When it comes to fantasy kickers, typically those playing on Thursday night are good options. Either the game is a field goal fest (Weeks 5 and 6) or it is high scoring enough that the kickers have fantasy value. However, in Week 7, the kicker with the most fantasy points (in standard scoring) was Cairo Santos of the Chicago Bears, who won on Monday night. Despite this, Santos is not a recommended fantasy option when the Bears face the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.
Justin Tucker is always a recommended fantasy option, followed by Daniel Carlson for Week 8. Both kickers actually have the same amount of fantasy points this season. Jason Myers of Seattle is close behind. Myers is still ranked in the top 10 for Week 8. The Seattle/New York Giants game should be a good one, and the kickers should be looked at for fantasy purposes.
Teams on bye: Kansas City, Los Angeles Chargers
— 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.