Stephen Gostkowksi starts the season as the top-ranked fantasy kicker
Ranking kickers, especially for Week 1, for fantasy football purposes is a challenge. Players may lose their jobs, offenses may not get the ball down the field, and kickers on new teams are just a few of the variables that come into effect as the season goes on.
For Week 1, kickers that have established themselves earn the top billing – Stephen Gostkowski, Matt Bryant, Justin Tucker, Dan Bailey and Mason Crosby. These offenses typically move the ball well (although Baltimore may struggle a bit) and the kickers are proven.
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.