Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis is close to winning the starting job. The fifth-round rookie made his professional debut in Miami's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Friday, making both field goal attempts and booting a 58-yarder.
Fantasy impact: Carpenter wasn't that bad last season, making 22 of 27 field goals, but he was just 2 of 5 from beyond 50 yards and is making $2.6 million in 2013. Sturgis has both the bigger leg and smaller price tag, giving him the best chance to enter Week 1 as the starter.
This news is only a blip on the general fantasy radar--I stand by the mantra that you should never draft a kicker before the final round--but once it's time to pick a guy for your roster, Sturgis is the man to watch.