2013 Early Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings
Now that the NFL draft is behind us we can start exploring the 2013 fantasy football kicker landscape.
1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
Gostkowski led the NFL last year with 153 points. He was third in 2011 with 143 points. The Patriots figure to have a potent offense once again. Gostkowski should be in line for another banner season.
2. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
Bryant finished second in the league with 143 points. He’s been in the top 10 in each of the past three seasons. The addition of Steven Jackson should make the Falcons even more powerful.
3. Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings
Walsh finished fourth in the league with 141 points. He nailed 10 field goals from 50 yards and beyond. He led the NFL as a rookie with 35 field goals.
4. Matt Prater, Denver Broncos
Prater finished seventh in scoring with 133 points. Peyton Manning really made a difference in the Broncos offense. They should be even better this year with Wes Welker on board.
5. Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles
Henery finished 16th and 20th in scoring in his two seasons. My expectations are high for him, as I feel their offense will be explosive under Chip Kelly.
6. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
Tucker finished eighth in scoring as a rookie. He made 14 field goals from 40 yards and beyond. He was perfect in the postseason and should be among the best kickers in 2013.
7. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders
Janikowksi has kicked at least 30 field goals in each of the past three seasons. He has 59 field goals of 50 yards and beyond since 2006.
8. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
Bailey finished 10th in scoring with 124. He finished fifth in 2011 with 135 points. With 61 field goals in two seasons he is a strong bet in 2013.
9. Lawrence Tynes, New York Giants
Tynes finished second in the league with 145 points. His 33 field goals were tied for second in the league.
10. Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers
Dawson scored 116 points last year for the Cleveland Browns. The 49ers should provide him many more opportunities.
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