The unsung heroes of NFL teams, kickers are assets in fantasy football, and streaming the right kicker could help lead to a victory in a given week. With Week 5 of the fantasy season on the horizon, here are our kicker rankings and some potential streamer options in Week 5.
Fantasy Kicker Rankings | Week 5
1. Tyler Bass | Buffalo Bills @ KC
2. Justin Tucker | Baltimore Ravens vs. IND
3. Harrison Butker | Kansas City Chiefs vs. BUF
4. Ryan Succop | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. MIA
5. Matt Gay | Los Angeles Rams @ SEA
6. Greg Zuerlein | Dallas Cowboys vs. NYG
7. Matt Prater | Arizona Cardinals vs. SF
8. Randy Bullock | Tennessee Titans @ JAX
9. Mason Crosby | Green Bay Packers @ CIN
10. Nick Folk | New England Patriots @ HOU
11. Daniel Carlson | Las Vegas Raiders vs. CHI
12. Rodrigo Blankenship | Indianapolis Colts @ BAL
13. Greg Joseph | Minnesota Vikings vs. DET
14. Tristan Vizcaino | Los Angeles Chargers vs. CLE
15. Jason Myers | Seattle Seahawks vs. LAR
16. Chase McLaughlin | Cleveland Browns @ LAC
17. Younghoe Koo | Atlanta Falcons vs. NYJ
18. Graham Gano | New York Giants @ DAL
19. Cairo Santos | Chicago Bears @ LV
20. Evan McPherson | Cincinnati Bengals vs. GB
21. Chris Boswell | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. DEN
22. Brandon McManus | Denver Broncos @ PIT
23. Robbie Gould | San Francisco 49ers @ ARI
24. Dustin Hopkins | Washington Football Team vs. NO
25. Zane Gonzalez | Carolina Panthers vs. PHI
26. Aldrick Rosas | New Orleans Saints @ WAS
27. Jake Elliott | Philadelphia Eagles @ CAR
28. Jason Sanders | Miami Dolphins @ TB
29. Matt Ammendola | New York Jets @ ATL
30. Matthew Wright | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. TEN
31. Ka’imi Fairbairn | Houston Texans vs. NE
32. Ryan Santoso | Detroit Lions @ MIN
Week 5 Kicker Streamers
Here are a few kickers to consider streaming in your Week 5 lineups.
Younghoe Koo, Atlanta Falcons
One of the best kickers of 2020, Koo has struggled to replicate his success in 2021. Much of that comes down to Atlanta’s struggles as an offense. Koo has done his job, connecting on all 5 of his field-goal attempts while remaining perfect on extra points (7).
The real problem? The Falcons are 27th in drive distance (28.1 yards), while only 31.1% of their drives end with points. In Week 5, they take on the New York Jets, who are coming off their first win of the season and are No. 31 in fantasy points allowed to kickers (11 points per game). Koo is a long way removed from his K2 finish of 2020, but he is an interesting streaming option in Week 5 and could have his first top-10 fantasy finish among kickers this week.
Greg Joseph, Minnesota Vikings
While the memories of his Week 2 miss are still playing in the minds of Vikings fans, Joseph is having a solid season. He is the K11 on the season (8.5 ppg), has attempted 7 FGs (tied for fifth-most in the NFL), and is perfect from 40+ yards (4). He is also 10-of-11 on extra points.
Joseph has posted a top-seven finish in 50% of his games this season. In Week 5, the Vikings take on the Detroit Lions, who rank 30th in points allowed to kickers. When streaming the position in fantasy, finding players facing bad teams in a dome is generally a recipe for success.
Chase McLaughlin, Cleveland Browns
On his fifth team in three seasons, McLaughlin seems to have found his rhythm with the Browns. He has not missed a kick yet, connecting on all 7 FGs and 9-of-9 XPs. In Cleveland’s Week 4 win, he converted from 48 and 53 yards, the latter of which was his third successful kick from beyond 50 yards. Through Sunday’s games, McLaughlin is the K7 in fantasy, averaging 9.5 points per contest.
In Week 5, the Browns head to LA to take on the Chargers in what could be a high-scoring game. The Chargers are 23rd in points allowed to kickers at 8.6 per game, placing McLaughlin on the streaming radar for fantasy in Week 5.