Koerner’s Week 5 Fantasy Football Kicker/Defense Tiers

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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 5 kicker/defense tiers.
  • Use the strategies outlined below to build the most optimal starting lineup for your fantasy football team.

Below you’ll find my kicker/defense tiers for Week 5 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
Stephen Gostkowski (vs. IND)

Tier 2
Caleb Sturgis (vs. OAK)
Wil Lutz (vs. WAS)
Chris Boswell (vs. ATL)

Tier 3
Randy Bullock (vs. MIA)
Matt Bryant (@ PIT)
Mason Crosby (@ DET)
Harrison Butker (vs. JAX)
Justin Tucker (@ CLE)
Cairo Santos (@ SEA)
Matt Prater (vs. GB)
Graham Gano (vs. NYG)

Tier 4
Jake Elliott (vs. MIN)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (vs. DAL)
Robbie Gould (vs. ARI)
Dustin Hopkins (@ NO)
Matthew McCrane (@ LAC)
Josh Lambo (@ KC)
Adam Vinatieri (@ NE)
Ryan Succop (@ BUF)
Jason Myers (vs. DEN)
Sebastian Janikowski (vs. LAR)

Tier 5
Dan Bailey (@ PHI)
Jason Sanders (@ CIN)
Brett Maher (@ HOU)
Greg Joseph (vs. BAL)
Brandon McManus (@ NYJ)

Tier 6
Steven Hauschka (vs. TEN)
Phil Dawson (@ SF)
Aldrick Rosas (@ CAR)

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Defenses

Tier 1
Tennessee Titans (@ BUF)

Tier 2
Baltimore Ravens (@ CLE)
Carolina Panthers (vs. NYG)
San Francisco 49ers (vs. ARI)

Tier 3
Dallas Cowboys (@ HOU)
Denver Broncos (@ NYJ)
Arizona Cardinals (@ SF)
New England Patriots (vs. IND)
Philadelphia Eagles (vs. MIN)
New York Jets (vs. DEN)
Los Angeles Chargers (vs. OAK)
Houston Texans (vs. DAL)
Cincinnati Bengals (vs. MIA)
Buffalo Bills (vs. TEN)

Tier 4
Minnesota Vikings (@ PHI)
Los Angeles Rams (@ SEA)
Cleveland Browns (vs. BAL)
Green Bay Packers (@ DET)
Kansas City Chiefs (vs. JAX)
Detroit Lions (vs. GB)
Jacksonville Jaguars (@ KC)
New Orleans Saints (vs. WAS)

Tier 5
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. ATL)
New York Giants (@ CAR)
Miami Dolphins (@ CIN)
Seattle Seahawks (vs. LA)
Atlanta Falcons (@ PIT)

Tier 6
Oakland Raiders (@ LAC)
Washington Redskins (@ NO)
Indianapolis Colts (@ NE)

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