2013 DRAFT GUIDE
By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports

Kickers:

We mention it every season, but the key to finding a successful fantasy kicker is drafting a kicker that is on a team that wins games. Of the 11 kickers that finished with 120 or more points last season, all but two played on team with a .500 or better record. There will be an occasional kicker that breaks this rule, but for the most part, the best kickers play on the best teams. They are giving them more opportunities to score, making their point totals among the best in the league.

And please don't be the guy that takes a kicker in the fifth round of your draft. The point deferential from week to week between the top kicker and the 10th rated guy is minimal. We aren't saying to totally discount the position, but use some discretion. Every point does matter, but having your core team in place before taking a kicker is a good idea come draft day.

You also know that some teams will surprise and a kicker's production will be rewarded. Last season, Blair Walsh was the big surprise at kicker. He was fourth in the league in scoring, but went undrafted in many leagues because the Vikings weren't a team on everyone's radar last season. Keep that in mind when thinking about taking a kicker in the early rounds of your draft. Let someone else use a mid-round pick on Stephen Gostkowski while you solidify the rest of your roster.

Updated: 02/26/14

Kickers

  #1  Matt Prater$2 DEN9
  #2  S. Gostkowski$2 NWE10
  #3  Justin Tucker$1 BAL8
  #4  S. HauschkaSEA12
Hot #5  Phil Dawson$2 SFO9
  #6  Dan Bailey$2 DAL11
  #7  Alex Henery$1 PHI12
  #8  Mason CrosbyGNB4
  #9  Nick NovakSDG8
  #10  Blair Walsh$2 MIN5
  #11  Shayne GrahamNOR7
  #12  A. VinatieriIND8
  #13  Matt Bryant$2 ATL6
  #14  Robbie GouldCHI8
  #15  Shaun SuishamPIT5
  #16  Graham GanoCAR4
  #17  Josh BrownNYG9
  #18  S. Janikowski$2 OAK7
  #19  Greg ZuerleinSTL11
Sleeper #20  Ryan SuccopKAN10
  #21  Mike NugentCIN12
  #22  Rob BironasTEN8
  #23  David Akers$1 DET9
Sleeper #24  Caleb SturgisMIA6
  #25  Jay FeelyARI9
  #26  Dan CarpenterBUF12
  #27  Kai ForbathWAS5
  #28  D. HopkinsBUF12
  #29  Josh ScobeeJAC9
  #30  Nick FolkNYJ10
  #31  Rian LindellTAM5
  #32  Randy Bullock$1 HOU8
  #33  Billy CundiffCLE10
Injury Concern #34  L. TynesTAM5
  #35  G. TavecchioDET9
Injury Concern #36  Connor BarthTAM5
  #37  J. MedlockOAK7
  #38  Olindo MareCHI8
  #39  G. Hartley$1 NOR7
  #40  David BuehlerNYG9
  #41  H. RuglandDET9

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