Kicker Rankings: Week 17

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker celebrates after a field goal against the Bears.

1. Justin Tucker BAL at CIN
2. Will Lutz NO at CAR
3. Rodrigo Blankenship IND vs JAC
4. Jason Myers SEA at SF
5. Harrison Butker KC vs LAC
6. Younghoe Koo ATL at TB
7. Brandon McManus DEN vs LV
8. Jason Sanders MIA at BUF
9. Matt Gay LAR vs ARI
10. Ryan Succop TB vs ATL

11 – 32: Let’s not kid each other here. They’re kickers. If you don’t have one of the top few no-brainers like Tucker, Butker and Lutz, just pick one. Hate to downplay it, but seriously, just pick one.

There are some things to look for however, and we all know what they are:
– A kicker in a productive offense
– Playing in a dome
– Playing on turf or on a good grass field in good conditions
– An opponent with a crummy defense
– A kicker who excels at long field goals, if your league gives bonus point for longer kicks

See? How simple is that? So if you don’t have one of the top guys, just take your best shot, giving some consideration to the above factors. And even then — they’re kickers! The Czar feels no need to make up long rankings, other than to point out some real good possibilities each week. Why? BECAUSE THEY’RE KICKERS!!! Never know when one will have a four field goal day, or miss three, or get stuck playing in a rainstorm. So good luck. We’ll list our top 10 every week.