Kickers are often hard to judge, but just like teams in the NFL, a good kicker and win games for fantasy football owners and drafting a quality player is a must and not something that should be overlooked by owners during their draft.
Davis Akers is the most consistent scoring kicker in the game, and the San Francisco 49ers under-rated star is set for another big year. Akers moved to the West Coast after playing with Philadelphia and remained one of the top kickers in football.
When looking for a solid kicker, look for teams that move the ball well on offense and that leads to Stephen Gostkowsi of New England and Mason Crosby of Green Bay. Both players will get several opportunities in each game and will score over 100 points in the upcoming season.
For those owners looking for some late-round help, Justin Tucker has just won the starting job for the Baltimore Ravens, and the rookie has shown great leg strength with two field goals over 50 yards in the preseason, something the NFL team only achieved once all of last season.
While finding a decent kicker is not always the most exciting part of fantasy football, it is a necessary part to a complete roster and a shot at winning their league in the upcoming season.