There was some really weird upheaval in the kicker rankings this preseason. I don’t remember another preseason like it.
Now Brandon McManus is kicking for the Broncos, Josh Scobee is kicking for the Steelers and Josh Lambo is booting it for the Chargers. Like I said, weird.
The top of the board for the first week isn’t too weird though. You know Dan Bailey — going against what could be a horrible Giants defense — Stephen Gostkowski, Steven Hauschka, Matt Prater, Justin Tucker, Matt Bryant and Cody Parkey.
You probably only drafted one kicker and he’s probably among the players mentioned in the last sentence. Unless you drafted a kicker who is hurt or was cut, you’ll probably just start him regardless of these rankings.
However, if you’re wavering, please accept these rankings as our gift to you.
As with any rankings or advice, you want to check player statuses right up until game time. We’re never always right and players can be scratched from lineups unexpectedly.