Because you asked, and for one time only…
You want kickers who have opportunity. This can come from:
- Lots of XP on high scoring teams. Like the LA Rams last year and traditionally GB.
- Field Goals. This typically occurs on mediocre/bad teams because they cannot convert in the redzone.
You also want accurate kickers. Some leagues penalize on misses but more importantly you only get so many opportunities in a game. Need Kickers that will consistently convert.
I use a site like this to get data each week. I will typically sort by XP Att and FG Att to find the opportunity then by XPM and FGM to find those who are accurate.
If your league rewards for longer FG, you can sort by those kickers who are getting more opporunitys for 50+ yards. That’s one of the things that drew me to Greg Zuerlein last year.
Finally I try to pick a kicker who has the highest XP Att and FG Att with the highest accuracy. For me kicker is less of a weekly matchup game, and more identifing the player who’s performing well. This can change throughout the season. Don’t be afraid to pick up a new one if yours is losing opportunity or accuracy.
My strategy is mostly employed during the early part of the season to find the good kicker and ride them for as long as they are relevant. At any time that the kicker is failing me or on a bye week I employ the strategy again. This is how I identified Harrison ‘ButtKicker’ Butker early. His FG Att and FGM was outstanding.