New England's Stephen Gostkowski and Atlanta's Matt Bryant are two of the top options on Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Kicker Rankings for Week 1. Both the Patriots and Falcons figure to score a fair number of points against their respective opponents, which generally means plenty of chances for the kicker to score as well. The thin air in Denver makes Sports Authority Field at Mile High a welcoming environment for kickers, which is why both the Broncos' Matt Prater and the Ravens' Justin Tucker are among the top five to open the season.
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.
2013 NFL Week 1 Fantasy Football Rankings — Kickers
at DEN (Thurs.)
vs. BAL (Thurs.)
at SD (Mon.)
vs. PHI (Mon.)
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