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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. Stephen Gostkowski (NE)

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Year Field Goals Made Extra Points Made
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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.

2. 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.

3. Steven Hauschka (SEA)

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Year Field Goals Made Extra Points Made
2014 Projections View Steven Hauschka's 2014 projected stats.

Hauschka’s 2013 season might be most remembered for a kick he didn’t attempt, as he persuaded coach Pete Carroll to eschew a 53-yarder in the NFC Championship Game, with the 4th-and-7 play call resulting in a game-changing 35-yard touchdown for the eventual Super Bowl champs. That being said, Hauschka was among the best of the league when he was on the field, ranking fourth in scoring with 143 points and second in field-goal percentage at 94.3 percent. While that percentage might go down as the high-water mark for Hauschka’s career, he’s been above the league average conversion rate for three straight seasons, albeit with few long-range attempts. A world-class defense that routinely shortens the field for an offense that could become more explosive with a healthier Percy Harvin should result in ample PATs and field goals for Hauschka in 2014.

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