Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
21 hours ago

Dawson converted from 28 and 31 yards Sunday, accounting for all of the 49ers' six points in a loss to the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

In a game where the 49ers struggled to move the ball in the snow, Dawson was unphased by the inclement weather, proving again that he is one of the most accurate kickers in the league even in his age-41 season. Next week's matchup against the Jets' league-average offense could keep the score close enough for Dawson to turn in a solid game.

Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
1 week ago

Dawson hit his only attempt from 36 yards Sunday, adding three PATs in the 31-24 loss to Miami.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson continues to be Mr. Automatic, converting all but one of his kicks this season, which is an impressive feat in today's age of unreliable kickers. Next week's matchup against the Bears should result in plenty of scoring opportunities for the veteran kicker, making him a reliable kicking option in most formats.

Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
2 weeks ago

Dawson made his lone field goal attempt from 33 yards Sunday. He converted both PATs in a 30-17 loss to New England.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson appeared to be on his way to another solid fantasy day after hitting a field goal midway through the first quarter. That wouldn't be the case as the 49ers' offense became stagnant in the second half. While his scoring output has been dwarfed by the team's offensive struggles, Dawson has been extremely accurate this season, nailing all of his extra point attempts and missing just one field goal so far, making him a safe option in formats that penalize misses.

Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Dawson was perfect Sunday, converting two long field goal attempts (49 and 53) along with both of his extra point attempts in a loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

The 49ers' offense has had increased success since Colin Kaepernick took over four games ago, and Dawson has been a main beneficiary. The veteran kicker has had three games with multiple field goals over that span after achieving the feat just once in the five games with Blaine Gabbert under center. The recent success has vaulted Dawson into the conversation when considering usable options from a fantasy standpoint.

Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
1 month ago

Dawson converted all three of his field goal attempts Sunday, hitting from 46, 48 and 49 yards out. He converted both PATs in a 41-23 loss to New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

This was easily Dawson's best fantasy performance to date, as the 49ers' offense had a rare outing where they were able to move the ball with ease. They won't get to face the Saints' defense every week, so this kind of output shouldn't be expected from Dawson on a weekly basis, especially going against a stout Arizona defense in Week 10.

Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
1 month ago

Dawson hit his only field goal attempt of 28 yards in Sunday's 34-17 loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson won't be a top-10 scoring kicker playing behind an abysmal San Francisco offense. While he can't create field goal opportunities for himself, he has been hitting most of the ones that have been presented to him this season (88.9 FG%), making him a safe kicking option in leagues that penalize missed kicks. Standard leagues can probably find kickers with higher point potentials on a weekly basis.

Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
2 months ago

Dawson was perfect Sunday, hitting from 33, 47 and 48 and converting his only PAT attempt in a 45-16 loss to Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the final score, this game was actually relatively close trough three quarters, so Dawson was able to get in a few field goals before things got out of hand. The 41-year-old is proving to be accurate yet again, hitting seven of his eight field goal attempts this season. The only concern with Dawson is whether or not the 49ers' offense will be able to put him in a position to produce big fantasy days. Sunday was the first time this season that he attempted more than two field goals.

Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
2 months ago

Dawson did not attempt a field goal in Thursday's 33-21 loss to Arizona, but he did convert all three of his PAT attempts.

EDGE Analysis

While Dawson wasn't presented a field goal opportunity, a holding penalty forced him to have to make one of his three PAT attempts from 43 yards out, which was actually his longest kick of the season so far. The 49ers' offense has been inconsistent at best, so it is tough to recommend Dawson given how much the team struggles to move the ball.

Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
2 months ago

Dawson converted from 36 yards and hit both of his PAT attempts in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

The 49ers' coaching change has not resulted in a more prolific offensive attack. Dawson hasn't reached double-digits in scoring this season and his four field goals match his total through four games last season under Jim Tomsula. Until the offense can move the ball into their opponent's territory with more frequency, Dawson will remain a low-end kicking option.

Phil Dawson
K SF (8)
2 months ago

Dawson converted one of his two field goal attempts Sunday, hitting from 22 but missing from 53 in a loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

With just three field goals through three games, Chip Kelly's uptempo offense hasn't resulted in more scoring opportunities for the veteran kicker. While Sunday's 53-yard miss likely didn't negatively affect fantasy owners, a successful attempt would have gone a long way in saving an otherwise mediocre output.