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Kicker Matt Prater #5 of the Denver Broncos attempts a point after kick as Britton Colquitt #4 holds the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 29, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Kickers To Draft

Let’s not kid ourselves: a kicker is not going to win you a fantasy title. But in a tight match-up, you’ll take all the points you can get. All of these players are last-round selections, but you might as well have a strategy for crafting your kicker rankings.

08/15/2014

Kicker Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a 55-yard field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on August 16, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Kicker Dawson Expected To Return For 49ers, ‘Hitner’ Appears Headed To Cleveland

Veteran kicker Phil Dawson says he’s returning to the San Francisco 49ers for the 2014 season.

03/11/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 08: Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a twenty two yard field goal against the Seattle Seahawks with thirty one seconds left in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park on December 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won the game 19-17. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Phil Dawson And Defense Fuel 49er Victory

In a game that they had to win, San Francisco responded. They beat the best team in the NFC, (record-wise) and remain in control of their playoff destiny.

12/09/2013

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Kicking Game Is No Longer 49ers Achilles Heel

While the 49ers have had arguably the best punter in the game the past few seasons, the same can’t be said for their kicking game. Last year Special teams play hurt San Francisco during the regular season and again in Super Bowl. So far in 2013, the 49ers have shored up this weakness, and continue to strengthen their argument as the most complete team in the league.

10/23/2013

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49ers Rely On Rookie And Veteran To Fill Voids

The 49ers had two big holes to fill this offseason, with the departure of Dashon Goldson and the release of David Akers. It would be impossible to have any sustained success with question marks at both positions, but after the Week 1 performances of Phil Dawson and Eric Reid, it appears that the 49ers have found a short-term replacement for Akers, and long-term answer for Goldson.

09/11/2013

Kicker Phil Dawson #9 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a 55-yard field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half on August 16, 2013 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Veteran Kicker Dawson Ready For Fresh Start With 49ers

Phil Dawson has been to Candlestick Park for numerous kicking workouts to try to learn the stadium’s tricky wind. He has hit it off with his teammates and begun to settle into life in the Bay Area—his first major move in more than a decade.

09/05/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Kickers To Draft

Here’s the deal with kickers. You’re not drafting one until the last round. Here’s our top 12 kickers to draft.

08/08/2013

Anquan Boldin at training camp. (Photo courtesy: San Francisco 49ers)

Boldin, Dawson Proving To Be Nice Acquisitions For Niners

You can watch new San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin flash across the middle of the practice field, then turn to snag a Colin Kaepernick dart – just as Michael Crabtree did a year ago.

07/31/2013

Kicker Phil Dawson #4 of the Cleveland Browns kicks off against the Denver Broncos during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Browns 34-12. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Veteran Dawson Is Key To 49ers’ Future

The 49ers signed former Browns place-kicker Phil Dawson, a Pro Bowl selection who ranked second in field goal percentage last season.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/20/2013

Kicker David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after he misses a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

49ers Sign Veteran Kicker Dawson To Replace Akers

The Super Bowl runner-up 49ers found their man to replace David Akers, signing veteran Browns free agent Phil Dawson to a one-year contract Tuesday after he spent the day at team headquarters.

03/19/2013

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