Monday, August 17, 2015

Kickers... What Are They Good For? 2015 Fantasy Football Rankings

Is the NFL attempting to phase out kickers? That’s highly unlikely, it is called football, but if the first week of preseason is telling us anything it’s that we’re going to see a lot of 2 point conversions this year. What does that do to kicker value from a Fantasy Football perspective? Not a whole lot…

The biggest difference between kickers and the rest of the positions in Fantasy Football is we aren’t going to discuss them. Below you’ll find our Top 15 rankings, but let’s be honest; you shouldn’t be drafting a kicker before the last round. There isn’t much difference between the #1 and #10 kickers in terms of points per game.  We’re talking 1.5 to 2 PPG here. It isn’t worth drafting them any higher when you can use those positions to draft one of your sleepers, or a quality back up.  If you must have a "top kicker," and you’ll be at the bottom end of the last round, it’s OK to grab one in the second to last round. Under no circumstances should you ever reach higher than that.

JoneZ Average
1. Adam Vinatieri
2. Steven Hauschka
3. Stephen Gostkowski
4. Connor Barth
5. Cody Parkey
6. Matt Prater
7. Justin Tucker
8. Matt Bryant
9. Mason Crosby
10. Dan Carpenter
11. Dan Bailey
12. Caleb Sturgis
13. Nick Novak
14. Blair Walsh
15. Chandler Catanzaro

Check back with us later this week as we’ll be bringing you the Rookies and Sleepers to watch for this year. Thank you for sticking with Fantasy JoneZ!!!