My Week 15 fantasy kicker rankings are nothing too wild. But I refuse to go along with the ECR (Expert Consensus Rankings) and have Nick Folk as my top kicker this week.
Take a guess how stingy the Indianapolis Colts, Folk's opponent this week, rank when it comes to allowing fantasy points to kickers. The stingiest perhaps?
Not exactly. The Patriots, Folk's team, have allowed a league-low 5.31 points to kickers. But you know who else has a mark that low? That's right Indianapolis. So yeah, I'm going to elevate the guy right behind Folk this week, Justin Tucker. The only reason Tucker has fewer fantasy points than Folk is that he's attempted six fewer FGs. Unlike Folk, Tucker has made ALL of his extra points. And he's hit from further out as well.
The Ravens are pushing hard to get Tucker into the Pro Bowl...
I'm a little less biased than the Ravens' Twitter feed. However, I do think he has to be the top kicking option this week and I'm not sure he will fall out of that No. 1 spot at any point the rest of the season.
NFL Kicker Rankings: Week 15
— 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.