[INJURY-PRONE] Folk was arguably better last season than he was during his Pro Bowl, rookie year of 2007; he just didn't get as many opportunities. And then in May, Folk underwent surgery to repair a labral tear in his hip, an injury he said bothered him for the last five games of '08. He is expected to be 100% by the start of training camp, but one can never be too wary.
20 Steven HAUSCHKA
BYE WEEK: 7
After serving as a kickoff and long-range specialist last season, Hauschka takes over for the departed Matt Stover. Hauschka's accuracy is unproven, but the Ravens' offense put Stover in a position for 100-plus points in each of the past six years. Hauschka will be a low-end choice on draft day but could deliver big rewards in leagues that give credit for long field goals.
21 Joe NEDNEY
BYE WEEK: 6
He's the consummate week-to-week fill-in guy, and it would take an offensive explosion in San Francisco to make Nedney worthy of a regular roster spot. Upside: He's the league's most efficient kicker over the past five seasons, and he plays in the perpetually mild Bay Area. Downside: He's never booted more than two 50-yarders in a season. Oh, and he's a Niner.
22 Josh BROWN
BYE WEEK: 9
He has a huge leg and still has value in leagues that credit long field goals. He was second in the NFL in makes 50 yards and longer last season and should continue to thrive while kicking indoors in St. Louis. There's just not a whole lot of hope of the Rams' offense, or Brown, scoring many points. The vet is a nice backup kicker—if you choose to carry one.
23 Jeff REED
BYE WEEK: 8
Reed seems to be the only kicker who has figured out Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, and while the Steelers' offense isn't exactly explosive, the defense puts him in position to score. There's no reason to suggest that he won't crack 110 points for the fifth time in six seasons. But keep in mind that Reed has made only two field goals of at least 50 yards over the past four years.
24 Phil DAWSON
BYE WEEK: 9