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Week Twelve Kicker Rankings

1. Stephen Gostkowski vs. DEN

Stephen Gostkowski has multiple field goals in every game this season. This game pits two high octane offenses against each other. I really like both Gostkowski's and Prater's chances at a boatload of points this week.

2. Shaun Suisham @ CLE

Shaun Suisham has scored three field goals in each of his last two games. In fact, he has three or more in five of his last eight games. Only two other teams have allowed more field goal attempts over their last three games than Cleveland. I'm a little concerned about weather here, but Suisham didn't seem to be hindered by it last week.

3. Nick Folk @ BAL

Baltimore is allowing the most field goal attempts and makes in the league. Nick Folk is third in the league in field goals made. He only has two games where he hasn't kicked multiple field goals. Add to that, Geno Smith coming back down to earth; and we have a recipe for lots of field goals.

4. Nick Novak @ KC

Nick Novak has averaged 8.4 points per game, including eighteen over the last two weeks. Kansas City has allowed six field goals attempts over their last three weeks. Over his last four games against the Chiefs, Novak has amassed a whopping 40 points.

5. Mason Crosby vs. MIN

Week 8 versus the Vikings, Mason Crosby posted 14 points. This is part of an eight game stretch during which Crosby has multiple field goals in every game except one. Over that stretch he is averaging 10.5 points per game. He also has four misses in that stretch which could have accounted for 12 more points. Meanwhile, no team has allowed more points per game than Minnesota. They have also allowed six field goals over their last three games.

6. Garrett Hartley @ ATL

Only two teams are allowing more field goal attempts on the season, and no team has allowed more field goal attempts over the last three games, than Atlanta. Garrett Hartley missed four field goals over three weeks, before righting the ship last week. Once again this shows that he is getting the opportunities. Over his last six games, he has fifteen field goal attempts and 54 points. This is in perfect alignment with the nine points per game he is averaging on the season.

7. Matt Prater @ NE

Even though Denver isn't giving Matt Prater a ton of field goal attempts, the five extra points per week add up pretty quickly. In fact, on the year he is averaging 9.2 points per game. This game will be a shootout between two of this generations' most prolific quarterbacks. I'm not counting on a ton of field goal attempts here, but double-digit points are certainly within attainability.

8. Dan Bailey @ NYG

Dan Bailey has 26 points over the last three weeks. In addition, earlier this year, he dropped 12 points on New York. Only ten teams allow more field goals per week than the Giants, and only five teams allow more field goals at their home.

9. Adam Vinatieri @ ARI

If you can ignore the complete goose egg Adam Vinatieri laid in Week 10. He has recorded multiple field goals in every game since Week 2. The Cardinals allow an average of two field goal attempts per game, and 2.3 touchdowns per week. That calculates out to eight or nine points, which is thoroughly acceptable from your kicker. Especially since there is no threat of bad weather in Arizona.

10. Ryan Succop vs. SD

There are only six teams that have allowed more field goal attempts than San Diego. This is a slight testament to how stingy their rushing defense has been, as teams stall out in the red zone. Ryan Succop has 19 field goals and only 25 extra points. This is a testament to the lack of touchdown scoring talent Kansas City has outside of Jamaal Charles. Charles and the KC Defense/Special Teams have accounted for 60% of the Chief touchdowns this season. San Diego has allowed only five running back touchdowns this season. If they can keep Charles out of the end zone it should mean even more attempts for Succop.

Sleepers

1. Randy Bullock vs. JAX

Jacksonville is allowing the second most points per game. Including the league's most extra points and 1.5 field goals per game. Bullock booted three field goals last week, his second three field goal affair since Case Keenum took over as quarterback. Certainly Keenum was leading to Houston to more touchdowns than field goals, but this still meant points for Bullock. Bullock hasn't been perfect, in fact he missed four field goals in Case's games over twelve attempts. At least he is getting all those attempts though, three per game over Houston's last four.

2. Greg Zuerlein vs. DET

Only nine teams are allowing more points per game than Detroit. They are also allowing the most field goals per game. Over his last 6 games, Zuerlein has averaged 7.5 points, including nine field goals. This game is also going to be indoors so there is no chance of weather being a factor.

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