Week 14 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker

Our Week 14 fantasy kicker rankings leave no room for error with the fantasy playoffs starting in most leagues. There are two trains of thought here: Either you stick with your kicker of recent weeks (good or bad), figuring that you’re not tinkering with something that’s already random. Or you can give a shot to a hot kicker or one in a good matchup, in hopes that it pays off. Of course, the most annoying thing would be having your choice backfire and be the reason you’re knocked out out of the fantasy football playoffs before your championship.

My general stance would be to stand pat. In my one league that still plays with kickers, I own Brett Maher. He missed two field goals on Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t feel worth it to swap him out going forward. For any of our top-15 or so kickers, there’s really no reason to make a move (unless one of the top three is inexplicably available in your league or there are weather concerns).

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It’s also the time of year we need to start looking out for weather. Justin Tucker in Buffalo could always be dicey, but you have to stick with Tucker barring a blizzard. Other obvious potential weather worries includes Kansas City-New England, Dallas-Chicago, and Washington-Green Bay. Cincinnati-Cleveland, Dolphins-Jets, and Giants-Eagles could get ugly, too. 

We’ll update our rankings as the week goes on to account for new weather forecasts and potential job shifts here and there. And if you missed it, Kai Forbath has taken over for Nick Folk (appendectomy) as New England’s kicker last week, though that doesn’t interest us too much.

Week 14 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker

Rank Player
1 Justin Tucker, BAL @ BUF
2 Greg Zuerlein, LAR vs. SEA
3 Michael Badgley, LAC @ JAX
4 Joey Slye, CAR @ ATL
5 Daniel Carlson, OAK vs. TEN
6 Harrison Butker, KC @ NE
7 Wil Lutz, NO vs. SF
8 Dan Bailey, MIN vs. DET
9 Zane Gonzalez, ARZ vs. PIT
10 Younghoe Koo, ATL vs. CAR
11 Brett Maher, DAL @ CHI
12 Matt Prater, DET @ MIN
13 Jason Myers, SEA @ LAR
14 Mason Crosby, GB vs. WAS
15 Matt Gay, TB vs. IND
16 Jake Elliott, PHI vs. NYG
17 Josh Lambo, JAX vs. LAC
18 Eddy Pineiro, CHI vs. DAL
19 Ka’imi Fairbairn, HOU vs. DEN
20 Brandon McManus, DEN @ HOU
21 Kai Forbath, NE vs. KC
22 Austin Seibert, CLE vs. CIN
23 Ryan Succop, TEN @ OAK
24 Robbie Gould, SF @ NO
25 Dustin Hopkins, WAS @ GB
26 Randy Bullock, CIN @ CLE
27 Jason Sanders, MIA @ NYJ
28 Chris Boswell, PIT @ ARZ
29 Aldrick Rosas, NYG @ PHI
30 Stephen Hauschka, BUF vs. BAL
31 Sam Ficken, NYJ vs. MIA
32 Adam Vinatieri, IND @ TB

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