Koerner’s Week 7 Fantasy Football Kicker and Defense Tiers

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Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Harrison Butker

  • Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in 2015, 2016 and 2017 -- takes a detailed look at his Week 7 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 7 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 Kicker Tiers

Tier 1
Harrison Butker (vs. CIN)
Greg Zuerlein (@ SF)

Tier 2
Giorgio Tavecchio (vs. NYG)
Justin Tucker (vs. NO)

Tier 3
Stephen Gostkowski (@ CHI)
Randy Bullock (@ KC)
Adam Vinatieri (vs. BUF)
Chandler Catanzaro (vs. CLE)
Dan Bailey (@ NYJ)
Mike Badgley (vs. TEN)
Jake Elliott (vs. CAR)

Tier 4
Josh Lambo (vs. HOU)
Matt Prater (@ MIA)
Wil Lutz (@ BAL)
Aldrick Rosas (@ ATL)

Tier 5
Robbie Gould (vs. LAR)
Greg Joseph (@ TB)
Cody Parkey (vs. NE)
Dustin Hopkins (vs. DAL)
Jason Sanders (vs. DET)
Jason Myers (vs. MIN)
Brandon McManus (@ ARI)

Tier 6
Ryan Succop (@ LAC)
Graham Gano (@ PHI)
Phil Dawson (vs. DEN)
Brett Maher (@ WAS)
Steven Hauschka (@ IND)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (@ JAX)


Tier 1
Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. HOU)
Indianapolis Colts (vs. BUF)

Tier 2
Los Angeles Rams (@ SF)
Minnesota Vikings (@ NYJ)
Denver Broncos (@ ARI)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (vs. CLE)
Los Angeles Chargers (vs. TEN)
Arizona Cardinals (vs. DEN)
Philadelphia Eagles (vs. CAR)
Washington Redskins (vs. DAL)

Tier 3
Detroit Lions (@ MIA)
Houston Texans (@ JAX)
New England Patriots (@ CHI)
Buffalo Bills (@ IND)
Cleveland Browns (@ TB)
Atlanta Falcons (vs. NYG)

Tier 4
Dallas Cowboys (@ WAS)
Carolina Panthers (@ PHI)
Miami Dolphins (vs. DET)
Baltimore Ravens (vs. NO)
New Orleans Saints (@ BAL)
New York Jets (vs. MIN)
Kansas City Chiefs (vs. CIN)
Chicago Bears (vs. NE)
Tennessee Titans (@ LAC)

Tier 5
San Francisco 49ers (vs. LAR)
New York Giants (@ ATL)
Cincinnati Bengals (@ KC)