Fantasy Football: Kickers in the 12th Round of Fantasy Drafts?

August 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Curiosity led me to check the ADP of the top kickers at Mock Draft Central to see where they were going in fantasy drafts.
I always wait until the last round to draft a kicker so I was stunned to find out that not only were there five Kickers (Garrett Hartley, Nate Kaeding, Mason Crosby, Rob Bironas, and Ryan Longwell) going in the 12th round, but Stephen Gostkowski was actually going, on average, with the last pick in the 11th round.
That is staggering to me. A typical fantasy league starting lineup consists of 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 K, and 1 DEF. If you are taking a kicker in the 12th round, that means you only have three or four backup QB/RB/WR/TE depending whether or not you have also drafted a defense. With bye weeks and injuries, I think it is more prudent to solidify your depth in those areas before turning to a kicker.
Some of the guys who are going after the run of kickers are Devin Hester, Donnie Avery, Dustin Keller, Toby Gerhart, Gol...

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