Fantasy Football: QB/Kicker Combo Strategy

Fantasy Football: QB/Kicker Combo Strategy

By Muntradamus

This article is to explain to you a strategy that will be used in every fantasy football league after this year once people see you won your championship because of it.

Let me paint you a picture.
Tom Brady drives down the field, he is stopped short of a 1st down, Patriots have to settle for a FG.  Next possession, Brady does the same thing.  He is stopped short of the end zone, another FG.  This goes on at least 4 different times throughout the game.  You think your week is ruined, because Brady ended up with the yards, but not the TD’s.


TOM BRADY (317 Yards, 0 TDs) = 12 Points
STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI (5 FGs) = 15-25 Points

You would not drive a Porsche without insurance, am I right?  So why would you start your #1 QB without insurance.  Make sure you draft the Kicker that goes with your QB.


The Kicker position is not about getting someone who will get you double digit points every week, it is about having a good insurance play to make sure your 30+ Point QB, ends up with 30 total points, at least.


The one game Brady ended up with 1 TD last season, Gostkowski ended up with 17 Points.

You want a kicker who is going to be part of a high scoring offense, but you want your kicker to be the insurance play for your QB.

Here’s another example: Tony Romo played with a Broken Rib in Week 3 against the Redskins.

TONY ROMO (255 Yards Passing, 17 Yards Rushing) = 11 Points
DAN BAILEY (6 FGs) = 21 Points

By having Bailey that week, the Tony Romo owners were saved from what could be a complete goose egg.  Fantasy Football is all about having the best QBs, if your best QB has a bad week, your whole team could be in for a big downfall.



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.





  1. Bad idea… your pretty much canceling each other out. If your QB does good your kicker will only get extra points. If your QB does bad then your kicker will do good. This is a safe play but you rarely have both with high points. The true strategy is to get a kicker on a team who’s QB fails on that side of the field to get TD’s. Your upside is much higher with this strategy.

  2. Dude I’ve been into Fantasy Football since about 1997 well maybe 98, Not sure of the year but David Boston was a Beast for the Cardinals and I was in High School. Muntradamus has it right. I’m going to go a little bit further. So say your QB is Payton Manning & your kicker is Matt Prater. So Manning is 4-6 of scoring TD’s when getting over the opponents 50 yard line in scoring TDs. Well the 2 times he didn’t score you got a 40 plus yard FG & a 50 plus yd FG. Well you get 4 points from your kicker for Mannings TD & in most of my leagues. I will get 5 pts for the 50+ yd FG and 4 pts for the 40+ yd FG. 13 pts from your kicker & 24 pts off just TDs from Manning or in 4 pt TD leagues 16 points & the points for yards. Hands down this is what you should do especially if you have any of the top 10 QBs as your starter.

  3. Matt Prater and Peyton Manning are both top-5 players at their position on the greatest offense in history. What about Brees and Hartley/Graham in 2013? Or even Luck/Vinatieri? In 2013, in games where a top 10 QB had a below average week (for him), his team’s kicker had an above average week only 47% of the time. It’s not a good strategy just because it happened to work once or twice for some random cherry-picked QB-K pair.

  4. Look at all the Top 8 Fantasy Football QBs last season (Based on Final Stats). Check out where their kicker finished up in the Fantasy Football Rankings.

    #1 Kicker of last season was Stephen Gostkowski. If you had Brady with no Gostkowski, you esentially had a horrible season. If you owned both, it would be like you owned Vintage Brady all season.

    *Also 47%? Where did you get that number.

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