Super Bowl XLVII Fantasy Football Team Kicker and Defense Rankings

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IFebruary 1, 2013

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12:  Justin Tucker #9 of the Baltimore Ravens kicks a successful 47-yard game-winning field goal in the second overtime to win 38-35 against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2013 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Here’s a look at the LestersLegends’ Super Bowl XLVII fantasy football kicker and team defense rankings.


1. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

Tucker is a rookie, so it feels weird trusting him more than the veteran, but that has been the way this season has gone. Tucker made 90.9 percent of his field goals this year, including four from 50 yards, or better. Tucker made both of his playoff field-goal attempts, including the 47-yard game winner over the Denver Broncos to send Baltimore to the AFC Championship Game.

2. David Akers, San Francisco 49ers

Akers, on the contrary, struggled mightily this season, missing 13 of 42 field-goal attempts for a 69 percent field-goal percentage. Akers missed his lone field goal attempt in the NFC Championship Game. I just don’t have as much faith in Akers in the Super Bowl.


1. San Francisco 49ers

This one is very close. The 49ers had the better defense during the regular season, and it wasn’t close. They finished the regular season in the top four in total defense, scoring defense, run defense and pass defense. I give them a slight edge, but the Baltimore Ravens have really narrowed the gap.

2. Baltimore Ravens

Meanwhile, while the Ravens weren’t as good during the regular season, they have held the Indianapolis Colts, the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots to a combined 57 points (19 points per game). Ray Lewis has returned with a flurry and they are playing a different brand of defense than earlier in the year. That said, Colin Kaepernick’s versatility and the Niners power running game will make this a tough assignment for Baltimore.

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