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Fantasy Football Rankings 2022: Kickers

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Fantasy kickers have become somewhat of a ... shall we say, controversial subject over the past few seasons. The subject has been split into three specific camps: Camp A, or those who want to keep the fantasy game as realistic as the real one, aka, keeping kickers; Camp B, or those who wish to do away with the fantasy kicker position once and for all and replace it with another position player; and finally, Camp C, or those who are wondering why we're even spending so much valuable energy talking about kickers in the first place.

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Whichever camp you belong in, you'll once again have the option to draft a kicker or stream the position on a week-to-week basis in 2022. And whichever you choose, our kicker draft rankings can help!

If drafting a fantasy kicker in 2022, who should you take?

Baltimore Ravens All-World kicker Justin Tucker once again tops our consensus rankings. It's not hard to see why either; Tucker hasn't finished outside the top-10 fantasy boots since 2014.

But he isn't the total consensus No. 1 draft option; not among our analysts, at least. One of them believes the top spot should belong to Evan McPherson, the Cincinnati Bengals' kicker who finished eighth in overall scoring last year — his rookie season.

Evan McPherson #2 of the Cincinnati Bengals was a fantasy star kicker in 2021
Evan McPherson was a star fantasy kicker in his rookie year. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

McPherson made the top 10 in his first year in the league as part of the high-powered Bengals offense which made the last Super Bowl. You could make the argument that the 23-year-old McPherson has a higher ceiling than the 32-year-old Tucker.

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Whether you're Team Tucker or Team McPherson, whether your Team Draft a Kicker or Team Stream in Week 1, our rankings below can help you set the position up for success:

2022 Fantasy Football Rankings powered by FantasyPros

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