Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
3 months ago

The Cardinals signed Dawson on Thursday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson continues his nearly two-decade trek as an NFL kicker, joining the third organization of his career. He's been afforded the opportunity following a subpar season from Chandler Catanzaro, a restricted free agent who connected on just 21 of 28 field goals last season. Falling below that mark (75 percent) twice in 18 campaigns, Dawson's veteran presence could be a determining factor for the No. 1 job, if Catanzaro is retained.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
6 months ago

Dawson did not attempt a field goal, but he connected on all three extra points in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson's season fizzled out in the final weeks of the season, failing to attempt a field goal in the team's final three games. He is not to blame for the lack of opportunities as San Francisco's offense ranked near the bottom of the league. The 41-year-old proved he can still get the job done, hitting 18-of-21 field goal attempts, only missing from 40-plus yards. Despite his advanced age, Dawson will have suitors in the free agent market -- assuming he is not ready call it a career -- given the glaring inconsistency of today's kickers.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
6 months ago

Dawson was 2-for-2 on PAT tries, but did not attempt a field goal in Saturday's win over Los Angeles.

EDGE Analysis

It's been slim pickings for the veteran kicker down the stretch as the 49ers have provided him with zero field goal opportunities over the past two weeks. Next week forecasts for more of the same against a stout Seattle defense, making Dawson a low-end kicking option for Week 17.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
6 months ago

Dawson only recorded one point in Sunday's contest, going 1-for-2 in PAT attempts in a blowout loss to Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson has hit a bit of a rough patch down the stretch, missing two field goals and one PAT over his last two contests after being the model of consistency prior to those blunders. It is tough to rely on a cold kicker in the fantasy football playoffs, but Saturday's opponent, the Rams, are one of the few teams the 49ers may actually be able to keep up with, which should keep Dawson involved from start to finish.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
6 months ago

Dawson only hit one of his three field goal attempts in Sunday's overtime loss to the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Dawson uncharacteristically had his first multi-miss outing of the season, failing to convert from 44 and 48 yards. The veteran kicker's only other field goal miss came against the Seahawks back in Week 3. He has also converted all of his PATs this season, something not many kickers can say. While he rarely puts up huge point totals in the 49ers' inconsistent offense, Dawson should still be considered one of the most accurate kickers in the league.

Phil Dawson
K ARI (8)
7 months 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 ARI (8)
7 months 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 ARI (8)
7 months 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 ARI (8)
7 months 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 ARI (8)
8 months 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.