2015 DRAFT GUIDE
By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports

Kickers:

We mention it every season, but the key to finding a successful fantasy kicker is drafting a kicker that is on a team that wins games. Of the top-10 kickers last season, all played on winning teams. There will be an occasional kicker that breaks this rule, but for the most part, the best kickers play on the best teams. They are giving them more opportunities to score, making their point totals among the best in the league.

And please don't be the guy that takes a kicker in the fifth round of your draft. The point deferential from week to week between the top kicker and the 10th rated guy is minimal. We aren't saying to totally discount the position, but use some discretion. Every point does matter, but having your core team in place before taking a kicker is a good idea come draft day.

You also know that some teams will surprise and a kicker's production will be rewarded. Last season, Cody Parkey was the big surprise at kicker. He was third in the league in scoring, but went undrafted in many leagues because of the uncertainly about the starting kicker with the Eagles before the start of the season. Keep that in mind when thinking about taking a kicker in the early rounds of your draft. Let someone else use a mid-round pick on Stephen Gostkowski while you solidify the rest of your roster.

Updated: 08/27/15
 #1  Stephen Gostkowski$2  Yr: 2014  FGM: 35  FGA: 37New EnglandBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Gostkowski had his third straight season with 150-plus points. He led all kickers in scoring and missed just two field goals all season. Gostkowski has 125 or more points all but one season when he has played a full year. He plays in a great offense and gets plenty of chances for points. Gostkowski has a strong leg and is an accurate kicker (86.8 percent made for his career). And the Patriots have a great offense, giving Gostkowski a few more chances than your average kicker.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gostkowski is the best fantasy kicker in the game right now. He is a good bet for another 150-plus point season and is about as dependable as it comes when looking at a fantasy kicker.

 #2  Mason Crosby$2  Yr: 2014  FGM: 27  FGA: 33Green BayBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Crosby had another big season for the Packers, finishing fourth overall in kicker scoring (134 points). Crosby made 81.8 percent of his field goals, which isn't great, but missed just one field goal less than 40 yards. He has really improved his accuracy after a terrible '12 season. He averages 129.6 points per season as the kicker for the Packers. Crosby has a big leg and has missed just 12 kicks from less than 40 yards for his career. He has struggled with some accuracy issues throughout his career but made big strides in that area last season.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Crosby is an elite fantasy kicker and top-five option for the coming season. He is capable of finishing first overall for fantasy teams. Expect around 140 points with some solid long-distance numbers.

 #3  Cody Parkey$2  Yr: 2014  FGM: 32  FGA: 36PhiladelphiaBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Parkey had a breakout rookie season, finishing second overall in kicker scoring. He won the kicking job for the Eagles and never looked back. Parkey scored 150 points and missed just four field goals all season, making 88.9 percent of his field-goal attempts. Parkey will remain the starting kicker for the Eagles, an offense that provides plenty of opportunities for kickers. Parkey doesn't have a booming leg compared to some other kickers but his leg is strong enough to get the job done. He is accurate for a young kicker and should get better with more seasoning.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Parkey is a top-five fantasy option at kicker. He'll get plenty of chances for field goals and extra points in this offense. It might be hard for him to repeat last season but he has a good chance to score around 140 points.

 #4  Justin Tucker$2  Yr: 2014  FGM: 29  FGA: 34BaltimoreBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Tucker had 129 points last season and made 85.3 percent of his field goals, which were the worst totals of his career. Needless to say, Tucker has set the bar high for himself in three seasons. He was 10th in kicker scoring last season and averages 133.7 points per season for his career. Tucker has become one of the top kickers in the game in just three seasons. Tucker is the complete package at kicker. He has a strong leg and is accurate. He continues to gain a lot of confidence and should get plenty of chances in this offense going forward.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Tucker is one of the top fantasy kickers in the game. He plays in an offense with a history of producing top fantasy kickers and is coming off three big seasons. He is a top-10 fantasy option and you could even make a case for him being in the top five. He can score around 140 points once again this season.

