have a good chance to beat the Giants, I’m expecting the Giants to put up a lot of points. I think Rosas will get more than his average 1.15 attempts per game this week.
Lambo is 26 for 27 on field goals and 14 for 15 on extra points, making him one of the most accurate kickers this season. The Jaguars are up against the Raiders this week, and while they’ve been having a tough time on offense lately I’m expecting that to change against a Raiders defense that’s been like swiss cheese lately. Lambo is a great pickup due to his matchup and his accuracy, and I think we’ll see high single to low-double digits from him in this week’s matchup.
The Cowboys released Maher this week and have moved on to Kai Forbath who played in their week 13 game against Kansas City. In the one game he’s played this season he’s one for one on field goals and one for two on extra points. Forbath and the Cowboys are up against the Rams, who have been looking a lot better over the past couple of weeks. I’m expecting this to be a good game, and I think Forbath is going to get a couple of attempts in this matchup.
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