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Week 18 Kicker Streamers and Starts - 2022 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

Justin Tucker - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Kickers

The majority of fantasy football leagues have concluded, but there are some leagues out there that extend to Week 18. The final week of the regular season can be tough to predict, as a large chunk of NFL teams don't have much to play for. Notable kickers like Ryan Succop and Graham Gano are on teams that could either rest their starters altogether or pull them early since they are locked into their playoff seeds. While the kicker will continue to play, their team's offenses could struggle. Our Week 18 kicker rankings aim to help fantasy managers sort through all the variables and make the right choice in this tough position to predict.

The kicker injuries have slowed down, but you never know when someone will tweak something in practice, so it's important to have an understanding of the position as a whole.

Continue to trust big-name kickers like Justin Tucker, Daniel Carlson, and Tyler Bass. For fantasy managers playing the weekly streamer game, we've got you covered.

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Week 18 Kicker Rankings for Fantasy Football

Rank Tier Kicker Opponent Over/Under
1 1 Daniel Carlson vs. KC 50.5
2 1 Brett Maher @ WAS 41.5
3 1 Justin Tucker @ CIN 42.5
4 1 Tyler Bass vs. NE 42.5
5 1 Jason Myers vs. LAR 41
6 2 Michael Badgley @ GB 48.5
7 2 Harrison Butker @ LV 50.5
8 2 Younghoe Koo vs. TB 39
9 2 Riley Patterson vs. TEN 39
10 2 Greg Joseph @ CHI 47
11 2 Evan McPherson vs. BAL 42.5
12 2 Mason Crosby vs. DET 48.5
13 2 Nick Folk @ BUF 42.5
14 2 Cameron Dicker @ DEN 40
15 3 Graham Gano @ PHI 40.5
16 3 Eddy Piñeiro @ NO 40
17 3 Greg Zuerlein @ MIA 40.5
18 3 Robbie Gould vs. ARI 40
19 3 Cairo Santos vs. MIN 47
20 4 Jake Elliott vs. NYG 40.5
21 4 Wil Lutz vs. CAR 40
22 4 Ryan Succop @ ATL 39
23 4 Jason Sanders vs. NYJ 40.5
24 4 Cade York @ PIT 39
25 4 Brandon McManus vs. LAC 40
26 5 Chase McLaughlin vs. HOU 38
27 5 Ka'imi Fairbairn @ IND 38
28 5 Joey Slye vs. DAL 41.5
29 5 Matt Gay @ SEA 41
30 5 Matt Prater @ SF 40
31 5 Chris Boswell vs. CLE 39
32 5 Randy Bullock @ JAX 39


Kicker Streamers to Target for Week 18

Only players who are rostered in fewer than 50% of fantasy football leagues are considered streamers.

Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers (vs. Detroit Lions)

After a slow start to the season, Crosby is coming alive as the Packers' offense is finally putting it all together. All of a sudden Crosby has consecutive top-five weekly fantasy finishes among kickers and the matchup with Detroit should be a shootout. Both teams will be playing all the starters in what is projected to be a high-scoring game, which is more than you can say about a ton of matchups around the leagues.

Michael Badgley, Detroit Lions (at Green Bay Packers)

Badgley is on the other side of the premium fantasy kicker matchup in Week 18, and since he's been a top-five fantasy kicker since Week 18, he's a great bet in a high-scoring matchup with playoffs implications on the line.

Riley Patterson, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. Tennessee Titans)

Patterson is another kicker playing in a highly significant Week 18 game, as Jacksonville needs a win over Tennessee to secure an AFC South title for the right to host a Wild Card playoff game. The Jaguars' offense is red hot while the Titans are reeling with injuries, so here's a good spot for Patterson to deliver once again.


Kicker Busts to Avoid for Week 18

Ryan Succop, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at Atlanta Falcons)

Succop's Buccaneers are locked into the No. 4 seed in the NFC no matter what happens in this contest, so expect a chunk of the Tampa Bay offense to get the day off. The Buccaneers' offense will potentially be led by Blaine Gabbert, so there's not much fantasy intrigue here in a game with no meaning.

Matt Gay, Los Angeles Rams (at Seattle Seahawks)

The Rams can play spoiler to a potential Seahawks' playoff berth, but the offense led by Baker Mayfield was back to being a bottom-of-the-barrel unit against the Los Angeles Chargers last week. Seattle boasts one of the top secondaries in the NFL, so it's tough to expect Gay to get a ton of placekicking opportunities in Week 18.

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