Koerner’s Week 6 Fantasy Football Kicker and 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 6 kicker and 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 and defense tiers for Week 6 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.

And, yes, my tiers will be part of our Action Network subscription this season. Be sure to check out everything that comes with a sub here.

Koerner’s Kickers Tiers

Tier 1
Stephen Gostkowski (vs. KC)
Matt Bryant (vs. TB)

Tier 2
Cairo Santos (@ DEN)
Dan Bailey (vs. ARI)
Harrison Butker (@ NE)
Randy Bullock (vs. PIT)
Mason Crosby (vs. SF)
Chandler Catanzaro (@ ATL)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (vs. BUF)

Tier 3
Sebastian Janikowski (@ OAK)
Justin Tucker (@ TEN)
Chris Boswell (@ CIN)
Jake Elliott (@ NYG)
Dustin Hopkins (vs. CAR)
Jason Myers (vs. IND)
Caleb Sturgis (@ CLE)
Cody Parkey (@ MIA)
Adam Vinatieri (@ NYJ)
Josh Lambo (@ DAL)
Graham Gano (@ WAS)
Matthew McCrane (vs. SEA)
Brandon McManus (vs. LA)

Tier 4
Ryan Succop (vs. BAL)
Greg Joseph (vs. LAC)
Robbie Gould (@ GB)
Aldrick Rosas (vs. PHI)
Jason Sanders (vs. CHI)
Brett Maher (vs. JAX)
Steven Hauschka (@ HOU)

Tier 5
Phil Dawson (@ MIN)

Koerner’s Defense Tiers

Tier 1
Houston Texans (vs. BUF)
Green Bay Packers (vs. SF)
Minnesota Vikings (vs. ARI)

Tier 2
Chicago Bears (@ MIA)
Jacksonville Jaguars (@ DAL)

Tier 3
Los Angeles Chargers (@ CLE)
Baltimore Ravens (@ TEN)
Los Angeles Rams (@ DEN)
New York Jets (vs. IND)
Philadelphia Eagles (@ NYG)
Dallas Cowboys (vs. JAX)
Washington Redskins (vs. CAR)
Seattle Seahawks (@ OAK)
Buffalo Bills (@ HOU)
Indianapolis Colts (@ NYJ)
Tennessee Titans (vs. BAL)

Tier 4
Miami Dolphins (vs. CHI)
New York Giants (vs. PHI)
Cincinnati Bengals (vs. PIT)
Cleveland Browns (vs. LAC)
Carolina Panthers (@ WAS)
Atlanta Falcons (vs. TB)
Pittsburgh Steelers (@ CIN)
Oakland Raiders (vs. SEA)
Arizona Cardinals (@ MIN)

Tier 5
San Francisco 49ers (@ GB)
New England Patriots (vs. KC)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ ATL)
Denver Broncos (vs. LAR)

Tier 6
Kansas City Chiefs (@ NE)