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NFL Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 17: Kickers

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Start 'em

Rodrigo Blankenship
Indianapolis Colts IND · K
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 · 1-14-0

He is one of my two guys this season. Rodrigo scored just six points last week, which snapped a two-game streak with at least 11 points. But he checks all the boxes. Dome kicker. Team has something to play for. And he wears some cool specs. The Jaguars have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to kickers this season.

Daniel Carlson
Las Vegas Raiders LV · K
Denver Broncos
2020 · 5-10-0

Normally we’d go against a dome kicker going on the road, especially in the elements. But the Denver temperatures are forecasted to be mild this week, with Sunday checking in around 12 degrees. Yes, I’m still doing Celsius, nerds. It's 53 in American. With just about no wind. I’d roll with Carlson against the Broncos, who have allowed an average of 11 points per game to kickers over the last four weeks.

Younghoe Koo
Atlanta Falcons ATL · K
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2020 · 10-5-0

Younghoe had a brutal miss against the Chiefs that likely ended up coming back to haunt a lot of you. It did for me, as well. But you can stop @-ing him on Twitter. Younghoe was the best kicker this season. Nobody is going to be perfect. Things happen. The Bucs have allowed the seventh-fewest fantasy points to kickers this season. But I want to support our guy this week.

Tyler Bass
Buffalo Bills BUF · K
Miami Dolphins
2020 · 10-5-0

The Bills are almost too good to trust their kicker. Bass has kicked 11 extra points over the last two games. And if you’ve followed along, you know I feel the fifth extra point in any game should be some sort of bonus. I’m working on making that a thing. But Bass has scored at least eight points in every game for the past five weeks.

Justin Tucker
Baltimore Ravens BAL · K
Cincinnati Bengals
2020 · 4-10-1

Tucker has been good but hasn’t cracked double-digits since Week 13 against the Cowboys, when he scored 10 points. He has scored at least eight points in each of his last four games. The Bengals have allowed the most points to kickers over the last four weeks. 

Sit 'em

Dan Bailey
Minnesota Vikings MIN · K
Detroit Lions
2020 · 5-10-0

The Lions are a good matchup for opposing offenses and the game is in a dome. So why would I want to sit Bailey? The Vikings are going to score too many touchdowns. Bailey scored just four points against the Lions last time; I expect a similar game.

Jason Sanders
Miami Dolphins MIA · K
Buffalo Bills
2020 · 12-3-0

Sanders had a great night in Las Vegas last week. But anybody who has been to Vegas knows that it’s the nights after being in Las Vegas that really get you. Weather doesn’t look great for Sunday, so I would take a pass on the kicker who plays most his games in Miami heading up to Buffalo.

Nick Folk
New England Patriots NE · K
New York Jets
2020 · 2-13-0

The Patriots quarterback position is in flux as I’m putting this piece together this week. I’m just not sure how many scoring opportunities there are going to be for Folk. Especially with the Jets winning games now like they're an AFC East juggernaut. 

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