Gridiron 11

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Gridiron 11: Most Valuable Kickers

Kickers are a draft afterthought, but sometimes -- as in the case of Miami's Dan Carpenter, who, in standard leagues that award bonus points for distance, scored 19 fantasy points last week -- they're often the difference between a winning and losing fantasy week. During the early part of the season many owners choose to play matchups instead of sticking with a single kicker, but with the weather changing in the northern parts of the country and bye weeks about to be over for the season, it's a good time to choose one and stick with him for the rest of the year. Here are the 11 best choices to help kick you into and through the playoffs.

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