Fantasy Football Rankings: How to Choose Your Kicker

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Fantasy Football Rankings: How to Choose Your Kicker
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David Akers has long been one of the most consistent fantasy kickers

Nobody is perfect. But I mean, let’s face it, I’m pretty goddamn close. However, a few of my blog's readers have found a flaw from last week and that would be my kicker rankings. In fact, for nearly every single fantasy football blog or advice site you go to, you will see that this is the weak point. I don’t want to say that it is impossible, but really, there is so much inconsistency that luck plays about 90 percent of the role.

Why is it so damn hard to predict? In 2010, nine kickers averaged eight-plus fantasy points per game. Only one player on that list also had eight-plus points in 2009, David Akers. Also, the difference between the fifth highest scoring kicker from 2010 and the 15th highest scorer was a mere one fantasy point per game. Just one.

But I'm the author of an advice site. And you came here for advice. So I will advise. Though there has never been, and likely never will be an accurate system for picking kicker performance, I’ve been trying to find any sort of formula to accurately predict kickers. Below are a few strategies that might be worth your while. Best of luck to you.

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