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Here are the rankings for the top five fantasy kicker ranks in 2017, as compiled by The Washington Time.
Weighing the value of a kicker in the 2017 fantasy football season, we’ve created this list of the five best fantasy kickers in the NFL, based on what the team’s kicker, fantasy kicker coach, and fantasy kicker analyst say about their own career.
We’ll begin by taking a look at each team’s roster.
Then, we’ll grade each kicker on his potential impact to fantasy football.
In this instance, we are looking at how the team fared in 2018, not the year prior.
We’ve done this to give a better understanding of who could be a big fantasy kicker for fantasy football teams.
We will continue to adjust the rankings as more information becomes available.
Here is a rundown of the top fantasy kicker players, based upon what their fantasy coaches and fantasy kicker analyst say.
The Philadelphia Eagles kickers are coming off a season that featured three kickers that each made at least two fantasy touchdowns.
Kicker Tyler Ervin and rookie Jake Elliott are both solid options in the kickers’ pool of kickers.
They were both named to the Pro Bowl this year.
But it’s Ervin who has the potential to become the team and fantasy franchise kicker.
His potential is apparent.
In fact, if he plays out his rookie contract, the Eagles could be set to take over the league record for kickers with five.
Ervin was named to his first Pro Bowl team in 2017 after finishing the season with 12 field goals and a 54.6 percent completion rate.
The Eagles have had a solid history of kicking kickers and they should continue that tradition in 2018.
The Dallas Cowboys have had two kickers on their roster since the beginning of the 2018 season, but none has been a fantasy football standout.
They have a solid record in 2018 with a .844 field goal percentage.
If the team can keep the field goal rate steady in 2019, it could be an all-time great kickers season.
They are in good shape in 2019.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not a particularly good team in 2018 due to the loss of James Harrison to retirement.
However, they have a strong kickers pool with a pair of kickoffs, a touchdown, and a 52.7 percent completion.
That should help kickers continue to have success.
Pittsburgh also boasts a reliable kicker in Timmy Jernigan, who is a reliable option in the field.
They also have a reliable quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger, who has had a great season in 2017.
Roethlisberg is the team leader with 14 career field goals made, which ranks third in NFL history.
He’s also the only kicker in NFL History with 20+ career touchdowns made, and has been an absolute star this season with nine games with at least a 50 percent field goal accuracy.
He is also one of only three kicker in franchise history to make a Pro Bowl appearance, and the only one to do so with three different teams.
If he can continue to maintain his efficiency, the Steelers could be very dangerous this year in fantasy leagues.
The team could easily take the No. 1 seed in the AFC West, which could be the most valuable team in the league this season, and could be looking at a very big year in 2019 for a number of kicker positions.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the biggest surprises of the fantasy football offseason.
They signed former Indianapolis Colts kicker Chris Boswell as their kicker in 2017 and have been a constant threat in the kicking game since.
Boswell has had six career field goal attempts and is averaging a 53.3 percent conversion rate.
Bosworth has had his struggles this season due to injuries.
He missed time due to a hip injury and missed a game due to an ankle injury, but Boswell is still making kicks.
His success this season has led to a good number of fantasy owners making him a high-end fantasy kicker.
The Buccaneers will have a tough time keeping their average field goal attempt rate steady.
The New York Giants kickers have been an anomaly in the kicker pool since the start of the season.
After signing kicker Kyle Orton to a one-year contract in the offseason, they had a number one-ranked field goal kicker in Travis Coons, who missed four games due to injury.
Coons finished the year with a 52 percent field goals average, which is an outstanding mark for a kicker.
With Orton out of the lineup, Coons is likely to become an early-round fantasy kicker this season as the Giants are likely to make it into the playoffs.
The Jacksonville Jaguars kickers were not a popular option in 2018 because of the loss in Harrison