Knowing how to value kickers in fantasy football drafts can be tough. Should you value a good kicker on a struggling offense or a lesser kicker on a better offense? Those decisions can make the position tough to decipher. Therefore, in order to help guide you through your fantasy drafts, here are PFN’s consensus 2022 kicker fantasy football rankings.
2022 kicker fantasy football rankings
The rankings are a consensus of our Senior Fantasy Analyst Tommy Garrett and Fantasy Analyst Jason Katz. If you want to ask the analysts questions about why they ranked the players the way they did, be sure to join the free PFN Discord Server.
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Which kickers are most intriguing in our 2022 fantasy rankings?
There are so many different elements that can impact kicker fantasy rankings. Additionally, scoring varies widely, with some leagues having negative points for missed kicks. So, knowing your personal scoring settings is crucial. Let’s take a look at three kickers who are intriguing for the 2022 NFL season.
Younghoe Koo | Falcons
Younghoe Koo had two fantastic seasons after arriving in Atlanta. He averaged more than 10 fantasy points per game across 2019 and 2020. However, along with the Falcons’ offense, he struggled in 2021. His field-goal attempts dropped below two per game, and he averaged fewer than two extra-point attempts per game for the first time in his career.
When your fantasy kicker loses volume, you are dependent on him making longer, higher-scoring field goals. That could be the case for Koo again in 2022 as the Falcons face another rebuilding year.
Nick Folk | Patriots
Nick Folk is coming off an incredible year in New England in which he averaged over nine fantasy points per game. The veteran kicker averaged over two field-goal attempts per game and just a touch under three extra-point attempts in 2021. Given the expectation of this offense entering the year, attempting nearly 50 extra points was somewhat of a surprise.
The departure of Josh McDaniels has raised concerns, and there are expectations we could see this offense struggle a bit. However, that could also push Folk up further above his 39 field-goal attempts from 2022. Folk is certainly an intriguing option in the 2022 kicker fantasy football rankings.
Ryan Succop | Buccaneers
Ryan Succop’s 2022 performance is a stark reminder that simply being on a high-powered offense does not guarantee success for a kicker. Succop finished as the RB14, despite connecting on 56 of 59 extra-point attempts. The problem is that Succop only had 30 field-goal attempts, converting 25 of them. He was simply not seeing enough field-goal attempts, especially long ones, with the Buccaneers’ offensive efficiency.