 #5  Steven Hauschka$2  Yr: 2014  FGM: 31  FGA: 37SeattleBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Hauschka had his second straight huge season, tying for fourth in kicker scoring (134). He didn't miss a kick less than 40 yards. He averages 126 points per season in four seasons with the Seahawks. He gets consistent chances in this offense and takes advantage, making at least 83.3 percent of his field goals with the Seahawks. Hauschuka has an extremely strong leg. He wasn't the most accurate kicker just a few years back but is getting better and better in this area every season. He is just 29 years old and in the prime of his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hauschuka is overlooked at times but has become an elite fantasy kicker. He doesn't get a lot of long-distance kicks but the rest of his numbers are well above average. He is a top-10 fantasy kicker and should finish with around 135 points in this offense.

 #6  Adam Vinatieri$1  Yr: 2014  FGM: 30  FGA: 31IndianapolisBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Vinatieri just keeps getting it done, finishing third overall in kicker scoring. He scored 140 points, which was just a point behind his career-best total. He missed just one field goal all last season and didn't miss a kick less than 40 yards. Vinatieri is 42 years old but hasn't lost much at this stage of his career. Vinatieri doesn't have a booming leg anymore but remains the starter for a good Colts' offense. Vinatieri remains accurate and clutch, continuing to make game-winning kicks every season. Vinatieri has topped 100 points all but two seasons during his illustrious NFL career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Vinatieri is a solid starter for fantasy teams. You have to worry about him slowing down at some point but it is tough not to trust him in this offense. We are hard pressed to see him repeating last season, but he can get 135 or so points in this offense. Just don't expect many long-distance kicks.

 #7  Dan Bailey$1  Yr: 2014  FGM: 25  FGA: 29DallasBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Bailey finished with 131 points for the second straight season. He made 86.7 percent of his field-goal attempts and was an impressive 5-of-7 on kicks of 50-plus yards. Bailey was eighth overall in kicker scoring. Bailey has at least 124 points all four seasons in the NFL and makes 89.8 percent of his field goals. Bailey has a strong leg and is accurate for a younger kicker. Bailey is quickly becoming one of the top kickers in the game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bailey is an elite fantasy kicker in a good offense. He'll get plenty of chances and score a lot of points on a weekly basis. Bailey should come close to the last few seasons, scoring around 130 points for the Cowboys. He should be one of the first kickers taken off the board come draft day.

 #8  Caleb Sturgis$1  Yr: 2014  FGM: 29  FGA: 37MiamiBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Sturgis improved on his rookie season by scoring 128 points, which was the 11th best kicker total in the league. He did struggle with his accuracy once again, though, making 78.4 percent of his field goals. He missed eight field goals, including a 6-of-10 mark from 40 to 49 yards. He has made less than 80 percent of his field goals for his career. He remains the starter for the Dolphins but could be on a shorter leash this season if he continues to have accuracy issues. The good news is Sturgis continues to get a high number of field-goal attempts in this offense. Sturgis has a strong leg and a knack for making clutch kicks. He also has a good mental makeup, which should help him grow during his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
As long as he is the starting kicker, Sturgis is a top-10 fantasy kicker in this offense. If he improves his accuracy just a tad, Sturgis can get around 135 points.

 #9  Brandon McManus$1  Yr: 2014  FGM: 9  FGA: 13DenverBye: 7 
 
Player News:
McManus got his chance to start for the Broncos and hold onto the starting job, but couldn't keep the job. He missed four field goals and made less than 70 percent of his field goals for the season. McManus has a big leg, though, and could continue to find work as a kickoff specialist even if he isn't a starting kicker. He is young enough to get his accuracy issues straightened out to find work again as a starting kicker.

Fantasy Outlook:  
McManus has some upside in a starting role but can't be drafted until he has that starting job.

