2012 Fantasy Football: Kicker Rankings

Fantasy Football Kickers Kickers. No one likes them, but for some reason they’re an accepted part of fantasy football. There’s no need to get cute with kickers. Please don’t waste a 10th round pick on David Akers thinking he will replicate last year’s statistics (unless your in my league, then please do so). The last time a kicker led the league in scoring in back-to-back years was in 1979-80. Wait for the last round of your fantasy football draft and then draft one, one round before your defense.

1. Stephen Gostowski

As steady as they come. He might not finish first, but he’ll no doubt finish near the top.

2. Mason Crosby

You know he will be get plenty of opportunities in this high-octane offense.

3. Dan Bailey, Cowboys

He excelled as a rookie last year and should build off that performance this season.

4. Sebastian Janikowski

The best leg in the league, the only thing holding him back is a suspect offense.

5. Nate Kaeding

Missed all of last season after tearing his ACL on the first play of the season, Kaeding returns with competition

6. David Akers

It’s going to be impossible to top last season, but Akers still makes for a fine kicker.

7. Rob Bironas

One of the most accurate kickers in the league is great from beyond 50-yards.

8. Alex Henery

As a rookie he struggled early on, but didn’t miss a kick after Week 4.

9. Robbie Gould

Another accurate kicker who is as solid as they come.

10. Matt Prater

Kicking in Denver at altitude helps as well as having Peyton Manning at quarterback leading the offense.

11. Neil Rackers

He was solid when he was in Houston and now in Washington his stock depends on if RGIII reignites the Redskins offense.

12. Jason Hanson

Even at 42, Hanson can still kick and will get plenty of opportunities playing for the Lions.

13. Garrett Hartley

Plays for perhaps the best offense in the NFL, but he has too many questions (injuries, suspensions, poor performance) for a fantasy kicker.

14. Billy Cundiff

Despite his crucial miss in the AFC Championship Game, he is still quality kicker.


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