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Fantasy Football 2013 Kicker Rankings: Week 1

Author:
Stephen Gostkowski

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

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Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

1

Stephen Gostkowski

NE

at BUF

2

Matt Bryant

ATL

at NO

3

Blair Walsh

MIN

at DET

4

Justin Tucker

BAL

at DEN (Thurs.)

5

Matt Prater

DEN

vs. BAL (Thurs.)

6

Phil Dawson

SF

vs. GB

7

Randy Bullock

HOU

at SD (Mon.)

8

Dan Bailey

DAL

vs. NYG

9

Greg Zuerlein

STL

vs. ARI

10

David Akers

DET

vs. MIN

11

Garrett Hartley

NO

vs. ATL

12

Kai Forbath

WAS

vs. PHI (Mon.)

13

Josh Brown

NYG

at DAL

14

Sebastian Janikowski

OAK

at IND

15

Steven Hauschka

SEA

at CAR

16

Robbie Gould

CHI

vs. CIN

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