Brandon McManus, in Week 6, kicked six field goals, earning more fantasy points than all but four running backs, all but four wide receivers, and all but two tight ends (depending on league scoring). And who says kickers shouldn't be included on fantasy rosters? What really must hurt for fantasy owners (ahem, like myself) is those that dropped McManus because he had a bye (an unexpected one because of schedule changes) in Week 5 and then didn't get a chance to pick him back up after. That may be most of the fantasy football universe as he is only owned in 7 percent of leagues. While he likely won't kick six field goals in a game again, he has proven to be a solid fantasy option and should be owned if your team needs to replace their kicker for the bye weeks.
Looking ahead to Week 7, the usual names are on the top of this list. Younghoe Koo is ranked No. 3 as Atlanta's offense has been scoring plenty of points. Koo missed a game earlier this season because of injury and was likely dropped in many leagues. He's available in more than 60 percent of leagues and is another solid option for those looking to pick up a kicker to get them through the bye weeks. Most kickers can be dropped over their bye week, but some will likely be kept (Justin Tucker being one of them).
Teams on bye: Baltimore, Indianapolis, Miami, Minnesota
NFL K Rankings: Week 7
— 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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