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Fantasy Football Week 4 Rankings: K

Sep 30, 2010 – 11:30 AM
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Sean Lalley

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Mason CrosbyA starting kicker is no position to fret about in fantasy football. I'm not telling you to just toss a guy out there and hope for the best, but it really can be a crapshoot when it comes to kickers. Sure, there are those highly reliable guys that are the backstops of explosive offenses, but even they can leave you empty if all they get is PATs. The key to kickers is usually all in the matchup or better yet... in luck.

Regardless, you have to start somebody and it may as well be somebody you know is going to get chances. Generally, the top kicker in fantasy football won't win you a title and the top producer rotates week in and week out. Right now, for my money Mason Crosby seems to pushing along as one of the co-leaders in the clubhouse. He trails the likes of Sebastian Janikowski, Neil Rackers, Mike Nugent and Jeff Reed in overall points. However, the focus should be on opportunity and Crosby should see plenty of that against the Lions this weekend. Stay tuned as that could all change in a week's time. That's the game of fantasy kickers. Just ask preseason favorite Garrett Hartley.

As for the rest of the ranks...

1. Mason Crosby, GB (vs. DET)
2. Stephen Gostkowski, NE (at MIA)
3. Nate Kaeding, SD (vs. ARI)
4. Matt Bryant, ATL (vs. SF)
5. Neil Rackers, HOU (at OAK)
Week 4 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K | Sleepers | Popular Adds/Drops
IDP Rankings: Linebackers | Defensive Linemen | Defensive Backs

6. Sebastian Janikowski, OAK (vs. HOU)
7. Mike Nugent, CIN (at CLE)
8. Matt Prater, DEN (at TEN)
9. Rob Bironas, TEN (vs. DEN)
10. David Akers, PHI (vs. WAS)
11. Jeff Reed, PIT (vs. BAL)
12. Robbie Gould, CHI (at NYG)
13. Dan Carpenter, MIA (vs. NE)
14. Graham Gano, WAS (at PHI)
15. Garrett Hartley, NO (vs. CAR)
16. Joe Nedney, SF (at ATL)
17. Jason Hanson, DET (at GB)
18. Nick Folk, NYJ (at BUF)
19. Billy Cundiff, BAL (at PIT)
20. Jay Feely, ARI (at SD)
21. Lawrence Tynes, NYG (vs. CHI)
22. Adam Vinatieri, IND (at JAC)
23. Josh Scobee, JAC (vs. IND)
24. Josh Brown, STL (vs. SEA)
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