Wednesday August 6th, 2014

You're not going to select a kicker in the first round of your fantasy football draft. Quite frankly, nobody is. But grabbing the right kicker can make a difference for your team.

POSITION PRIMERS: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DST

In general, you want a kicker tied to a good offense. Seven of the top 12 fantasy kickers from last year were on teams that were in the top 12 in the NFL in scoring. Focus on the offenses that are projected to be among the best in the league, and chances are you will find a good kicker who will score with regularity.

Find all our kicker fantasy rankings -- as well as stat projections -- below.

FANTASY FOOTBALL POSITION RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS:

KICKERS
  Player team bye AUCTION FGs 50-yd+ XPs tier
1 Matt Prater DEN 4 $2 29 6 60 1
2 Stephen Gostkowski NE 10 $2 31 4 48 1
3 Steven Hauschka SEA 4 $2 31 5 43 1
4 Justin Tucker BAL 11 $2 33 6 34 1
5 Dan Bailey DAL 11 $2 28 5 45 1
6 Phil Dawson SF 8 $1 28 3 43 2
7 Blair Walsh MIN 10 $1 30 4 35 2
8 Matt Bryant ATL 9 $1 28 4 40 2
9 Alex Henery PHI 7 $1 26 3 47 2
10 Nick Novak SD 10 $1 29 3 37 2
11 Mason Crosby GB 9 $1 25 3 50 2
12 Shayne Graham NO 6 $1 25 3 49 2
13 Robbie Gould CHI 9 $1 26 2 47 2
14 Ryan Succop KC 6 $1 26 3 40 3
15 Adam Vinatieri IND 10 $1 28 3 34 3
16 Graham Gano CAR 12 $1 25 4 34 3
17 Connor Barth TB 7 $1 24 5 35 3
18 Greg Zuerlein STL 4 $1 24 4 30 3
19 Sebastian Janikowski OAK 5 $1 26 3 31 3
20 Kai Forbath WAS 10 $1 21 2 39 3

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