More Sportsfantasy football16 team league3rd year wr50/50 leagueadd or dropadpanalystsarticlesauction draftsautomated draftsautopick draftsbasic draft strategiesbench and depthbest ball leaguesboom bustsbreakoutsbuilding your teambustsbye weeksbylawssuecash gamesceilingcheat sheetscollusioncomeback playercontrarianscorrelationscut/dropscvsd/stdailydamaged goodsdbdedealing with injuries and reservesdeep leaguesdeposit bonusesdepth chartsdraft orders and positionsdivisionsdldollars per pointdonksdouble updraft dashersdraft daydraft leaguesdraft only leaguedraft parties and eventsdraft typesdrafting strategydtsdynasty leaguesexposurefadingfire salesfleecingflex positionsflierfloorsformulasfree agencyfreerollsfsgame time decisiongeneral managersgetting top draft picksghost shipsglossarygppguaranteed prize poolshalf pprhandcuffshead to headshedgehigh stakes contestdefense scoringreferralshow to beat your opponentcreating a leaguedrafting playershow to pick and join a leaguehow to make moneyteam nameshow to playleague managementlineup setupidp leaguesintroductionleagalitykeeper leagueskickerslame duckslate swaplbsleague almanacbuy-insleague commissionersleague historytime commitmentleague typeslinear draftslive draftsmock draftsonline draftsopp rankoutoverlayspayouts and bonusespickupspositionsplayer prop betsplayer rankingsplayoffspoints per gameposition numberspprpricingprivate leaguesprobablespublic leaguespuntersqbqualifiersquarterback by comitteequestionablerakes and rakebacksrankingsrbsreading and analyzing resultsredraft leaguesreturnerroirostersrunning back by committeescoring typesserpentine draftsharkssingle entrysleepersssstackingstandard leaguesstandard scoringstarsstart or sitstreamingsuper bowl slumpsurvivor tournamentsteteam defensesrise and growthtierstilttop websitestournament typestrade baittrade deadlinetradingtransactionsundroppableupside playersvaluesvalue based draftingviablesvulture backswaiver hawkswhere to startfounderswryahoo fan pointshow does scoring work in fantasy football?fantasy football
  1. american football
  2. fantasy football
  3. punters

Fantasy Football Punters

Table of Contents


Overview of Punters in Fantasy Football

The 'punter' is the player that kicks the ball away to the opposing team when the offense fails to get a first down. While punter is generally not a position that is included in fantasy football league commissioners can elect to change the settings to include punters.

Scoring

The scoring system for punters is outlined below:

  • 0.2 points each for punt attempts
  • 2 points for an AYP of 35-39.99***
  • 6 points for an AYP of 40-44.99 yards
  • 8 points for an AYP of 45-49.99 yards
  • 12 points for an AYP of 50+ yards
  • 2 points each for punts that land inside the opposing team's 20 yard line
  • -5 points each for blocked punts
REMEMBER: AYP = average yards per punt, which is the average distance traveled of the player's total punts throughout the game

Punter Draft Strategies

Since solid, consistent punters are much more common than reliable fantasy performers at 'skill positions' (quarterback, running back wide receiver), it is best to wait until the later rounds of the draft to select a punter.

One important strategy when deciding which punter to draft is to examine the offense of the team the punter is a member of. The NFL's best offenses tend to score touchdowns or field goals on most of their possessions, negating the need for a punt. Therefore, the best fantasy football punters tend to reside on teams that have difficulty gaining yards and find themselves kicking the ball away to the opposing team rather frequently.

Why Include Punters?

Including the punter position can be a fun way to switch things up when it comes to fantasy football. It gives team owners who might not be adept at drafting other positions (i.e. running back, wide receiver). Including punters in fantasy leagues also adds excitement to an otherwise boring portion of real-life games, giving fantasy managers a reason to celebrate a strong punt.



Categories

Fantasy Football ArticlesFantasy Sports