 #10  Blair Walsh$1  Yr: 2014  FGM: 26  FGA: 35MinnesotaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Walsh had his worst season to date last year, making just 74.3 percent of his field goals. He even missed three field goals of less than 40 yards. Walsh also scored a career-low 107 points. On a positive note, he attempted 35 field goals, which is a high number for a kicker and has three straight seasons with 30 or more field-goal attempts. He remains the starting kicker for the Vikings and his track record suggest last season was more of a fluke than a trend. Walsh has a booming leg, kicks in a doom and plays in an offense that provides plenty of chances. Until last season, he also has been accurate for a young kicker, especially on long-distance kicks.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Walsh is a good buy-low candidate. He gets plenty of chances in this offense and past history suggests he can be a legit No. 1 for fantasy teams. Don't be surprised if he returns to top-10 status this year, scoring around 130 points.

 #11  Dan Carpenter$1  Yr: 2014  FGM: 34  FGA: 38BuffaloBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Carpenter had another great season as the starter for the Bills, topping 130 points for the second straight year. He made 89.5 percent of his field goals and scored 133 points, which was the sixth best total in the league at kicker. Carpenter has excelled as the starting kicker for the Bills, getting plenty of chances while scoring plenty of points. Carpenter has a strong leg and above-average accuracy. He has just four misses his entire career on kicks less than 40 yards.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Carpenter has back-to-back great seasons and should be considered a top-10 fantasy kicker. He should be able to score around 130 points and bring good value to fantasy teams, getting picked after many of the top options are gone.

 #12  Matt Bryant$1  Yr: 2014  FGM: 29  FGA: 32AtlantaBye: 10 
 
Player News:
The Falcons rebounded from the previous season offensively, which led to a solid season for Bryant once again. He scored 127 points and was 12th overall in kicker scoring. He didn't miss a kick less than 40 yards and was 7-of-10 on field goals of 50-plus yards. Bryant averages 127 points his last five seasons with the Falcons and made at least 87 percent of his kicks during those seasons. Bryant turns 40 before the start of the season but doesn't seem to be showing many signs of slowing down. Bryant should continue to get plenty of chances in the Falcons top offense. He has a great leg and his accuracy has been lights out the last few seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bryant does well for a good offensive team, making him a low-end No. 1 or solid No. 2 for fantasy teams. He still has a very strong leg and is a good bet for around 130 points.

 #13  Matt Prater Yr: 2014  FGM: 21  FGA: 26DetroitBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Prater was supposed to have a great season with the Broncos last year but that didn't work out. He was suspended early in the season and the Broncos cut ties with him after he was reinstated by the league. He caught on with the Lions and was their top kicker the last 11 games of the season. He had some shaky moments with his new team, making just 80.8 percent of his field goals for 84 points. The Lions liked what they say, though, and Prater heads into this season s their starting kicker. Prater has at least 133 points two of the past three seasons. Prater has a booming leg and his accuracy has improved through the years.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Prater has good value, kicking in a dome for a good offensive team. He might miss a few more kicks than your usual starting kicker but his point totals should be just fine for fantasy teams. He can get around 130 points and challenge to be a top-10 fantasy kicker.

 #14  Phil Dawson Yr: 2014  FGM: 25  FGA: 31San FranciscoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
The 49ers' offense struggled at times last season, which led to lower numbers for Dawson. He was just 19th in kicker scoring (108 points). Dawson did miss a few more field goals than normal for him, though. He missed six field goals but three were from 50-plus yards. He was still 6-of-9 on field goals of 50-plus yards, which is pretty solid. Dawson is 40 years old but playing his best football late in his career. He has 108 or more points three straight seasons. Dawson still has a plenty strong leg despite his age and is pretty accurate, making 84.2 percent of his kicks for his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Dawson can rebound from last season but remains just outside that group of elite kickers. Expect around 120 points, making him a good low-end No. 1 or platoon option for fantasy teams.

