here is one of my teams on CBSsports.com , im pretty happy with it , in the draft i picked Robbie Gould as my kicker cause i thought the Bears are pretty good team and he should be an "ok" kicker for my team he was my last round pick as usual for a kicker , but now checking his last years stats again im not so sure anymore :
Joe Flacco Ray Rice Ryan Grant Reggie Wayne Chad Ochocinco T.J. Houshmandzadeh Jason Witten Robbie Gould Saints DEF
best available kickers on the waiver wire right now are Matt Prater , Jay Feely and Dan Carpenter , should i pick one of those or just stay with gould and hope for the best ? ^^ i know kickers are hard to predict but just wanna know some opinions , maybe some kicker specialists out there
i agree with the others. dont get too caught up in which kicker you draft, just follow the situations weekly. You can add/drop as things change. A few things i look for...
1.kickers on winning teams outscore kickers on losing teams by 3 pts. (i read that somewhere) so try to pick a kicker from a team that will win that week. (makes sense because teams that are winning will get conservative in the red zone and settle for a 3, instead of a losing team having to go for the endzone.)
2.weather conditions-guys who play indoors are safer than outdoor, especially late in the season and playing up north.
3. teams that have good passing offenses but poor running games=move the ball, but cant quite punch it in, theoretically shoudl allow for more FG attempts.
Why did you draft a kicker in the first place? There are about 2-3 kickers maybe 5 you know are going to be good because the offense is fantastic and he is an established K. Especially in your case where your draft is so early that anything could happen yet I would want as many position players as possible.
My philosophy on K is never draft them but always keep an eye on the point totals. Often a K will be top 3 in points after 3-5 weeks and still be a FA. A few years ago Neil Rackers was a great example. He was kicking for the Cardinals so nobody paid any attention (this was before Warner was there) and he was averaging 3 FG attempts a game. He continued this and led the league in scoring.
Team D's are very similar. Sometimes the most talented ones are not the biggest point getters. WAS last year was a great example, I had them for a few weeks, they held every opponent to under 15 points while I had them but rarely got sacks or TO's so very few points. Likewise watch the point totals for your league to see which D is performing for your league's point setup.
QB: BREES, Cutler RB: TURNER, MCGAHEE, R. JENNINGS, Leshoure, D. Williams, Hillman, Hunter, Dwyer WR: CRUZ, GARCON, Amendola, Edwards, D. Baldwin TE: GRAHAM
Shark1225 wrote:Why did you draft a kicker in the first place? There are about 2-3 kickers maybe 5 you know are going to be good because the offense is fantastic and he is an established K. Especially in your case where your draft is so early that anything could happen yet I would want as many position players as possible.
lol , i dont really get it " why draft a kicker ? " - cause i need 1 for my lineup ! i guess i know what u mean draft another RB or WR now and not a K at all and then later drop one of the other position bench players for a good K from the waiver wire , but i dont really agree cause when u wanna do it , after the preseason ? i mean preseason never really shows the real thing teams just testing their lineups and backup players thats normally it .
and i definatly need a K in my lineup active in week 1 , so ya that makes no sense
Yeah, you obviously need a kicker, but I'm in agreement with everyone that it almost never makes sense to draft one before the final round. You should always take a flyer on a deep sleeper at a skill position before a kicker. The typical difference between the very best kicker and ones that end up ranking 10-15 in points each season is usually around 1-2 points per week.
The only time I can think of advocating taking a kicker sooner is in a non traditional sort of league where there are 15 plus teams or where a team is required to start 2 kickers. But even then, they should be among the very last players taken.
here is one of my teams on CBSsports.com , im pretty happy with it , in the draft i picked Robbie Gould as my kicker cause i thought the Bears are pretty good team and he should be an "ok" kicker for my team he was my last round pick as usual for a kicker