With the 2013 fantasy football playoffs just around the corner, it is a good time for fantasy owners to pick up an available kicker with the highest upside for the final four NFL regular-season games.
The highest-scoring fantasy kickers throughout the season are rarely the highest-scoring kickers during the fantasy football playoffs. Therefore, it’s not wise to play your regular-season kicker during the fantasy playoffs due solely to his performance throughout the entire season.
Instead, it is better to play a kicker with the greatest scoring potential in Weeks 14-17 of the NFL regular season (standard fantasy football playoff weeks).
The following are the top 10 kickers for the 2013 fantasy football playoffs in the standard scoring format. Each kicker was ranked based on a long list of criteria including: the kicker’s ability, opponents' defenses, projected weather conditions, likelihood of players being rested for the playoffs, etc.
The following statistics are courtesy of Pro Football Focus (subscription required).