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2013 Kicker Rankings

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Kai Forbath received an opportunity with the Redskins in early October after the team decided to release Billy Cundiff after failing to convert o five of his eleven field-goal opportunities.

Forbath proved to be dependable as he showed Washington fans why he was a Lou Groza Award winner back at UCLA, converting 17 of his 18 field-goal opportunities from week six to week seventeen.

While the Redskins secondary project to struggle against respectable passing teams, as long as they have Robert Griffin under-center Forbath has a chance to be a productive fantasy kicker.

Look to Forbath as one of a handful of kickers in good opportunities that can be respectable low-end starting kicker options in 10-team leagues.

David Akers Starts Over In Detroit

Jason Hanson had a heck of a run with Detroit as he was the franchise kicker for 20 years. Now retired, it is veteran David Akers that will likely replace him and should volt up to the top ten kickers in fantasy again with his new team.

We do need to keep an eye on Akers in the preseason to make sure his hernia problems over recent years aren’t a problem for him. As a 49ers fan, I willing to say it was more than just a injury that plagued Akers by the time the playoffs rolled around as his body language on the sidelines suggested he lost his confidence.

Akers missed a key field goal against the Falcons and it could’ve cost the team a victory and a chance to play in the Super Bowl. He even missed on one conversion in the Super Bowl but you won’t find it in the stat box because of a questionable call from the refs for a penalty on the Ravens.

Taking Akers as one of the last kickers off the board on draft day wouldn’t be a bad idea, because the Lions offense will give him opportunities weekly for top ten fantasy numbers at his position.

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Kicker Rankings

1

Blair Walsh, MIN

2

Matt Prater, DEN

3

Stephen Gostkowski, NE

4

Greg Zuerlein, STL

5

Justin Tucker BAL

6

Matt Bryant, ATL

7

Connor Barth, TB

8

Randy Bullock, HOU

9

David Akers, DET

10

Kai Forbath, WAS

11

Phil Dawson, SF

12

Josh Brown, NYG

13

Mike Nugent, CIN

14

Dan Bailey, DAL

15

Sebastian Janikowski, OAK

16

Alex Henery, PHI

17

Nick Novak, SD

18

Steve Hauschka, SEA

19

Robbie Gould, CHI

20

Rob Bironas, TEN

21

Calib Stergis, MIA

22

Shayne Graham, CLE

23

Mason Crosby, GB

24

Dustin Hopkins, BUF

25

Garrett Hartley, NO

26

Ryan Succop, KC

27

Jay Feely, ARI

28

Shaun Suisham, PIT

29

Graham Gano, CAR

30

Adam Vinatieri, IND

31

Nick Folk, NYJ

32

Josh Scobee, JAX

33

Dan Carpenter

34

Lawrence Tynes

35

Rian Lindell

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