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[SLEEPER PICK] Remember the Titans' 0-6 start in 2009? Well, the beginning of Bironas's year was also that disappointing; he had just seven field goals through October. But with Vince Young directing the Tennessee offense over the last 10 weeks, Bironas had more points (90) than any other kicker. If Young can keep the offense humming, consider Bironas in a league with those above him on this list.
6 Stephen GOSTKOWSKI PATRIOTS
BYE WEEK: 5
Gostkowski was perhaps the only Patriot (aside from quarterback Matt Cassel) who benefited statistically from Tom Brady's absence in 2008. Cassel's lesser efficiency meant that Gostkowski kicked more field goals that year and fewer extra points, and he led the NFL in scoring. Now Brady's firmly back, meaning that while Gostkowski's still a very good choice, he's just a notch below the elite.
7 Mason CROSBY PACKERS
BYE WEEK: 10