2014 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 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: 05/22/15

Kickers

  #1  S. Gostkowski$2 NWE4
  #2  Mason Crosby$2 GNB7
  #3  Cody Parkey$2 PHI8
  #4  Justin Tucker$2 BAL9
  #5  Connor Barth$2 DEN7
  #6  S. Hauschka$2 SEA9
  #7  A. Vinatieri$1 IND10
  #8  Dan Bailey$1 DAL6
  #9  Caleb Sturgis$1 MIA5
  #10  Blair Walsh$1 MIN5
  #11  Shaun Suisham$1 PIT11
  #12  Dan Carpenter$1 BUF8
  #13  Matt Bryant$1 ATL10
  #14  Matt PraterDET9
  #15  Phil DawsonSFO10
  #16  Greg ZuerleinSTL6
  #17  Randy BullockHOU9
  #18  Nick NovakSDG10
  #19  Mike NugentCIN7
  #20  Graham GanoCAR5
  #21  Josh BrownNYG11
  #22  Cairo SantosKAN9
  #23  C. CatanzaroARI9
  #24  Robbie GouldCHI7
  #25  Nick FolkNYJ5
  #26  Shayne Graham---
  #27  Kai ForbathWAS8
  #28  S. JanikowskiOAK6
  #29  Travis CoonsCLE11
  #30  Carey SpearCLE11
  #31  G. Hartley---
  #32  Ryan SuccopTEN4
  #33  P. MurrayTAM6
  #34  Josh ScobeeJAC8
  #35  Zach HockerNOR11
  #36  Billy Cundiff---
  #37  Jay FeelyCHI7
  #38  B. McManusDEN7

»  Hot -- Moving Up in the Player Rankings.
»  Cold -- Moving Down in the Player Rankings.
»  Injury Concern.
»  Sleeper.
» Auction values based on std 12-team scoring league with $100 cap.
© 2015 RealTime Fantasy Sports, Inc.
Email Us  ·  Call Us 636.447.1170  ·  Lost Password
Advertising represented by USA Today Sports Media Group