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The Top Fantasy Kickers 2013
- Updated: July 7, 2013
Top Fantasy Kickers 2013
An often ignored position, a good kicker can be the difference for your fantasy football team. Have you ever lost a fantasy football match-up by a few points? I have and I also made the mistake of not really researching my fantasy team’s kicker. A kick from 50 yards can be as much as five points in some leagues, five points along with a few extra points and your in a good place. Today, we’ll look at the top fantasy kickers you should be targeting in the draft to make sure your prepared to earn every point possible.
The 38 year old All-Pro kicker Dawson has finally left the Cleveland Browns. It took 13 seasons, but Dawson has moved on to a greener pasture, the San Francisco 49ers. Dawson placed an astounding 94% of his attempts through the uprights and was perfect on his seven attempts from 50+yards out for the dreary Cleveland Browns last season. Dawson’s numbers will only increase with his chance to play for a contending team, like the explosive 49ers. Dawson is definitely a draftable kicker to be taken after the 12th round.
Prater has a few things going for him; A future Hall of Fame quarterback leading the offensive drives, during home games he gets a scientifically proven (don’t believe me? click it) advantage of 4-5 yards added to the end of each kick, he finished as one of the top fantasy kickers in 2012 and has a boot of a leg to top of it all off. Prater is a top kicker on an elite team, take him after the 12th round.
Projected by many as the top fantasy kicker in 2013 (ESPN & CBSsports), Gostkowski plays for New England and that in itself is a reason to have him kicking for your squad. The Patriots score a lot and Gostkowski was an extra point machine last year (66), was the No. 1 fantasy kicker in 2012 and that, weighted with his solid field goal kicking, makes it hard to not want Gostkowski. Expect Gostkowski to join your squad after the 12th round.
Greg Zuerlein AKA Legatron is a beast and that isn’t just because I’m a Rams fan. Check out the Ram’s special team group doing trick shots. In the video Zuerlein boots a 60 yard field goal so accurately he makes it into a basketball hoop……I’ll wait while that sinks in…..Zuerlein in his first year in the NFL made seven field goals over 50 yards but his numbers lacked due to the Rams dull attack. Well according to the tea leaves, the Rams offensive attack is on the up and up. Take a last round flier on Zuerlein or snag him off the waiver wire early.
Top Fantasy Kickers 2013