Fantasy football overvalued players: Place kickers

by Bryce McRae on September 10, 2010 @ 10:46:00 PDT's analysis of fantasy football overvalued players for the 2010 season will be updated weekly throughout the offseason. We have separated our busts and overvalued players this year, so be sure not to confuse the two.

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Place kickers

Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | ADP: 13th round

Gostkowski has attempted 71 kicks over the last two seasons. He has connected on 62 of those kicks, giving him an 87.3 field goal percentage. His career mark in field goal percentage is 85.1. Accuracy and attempts - not much more you can ask for. The Pats' offense should give him plenty of extra-point attempts, too. He has been at his most accurate late in the season.

He's here partly because owners are drafting him before the last two rounds. Take another RB, speculate on a WR - you don't have to take your kicker until you have a couple of picks left. New England has taken a hit on offense. The running game was OK last year but is still made up of a hodgepodge of backs.

Fantasy value: Gostkowski is a No. 1 kicker on any team and probably one of the top overall fantasy kickers. If he's there in the last two rounds, take him, but don't reach past that. Also, don't assume he'll be the top PK in '10, either.

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Also See:
Sleepers: QB | RB | WR | TE | PK | DT
Busts: QB | RB | WR | TE | PK | DT
Undervalued players: QB | RB | WR | TE | PK | DT
Overvalued players: QB | RB | WR | TE | PK | DT

About Bryce McRae

Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.

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