Funny, this is something I've looked into a lot more this season too. I've used the strategy of picking guys that kick inside vs. out, but this season (And I know it's only been 2 weeks) I've looked for guys who's teams are going to score a lot. Or go against a poor defense. Like last week. NYG vs. STL. My reasoning behind picking up Carney and starting him, was I knew the Giants were probably going to win, and by a large margin. I just so happened to get lucky on the whole playing inside a dome thing. But, anyway, if the kickers team doesn't have to play from behind, he's probably going to get more FG chances. No going on 4th down. If a better offense is going to be playing a poor defense, then the score is going to be high. That doesn't mean all TD's. There's actually probably going to be a lot of points contributed by the kicker. One year I tried to play kickers off redzone defenses, but it didn't work well for me. It always seems if a team was good in the redzone, then they could be good elsewhere. I'd end up with a kicker who had like a FG and a couple extra points. This week I think Carney is still going to do good against MIA, but I'm looking pretty hard at Matt Prater (Denver's #1 offense) and going up against New Orleans #29 defense. And I'm sure in a lot of leagues he's still on the FA list. Everyone is trying to pick up Denver receivers and trade for Cutler, but there's Prater probably sittin' on the bench.
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