Phil Dawson, K Arizona Cardinals

General Info

  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 200 lbs
  • DOB: 01-23-1975

Rankings

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  1. Phil Dawson
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Most Recent News

Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm

49ers K Phil Dawson (illness) missed practice Friday.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

The Cardinals went with a veteran presence at kicker, signing former 49er Phil Dawson. The addition fills a void since the Cardinals didn't tender their kicker of the last three years, Chandler Catanzaro, allowing him to move on as free agent. As ESPN.com notes, there were a slew of younger kickers on the market this year, but Dawson has been consistent as an 84.5 percent career kicker, including missing just three attempts in each of the last two seasons. He's also made his share of big kicks in clutch situations which is just what the Cardinals believe they need this season after Catanzaro contributed to three losses in 2016 with missed kicks.

Fantasy Downside

Of course, Dawson's 42-year-old leg is the biggest risk here. Dawson averaged 56.2 yards per kickoff, according to ESPN Stats & Information, and just four of his 41 kicks went for touchbacks.

2017 Bottom Line

Still, the Cardinals aren't the type of team to keep two kickers -- one for field goals and one for extra points -- but for now, Dawson is their guy. And playing alongside an offense capable of scoring at Arizona's pace won't hurt him from being a viable bye-week fill-in or cheap DFS option on any given Sunday.

2017 Strength of Schedule - ARI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
11
@DET
32
@IND
26
DAL
30
SF
10
@PHI
23
TB
12
@LAR
BYE30
@SF
8
SEA
18
@HOU
9
JAX
12
LAR
27
TEN
7
@WAS
25
NYG
8
@SEA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WeekOppXP AttXPFG AttFGPts
1@DET22215.0
2@IND114310.0
3DAL22215.0
4SF004412.0
5@PHI11101.0
6TB55118.0
Per game1.831.832.331.676.83
Totals1111141041
Previous Games vs. LAR
SeasonWeekOppXP AttXPFG AttFGPts
201616@LAR22002.0
20161LAR44004.0
201517LAR114413.0
20158@LAR00226.0
0.00Average1.751.751.501.506.25

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