 #15  Greg Zuerlein Yr: 2014  FGM: 24  FGA: 30St LouisBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Zuerlein had a bit of a down season, mostly because of some struggles on shorter kicks. He missed three field goals of less than 40 yards. He did well on longer kicks once again, though, making 5-of-7 kicks of 50-plus yards. Zuerlein doesn't get a ton of chances in this offense and his career high in points is 112. Zuerlein might have the strongest leg in the league right now. He has a legit chance to make some field goals from 60-plus yards. He still has some struggles with accuracy, though, and won't get the chances of some of the top kickers in the game.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Zuerlein has a lot of potential because of his monster leg but don't overvalue him because of that strong leg. His point totals make him more of a spot starter for fantasy teams. Don't be surprised if he sets a career high in points this season, though, scoring around 125.

 #16  Randy Bullock Yr: 2014  FGM: 30  FGA: 35HoustonBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Bullock took a big step forward his second season as the starting kicker for the Texans. He made 85.7 percent of his field goals and was ninth overall in kicker scoring (130 points). He still missed some easy kicks (three field goals less than 40 yards) but earned the trust of the team with his good overall numbers. He should be the top kicker for the Texans again this season. Bullock is an accurate kicker on shorter kicks and has a very strong leg but will struggle some with his accuracy on longer kicks. He is an asset on kickoffs, though, and has the ability to make very long kicks.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Bullock might have a hard time repeating last year but can be a solid starter for fantasy teams. He plays in an offense that has produced good fantasy kickers in the past. He has the potential to get around 120 points if all goes well for him again this year.

 #17  Nick Novak Yr: 2014  FGM: 22  FGA: 26San DiegoBye: 10 
 
Player News:
Novak had just 106 points last season but didn't get the chances of the previous season, having 11 fewer field-goal attempts. The good news is he still had a 100-point season and missed just four of his kicks. He has 122 or more points two of the past four seasons with the Chargers. Novak has a strong leg and does well on shorter kicks. His accuracy has been an issue on longer kicks throughout much of his career, but the last few years proved he could be breaking out of that.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Novak is a good buy-low candidate after last season. He should be able to rebound and get a few more chances in this offense. We look for around 120 points from Novak, making him a good spot starter for fantasy teams.

 #18  Mike Nugent Yr: 2014  FGM: 26  FGA: 33CincinnatiBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Nugent had a solid season for the Bengals, finishing 15th in kicker scoring (115 points). He did miss a few more kicks than normal for him (seven) but was an impressive 10-of-12 on kicks between 40 and 49 yards. He did fail to make a kick of 50-plus yards, though, going 0-for-3 from that distance. Nugent doesn't have a history of making many long kicks but does well on shorter attempts. He should continue to start in an offense that produces plenty of field-goal chances. Nugent has 106 or more points three of the past four seasons.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Nugent is a low-end No. 1 as the starter in Cincy. He is a pretty good bet to get 120 or so points in this offense.

 #19  Graham Gano Yr: 2014  FGM: 29  FGA: 35CarolinaBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Gano had a career-best 121 points last season. He has excelled as a starting kicker for the Panthers, having at least 114 points two straight seasons while making about 85 percent of his field goals. He'll continue to be the top kicker for the Panthers, an offense that provides plenty of opportunities for kickers. Gano has a solid leg but not spectacular and his accuracy is up and down at this stage of his career although he made strides in recent seasons. He has a strong leg and is pretty accurate on long-distance kicks.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gano is a solid fantasy starter. He won't score as many points as some of the elite kickers but is a good bet to get around 120 points. He is a good guy to grab late in your draft to fill your kicker spot. He'll do just fine once again this season.

