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Boosting Kicker Outlooks and Finding the Next Zuerlein

Boosting Kicker Outlooks and Finding the Next Zuerlein premium
Dom Cintorino August 28, 2018 4:41PM EST

Who Will be this Year’s Breakout Kicker?

Are kicker values at an all-time low in your leagues? They often go as the very last pick of drafts, or maybe even are undrafted and later claimed on waivers.  If you are the commissioner of a league, you are the only one who can alter these trends. The default points that are given to kickers are minimal. There is no reason that a 19-yard field goal should reward you the same amount of points as a kick from 39 yards. It makes sense not to spend any draft capital on a kicker if this is the case. By customizing your league’s point values for kickers, you can bring their value back. A small increase in the scoring can have an impact on your league.

Example of increased scoring for kickers

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