Fantasy Football: Saints Bench Hartley, Prove Rule of Waiting to Draft Kickers

October 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Waiting until the last round to draft a kicker has long been a tip from fantasy football experts—and the New Orleans Saints benching kicker Garrett Hartley this week is a great reason why.
As the Saints bring in veteran kicker John Carney, who will start for them this Sunday according to reports, it is time to re-introduce the idea of kickers being almost an entirely unpredictable fantasy football position.
No matter how much time experts spends on explaining this theory, though, there are almost always numerous owners in every draft who decide to select a kicker well before their last-round pick.
According to KFFL.com’s Average Draft Position (ADP) Chart, New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley was the number one kicker off the board in most fantasy drafts in 2010. Hartley’s ADP of 143.04 put him as a 12th-round pick in standard 12-team leagues.
Notable players drafted after Hartley include Dolphins QB Chad Henne, Bears TE Greg Olsen, and Buccan...

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