With the Experts Poll, sometimes it’s not who you pick but who you don’t. That was the case at the Kicker Position. Scott Pianowski of Yahoo wins this one, and Chris Boswell was his MVP.
Boswell, of course, had a lousy season for the Steelers, but if we wind the clock back to late May, Pianowski was the guy who saying louder than anyone else, “Don’t draft Chris Boswell”. Boswell was only 13th on this board. He appeared 3rd to 9th on the vast majority of other draft boards, creating a lot of value for Pianowski at this position.
Injuries and roster moves played a larger role than usual at this position. Of the top 12 kickers on the board, five played fewer than 16 games: Zuerlein, Bryant, Boswell, Gano and Bailey. In this attrition-based contest, there’s nothing worse than getting stuck with a zero week after week.
Michael Nazarek (Fantasy Football Mastermind) and Jesse Pantuosco (RotoWorld) took 2nd and 3rd place at this position.
Paul Charchian of LeagueSafe, meanwhile, captured 4th, so remains the overall leader. (Charchian won the other position we’ve scored – Defenses & Special teams). After two rounds, only two experts have ranked in the top 5 at both of them – Charchian and Harold Simons (who won his way into this competition by winning the Fantasy Index Open in 2017).
Still to come are the more telling positions: QB, RB, WR, TE.
EXPERTS POLL (kickers)