2011 NFL Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IAugust 15, 2011

DENVER - JANUARY 02:  Place kicker Nate Kaeding #10 of the San Diego Chargers kicks a 45 yard field goal in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field at Mile High on January 2, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Here’s a look at my 2011 fantasy football kicker rankings.

1. Nate Kaeding, San Diego Chargers: I’m expecting a much better showing out of Kaeding this year.

2. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders: Seabass tied for the league lead in FGs made last year and finished second in points.

3. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots: So far so good, but I can’t trust him as the No. 1 again.

4. David Akers, San Francisco 49ers: The move to the Bay Area scares me a little. The Niners offense is simply not as explosive.

5. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers: Super Bowl champs could have an even better offense in 2011.

6. Rob Bironas, Tennessee Titans: I can see them moving the chains under Hasselbeck, but coming up short. Enter Rob Bironas.

7. Neil Rackers, Houston Texans: Somehow I don’t think the Texans will be as effective in the red zone.

8. Nick Folk, New York Jets: One of three kickers with 30-plus PATs and FGs last year.

9. Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles: He may not be Akers, but he’s in a great spot.

10. Josh Brown, St. Louis Rams: Tied Seabass for most FGs last year.

11. Dan Carpenter, Miami Dolphins: Scoring TDs could be an issue in Miami.

12  Lawrence Tynes, New York Giants: Not a flashy pick, but a solid one.

13. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts: Kicking for the Colts (and indoors) has its perks.

14. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons: The Dirty Birds should be even better this year.

15. Garrett Hartley, New Orleans Saints: Consistency is an issue for Hartley, but the Saints should be potent.

Also check out:

2011 Fantasy Football QB Rankings

2011 Fantasy Football RB Rankings

2011 Fantasy Football RB Rankings - PPR

2011 Fantasy Football WR Rankings

2011 Fantasy Football TE Rankings

2011 Fantasy Football DEF Rankings

2011 Fantasy Football IDP Rankings

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