The kicker position is something of a mixed bag. Yes, every fantasy team has one, but not every team really cares who it has. That's mainly because there's little consistency from year to year when it comes to kickers.
Kickers like Stephen Gostkowski, Mason Crosby and Sebastian Janikowski are more or less sure things for a variety of reasons, and all will likely be taken well before the last round, when kickers should be taken.
That leaves a lot of other kickers out there, and selecting one can be about as effective as just throwing a dart at a list of names. Still, there are five kickers poised to put up lots of points based on their situations, which could be the difference in winning or losing your league.
As a note, there really isn't such a thing as a "late-round kicker," simply because you shouldn't take one until the last round. Don't reach for a kicker, kids.