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June 28, 2012
1. David AKERS
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June 28, 2012

Kickers

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How awesome is it to be New Orleans's kicker? You can be a 42-year-old injury replacement—as John Kasay was last year—step in and rank second in the NFL in scoring. Now, though, the strong-legged Hartley is healed from a hip injury that sidelined him for all of 2011. Assuming he beats out Kasay in training camp, Hartley will be the kicker to benefit from the Saints' high-scoring offense.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

6 Dan BAILEY COWBOYS TIER: 2

AGE: 24 BYE WEEK: 5 AUCTION: $1

[ON THE RISE] Dallas was mired in a game of kicker roulette—four players had attempted at least one field goal in as many seasons—until Bailey broke out in his rookie year of 2011, tying for third in the league in field goals made, including 23 of 27 from 30-plus yards. For an offense that will continue to move the ball, Bailey will be a fantasy stalwart this year—and beyond.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

7 Matt PRATER BRONCOS TIER: 2

AGE: 28 BYE WEEK: 7 AUCTION: $1

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