Listen, I know you’ve been waiting on the Week 1 Kicker rankings, and I promise I hurried as fast as possible.
Nothing’s going to kill a Fantasy Football opener more than stinking it up at the kicker position. OK, so maybe I’m overplaying it a bit. But in all seriousness, there has been a lot of Fantasy news at this position that you might not have seen since you had your draft.
There have been big cuts by some teams, and some new signings by other teams. Some veterans that were definitely drafted in Fantasy play are still looking for work. And I can’t remember entering a season with as many kickers that we didn’t even know about last year.
Heck, there’s even a major suspension to talk about – with one of the top kickers in Fantasy Football last season!
Week 1 Kicker News!
The following kickers lost their kicking jobs to the following new kickers!
- Arizona’s Jay Feely got cut, giving the job to Chandler Catanzaro.
- Tampa Bay’s Connor Barth was released, giving Patrick Murray the starting gig.
- Kansas City let veteran Ryan Succop go, choosing to go with Cairo Santos.
- Tennessee cut Maikon Bonani, then they cut Travis Coons, once they signed Succop. He faces his former team in Week 1!
- Finally, Philadelphia cut veteran Alex Henery, going with Cody Parkey instead.
Matt Prater was suspended for four games (it was reportedly going to be a year-long suspension before his attorney got it reduced) for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. That means Brandon McManus gets the call for the first few weeks in Denver, which scores a boat-load of points. Prater set the NFL record for extra points last season, so McManus better stretch that leg good!
These Week 1 Kicker rankings are helpful for Daily Fantasy play, as well. Especially for the Fan vs. Machine instant snake drafts on SKYLLZONE.com. Download the free draft app on iTunes, or just draft off your computer. You draft against nine computers – and everyone gets one free draft per day. You can win SKYLL Points that you can use for entry into the Cash games – where you can win $15 for first place, and $5 for second place.
Over at blog.SKYLLZONE.com, we even posted the Week 1 ADP, so you can see which kickers fans think will be better for each week. That will also help you for your own rankings for your traditional Fantasy leagues.
Week 1 Kicker Rankings
These rankings are based on standard non-PPR Fantasy Football leagues with six points per touchdown, and three points for field goals.
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David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.