Fantasy owners often struggle with who to start in Week 1 as the rankings are hard to trust, as no one has played a real game yet. However, when it comes to kickers, most fantasy owners only drafted one kicker, and that's who will be inserted into the starting lineup. For daily fantasy owners, pick a kicker who is cheap and on a team that should score a lot of points.
When looking at the kickers for 2018, don't forgot that the Dallas Cowboys cut Dan Bailey. While it is still possible he may land with another team, don't start him in Week 1 if he's not on a NFL roster. In 2017, Greg Zuerlein and Stephen Gostkowski were the top two kickers with the most fantasy points (in normal scoring leagues). These two are in the top three for Week 1 as well.
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.