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Best NFL Field Goal Kickers List 2012

Updated on November 6, 2012

Fantasty Football Kicker Rankings


  1. David Akers - Led the league in field goal attempts last year with 52! That is 11 more than the second highest attempt. Also, Akers lead the league with kicks 50 or greater posting 7 out of 9 attempts! I see no reason why he can't replicate or better last years numbers. Recently tying the NFL record of 63 yard long field goal.
  2. Stephen Gostkowski - Benefiting from an explosive New England Patriot offense and a reliable leg, Gostkowski continues to be among the league's best. He had eight double digit games last year with a high of 15 fantasy points.
  3. Mason Crosby - Lead the league with 68 out of 69 extra points last season. While he ranked only 20th in field goal attempts, the Green Bay Packer offense offers plenty of chances for a field goal try.
  4. Sebastian Janikowski - Put up some monster games last year! Boasting 17, 20, and 23 point fantasy football games in 2011. Carson Palmer has to get better right?
  5. Dan Bailey - America's team hopes to expand on Bailey's 32 of 36 rookie debut.
  6. Mike Nugent - Mr.33! 33 field goals and extra points last season.
  7. Garrett Hartley - I expect him to regain the job in New Orleans but with aftermath of the Saints' bounty program, I see fewer attempts in his future.
  8. Jason Hanson- 20 years in the league and aided by an explosive Lion offense bodes well for this strong legged vet. Hanson is one, if not the league's best outside of 50 yards.
  9. Rob Bironas - Only kicked 2 or more field goals in eight games in 2011. Chris Johnson should return this season in better form and hopefully result in more field goals for Rob Bironas.
  10. Josh Scobee - Ranking 27th last season in attempts draws caution. But I am going on a hunch and predicting the revamped Jaguar offense to be more efficient (ie. Justin Blackmon) in gaining yards while still struggling to score touchdowns. This will result in huge games for Scobee who kicked a very efficient 93% last season tied for first in the league among kickers with 20 or more attempts.

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      Perry 

      5 years ago

      where's Phil Dawson?

    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      6 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      Updated the list Janikoski is on on!

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      Raider 

      6 years ago

      What about janikowski

    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      7 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      Nate Kaeding is a beast this article is a bit dated, I'll update it soon!

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      Rob Kneiss 

      8 years ago

      Robbie gould is the best when the line doesn't fail and it gets blocked

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      Patrick King 

      8 years ago from Springfield, IL

      Where's Robbie Gould? He is one of the most accurate kickers in the game.

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      GUest 

      8 years ago

      r u high Nate Kaeding FTW

    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      8 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      Kickers do get a lot of points. But, yes drafting a kicker before the last round is foolish.

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      Erick Smart 

      8 years ago

      I have to admit that my FG kicker is not a part of my team I put a lot of thought behind. Of course the first few on the list make more points but it is not that big of a difference. I would rather not worry about one until the very late rounds and continue to pick up players that get a lot more points.

    • Drew Breezzy profile imageAUTHOR

      Drew Breezzy 

      9 years ago from somewhere in my mind

      Yeah true Stephen Gostkowski is one of the safest bet for kickers. I would just prefer not to have a kicker who could go 6 for 6 extra points in games with no field goals. I aim for someone who can consistently put up 9-10 points each each week.

      Fantasy wise most people take one kicker and keep that kicker all year. I have no problem shuffling around. With 32 kickers and a basic ten team leagues, many times top kickers are still available.

      Jason Elam,John Carney, and Kris Brown were my main kickers last year.

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      dohn121 

      9 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      My safe bet would be Stephen Gostkowski as he will benefit from the return of Tom Brady and his 50 touchdowns from the 2007. John Kasay is my second choice, as he is probably the most consistent on your list. Thanks.

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