Dan Bailey

Kicker • Cowboys

Boom

During his seven NFL seasons, Bailey has been one of the NFLís most dependable kickers. He boasts a remarkable 88.2 percent conversion rate on all FG tries and has nailed 67.5 percent from 50 yards or more. He made good on six kicks from beyond 50 yards in 2013 and nailed five in 2014 and 2015. Bailey finished in the top 10 in scoring from 2011-14 and 2016. He went six consecutive seasons (2011-16) without missing a PAT.

Bust

In 2017, Bailey missed Weeks 8-11 with a groin injury. He perhaps rushed back too soon from injury. In the final game of the season, he missed two extra points -- the first PAT misses of his career. He also missed two field goals in that final game. He was just 15 of 20 for the year and finished 33rd in the NFL in scoring (27th among kickers). Bailey has only once finished top five in scoring, when he was fifth in 2011.

Bottom Line

Until last season, Bailey had never missed a game because of injury. Heís had an entire offseason to heal up. At 30, he is still young for a kicker. The Cowboys boast a strong running game led by Ezekiel Elliott. Dak Prescott is settling in for his third consecutive season as starting quarterback. The thinking here is Bailey will retake his place as one of fantasyís most productive kickers. His subpar 2017 might cause some owners to downgrade him, creating nice value later in fantasy drafts.

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