I have Greg Joseph on one of my fantasy teams. At least for the moment. I mention that because my ranking of Joseph is the only one that is dramatically different from the ECR (Expert Consensus Rankings) in the Week 11 fantasy kicker rankings.
Despite rostering him, I am apparently much lower on him than most. Maybe it is because the only reason I have Joseph is that I previously had Greg Zuerlein on my roster. Due to Zuerlein going on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, I had to scramble and ended up with the Viking.
Joseph is okay. But it's like going to your favorite ice cream parlor and finding out they are out of your favorite flavor. Sure, many other flavors will work, but the happiness in that first bite is a little less. It's not like Zuerlein is my favorite flavor either. But I knew when I drafted him that my favorite wasn't available. I didn't think I'd have to find another flavor during his non-bye week!
And Joseph did just fine, connecting on two field goals and three extra points in Minnesota's win over the Chargers. But I don't see him doing that well this week. Surprisingly, Green Bay is giving up only 4.70 fantasy points per game to opposing kickers, the lowest in the league. That is not very encouraging.
If you have Joseph, you don't need to go running to the waiver wire to replace him. But if you are looking for a kicker this week, there are at least half a dozen others I like much better. And at least half of those are probably available in your free agency pool. No need to make a big "splash" with Joseph. Most others will likely do even better.
NFL Kicker Rankings: Week 11
Teams on bye: Denver, Los Angeles Rams
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.