Jason Hanson, PK, Detroit Lions

by Tim Heaney on July 28, 2010 @ 17:20:00 PDT

 


Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | 6-foot, 190 pounds | 4th year

2010 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
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Pros: Hanson has a longstanding history as the Lions' kicker; he has made at least 21 field goals in 12 of his last 13 seasons. He has notched a field goal of at least 50 yards in each of the last five seasons and went 7-for-10 from the yardage range of 40-49 last season - still serviceable for a kicker his age. Detroit's offense is maturing and has new weapons.

Cons: His accuracy tanked last year to 75.0 percent; he posted a figure below 80.0 percent just once in his previous seven seasons. Sure, kickers can play into old age, but the 40-year-old Hanson is running out of time to be effective. 

Fantasy tip: Leave him for the post-draft free-agent list and play the matchups during the season.

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