RankingsJune 25, 2010

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Early Bird 2010 Fantasy Football Rankings: PK

By R.J. White

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Kicker Garrett Hartley #5 and holder Mark Brunell #11 of the New Orleans Saints celebrate after Hartley kicked a 40-yard game-winning field goal in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

When we posted our quarterback, running back, receiver, and tight end rankings, we tried to provide readers with a little insight into how the tiers were broken down, why certain players may have appeared where they did, and so on. You won’t find any of that here because, well, these are kickers. Let’s face it, just reading this opening paragraph now makes you overqualified to draft a kicker. Here’s the only piece of advice you need — wait till the last round, then snatch up the top guy left on your list. If waiting means you get Neil Rackers instead of David Akers, so be it.

Thanks again to bungle613, joejlitz, Dan Lambskin, dream_017, flux, and bazzy_51 for submitting the rankings that were averaged with my own to give you these rankings.

June Kicker Rankings

1. Garrett Hartley
2. Ryan Longwell
3. Nate Kaeding
4. David Akers
5. Mason Crosby
6. Stephen Gostkowski
7. Rob Bironas
8. Lawrence Tynes
9. Jay Feely
10. Robbie Gould
11. Matt Prater
12. Neil Rackers
13. Dan Carpenter
14. Jeff Reed
15. Sebastian Janikowski
16. Shayne Graham
17. Adam Vinatieri
18. Josh Scobee
19. Rian Lindell
20. Nick Folk
21. Jason Hanson
22. Olindo Mare
23. Ryan Succop
24. David Buehler
25. Joe Nedney

The Strategist

Is it the last round of your draft? If so, take a kicker. If not, wait till the next round and re-read this section.

R.J. White is a fantasy blogger at the sports site FanHouse. Check out his work both here and there, and feel free to talk to him in the forums, where he posts under the name daullaz.
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