1. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots
At a position where the rankings are jumbled almost every season, Gostkowski has been the NFL’s best placekicker for some time now. Following the 2016 season, one of his shakiest, Gostkowski bounced back with a big year in '17. He finised second in the NFL in scoring — with 156 points, just two behind Greg Zuerlein — by nailing 37-of-40 field goals, including 4-of-4 from 50 or beyond, and a long of 62, plus 45-of-47 PATs. It will be interesting to see how the Pats handle him when his contract expires after this season. Gostkowski is 34 and will earn $3.5 million this year, and remember, 12 years ago, the Patriots cut Adam Vinatieri at 33, rather than pay him, and they replaced him with Gostkowski. Of course, Vinatieri has been in Indianapolis ever since and is still going strong.