2012 Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IJuly 2, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14:  David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a 41 yard field goal against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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Here’s a look at the LestersLegends 2012 team kicker rankings.

1.  David Akers, San Francisco 49ers:  He was a top-tier kicker with Philly and took it to a new level with the Niners last year, kicking 44 field goals with 34 extra points.

2.  Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots:  The Pats should be an offensive force again and Gostkowski should reap the benefits. He kicked 28 FGs last year with 59 PATs.

3.  Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers:  Kicked 28 FGs last year with a ridiculous 68 PATs. The Packers should be one of the top offensive teams once again.

4.  Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles:  The Eagles offense seemed to take a little while to get going, but I expect they’ll be much better this year. Henery finished with 24 FGs and 46 PATs. I expect he’ll be even better in his second year.

5.  Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders:  He kicked 31 FGs with 36 PATs last year. He makes his points on the long field goals.

6.  Garrett Hartley, New Orleans Saints:  There's a lot of uncertainty surrounding the Saints, but they should be productive on offense once again.

7.  Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys:  Kicked 32 FGs and 39 PATs. He should be even better in his second year.

8.  Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons:  Had 27 FGs and 45 PATs. I’m expecting the Falcons to be even more explosive this year.

9.  Mike Nugent, Cincinnati Bengals:  Had 33 FGs and 33 PATs last year. Should see plenty of opportunities again.

10.  Robbie Gould, Chicago Bears:  Pretty steady kicker. Had 28 FGs and 37 PATs.

11.  Randy Bullock, Houston Texans:  Assuming the rookie can hold off Shayne Graham he could put up solid numbers behind Houston’s potent offense.

12.  Nate Kaeding, San Diego Chargers: Missed last year with a torn ACL, but should be healthy and ready to roll again for the Bolts.

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