Dan Bailey is available in half of fantasy leagues and has been a solid kicking option
For fantasy owners, each week it's tough trying to predict which kicker will perform the best each week. With Matt Bryant out, Giorgio Tavecchio stepped up and tied for the most fantasy points in Week 7. The Falcons are on bye this week, so neither kicker is available, but the kicker he tied with for the most points (Matt Prater) is ranked No. 8 this week. Prater was one of five kickers to hit a field goal from 50 or more yards (the others: Tavecchio, Jason Myers, Robbie Gould, Chandler Catanzaro).
For Week 8, Harrison Butker is the top-ranked kicker. He's been consistent as the Kansas City offense has been putting up plenty of points. They face the Denver Broncos this week, and he should continue to kick well. A kicker to keep an eye on is Dan Bailey. He was great for Dallas in the past, and since he's been in Minnesota, he's had double-digit fantasy points in every week except the first week (the terrible Buffalo game). Bailey is only 48 percent owned and might be worth picking up to replace a kicker on bye.
Teams on bye: Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.
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