Koerner’s Week 4 Fantasy Football Tiers: Defense/Kicker

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  • Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in 2015, 2016 and 2017 -- takes a detailed look at his Week 4 defense/kicker tiers.
  • Use the strategies outlined below to build the most optimal starting lineup for your fantasy football team.

Below you’ll find my defense/kicker tiers for Week 4 fantasy football. These are based on standard scoring.

As a reminder, these tiers are not updated after publication. If you want my most up-to-date rankings for PPR, Standard and Half-Point PPR leagues, check out this post.

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Koerner’s Kicker Tiers

Tier 1
Harrison Butker (@ DEN)
Matt Bryant (vs. CIN)
Caleb Sturgis (vs. SF)
Justin Tucker (@ PIT)
Stephen Gostkowski (vs. MIA)

Tier 2
Sam Ficken (vs. MIN)
Chris Boswell (vs. BAL)
Mason Crosby (vs. BUF)
Wil Lutz (@ NYG)
Adam Vinatieri (vs. HOU)

Tier 3
Brandon McManus (vs. KC)
Cody Parkey (vs. TB)
Randy Bullock (@ ATL)
Matthew McCrane (vs. CLE)
Josh Lambo (vs. NYJ)
Brett Maher (vs. DET)
Jake Elliott (@ TEN)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (@ IND)
Dan Bailey (@ LA)
Aldrick Rosas (vs. NO)

Tier 4
Matt Prater (@ DAL)
Sebastian Janikowski (@ ARI)
Chandler Catanzaro (@ CHI)
Greg Joseph (@ OAK)
Ryan Succop (vs. PHI)
Jason Sanders (@ NE)
Robbie Gould (@ LAC)
Steven Hauschka (@ GB)
Phil Dawson (vs. SEA)

Tier 5
Jason Myers (@ JAX)

Defense

Tier 1
Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. NYJ)
Green Bay Packers (vs. BUF)

Tier 2
Los Angeles Chargers (vs. SF)
Seattle Seahawks (@ ARI)

Tier 3
Philadelphia Eagles (@ TEN)
Chicago Bears (vs. TB)
Los Angeles Rams (vs. MIN)
Dallas Cowboys (vs. DET)
Indianapolis Colts (vs. HOU)
Arizona Cardinals (vs. SEA)
Oakland Raiders (vs. CLE)
New England Patriots (vs. MIA)

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Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell.

Tier 4
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. BAL)
Houston Texans (@ IND)
New Orleans Saints (@ NYG)
Tennessee Titans (vs. PHI)
Cleveland Browns (@ OAK)
Atlanta Falcons (vs. CIN)
Kansas City Chiefs (@ DEN)
New York Jets (@ JAX)
Detroit Lions (@ DAL)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ CHI)

Tier 5
Baltimore Ravens (@ PIT)
Minnesota Vikings (@ LA)
Buffalo Bills (@ GB)
San Francisco 49ers (@ LAC)
Cincinnati Bengals (@ ATL)
Miami Dolphins (@ NE)
New York Giants (vs. NO)
Denver Broncos (vs. KC)