Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | K
2013 Experience: 8th season
Fantasy Football Outlook: Gostkowski had some struggles early last season which led to Coach Belichick bring in a few kickers for a tryout towards the end of October. While Gostkowski finished out the season as the starter and is likely to win his job again this year, the Patriots are rumored to bring in competition this summer.
If Gostkowski does win the job he will remain as a starting kicker for fantasy leagues. If New England releases him, expect someone to pick him up during the season.
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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Stephen Gostkowski here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Many fantasy sites have had Stephen Gostkowski as one of the top five kickers to draft in all leagues, but last season a nasty quad injury cost Gostkowski the second half of the season. As we head into the summer, Gostkowski is doing well and should be fine to resume his role as the Patriots main place kicker.While Gostkowski should have a good season, I would caution fantasy owners that his recovery may limit the team from wanting to use him for long field goals if he shows signs of fatigue. While I can’t rank justify ranking Gostkowski out of the top ten kickers, he is a small health risk coming into summer drafts.
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I might take flack for this but Stephen Gostkowski is the most overrated fantasy kicker in the past decade. Don’t get me wrong he’s not that bad of a kicker, but I can’t tell you how many fantasy books I open every summer and this guy is either the top ranked or second on the list. For my money, I would take Rob Bironas ten times over this bad weather kicker.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Stephen Gostkowski was the main player that profited off of Tom Brady’s injury in 2008 with 36 field goal conversions. Unfortunately for Gostkowski, Brady came back and healthy as he saw his conversions fall back in the twenties.
With Brady leading the charge the Patriots are a better team and convert more drives into touchdowns. While this is good for most it’s not for Gostkowski’s fantasy value.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Gostkowski doesn’t have the biggest leg in the NFL, but he is a reliable fantasy kicker because of the team he’s on. While his conversions will probably stay below thirty this season he can give you steady points every week.
If you’re in a league that gives inflated points for 50 plus field goals, Gostkowski has less value as he’s only converted four from that distance in his four year career. On a positive note, two of those were last season so maybe the coaching staff is starting to trust his range.
– Good Team / Offense
– Good Accuracy
– Under 30 Conversions With Brady Starting
– Bad Weather In December
– Average Leg