7) Dan Bailey, place kicker, Dallas Cowboys
Team: Jack Douglas | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Dallas figures to score often this season and Bailey is their kicker. In 2011, as a rookie, he connected on 32 of 37 field goal attempts. He is having an excellent camp. He will be a sound kicker for my team. I look for him to kick 30 or more field goals and lots of extra points for the dynamic Dallas offense in 2012.
8) Robbie Gould, place kicker, Chicago Bears
Team: Ryan Dodson | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: One thing that impressed me about Gould is that he was 6-for-6 from 50-plus yards last season. He's an extremely accurate kicker, and his offense is projected to pick it up a notch this season. There are kickers out there with higher-powered offenses, but none as accurate as Gould.
9) New York Giants defense/special teams
Team: Cory J. Bonini | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: An ultra-aggressive defensive coordinator, arguably the deepest, most dynamic front four in the game, and an improved linebacking corps make the Giants a quality No. 1 fantasy D. I expect a top-five showing from this unit.
10) New England Patriots defense/special teams
Team: Tim Heaney | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: Tough decision here: I think the Chargers' D could improve leaps and bounds this year, but their division always plays tough. And the Pats have a better schedule, and ... look at their AFC East foes. Any improvement from the secondary, including a full season from Patrick Chung, will complement what rookies Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower can offer. They'll still own a solid pass rush, too.
11) Jason Hanson, place kicker, Detroit Lions
Team: Jared Byrd | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: The 42-year-old Hanson showed no signs of slowing down in 2011, converting 24 of 29 field goal attempts and making all 54 of his extra-point attempts. I expect him to have another solid season in 2012, due to the Lions' high-powered offense and the fact that Hanson will play more than half of his games in a domed stadium.
12) Mike Nugent, place kicker, Cincinnati Bengals
Team: Brian Polking | Team Roster | League Scoring
Fantasy football analysis: After being somewhat of a bust in his time with the New York Jets, Nugent has landed on his feet in Cincinnati. In his season and a half with the Bengals, he has connected on 48 of his 57 field goal attempts. He is coming off a career-high 33 makes last year on 38 attempts, and he tied a career-high with four field goals from beyond 50 yards. I also expect his PAT total to jump in 2012 as the young Cincinnati offense continues to improve.
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