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Week 14 kicker rankings

1. Stephen Gostkowski, NE vs. CLE

This is a match made in kicker heaven, Stephen Gostkowski has kicked the second most field goals in the NFL and the Cleveland Browns have allowed multiple field goals in the last three weeks. Gostkowksi has been more reliable than a pair of Depends as he's kicked multiple field goals in every single game this season no matter the opponent. It's been rinse and repeat with Gostkowski at the top of the kicker rankings almost every week and week 14 is no different.

2. Justin Tucker, BAL vs. MIN

Justin Tucker leads the NFL with 29 field goals made through 12 weeks and he faces off against a Vikings team that has allowed multiple field goals in the last seven weeks. Tucker has nine field goals in the last two weeks as the Ravens offense has sputtered a bit but only two teams have allowed more extra points than the Vikings so any way you slice it he will be getting his leg lifts in on Sunday.

3. Mason Crosby, GB vs. ATL

Only two kickers have hit more field goals than Mason Crosby this season (see above) and he's made multiple three pointers in eight of 12 weeks this season. Only the Detroit Lions have given up more field goals than his opponent the Falcons who until the last two weeks had allowed multiple kicks in eight consecutive weeks. Crosby has bounced back from last season's 63.6% kicking percentage and is clipping along at a solid 86.7% so can feel confident that he'll make good on the majority of his opportunities.

4. Steven Hauschka, SEA @ SF

Only three teams have allowed fewer field goals than the 49ers this season, but they've slipped a bit as of late opposing kickers have made multiple kicks in the past three weeks. Steven Hauschka has been very good this season and currently leads the NFL with a field goal percentage 96.3%. Only two kickers have made more field goals and more extra points than Hauschka and he's made multiple treś in four weeks straight.

 

5. Matt Prater, DEN vs. TEN

Matt Prater has only kicked 15 field goals this season but because of the ridiculous amount of points that Denver puts up each week he is still in the top five for kicker scoring because of his league leading 59 extra points. That is 20, yes 20 more David Akers of Detroit Lions who is in second place. Only six teams have allowed more field goals than the Tennessee Titans and their defense has been excellent at making offenses settle as they've given up 12 three pointers in the last three weeks. Whether its field goals or extra points Prater is on track for another solid week.

6. Adam Vinatieri, IND @ CIN

Thanks to the Tennessee Titans defense Adam Vinatieri's kick totals have shot up in the last three weeks as he kicked eight field goals against them in weeks 11 and 13. His opponent this week is the Bengals who after giving up only two multi-kick games through the first seven weeks have allowed multiple field goal kicks in four of the last five weeks. The Colts offense has taken a step back this season which has benefited Vinatieri as he's kicked multiple field goals in all but two weeks. This should be a tight, kicker friendly game so start him with confidence.

7. Shaun Suisham, PIT vs. MIA

Only two teams have allowed more field goals than the Dolphins so things are looking up for Shaun Suisham this week to get back on track after getting shut out last week. Before the goose egg last week Suisham had three weeks in a row with multiple field goal kicks and as the Steelers offense has started to roll he's had five straight weeks with multiple extra-point kicks as well. Miami has allowed opposing kickers to make multiple field goals in nine of 12 games allowing Suisham to jump up into the K1 rankings this week.

8. Garrett Hartley, NO vs. CAR

Carolina's defense has been tough, which means teams are forced to resort to kicking field goals more often than not and no team has allowed fewer extra points. The Panthers have allowed multiple field goal kicks in four straight weeks while Hartley has only kicked four field goals in the past three weeks. Hartley averaged 8.5 points against the Panthers last season which makes him a solid candidate for a low K1 kicker this week.

9. Blair Walsh, MN @ BAL

Blair Walsh has put together a solid season for the Vikings and is currently on a six game streak of at least two field goals per game. He faces a Ravens team that has allowed the fifth most field goals made in the NFL this season including three to Walsh's NFC North counterpart Robbie Gould three weeks ago.

10. Nick Novak, SD vs. NYG

Nick Novak has plugged along with the resurgent Chargers and has three multi-kick games in the last four weeks as he faces off against the Giants this week. New York has been on a surge lately and keeping opponent's offenses in check but they have allowed multiple field goals in two of the last four weeks.

Sleepers:

Alex Henery, PHI vs. DET

Alex Henery is undergoing a bit of a drought lately with only one multi-kick game out of the last seven weeks but this week he faces the Detroit Lions who have allowed the most field goal kicks in the NFL. With Nick Foles finally getting the Eagles defense back on track Henery is on tap for a big week against the Lions.

Sebastian Janikowski, OAK @ NYJ

Sebastian Janikowski has had as rough a season as the anemic Raiders offense but he's seen an uptick in the last two weeks with six field goals. The Jets could be just what the doctor ordered as only two teams have given up more field goals through 12 weeks including multiple kicks in the last four weeks straight. If you are looking for a deep sleeper to help put you over the top in the first week of the playoffs Janikowski is your guy.

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