Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 17: Kickers - Sleepers, Busts, Matchups

Start 'em and sit 'em kickers for Week 17 from senior fantasy football expert Michael Fabiano.

Week 17 Start ‘Em: Kickers

Start of the Week

Daniel Carlson at Broncos (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS): Carlson has produced at least nine fantasy points in three straight games, including a 13-point performance in last week’s loss to Miami. He’ll be a top-five kicker this weekend against the Broncos, who have allowed the most fantasy points to enemy kickers. That includes a Week 10 game against the Raiders where Carlson scored 15 points.

Week 17 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em

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More Starts

  • Rodrigo Blankenship vs. Jaguars (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)
  • Jason Myers at 49ers (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX)
  • Wil Lutz at Panthers (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX)

Week 17 Sit ‘Em: Kickers

Sit of the Week

Harrison Butker vs. Chargers (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX): Butker is one of the top kickers in fantasy football, but his value will take a hit this week with the Chiefs resting starters. The offense won't be nearly as explosive with Chad Henne under center, and I'd be surprised to see much (if any) of Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Kickers matter folks, and there are better options than Butker this weekend.

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More Sits

  • Matt Gay vs. Cardinals (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)
  • Ka’imi Fairbairn vs. Titans (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS)
  • Cody Parkey vs. Steelers (1 p.m. ET, CBS)

Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on Sports Illustrated and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. You can follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram for all of the latest breaking fantasy football news and the best analysis in the business!

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