Transmogrifier wrote:He's a kicker. Flip a coin.
Haha, my thoughts exactly!
Seriously, unless you have one of those truly elite kickers who seem less prone to the usual ups and downs of a kicker, it's not worth agonizing over them. One day a team's offense will be so explosive they see the end zone every possession, another it'll be so anemic that they never get past midfield for an attempt. When you're trying to decide between kickers, pick whoever is more accurate and/or has a more powerful leg. You might also give tiebreaker points to whoever plays in a dome (Elling for the Vikings is a great start, for that reason).
Case in point is Cundiff, who shanked some incredibly easy chipshots in week 1, then tied the record for most Figgies in a game in week 2. Who ever would have started him in week 2 after week 1's performance.
The only kickers who in my mind have any degree of differentiation from the other kickers are Elam and Vanderjact. Elam has the strongest leg in the league, and he worked harder in the offseason than he ever had before in an attempt to get his % up to 90 this year. Vanderjact is the most accurate kicker in NFL history. On the bad side of the spectrum, both Andersons are aging and lack the strength for the deep (and high fantasy point) FGs.
So, that leaves you with 2 great starts, 2 bad starts, and 28 other kickers with absolutely no differentiation. Flip a coin.