The kicker position in fantasy football is one that tends to be an easy joke to be made come draft time. “Hey, at least I didn’t draft a kicker in the first round like Joe did in his auto draft” We get the point, in leagues were yards and touchdowns reign supreme, kickers tend to be the least important position on your roster. There are some players out there that believe who heartedly that you shouldn’t even draft a kicker at all.
NFL Fantasy details this strategy below:
— NFL Fantasy Football (@NFLfantasy) August 30, 2018
To some, this may blow minds. To me, it makes perfect sense. I will be implementing this strategy on my next fantasy draft ASAP. Why not spend your pick on a player that could potentially get you higher than 3-6 points? There will always be a kicker that you can pick up that will get you points. Short of the better kickers in this league (Greg Zuerlein, Stephen Gostkowski, or Justin Tucker), you are better off waiting until week 1 kicks off to see how your picks shake out.
Granted, there are leagues that reward you with more points based on the distance of a made field goal, so be sure that you know your scoring settings before you implement this strategy. If you are unsure of your scoring settings, you can always message the league manager. Otherwise, feel free to draft a sleeper WR/TE/RB that may give you the edge over the rest of your league. Nothing makes fantasy owners
Fantasy Draft #3 and my dude just took a kicker in the 4th round! 😅#whatislife
— Terrence Alleyne (@TJA929) August 31, 2018
What are your thoughts? Do you draft kickers? Or wait until week 1? Comment below.
P.S. Just Don’t be that guy who drafts a kicker so high that you’re the punchline for the entire season.