Kickers. They’re like the little 6-year-old brother to the girl you’re dating. Well, I mean, like back when you were a teenager, you really shouldn’t be dating girls with 6-year-old brothers when your 35 years old.
Kickers are like little brothers because they have to go with you everywhere, while you’re trying to score with the other players. They’re always just – there. They don’t do much for you, and they don’t seem to make much difference from one to the other, which you’ll also see in the Week 5 Kicker rankings.
As a matter of fact, I actually play in THREE leagues this season that don’t use kickers at all. Can you believe that? One of them was on the Fanium app, the other was the FLEX league, and then The Huddle auction league.
I’m a purist, so I like things the same as they always are. When Jake Ciely told me he was doing a no-kicker lineup this season in FLEX, I balked. But I have to say, as I’m going through all of my lineups each week, it’s quite enjoyable NOT having to take care of the kicker position.
If you’re lucky enough to draft a good kicker (Steven Hauschka), you’ll have to deal with either cutting him during his Week 4 bye, or keeping him on your bench, and burning another spot for a different kicker. That means cutting a position player that could make a difference for you later on.
But – since you’re looking at these Week 5 Kicker rankings, that tells me you’re not in a non-kicker league. (I should’ve been a detective on CSI or NCIS or NYPD Blue or The O.C.) So let’s get into it!
These Week 5 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.
Week 5 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.