Fantasy 2014: KICKERS

August 04, 2014

2013 STATS

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RANK NAME TEAM BYE AUCTION FGM FGA 40--49 50+ XPM PT
1 Matt PraterBroncos 4 $1 25 26 8 6 75 150
You want a kicker tied to a great offense, and Prater—who gets the Mile High altitude boost—is linked to the best.
2 Stephen GostkowskiPatriots 10 $1 38 41 11 5 44 158
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.
3 Steven HauschkaSeahawks 4 $1 33 35 11 3 44 143
The NFL's second-most-accurate kicker last year knocked through 94.3% of his FG attempts; he hit 88.9% in '12.
4 Dan BaileyCowboys 11 $1 28 30 10 6 47 131
The 26-year-old has a powerful, accurate leg, and the Dallas offense will create plenty of opportunities.
5 Mason CrosbyPackers 9 $1 33 37 6 5 42 141
After a nightmare 2012, he bounced back to score the fifth-most points among kickers in '13.
6 Justin TuckerRavens 11 $1 38 41 10 6 26 140
He tied for the league lead with 38 field goals last year (though six of them came in one epic game).
7 Robbie GouldBears 9 $1 26 29 6 3 45 123
Long one of the most accurate kickers (11 of 12 from 50-plus since 2011), he is now bolstered by a top offense.
8 Alex HeneryEagles 7 $1 23 28 7 1 45 114
His performance was uneven last year, but Philadelphia's fast-paced attack should regularly put him in scoring range.
9 Phil Dawson49ers 8 $1 32 36 10 4 44 140
Last season was proof: The 15-year veteran just needed to get out of Cleveland to become fantasy-relevant.
10 Nick NovakChargers 10 $1 34 37 9 2 42 144
He booted 34 FGs last year (and had the third-most points among kickers) behind the AFC's No. 5 offense.
11 Blair WalshVikings 10 $1 26 30 5 2 43 121
He has the talent to be a top-tier fantasy kicker, but Minnesota's sputtering offense may hold him back.
12 Shayne GrahamSaints 6 $1 2 2 1 0 7 13
The curse of Drew Brees: Graham could suffer from an offense that is too efficient once it reaches the red zone.
13 Matt BryantFalcons 9 $1 24 27 5 3 39 111
Assuming QB Matt Ryan and Atlanta's talented offense rebound this year, so too will Bryant.
14 Adam VinatieriColts 10 $1 35 40 15 4 34 139
Time marches on (he's 41), and yet Vinatieri always finds his way into the top 10 at his position. Sleeper material.
15 Graham GanoPanthers 12 $1 24 27 5 6 42 114
Carolina's lack of a finishing touch on offense could spell big things for Gano, who'll be called upon to clean up.

Auction value based on $100 pot

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.

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