Rams K Greg Zuerlein (right quadricep, questionable) did not practice Wednesday. Zuerlein looks iffy for Saturday. Given the bad matchup, owners would be wise to look elsewhere for their kicking needs. Brett Maher worked out for the Rams on Thursday.
LAR K Greg Zuerlein - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
Well, Greg Zuerlein is a kicker. So there's that. That being said, our projections make him the highest-scoring kicker in the NFL for 2019. He was the highest-scoring kicker in 2017, and the 12th-highest scoring kicker in 2018. The Rams' offensive potency and efficiency makes him a near-lock for top-12 production at the position.
Well, Greg Zuerlein is a kicker. So there's that. He's the highest-ranked kicker by ADP, which virtually guarantees you will have to devote a pick to the position earlier than you should want to. Zuerlein has also had a herniated disc, a groin injury, and a foot injury in the past two seasons.
2019 Bottom Line
If the rest of your league also follows the ideal path and waits until the final two rounds to draft a kicker, there could be an opportunity to attain value if Zuerlein is there in the next-to-final round. There is simply too much week-to-week variance at the position to reach for kicker earlier.