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2014 Fantasy Football Rankings – Kickers

A list of the top kickers to draft for the 2014 fantasy football season.

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1. Matt Prater (DEN)

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Year Field Goals Made Extra Points Made
2014 Projections View Matt Prater's 2014 projected stats.

Prater rode the coattails of a prolific offense to a career-best 150 points in 2013, nailing six field goals of at least 50 yards (including an NFL-record 64-yarder in Week 14) in the process. Though he ranked just 26th in total field goal attempts, Prater still finished second in the league in scoring on the strength of his 75 PATs – 22 more than anyone else. Despite losing Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker in the offseason, the Broncos still have plenty of firepower around Peyton Manning to help Prater vie for the NFL scoring title. Even after factoring some regression into Denver’s sterling 72.7 red-zone touchdown percentage, Prater would probably receive an uptick in field goal tries as a result, making another run at 150 points entirely possible.

2. Stephen Gostkowski (NE)

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Year Field Goals Made Extra Points Made
2014 Projections View Stephen Gostkowski's 2014 projected stats.

With several of Tom Brady’s key targets missing large chunks of action last season, the Patriots offense provided Gostkowski with 22 fewer extra-point attempts than in 2012. However, the team’s drop in red-zone efficiency equated to six additional field goal chances for Gostkowski, who tied for the NFL lead in attempts (41) while converting at a 92.7 percent clip, a rate seven points better than his career mark. The stark increase in both attempts and proficiency enabled Gostkowski to rack up 158 points, marking the third straight season he’s topped 140 points. Better health at the skill positions may turn more of those field goals into one-pointers in 2014, but Gostkowski’s steady track record of top-notch point totals makes him as dependable of a fantasy option as any kicker.

3. Phil Dawson (SF)

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Year Field Goals Made Extra Points Made
2014 Projections View Phil Dawson's 2014 projected stats.

Freed from the fantasy purgatory of Cleveland after signing with the 49ers last offseason, Dawson accumulated 140 points, smashing his previous career-high of 120 set back in 2007. The 39-year-old showed his typically strong accuracy in converting 32-of-36 chances, and remains one of the league’s most devastating long-range specialists. He’s gone 18-for-21 from 50-plus yards over the last three seasons, including missiles from 55 and 56 yards in 2013. With a supporting cast that looks to be as strong as any in the league, Dawson doesn’t appear headed for any major downturn in productivity in Year 2 in San Francisco, even at his advancing age.

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