Fantasy Football K Rankings and Streamers for Week 8: Dustin Hopkins and Joey Slye are process plays

What are the fantasy rankings for kickers heading into Week 8 of the NFL season, and who should you stream this week at the position?

The unsung heroes of NFL teams, kickers are assets in fantasy football, and streaming the right kicker could help lead to a victory in any given week. With Week 8 of the fantasy season on the horizon, here are our kicker rankings and some potential streamer options in Week 8.

Fantasy Kicker Rankings | Week 8

Teams on a bye in Week 8: Baltimore Ravens and Las Vegas Raiders

1. Tyler Bass | Buffalo Bills vs. MIA
2. Matt Gay | Los Angeles Rams @ HOU
3. Ryan Succop | Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ NO
4. Greg Zuerlein | Dallas Cowboys @ MIN
5. Harrison Butker | Kansas City Chiefs vs. NYG
6. Nick Folk | New England Patriots @ LAC
7. Greg Joseph | Minnesota Vikings vs. DAL
8. Evan McPherson | Cincinnati Bengals @ NYJ
9. Dustin Hopkins | Los Angeles Chargers vs. NE
10. Randy Bullock | Tennessee Titans @ IND

11. Younghoe Koo | Atlanta Falcons vs. CAR
12. Jake Elliott | Philadelphia Eagles @ DET
13. Zane Gonzalez | Carolina Panthers @ ATL
14. Chris Boswell | Pittsburgh Steelers @ CLE
15. Brandon McManus | Denver Broncos vs. WAS
16. Joey Slye | San Francisco 49ers @ CHI
17. Chase McLaughlin | Cleveland Browns vs. PIT
18. Michael Badgley | Indianapolis Colts vs. TEN
19. Graham Gano | New York Giants @ KC
20. Jason Myers | Seattle Seahawks vs. JAX

21. Brian Johnson | New Orleans Saints vs. TB
22. Jason Sanders | Miami Dolphins @ BUF
23. Chris Blewitt | Washington Football Team @ DEN
24. Austin Seibert | Detroit Lions vs. PHI
25. Cairo Santos | Chicago Bears vs. SF
26. Matthew Wright | Jacksonville Jaguars @ SEA
27. Matt Ammendola | New York Jets vs. CIN
28. Ka’imi Fairbairn | Houston Texans vs. LAR

Week 8 Kicker Streamers

Here are a few kickers to consider streaming in your Week 8 lineups.

Dustin Hopkins, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. NE)

I know what you’re thinking: Why stream a kicker that literally didn’t have a job last week? The answer, of course, goes back to the process.

It’s not quite clear why the Washington Football Team released Dustin Hopkins two weeks ago. After all, he’s missed just two field goals on the season.

The Chargers are home favorites against the Patriots and set to play in great Southern California weather. Hopkins has three games this season with 3 field-goal attempts. With the Chargers’ elite offense, they should make numerous trips into scoring position. That presents more opportunities for potential field goals, which is all we ask for when streaming kickers.

Joey Slye, San Francisco 49ers (@ CHI)

The peripherals on Joey Slye this season are excellent. Although he’s missed 2 extra points, he’s only missed 1 field goal. Last week, in a game the 49ers lost, Slye still managed 2 field-goal attempts.

This week, the 49ers are road favorites in Chicago. The weather is obviously colder in Chicago than in most places, but no abnormal rain or wind is expected. We prefer warmer weather, but as long as the skies are clear, that works well enough.

With the 49ers favored, we can expect them to create multiple scoring opportunities and give Slye field-goal chances. The Bears have allowed the 13th-most fantasy points to kickers this season. While not necessarily a favorable matchup, it’s certainly not an unfavorable one. Slye makes for a safe and solid kicker streamer in Week 8.

Jason Katz is a Fantasy Analyst at Pro Football Network. You can follow him on Twitter: @jasonkatz13 and find more of his work here. Don’t forget to listen to the PFN Fantasy Football podcast and check out our free fantasy newsletter.


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