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May 27, 2012 posted by Paul Greco

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season Kicker Rankings

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season Kicker Rankings
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Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots Kicker

Some experts in the fantasy football world will tell you to wait until the last two rounds to select a kicker because they are all the same and you can pick the best one off the waiver-wire depending on the matchup for that particular week. I would agree with those that say that if the rules of my league stated that ALL field goals were scored the same. Unfortunately for many of us that is not true. Many leagues score 40-49 yards as well as 50+ differently which gives a clear advantage to those big-booming legs.

You also need to take into consideration offenses that are just out there to manage games like the 49ers, Titans, and the Raiders. Taken that into consideration, there will be plenty of opportunities for kickers to score.

So don’t just sit around waiting for kickers in the last rounds of your draft, these guys score you points as well. Look to target the kicker in the last third of your draft, once you’ve filled out your starting lineup and their important backups.

Make sure to check out the other positions : QB | RB | WR | TE | K |DEF | IDP

Here are your 2012 Pre-Season Kicker rankings

RKName
1PK Stephen Gostkowski, NE
2PK Mason Crosby, GB
3PK David Akers, SF
4PK Jason Hanson, DET
5PK Dan Bailey, DAL
6PK Nate Kaeding, SD
7PK Garrett Hartley, NO
8PK Alex Henery, PHI
9PK Robbie Gould, CHI
10PK Neil Rackers, WAS
10PK Sebastian Janikowski, OAK
12PK Matt Prater, DEN
13PK Billy Cundiff, BAL
14PK Lawrence Tynes, NYG
15PK Matt Bryant, ATL
16PK Mike Nugent, CIN
17PK Randy Bullock, HOU
18PK Rob Bironas, TEN
19PK Rian Lindell, BUF
20PK Shaun Suisham, PIT
21PK Justin Medlock, CAR
22PK Connor Barth, TB
23PK Jay Feely, ARI
24PK Steve Hauschka, SEA
25PK Ryan Succop, KC
26PK Josh Brown, NYJ
27PK Dan Carpenter, MIA
28PK Blair Walsh, MIN
29PK Adam Vinatieri, IND
30PK Greg Zuerlein, STL
31PK Josh Scobee, JAX
32PK Nick Folk, NYJ
33PK Phil Dawson, CLE
34PK Ryan Longwell

Paul finished the 2011-2012 Fantasy Football season as the #1 Weekly Rankings & Projections winner of the 411Fantasy Expert Challenge. He also finished 2nd in the FantasyPros.com Expert Draft Accuracy Challenge in 2011. Top 10 Finisher in the FSWA Fantasy Football Draft Projections. Paul is also apart of baseballs elite as a member of Tout Wars. You can follow me on Twitter @PaulGreco
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