Fantasy Football Player Analysis: Place kicker

by Cory J. Bonini on August 1, 2012 @ 18:02:11 PDT

 

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7) Mason Crosby | Green Bay Packers | 6-foot-1, 207 pounds | 6th year

2012 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

XPA XP% FGA FG% FG 1-19 FG 20-29 FG 30-39 FG 40-49 FG 50+ Tot FGs
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
5255100303380025781079352427

Fantasy analysis: The strength of Crosby's fantasy value comes from his extra point attempts (69 last year). He hasn't kicked more than 28 field goal tries in the last two years, largely because the Packers' offense has taken off. Crosby still finished fourth in fantasy points among kickers last year. Count on fewer XPAs and an increase in FGAs in 2012 as Green Bay feels their way through major offensive line changes.

8) Dan Bailey | Dallas Cowboys | 6-foot, 189 pounds | 2nd year

2012 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

XPA XP% FGA FG% FG 1-19 FG 20-29 FG 30-39 FG 40-49 FG 50+ Tot FGs
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
404310032359213681113911243033

Fantasy analysis: Dallas' offense should offer Bailey plenty of field goal opportunities in 2012. He performed admirably as a rookie last season, knocking in 86.5 percent of his threes and splitting the uprights 39 times on touchdown exclamation attempts. Bailey is a lesser known commodity and could provide value on draft day.

9) Matt Bryant | Atlanta Falcons | 5-foot-9, 203 pounds | 11th year

2012 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

XPA XP% FGA FG% FG 1-19 FG 20-29 FG 30-39 FG 40-49 FG 50+ Tot FGs
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
40431003033880181081079352730

Matt Bryant, PK, Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy analysis: Bryant has been remarkably consistent the past two seasons, but a new offensive coordinator could change things - perhaps improve them. Dirk Koetter's system should open up the offense more and create a prolific scoring machine. Bryant is a strong bet for steady production in 2012.

10) Matt Prater | Denver Broncos | 5-foot-10, 195 pounds | 6th year

2012 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

XPA XP% FGA FG% FG 1-19 FG 20-29 FG 30-39 FG 40-49 FG 50+ Tot FGs
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
5861100262990017981068242427

Fantasy analysis: Some guy named Peyton Manning is expected to make this offense better, and Prater could be a direct recipient of more work because of the new quarterback. The stocky footer has a healthy leg, having knocked in 59-yarders each of the last two seasons. The thin air of Denver doesn't hurt, either. Our ranking of Prater is a tad on the low side if he fulfills his potential.

11) Robbie Gould | Chicago Bears | 6-foot, 185 pounds | 8th year

2012 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

XPA XP% FGA FG% FG 1-19 FG 20-29 FG 30-39 FG 40-49 FG 50+ Tot FGs
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
4750100262991017981079242427

Fantasy analysis: Gould has connected on at least 83.3 percent of his field goal attempts in every year since his 2005 rookie season. Chicago's offense should be considerably improved and more consistent with the additions of Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Michael Bush. Gould is a solid value pick once the elite names are off the board.

12) Alex Henery | Philadelphia Eagles | 6-foot-1, 177 pounds | 2nd year

2012 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

XPA XP% FGA FG% FG 1-19 FG 20-29 FG 30-39 FG 40-49 FG 50+ Tot FGs
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
444710029329001911810810132629

Fantasy analysis: As a rookie last year, Henery did not disappoint. He kicked 24 of his 27 field goal tries through the uprights and made all 46 of his point-afters. Philly's potent offensive attack should produce considerable work for the second-year kicker. Confidently draft him as an every-week kicking option.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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