Ladd Biro's Fantasy Football Rankings: Kickers

RNK NAME TM MADE MISS XP COMMENT
1 Adam Vinatieri NE 31 2 48 His offense is just right for kicking production: good, but not great. The ice flowing through his veins helps.
2 David Akers PHI 27 5 41 An ultra-consistent fantasy K whose offense will give him plenty of chances.
3 Mike Vanderjagt IND 20 5 59 As long as he keeps his foot out of his mouth, he'll be another sure bet. Wouldn't hurt if Peyton toned down the TD passes.
4 Sebastian Janikowski OAK 25 3 31 Cannon-legged party boy will have another huge year ala 2002 with a restocked offensive cast.
5 Jason Elam DEN 29 5 42 Reliable regardless of the weather, he's among the all-time fantasy greats.
6 Jeff Wilkins STL 19 5 32 Look for a return to elite status with a more balanced Rams offense.
7 Shayne Graham CIN 27 4 41 A good kicker that becomes a fantasy star with a potent Bengals O.
8 Lawrence Tynes KC 17 6 58 Can't help but rack up points when his offense can't be stopped.
9 Matt Stover BAL 29 3 30 A proven star who could benefit from a better passing attack.
10 Josh Brown SEA 23 2 40 You should have no qualms about making him your kicker.
11 Ryan Longwell GB 24 4 48 Highly accurate, but will probably take a step back with a less-potent offense.
12 Nate Kaeding SD 20 5 54 Had a great rookie season, but ended season in a slump. Preseason hasn't been any kinder, so watch closely.
13 Jason Hanson DET 24 4 28 Just signed a big new contract, and will be out to prove he deserves it.
14 Jeff Reed PIT 28 5 40 Just on the verge of elite status, could make the leap if Big Ben excels.
15 Paul Edinger MIN 15 9 22 Don't draft until he's beaten Elling for the job; but when he does, he'll put up lots of points.
RNK NAME TM MADE MISS XP COMMENT
16 Mike Nugent NYJ * * * Highly touted rookie is a viable sleeper candidate.
17 Matt Bryant TB 3 1 12 Borderline bye-week starter.
18 John Kasay CAR 19 3 27 A bubble guy; value could climb with Jake's fortunes.
19 John Carney NO 22 5 38 At 41, he's on the tail end of his career. Best to avoid.
20 Todd Peterson ATL 18 4 23 Possible free agent pick-up if Vick & Co. rack up the points.
21 Olindo Mare MIA 12 4 18 An injury risk that should be avoided.
22 Rian Lindell BUF 24 4 45 Not a big enough leg to be a fantasy star.
23 Neil Rackers ARI 22 7 28 Will have his games when he shines, but not enough for you.
24 Billy Cundiff DAL 20 6 31 Not big on the "accuracy" thing.
25 Josh Scobee JAX 24 7 21 Maybe next year.
26 Kris Brown HOU 17 7 34 Don't bother until he fixes his accuracy problem or Carr explodes.
27 Rob Bironas TEN * * * In heated battle for job with Ola Kimrin. Has the edge according to Jeff Fisher, but neither is worth drafting.
28 Jay Feely NYG 18 5 40 Don't have a good feely about him.
29 John Hall WAS 8 3 13 Uh, no.
30 Doug Brien CHI 24 5 33 Jets fans' favorite scapegoat won't win you the important games either.
31 Phil Dawson CLE 24 5 28 Stay away from Dawson and most other Browns.
32 Joe Nedney SF 0 0 0 Hasn't hit one through the uprights since early '03. Won't hit many more this season.
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