The right kicker could put you over the top. Here are some suggestions for who to get into lineup and who to leave on the waiver wire.
Younghoe Koo, Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit Lions
What Travis Kelce is to fantasy tight ends, Koo is to kickers. You probably should start him every week, but I like this matchup because it figures to be a high-scoring game, indoors, and even if the Falcons come back to Earth a bit after last week’s win, they can still move the ball well enough to set up their kicker.
Randy Bullock, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns
Bullock’s missed field goal last week was his first whiff since the opener. Other than that, he’s nailed 15 of 17. His last outing against the Browns, in Week 2, Bullock was perfect on three field goal attempts and three extra points. Look for another solid outing this Sunday.
Stephen Gostkowski, Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Why Gostkowski is still the starter, I don’t know. He missed two three-pointers last week, and has made a meager 64 percent on the season. Beyond that, the Steelers happen to be pretty good at keeping kickers off the board; only one kicker has scored more than five points against them this season.
Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs
It’s hard to fade McManus after he kicked six field goals in last week’s upset win over the Patriots. But opposing kickers are barely averaging more than six points agains the Chiefs, and the Broncos are likely to be in a position where field goals just aren’t going to cut it against this team.