The difference between the top fantasy football kicker and the twelfth-best one (or however many teams are in your league) is so small compared to other positions that it makes absolutely no sense to reach for one early.

When you combine that statistical fact plus the idea that no sane fantasy football owner will carry two kickers on his roster, you can wait until the very end of the auction to spend $1 on the best available kicker at that point.

Let some other sucker spend extra dollars on trying to get “the best kicker” in the league. Those few extra dollars could mean the difference in whether you win the bidding on a surprise player that everybody seemed to forget about as the auction wore on.