Fantasy Football Week 8 Kicker Rankings: Tyler Bass Emerges, Avoid Matt Prater?

Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings Week 8

Getty Tyler Bass #2 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates with Dion Dawkins #73 as Corey Bojorquez #9 looks on after Bass kicked his sixth field goal of the game against the New York Jets.

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 8 of the 2020 NFL regular season. This week our lineups receive a boost as Justin Tucker, Jason Sanders and Rodrigo Blankenship, all top-four scorers at the position, return from a bye. Plus, we discuss Tyler Bass’ emergence and Matt Prater’s somewhat intimidating matchup.

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Kicker Outlook Week 8

Tyler Bass (K8) exploded for 23.0 points in Week 7. To put in perspective how out of the blue Bass’ mammoth performance was, the Bills placekicker had not scored within double-digit points this year in any game prior. In fact, he had not topped 6.0 points since Week 2. While Bass’ performance has flash in the pan written all over it, he may very well be able to keep his stellar play up for at least one more game.

Over the past two week, the Patriots have allowed an absurd average of 17.0 ppg to opposing kickers, including a 24.0 point outing to Brandon McManus just two weeks ago. Over that span, the Pats have allowed four field goals from 40-plus yards. Bass hit from that distance on four occasions just last week.

Matt Prater (K10) has now topped double-digit scoring in all but two games this season, averaging 9.8 ppg on the year (10th-most amongst placekickers). However, a matchup with the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8 should give fantasy owners reason to pause.

The Colts have held opposing kickers to an average of 6.83 ppg this year, including three games of just 3.0 points or less. Yet, there is reason to be optimistic. Indy has surrendered 12.0-plus point outings to the position in back-to-back games. That statistic should bode well for Prater, who is the third-highest scoring kicker in fantasy over the past two weeks. He remains a viable option at the position, just more towards the latter end of K1 territory this week.

Week 8 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker

  1. Rankings
  2. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
  3. Start-Sit
  4. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
  • Matchup: Great l Avg l Tough
  1. NOTABLE RB BYE WEEKS: Zane Gonzalez (ARI), Dustin Hopkins (WAS), Ka’imi Fairbairn (HOU), Josh Lambo (JAC)
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    Kicker TEAM



    Harrison Butker KC

    vs. NYJ


    Wil Lutz NO

    @ CHI


    Justin Tucker BAL

    vs. PIT


    Younghoe Koo ATL

    @ CAR


    Michael Badgley LAC

    @ DEN


    Brandon McManus DEN

    vs. LAC


    Mason Crosby GB

    vs. MIN


    Tyler Bass BUF

    vs. NE


    Jake Elliott PHI

    vs. DAL


    Matt Prater DET

    vs. IND


    Jason Sanders MIA

    vs. LAR


    Graham Gano NYG

    vs. TB


    Ryan Succop TB

    @ NYG


    Robbie Gould SF

    @ SEA


    Stephen Gostkowski TEN

    @ CIN


    Rodrigo Blankenship IND

    @ DET


    Cody Parkey CLE

    vs. LV


    Daniel Carlson LV

    @ CLE


    Joey Slye CAR

    vs. ATL


    Jason Myers SEA

    vs. SF


    Greg Zuerlein DAL

    @ PHI


    Randy Bullock CIN

    vs. TEN


    Cairo Santos CHI

    vs. NO


    Chris Boswell PIT

    @ BAL


    Dan Bailey MIN

    @ GB


    Nick Folk NE

    @ BUF


    Sam Sloman LAR

    @ MIA


    Sam Ficken NYJ

    @ KC

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