You made it — the last week of the fantasy football regular season. If you’re headed to your playoffs, then congratulations. If you’re not…then why the hell are you wasting your time reading our Week 14 fantasy kicker rankings? There has to be better things in life you could be doing right now. We’ll assume if you’re still reading, then you have your eyes on the big prize.
If that’s the case, then every lineup decision, even kicker, is important. Unfortunately, kicker is probably the most difficult position for which to plan, so we can only help you so much. Heading into this week, several players stand out based on matchups, including lower-owned guys like Brett Maher (@ Jets), Brandon McManus (vs. Lions), Mason Crosby (vs. Bears), and Graham Gano (vs. Chargers). Unfortunately, none get the benefit of playing indoors this week (though McManus gets a slight bump being in Denver’s thin air). If you’re looking for a favorable, indoor matchup, Jason Meyers (@ Texans) is your best bet.
Fortunately, there are several highly owned kickers with top matchups. Chris Boswell (@ Vikings) and Greg Joseph (vs. Steelers) could give their owners nice starts to the week (with no weather concerns), and Harrison Butker (vs. Raiders) is in a good spot, too.
Of course, as we also caution, you shouldn’t go overboard looking at matchup stats with kickers. Guys like Matt Prater (vs. Rams), Tyler Bass (@ Buccaneers), Matt Gay (@ Cardinals), Zane Gonzalez (vs. Falcons), and Ryan Succop (vs. Bills) have been steady all year and are still in play this week despite mediocre matchups. Prater and Gay have the advantage of kicking indoors, too, and at this point in the season, that could be worth a lot.
Ultimately, kicker remains a wild card spot every week. Most fantasy owners are just sticking with the guys they’ve had all or most of the season, and that’s probably the way to go. Unless there are legitimate worries about weather or a team’s offense, any kicker could have a big game in any given week.
Note: We’ll update these kicker rankings as needed throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement.
Fantasy Kicker Rankings Week 14: Who to start, sit in fantasy football
|1||Daniel Carlson, LV @ KC|
|2||Greg Joseph, MIN vs. PIT|
|3||Justin Tucker, BAL @ CLE|
|4||Chris Boswell, PIT @ MIN|
|5||Harrison Butker, KC vs. LV|
|6||Brandon McManus, DEN vs. DET|
|7||Dustin Hopkins, LAC vs. NYG|
|8||Graham Gano, NYG @ LAC|
|9||Mason Crosby, GB vs. CHI|
|10||Brett Maher, NO @ NYJ|
|11||Matt Prater, ARI vs. LAR|
|12||Tyler Bass, BUF @ TB|
|13||Evan McPherson, CIN vs. SF|
|14||Zane Gonzalez, CAR vs. ATL|
|15||Matt Gay, LAR @ ARI|
|16||Greg Zuerlein, DAL @ WAS|
|17||Ryan Succop, TB vs. BUF|
|18||Brian Johnson, WAS vs. DAL|
|19||Jason Myers, SEA @ HOU|
|20||Randy Bullock, TEN vs. JAX|
|21||Riley Patterson, DET @ DEN|
|22||Matthew Wright, JAX @ TEN|
|23||Younghoe Koo, ATL @ CAR|
|24||Robbie Gould, SF @ CIN|
|25||Alex Kessman, NYJ vs. NO|
|26||Ka’imi Fairbairn, HOU vs. SEA|
|27||Chase McLaughlin, CLE vs. BAL|
|28||Cairo Santos, CHI @ GB|