Fantasy 2014: KICKERS

Aug. 04, 2014
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Fantasy 2014: KICKERS

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1Matt PraterBroncos4$125268675150
You want a kicker tied to a great offense, and Prater—who gets the Mile High altitude boost—is linked to the best.
2Stephen GostkowskiPatriots10$1384111544158
A sure thing: He has been the top scorer in each of the last two seasons and among the top three in the last three.
3Steven HauschkaSeahawks4$1333511344143
The NFL's second-most-accurate kicker last year knocked through 94.3% of his FG attempts; he hit 88.9% in '12.
4Dan BaileyCowboys11$1283010647131
The 26-year-old has a powerful, accurate leg, and the Dallas offense will create plenty of opportunities.
5Mason CrosbyPackers9$133376542141
After a nightmare 2012, he bounced back to score the fifth-most points among kickers in '13.
6Justin TuckerRavens11$1384110626140
He tied for the league lead with 38 field goals last year (though six of them came in one epic game).
7Robbie GouldBears9$126296345123
Long one of the most accurate kickers (11 of 12 from 50-plus since 2011), he is now bolstered by a top offense.
8Alex HeneryEagles7$123287145114
His performance was uneven last year, but Philadelphia's fast-paced attack should regularly put him in scoring range.
9Phil Dawson49ers8$1323610444140
Last season was proof: The 15-year veteran just needed to get out of Cleveland to become fantasy-relevant.
10Nick NovakChargers10$134379242144
He booted 34 FGs last year (and had the third-most points among kickers) behind the AFC's No. 5 offense.
11Blair WalshVikings10$126305243121
He has the talent to be a top-tier fantasy kicker, but Minnesota's sputtering offense may hold him back.
12Shayne GrahamSaints6$12210713
The curse of Drew Brees: Graham could suffer from an offense that is too efficient once it reaches the red zone.
13Matt BryantFalcons9$124275339111
Assuming QB Matt Ryan and Atlanta's talented offense rebound this year, so too will Bryant.
14Adam VinatieriColts10$1354015434139
Time marches on (he's 41), and yet Vinatieri always finds his way into the top 10 at his position. Sleeper material.
15Graham GanoPanthers12$124275642114
Carolina's lack of a finishing touch on offense could spell big things for Gano, who'll be called upon to clean up.

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PHOTOJUSTIN EDMONDS/GETTY IMAGES (PRATER)KICK OF THE LITTER If Prater is the last player you think about in terms of Broncos scorers, you're making a serious oversight.