By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports


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 top-10 kickers last season, all played on winning teams. 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, Cody Parkey was the big surprise at kicker. He was third in the league in scoring, but went undrafted in many leagues because of the uncertainly about the starting kicker with the Eagles before the start of the 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: 09/05/15


  #1  S. Gostkowski$2 NWE4
  #2  Mason Crosby$2 GNB7
  #3  Cody Parkey$2 PHI8
  #4  Justin Tucker$2 BAL9
  #5  S. Hauschka$2 SEA9
  #6  A. Vinatieri$1 IND10
  #7  Dan Bailey$1 DAL6
  #8  B. McManus$1 DEN7
  #9  Blair Walsh$1 MIN5
  #10  Dan Carpenter$1 BUF8
  #11  Matt Bryant$1 ATL10
  #12  Josh ScobeePIT11
  #13  Matt PraterDET9
  #14  Phil DawsonSFO10
  #15  Greg ZuerleinSTL6
  #16  Zach Hocker----
  #17  Randy BullockNYJ5
  #18  Mike NugentCIN7
  #19  Graham GanoCAR5
  #20  Josh BrownNYG11
  #21  Cairo SantosKAN9
  #22  Josh LamboSDG10
  #23  C. CatanzaroARI9
  #24  Robbie GouldCHI7
  #25  Andrew FranksMIA5
  #26  Nick FolkNYJ5
  #27  Kai ForbathNOR11
  #28  S. JanikowskiOAK6
  #29  Travis CoonsCLE11
  #30  Ryan SuccopTEN4
  #31  Kyle Brindza----
  #32  Jason MyersJAC8
  #33  P. MurrayTAM6
  #34  Billy CundiffBUF8
  #35  Jay FeelyCHI7
  #36  Nick NovakHOU9
  #37  Connor BarthTAM6
  #38  Carey SpearCLE11
  #39  Caleb SturgisPHI8
  #40  Shayne GrahamATL10
Injury Concern #41  G. HartleyPIT11
Injury Concern #42  Shaun SuishamPIT11

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