THE KICKING GAME STRATEGY
BEAST DOME NATION.
Now that Daily Fantasy no longer offers the Kicker Position, I can tell you what makes a good kicker and go into full detail on a week-to-week basis. There are a lot of factors to consider when picking your kicker.
If you wait to get your kicker this year on draft day, you can be stuck with some options that will leave you very shorthanded. Coming in as the #9 option for the FantasyPros Sheep is a Kicker named Harrison Butker.
HARRISON BUTLER – KC
Can he kick? Is the first thing you have to worry about. The answer is a clear a yes. He hit over 90% of his FGS on over 40 attempts.
So now that he can kick, it is up to his team to make things happen.
Next question is will his team win games? If the Kicker’s team is trailing in the 4th quarter, usually a FG at the end of the game will not happen. A 2 Point conversation might be needed as well if a team is playing big time catchup. When you look at the Chiefs this year, there is a lot to be worried about.
With a poor defense, the Chiefs offense will have to step things up. If Mahomes does not show great skills early on, this season is going in the wrong direction quick. Luckily there are ton of Kickers in the NFL who are quality worthy. Butker can be on your team one week, on the waivers the next and you can find a long list of guys that are just as good as far as opportunities. Losing Alex Smith and Nagy was two big losses the Chiefs may not be able to make up.
From there, you will likely have to play the Waiver Wire.
Opportunities is what makes a Kicker worth drafting. Someone like Stephen Gostkowski will be ready to kick in the Red Zone nearly every drive as Tom Brady knows how to get down there. While Gostkowski is great, he will never be on the wire. You have to be able to judge which offense is going to have good movement that week. Other factors could include.
- Is the defense they are going up against strong at stopping the run? Could be good for Chip Shot FGs in the Red Zone.
- Is an offense missing a key Red Zone threat that week.
Lots of factors.
Every season on BEAST DOME, we have been religious on the QB/K Method.
There are articles on this for BEAST DOME dating back to 2012. Esentially, you draft the QB and the Kicker together on the roster. For Example, you own Tom Brady, you make sure you draft Stephen Gostkowski. If Brady ends up getting stopped in the Red Zone, you essentially get those TD Points from the FG Gostkowski kicks.
This year on BEAST DOME, we are doing something different. We are adding a twist giving us the ultimate strategy.
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