Phil Dawson K SF 2 Days

Dawson hit a 22-yard field goal Sunday, but missed from 51 in the loss to the Broncos.

The miss was his first from 50+ this season. He is now a respectable 13-for-16 in field goal attempts. His home and away splits are glaring though, as he is a perfect 11-for-11 at home as opposed to 2-for-5 on the road. The 49ers return home to face the Rams after the bye week, making Dawson a solid option to consider in week 9.

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Dawson nailed his only field goal attempt of 54 yards Monday, also hitting all four extra point attempts in the 31-17 win over the Rams.

Dawson had converted nine field goals over his last two games, so Monday's performance brought him back down to earth a bit. He remains a great kicking option for a team that is notorious for driving the ball into enemy territory, but failing to convert on touchdowns.

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Dawson hit all five of his field goal attempts (27, 30, 31, 52, 55) in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Chiefs.

Dawson turned in a strong fantasy performance last week against the Eagles (four field goals), but managed to outdo himself with five field goals at home against the Chiefs. He is now a perfect 11-for-11 on field goal attempts at home, as opposed to 0-for-2 on the road.

Phil Dawson K SF 23 Days

Dawson turned in his best performance of the season Sunday, hitting all four of his field goal attempts (29, 31, 46, 51) in the win over Philadelphia.

It had been a slow start for the usually reliable kicker, but Dawson hit from all ranges Sunday to re-establish himself as a solid fantasy kicking option.

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Dawson had his only field goal attempt blocked in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

It has been a rough start to the 2014 season for the veteran kicker, going just 2-for-4 through the 49ers' first three games. He should have more opportunities to score against Philadelphia next week.

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Dawson was perfect in his home debut at Levi's Stadium, hitting both of his field goal attempts and converting both extra points in the loss to Chicago.

There were questions about Dawson's ability to kick in his new home stadium after a shaky preseason. He squashed those concerns with a perfect day at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers will travel to Arizona next week, a favorable environment for kickers.

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Dawson missed his only field goal attempt of 37 yards Sunday. He converted all four of his extra point attempts in the win over Dallas.

Dawson was uncharacteristically off from mid-range Sunday. He was having trouble hitting field goals in the 49ers' new stadium during the preseason, but this game was indoors at AT&T Stadium. Dawson will play in his first regular season game at Levi's Stadium next Sunday, and he makes a risky play considering his shaky preseason at home.

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Dawson missed both of his field goal attempts (44, 55) in Sunday's preseason loss to the Broncos.

Dawson is still getting used to kicking in a new stadium and these final two preseason games will hopefully be enough to get him used to the new conditions of Levi Stadium. He will enter his second year with the 49ers as the starting kicker for the 2014 season.

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49ers re-signed K Phil Dawson to a two-year contract.

Annually among the NFL's most underrated kickers in Cleveland, Dawson trekked to San Francisco in 2013 and nailed 39-of-43 field goals. Although he recently turned 39, Dawson remains a key component of the 49ers' offense.

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Free agent K Phil Dawson is not a candidate for the 49ers' franchise tag.

Because Dawson was tagged by the Browns in 2011 and 2012, he'd be entitled to the quarterback franchise number of about $16 million if he's tagged a third time. That's not going to happen. Dawson has expressed a strong desire to re-sign with the 49ers. He made 39-of-43 field goals last season.