2013 Early Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IMay 10, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 23: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots looks on during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars  at EverBank Field on December 23, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Now that the NFL draft is behind us we can start exploring the 2013 fantasy football kicker landscape.

1. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots

Gostkowski led the NFL last year with 153 points. He was third in 2011 with 143 points. The Patriots figure to have a potent offense once again. Gostkowski should be in line for another banner season.

2. Matt Bryant, Atlanta Falcons

Bryant finished second in the league with 143 points. He’s been in the top 10 in each of the past three seasons. The addition of Steven Jackson should make the Falcons even more powerful.

3. Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings

Walsh finished fourth in the league with 141 points. He nailed 10 field goals from 50 yards and beyond. He led the NFL as a rookie with 35 field goals.

4. Matt Prater, Denver Broncos

Prater finished seventh in scoring with 133 points. Peyton Manning really made a difference in the Broncos offense. They should be even better this year with Wes Welker on board.

5. Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles

Henery finished 16th and 20th in scoring in his two seasons. My expectations are high for him, as I feel their offense will be explosive under Chip Kelly.

6. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens

Tucker finished eighth in scoring as a rookie. He made 14 field goals from 40 yards and beyond. He was perfect in the postseason and should be among the best kickers in 2013.

7. Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland Raiders

Janikowksi has kicked at least 30 field goals in each of the past three seasons. He has 59 field goals of 50 yards and beyond since 2006.

8. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys

Bailey finished 10th in scoring with 124. He finished fifth in 2011 with 135 points. With 61 field goals in two seasons he is a strong bet in 2013.

9. Lawrence Tynes, New York Giants

Tynes finished second in the league with 145 points. His 33 field goals were tied for second in the league.

10. Phil Dawson, San Francisco 49ers

Dawson scored 116 points last year for the Cleveland Browns. The 49ers should provide him many more opportunities.

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