2012 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings: Week 1

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

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

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

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Defense/Special Teams

Week 1 Start or Sit

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