Stephen Gostkowski has been the top-ranked fantasy kicker for weeks; however, he has disappointed fantasy owners. Depending on league scoring, Gostkowski isn't even in the top 15 in terms of fantasy points at his position (and he hasn't had a bye week yet). As a result, he's dropped to seventh in the Week 8 rankings. Adam Vinatieri is leading all kickers in fantasy points through seven weeks, which is why he leads the way in Week 8. Indianapolis faces Kansas City on Sunday, and while the game isn't going to be a shootout, the Colts should be in scoring position, and they clearly have faith in their kicker. No reason to stop trusting Vinatieri now in fantasy either.
With six teams on bye this week, don't hesitate to drop your kicker for another one. Few kickers are worth holding onto when they aren’t playing.
Teams on bye: Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.