Fantasy Football Week 3: Last-Minute Top 15 Kicker Rankings

September 23, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Kickers are the most random players in fantasy football. Predicting kicker production in a given week, therefore, is a very difficult proposition.
But that’s exactly what I’m going to try to do.
Value in fantasy football is about a player (or team’s) skill and opportunity. Opportunity more heavily influences a kicker’s production than most other players’. Skill guys can score a touchdown from 80 yards away and end up with a productive 14-point fantasy day on just one touch.
Kickers can’t do that—not as kickers, anyway. They’d have to line up at receiver or catch a fake field goal pass or something that doesn’t happen very often.
But opportunities for kickers are more difficult to predict than other positions. A well-oiled offensive machine is able to score touchdowns more frequently than those that are reduced to putting three points up per scoring drive.
For quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and tight ...

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