Dawson hit from both 33 and 53 yards in Sunday's 19-13 loss to Arizona. In a year of inconsistency from the kicker position, Dawson continues to deliver on a weekly basis. He hasn't been a high-volume scorer (16-of-17 on field goals this year), but he has definitely been a safe option. Soldier Field is never an easy place to kick in, but Dawson has delivered all season, so it is hard to expect anything different in next week's matchup.
Dawson connected on his only field goal attempt in Thursday's loss to the Seahawks. Dawson's 35-yard field goal was all the offense the 49ers could muster Thursday. This was a perfect example of why it is hard to trust Dawson on a weekly basis due to San Francisco's inability to move the ball on offense.
Dawson was prefect on all four of his field goal attempts Sunday, connecting from 26, 31, 42, and 53 yards in the 25-20 win over Baltimore. Dawson's value has been suppressed all season due to a stagnant San Francisco offense. That wasn't a problem Sunday, as Dawson was put in position to have a big fantasy day. Next week's opposing defense (Seattle) may not be as forgiving as Baltimore's, which should limit the 40-year-old's attempts.
Dawson hit both of his field goal attempts (22, 43) along with three PATs in the loss to the Giants. Dawson has been a low-end kicker this season due to the 49ers' inability to move the ball into their opponent's territory. Still, he is a safe kicking option, as he is pretty much automatic from under 50 yards, which is more than can be said about the wave of new kickers who entered the league this year.
49ers kicker Phil Dawson hit his only field goal attempt (33 yards) in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Packers. Dawson continues to see his scoring opportunities shrink on a weekly basis as the 49ers' offense struggles to move the ball into opponents' territory. Despite his accuracy, it would be wise to look at other kicking options until San Francisco's offense shows some semblance of consistency.
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