If you think the kicker position doesn't matter in Fantasy Football, you better think again. Kickers can actually contribute double digit fantasy points and are often the difference between a win and a loss. In drafts, it's generally not a good idea to take a kicker early, as their production is often inconsistent, but it is important to start kickers with a decent chance of scoring points. In this article, I'm going to review the top 10 kickers from last year, and if they're worth drafting in 2017.

1. Matt Bryant (Atlanta Falcons)

The Falcons had the NFL's highest scoring offense last season, so it's no surprise that Bryant lands on the list.

He scored 176 fantasy points and averaged approximately 11 Points Per Game, which is higher than a lot of running backs and wide receivers. Bryant is worth drafting, but don't be surprised if he doesn't finish close to the top kicker spot again.

2. Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens)

The Ravens kicker probably deserves the title of best kicker in the league, and was again one of the best fantasy kickers in the game in 2016. There's no reason to believe that he won't match the approximately 11 fantasy points per game he averaged last season again.

3. Adam Vinatieri (Indianapolis Colts)

Adam might be old at age 44, but he's certainly not slowing down. He scored 145 fantasy points last season and averaged approximately 9 fantasy points per game last season.

It's hard to believe, but Vinatieri remains a top fantasy kicker for the 2017 season.

4. Caleb Sturgis (Philadelphia Eagles)

The Eagles had one of the more underrated rosters in the league last season, and that meant fantasy points for the kicker. That kicker happened to be Sturgis, who got plenty of opportunities for field goals when the Eagles stalled in the red zone.

Now that the Eagles have Alshon Jeffery, Sturgis will likely have less opportunities for field goals and will fall in the overall kicker fantasy rankings.

5. Matt Prater (Detroit Lions)

The Denver Broncos can't be too happy with their decision to part ways with Prater, who has been great in his time with Detroit.

Last season, Prater was excellent and scored an average of 8.9 fantasy points per game. Prater hit 86.1% of his field goals in 2016, and also nailed 8 of 8 50 yard field goals in one month. That's some crazy consistency! As long as Matthew Stafford is the quarterback in Detroit, Prater has a chance to be one of the top fantasy football kickers.

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