Last season, Forbath made all 10 kicks after replacing Brett Maher and was re-signed in the offseason to a one-year deal, but he became expendable when the team signed Zuerlein to a three-year deal worth $7.5 million, the tweet went on to say. Given the success of the Cowboys offense last year, Zuerlein should be a target for fantasy owners.
LAR K Greg Zuerlein - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
Well, Greg Zuerlein is a kicker. So there's that. That being said, our projections make him the highest-scoring kicker in the NFL for 2019. He was the highest-scoring kicker in 2017, and the 12th-highest scoring kicker in 2018. The Rams' offensive potency and efficiency makes him a near-lock for top-12 production at the position.
Well, Greg Zuerlein is a kicker. So there's that. He's the highest-ranked kicker by ADP, which virtually guarantees you will have to devote a pick to the position earlier than you should want to. Zuerlein has also had a herniated disc, a groin injury, and a foot injury in the past two seasons.
2019 Bottom Line
If the rest of your league also follows the ideal path and waits until the final two rounds to draft a kicker, there could be an opportunity to attain value if Zuerlein is there in the next-to-final round. There is simply too much week-to-week variance at the position to reach for kicker earlier.