 #20  Josh Brown Yr: 2014  FGM: 24  FGA: 26New York GiantsBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Brown has been around several years but had maybe his best season to date last year. He missed just two field goals all season, making 92.3 percent of his kicks. He scored 116 points for a solid Giants' offense. Brown has missed just five field goals in two seasons with the Giants and has the inside track to remain the starter for the team. Brown's career high in points is 127 and he has nine seasons with 100-plus points. Brown is a solid kicker at age 36, gaining some confidence the last few seasons after a few down years. Brown is becoming a more accurate kicker but doesn't have quite as strong of a leg as earlier in his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Brown gets overlooked a little but has good value in this offense. He could top last season and turn into a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams. He'll be a good platoon player even if he doesn't emerge as a top fantasy starter. He should be able to get 120 points or so in this offense. He won't produce many long-distance kicks at this stage of his career but should get consistent point totals for the Giants.

 #21  Cairo Santos Yr: 2014  FGM: 25  FGA: 30Kansas CityBye: 9 
 
Player News:
Santos won the kicking job for the Chiefs before the season and did well in that role his rookie year. He scored 113 points and made 83.3 percent of his field goals. Santos looks to be the kicker for the Chiefs for years to come. He is an accurate kicker with a pretty strong leg. He doesn't have a booming leg, though, and isn't going to make a ton of long-distance kicks. He should continue to get better as a kicker with more seasoning.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Santos is an emerging fantasy kicker. He isn't an elite option but should be a good spot starter for fantasy teams. He can improve a little on last season, getting around 120 points or so.

 #22  Chandler Catanzaro Yr: 2014  FGM: 29  FGA: 33ArizonaBye: 9 
 
Player News:
The rookie had a great first season in the league, giving the Cardinals confidence they have found their kicker for years to come. Catanzaro missed just four field goals his entire rookie season and finished with 114 points, which was 17th at kicker scoring. Catanzaro made an impressive 10-of-11 field goals between 40 and 49 yards. He doesn't have a booming leg but it is strong and accurate enough to make him a solid NFL kicker.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Catanzaro won't get a ton of chances in this offense but is a good platoon guy for fantasy teams. He'll get around 120 points and have some big games along the way.

 #23  Robbie Gould Yr: 2014  FGM: 9  FGA: 12ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Gould had injury issues last season, missing four games. He made a career-low 75 percent of his field goals, going 9-of-12. Gould hasn't played a full season two of the past three years, which is a bit of a concern, especially since he is 33 years old. Gould should get first shot to be the Bears' kicker but isn't guaranteed anything. Gould has 121 or more points two of the past four seasons. Gould doesn't have a booming leg, but is a very accurate kicker, getting plenty of chances in an above-average Bears' offense.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Gould probably won't lead the league in scoring, but his numbers will be above average for fantasy kickers as long as he is the starting kicker for the Bears. He is good for around 120 points and a few long-distance kicks. He should be considered a low-end No. 1 for fantasy teams.

 #24  Nick Folk Yr: 2014  FGM: 32  FGA: 39New York JetsBye: 5 
 
Player News:
Folk had a solid season despite his team struggling offensively much of the year. Folk was 14th in kicker scoring, finishing with 119 points. He made the most of his chances, making all of his field goals of less than 40 yards. Folk has at least 36 field-goal attempts two straight seasons for the Jets. He is getting plenty of chances in this offense, which bodes well for his overall numbers. Folk has 119 or more points three of five seasons with the Jets. He has 100-point seasons six of eight in the NFL and his season high in points is 131. Folk has a very strong leg, making him an asset on kickoffs as well as long-distance kicks. He does have some accuracy issues, though, but was much better in that area the last few seasons. He finally seems to be making strides in accuracy.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Folk is a bit of a risk because of the offense he plays, but he can be an asset to fantasy teams. He is capable of the big game and has produced very good seasons three of the last five. Consider him a top No. 2 fantasy kicker, capable of getting around 120 points.

