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1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
The Pats will produce points, especially in that division, but Tom Brady is not quite the touchdown assassin he once was. Gostkowski is the most consistent year-to-year producer here.
2. Matt Prater, Denver Broncos
That record number of touchdown passes could become field-goal attempts this season. Regardless, the Broncos will produce too many points to overlook their kicker.
3. Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks
You want your kicker to be backed by a good defense and a strong running game. That is how you win field position and support a kicker. Hauschka wins there with the Seahawks.
4. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
He has a strong, accurate leg, but his offense just doesn't have the juice of the kickers we ranked above him. If talent was the only measuring stick in fantasy, Tucker would be No. 1.
5. Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers
You might have been disappointed with him out of the gate last year, but he was a monster down the stretch. His second year in San Fran will be a lot better end to end.
6. Mason Crosby, Green Bay Packers
Many wrote him off after his shaky 2012, but he rebounded and re-established himself as a fantasy starter. You have to love the production provided from an Aaron Rodgers-led offense.
7. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts
He isn't the leg he used to be, but the 41-year-old kicks more than half of his games in favorable conditions (mostly indoors) and the Colts offense has the potential for a huge breakthrough in Andrew Luck's third season.
8. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons
We fully expect the Falcons to enjoy a rebound season, which will make their kicker one of fantasy's most productive options again.
9. Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles
This high ranking raises some eyebrows, but we look at overall offensive production when ranking kickers. The Eagles project to score a lot of points, no matter what you think of Henery. Clearly, we like his talent more than most.
10. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
Another kicker who is highly rated for the production around him. Bailey is coming off a very good year, and the Cowboys offense might be even better this time around.