Koerner’s Week 8 Fantasy Football Kicker/Defense Tiers

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Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Greg Zuerlein

  • Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in 2015, 2016 and 2017 -- takes a detailed look at his Week 8 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 tight end 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
Greg Zuerlein (vs. GB)
Harrison Butker (vs. DEN)

Tier 2
Stephen Gostkowski (@ BUF)
Randy Bullock (vs. TB)

Tier 3
Dan Bailey (vs. NO)
Chris Boswell (vs. CLE)
Matt Prater (vs. SEA)
Adam Vinatieri (@ OAK)

Tier 4
Wil Lutz (@ MIN)
Ka’imi Fairbairn (vs. MIA)
Justin Tucker (@ CAR)
Cody Parkey (vs. NYJ)
Sebastian Janikowski (@ DET)
Mason Crosby (@ LAR)

Tier 5
Chandler Catanzaro (@ CIN)
Phil Dawson (vs. SF)
Robbie Gould (@ ARI)
Jake Elliott (@ JAX)
Dustin Hopkins (@ NYG)
Daniel Carlson (vs. IND)
Brandon McManus (@ KC)
Graham Gano (vs. BAL)

Tier 6
Aldrick Rosas (vs. WAS)
Josh Lambo (vs. PHI)
Greg Joseph (@ PIT)
Jason Myers (@ CHI)
Jason Sanders (@ HOU)

Tier 7
Steven Hauschka (vs. NE)

Koerner’s Defense Tiers

Tier 1
New England Patriots (@ BUF)

Tier 2
Chicago Bears (vs. NYJ)
Pittsburgh Steelers (vs. CLE)
Houston Texans (vs. MIA)
Arizona Cardinals (vs. SF)
Philadelphia Eagles (@ JAX)

Tier 3
Baltimore Ravens (@ CAR)
Washington Redskins (@ NYG)
San Francisco 49ers (@ ARI)
Kansas City Chiefs (vs. DEN)

Tier 4
Cincinnati Bengals (vs. TB)
Carolina Panthers (vs. BAL)
Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. PHI)
Indianapolis Colts (@ OAK)
Miami Dolphins (@ HOU)
Detroit Lions (vs. SEA)
Los Angeles Rams (vs. GB)

Tier 5
New York Giants (vs. WAS)
Oakland Raiders (vs. IND)
New York Jets (@ CHI)
Seattle Seahawks (@ DET)
New Orleans Saints (@ MIN)
Cleveland Browns (@ PIT)
Minnesota Vikings (vs. NO)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ CIN)

Tier 6
Buffalo Bills (vs. NE)
Denver Broncos (@ KC)
Green Bay Packers (@ LAR)