 #25  Connor Barth Yr: 2014  FGM: 15  FGA: 16Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Barth didn't have a roster spot to open last season but got a chance to kick for the Broncos late in the year and took advantage. He missed just one field goal in five games, going 15-of-16 while scoring 60 points. If he plays a full season with the Broncos, he scores 192 points. Barth should get first crack at being the starting kicker for the Broncos this season. Barth has a plus leg and is becoming very accurate on all kicks. He has clearly gained confidence as a starting kicker in the NFL, making 85 percent of his kicks for his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Barth isn't a sure thing because he has to win the job first but if that happens, he has huge potential in this offense. He could score 140 points, making him an elite fantasy kicker.

 #26  Kai Forbath Yr: 2014  FGM: 24  FGA: 27WashingtonBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Forbath had maybe his best season to date, missing just three field goals while scoring a career-high 103 points. Forbath has been a very accurate kicker throughout his young career but hasn't attempted many long kicks, going 2-of-4 on field goals of 50-plus yards in three seasons. The positive for Forbath is he has been very accurate on his attempts, making 88.1 percent of his field goals for his career. He should remain the top kicker for the Redskins this season. Forbath has a pretty strong leg despite a lack of long-distance kicks and is an accurate kicker. He has battled some injury issues early in his career but made it through a full season healthy last year, which was good to see.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Forbath has potential in an offense that should do better but still should be considered a spot play for fantasy teams. Don't count on him as a No. 1 just yet. He could get around 115 points.

 #27  Sebastian Janikowski Yr: 2014  FGM: 19  FGA: 22OaklandBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Janikowski missed just three field goals last season but had only 22 field-goal attempts. He scored 85 points, which was the second lowest total of his career. Last season broke a streak of four straight years with at least 100 points. Janikowski is 36 years old but has a booming leg and usually makes as many long distance kicks as any kicker in the league.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Playing for the Raiders hurts his value some but he still has some value for fantasy teams. He is capable of the big game and can rebound some from last season, especially since this offense should be better. He can score around 115 points, making him a No. 2 for fantasy teams.

 #28  Travis Coons ClevelandBye: 11 
 
 #29  Carey Spear ClevelandBye: 11 
 
 #30  Garrett Hartley Yr: 2014  FGM: 3  FGA: 3PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hartley played two games last season, making all three of his field-goal attempts with the Browns. He should get his shot to start from day one this season. Hartley has talent but hasn't been too accurate throughout his career and battled injury. He might get one more but nothing is certain right now, making 81.7 percent of his kicks for his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hartley has potential if starting but he needs to secure a starting spot before being worth a draft pick. If he can start, expect around 115 points.

 #31  Ryan Succop Yr: 2014  FGM: 19  FGA: 22TennesseeBye: 4 
 
Player News:
Succop finished with the best kicking percentage of his career last season (86.4 percent) but scored a career-low 84 points. He didn't get the chances with his new team, the Titans, attempting just 22 field goals. The good news is he missed just three field goals all season. He has topped 100 points four of six seasons in the league. Succop has a strong leg and is an accurate kicker from less than 40 yards. He will struggle on some accuracy issues with longer kicks, but has the talent to get better in that area.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Succop could improve on last season as the Titans get better offensively but that still doesn't make him a great fantasy option. He might be worth a few spot starts but that is about it. Expect around 110 points.

 #32  Josh Scobee Yr: 2014  FGM: 20  FGA: 26JacksonvilleBye: 8 
 
Player News:
Scobee didn't get many chances once again for the Jaguars but had some struggles with the work he received. Scobee made just 76.9 percent of his field goals and finished with just 83 points. His point total was the lowest of his career for a full season played. At this point, Scobee isn't guaranteed a job moving forward but will get his chance to earn it. Scobee has more than 100 points just three times in 11 seasons with the Jaguars. Scobee has a very strong leg. He struggled with accuracy earlier in his career but has improved in that area despite last season. He has battled some injury issues a few times during his career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Scobee is no sure thing for fantasy teams. He has been plagued by injury issues in the past and doesn't get many chances in this offense. He might be worth a spot start or two but that is about it. He'll be lucky to score around 100 points.

