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2012 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings: Week 1

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It's been seven long months, but fantasy football and our fantasy football positional rankings are back!

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

2012 NFL Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings — Kickers

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

1

Stephen Gostkowski

NE

at TEN

2

Garrett Hartley

NO

vs. WAS

3

David Akers

SF

at GB

4

Mason Crosby

GB

vs. SF

5

Dan Bailey

DAL

at NYG (Wed.)

6

Sebastian Janikowski

OAK

vs. SD (Mon.)

7

Alex Henery

PHI

at CLE

8

Nate Kaeding

SD

at OAK (Mon.)

9

Jason Hanson

DET

vs. STL

10

Robbie Gould

CHI

vs. IND

11

Matt Bryant

ATL

at KC

12

Matt Prater

DEN

vs. PIT

13

Justin Tucker

BAL

vs. CIN (Mon.)

14

Rob Bironas

TEN

vs. NE

15

Mike Nugent

CIN

at BAL (Mon.)

16

Billy Cundiff

WAS

at NO

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Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

KICKER SCORING
PATs = 1 point
39 yards and under = 3 points
40-49 yards = 4 points
50-59 yards = 5 points
60+ yards = 6 points

Additional Week 1 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Week 1 Start or Sit