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Fantasy Football: Kicker Draft Guide Strategy 2012

Fantasy Football: Kicker Draft Guide Strategy 2012

By Muntradamus

BEAST DOME NATION.

Each day of the week leading up to next Monday I will cover each position of Fantasy Football.  Thursday was going to be WR, but I want to wait to see all of the pre-season action of week 1 first.  So expect a double dose of Kicker and Defense.  To read the entire BEAST DOME FANTASY FOOTBALL DRAFT GUIDE 2012, follow the link.

 

The Kicker Position in Fantasy Football is All Strategy:

More so then any other position.  No kicker will consistently get you 10+ Points a week, in fact a kicker could go the first 8 games with single digits before breaking out with 25 Points and outscoring Ray Rice in one week.  It’s not about drafting the best kicker, or even playing the best kicker according to all the Rankings.  It is about being smart with your kicker position.

EX:

Tom Brady: 250 Yards. 0 TDs = 10 Points.
Stephen Gostkowski: 5 FGs = 15-25 Points.

Total = 25-35 Points.

or

Tom Brady: 350 Yards. 3 TD = 26 Points.
Stephen Gostkowski: 1 FG. 3 extra Points = 6-8 Points Points.

Total = 32-34 Points.

 

DRAFT A KICKER THAT SUPPORTS YOUR QB:

  • I have said it time and time again through the BEAST DOME draft guide.  You need your kicker to support your QB.
  • If you have Tony Romo, and the Cowboys flutter in the red zone to take the chip shot FG.  If you own Dan Bailey you essentially get one point less than a TD.  Even if Romo does not cash in on 1st and 10 from the opponents 30, you will get points with the Bailey FG.
  • DRAFT THE KICKER THAT SUPPORTS YOUR QB!

 

 

WHAT IF I SLEPT IN MY DRAFT AND THAT KICKER IS GONE:

  • Take a kicker that supports one of your RBs.  If you own Willis McGahee, and Matt Prater is still on the board.  Then grab Prater as the same formula comes to mind.  McGahee gets stuffed at the goal line, oh well you get a 3 point FG instead.

 

 

ONE LAST KICKER STRATEGY:

  • If the team you are facing has Josh Freeman as their starting QB, and you want to take a chance to have a huge advantage over your opponent.  Use the Kicker for your opponents QB, in this example Connor Barth.  If Freeman fails in the red zone, and Barth chips in a 3 Point FG.  That is a 7 Point swing in your matchup.

 

Fantasy Football KICKER TIER RANKINGS:

*Player Analysis is Below.  Round is anticipated for a 10 Team League.  If more teams, just ballpark a bit earlier.

** Next to the guys I really like.

 

Tier 1: (Round 10-14)

**1. SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI – OAK

**2. DAVID AKERS – SF

3. STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI – NE

**4. MATT BRYANT – ATL

**5. MASON CROSBY – GB

**6. JASON HANSON – DET

** 7. GARRETT HARTLEY – NO

** 8. ROB BIRONAS – TEN

** 9. ALEX HENERY – PHI

 

TIER 2: (Round 15-18)

** 10. RANDY BULLOCK (If he wins the job) – HOU

** 11. DAN BAILEY – DAL

** 12. ROBBIE GOULD – CHI

13. NATE KAEDING – SD

** 14. MATT PRATER – DEN

** 15. CONNOR BARTH – TB

16. OLINDO MARE – CAR

17. BILLY CUNDIFF – BAL

18. NEIL RACKERS – WAS

TIER 3: (End)

19. MIKE NUGENT – CIN

** 20. RIAN LINDELL – BUF

21. NICK FOLK – NYJ

22. SHAUN SUISHAM – PIT

** 23. JOSH SCOBEE – JAX

24. ADAM VINATIERI – IND

25. LAWRENCE TYNES – NYG

26. DAN CARPENTER – MIA

27. STEVEN HAUSCHKA – SEA

28. JAY FEELY – ARI

29. RYAN SUCCOP – KC

30. RYAN LONGWELL – MIN

31. PHIL DAWSON – CLE

32. GREG ZUERLEIN – STL


 

 

KICKERS KICKING INDOORS FOR PLAYOFFS:

 

*It is always a terrible thing to own a kicker like Mason Crosby and the weather is beyond horrible.  He could still make his FGs, but chances are the team will elect to not try FGs over 50 Yards if they are not of a high caliber.  Even someone like Crosby is borderline for those conditions.  If you want to play it safe during the cold December days of HEAVY Snow, here are the indoor Kickers in the playoffs.

*Kickers with two games or more make the list for the final 4 weeks of the regular season.

 

4 GAMES:

 

RYAN LONGWELL – MIN

Week 14: VS. CHI
Week 15: @ STL
Week 16: @ HOU
Week 17: VS. GB

3 GAMES:

 

MATT BRYANT – ATL

Week 15: VS. NYG
Week 16: @ DET
Week 17: VS. TB

JASON HANSON – DET

Week 15: @ ARI
Week 16: VS. ATL
Week 17. VS. CHI

 

GARRETT HARTLEY

Week 15: VS. TB
Week 16: @ DAL
Week 17: VS. CAR

DAN BULLOCK – HOU

Week 15: VS. IND
Week 16: VS. MIN
Week 17: @ IND

ROBBIE GOULD

Week 14: @ MIN
Week 16: @ ARI
Week 17: @ DET

2 GAMES:

 

JAY FEELY – ARI

Week 15: VS. DET
Week 16: VS. CHI

 

CONNOR BARTH – TB

Week 15: @ NO
Week 17: @ ATL

DAN BAILEY – DAL

Week 15: VS. PIT
Week 16: VS. NO

ADAM VINETARI – IND

Week 15: @ HOU
Week 17 VS. HOU

 

 

KICKER RANKINGS FULL SEASON:


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Muntradamus is a Fantasy Sports Expert who specializes in Fantasy Football/Baseball/Basketball. He is currently in his first season as a Pro on FantasyPros where he is the only expert to have Adam Dunn, Mike Aviles, and Wilin Rosario in his top 20 at each position. Muntradamus not only leads many to championships with his great advice, and outlooks into the future. He is also consistently on the top of leaderboards in DraftStreet. In August he will compete in a $200K MLB tournament that he qualified for, he has won two spots.
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