 #33  Patrick Murray Yr: 2014  FGM: 20  FGA: 24Tampa BayBye: 6 
 
Player News:
Murray won the kicking job for the Bucs last season and performed pretty well in that role. He scored just 91 points but didn't get many chances in that offense. He also missed a couple shorter kicks but made up for that with impressive long-distance numbers, going 5-of-6 on field goals of 50-plus yards. He is setup to be the kicker for the Bucs for years to come. Murray has a plus leg with good accuracy for a younger kicker. He should continue to get better with more seasoning.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Murray has some potential but is a hard guy to trust in this offense. His chances could be sporadic, making him more of a spot play for fantasy teams. He should get around 110 points, having a few big games along way.

 #34  Zach Hocker New OrleansBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Hocker will battle with Kai Forbath for the kicker job in New Orleans. Hocker might be a long shot for the job but nothing is a given right now. Hocker doesn't have a booming leg but has some power and is pretty accurate. He had a great senior season in college after being up and down early in his college career.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Hocker is worth a look if he wins the starting job but make sure he wins the job first. You probably just want to go with safer options at this point. There are a lot of solid kickers available come draft day.

 #35  Billy Cundiff Yr: 2014  FGM: 22  FGA: 29---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Cundiff struggled late in the season for the Browns and also hurt his knee, causing the team to move on from him with three weeks left in the season. Cundiff scored 94 points in 13 games last season but missed seven field goals, including three less than 40 yards. His accuracy issues did him in and could make it hard for him to find work this season. Cundiff has just two seasons with more than 100 points and makes 76 percent of his field goals for his career. He has a strong leg but does struggle with accuracy, especially on longer kicks.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Cundiff has a little fantasy upside even if he wins a starting job. Go with safer options come draft day.

 #36  Jay Feely Yr: 2014  FGM: 3  FGA: 4ChicagoBye: 7 
 
Player News:
Feely didn't land a kicking job out of training camp but did find work with the Bears last season, getting a chance to kick for an injured Robbie Gould. Feely was 3-of-4 on field-goal attempts in four games. Feely might be nearing the end of his long career. Feely has become an accurate kicker through the years and has an above-average leg. He has four seasons with 120-plus points.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Feely is worth a look if he finds work but needs to get a starting job before being on anyone's fantasy radar.

 #37  Shayne Graham Yr: 2014  FGM: 19  FGA: 22---Bye:  
 
Player News:
Graham didn't get many chances as the Saints kicker last year but was very accurate with his work, making 86.4 percent of his field goals. He missed just three kicks all year but scored just 103 points. He just didn't get the chances, leading to a poor point total. Graham makes 86 percent of his field goals for his career and has three seasons with 130 or more points. Graham remains a solid starting NFL kicker. He doesn't have a huge leg anymore but is accurate on shorter kicks and has a track record of success.

Fantasy Outlook:  
Graham can be a dependable fantasy starter but don't expect huge numbers. He shouldn't be considered in that elite category of kickers, making him more of a platoon guy. Expect around 115 points if he keeps a starting job all season.

 #38  Shaun Suisham Yr: 2014  FGM: 29  FGA: 32PittsburghBye: 11 
 
Player News:
Suisham continues to excel as the starting kicker for the Steelers, finishing seventh overall in kicker scoring last season. Suisham missed just three field goals all season and scored a career-high 132 points. He has made at least 90 percent of his field goals three straight seasons with the Steelers. Suisham also has at least 118 points all three of those seasons. He is firmly entrenched as the starter for the Steelers. Suisham has a pretty good leg and a tendency to make some clutch kicks. His accuracy issues of past seasons seem a thing of the past. He doesn't make a ton of long-distance field goals but is rock solid on shorter kicks.

Fantasy Outlook: Injury Concern
Suisham tore his ACL during the preseason and is out for the year. Take him off your draft boards.


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