Fantasy Football Week 14 Rankings: Kickers

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Fantasy Football Week 14 Rankings: Kickers
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Now it’s time to take a look at the Bruno Boys Fantasy Football Week 14 Kicker Rankings .


1. Nate Kaeding (San Diego Chargers) @ Dallas

No kicker in football is as hot as Kaeding right now. With the Chargers offense hitting full throttle over the last month it has led to 10 field goals converted and 14 extra points for the veteran kicker. During that span, Kaeding has 48 fantasy football points in standard leagues and nothing should change here against the Dallas Cowboys in an expected shoot-out.

Point Projection:
11 points


2. Garrett Hartley (New Orleans Saints) @ Atlanta

It’s been a wild 18 months for Hartley. After finishing the 2008 season as the Saints kicker he was expected to keep his duties in 2009 but a four game suspension for violating the leagues substance abuse policy put an end to that. New Orleans signed free-agent kicker John Carney and for the first 11 weeks they never looked back.

However, in Week 12 Carney missed a near chip shot and the coaching staff decided to re-insert Hartley into the starting lineup. He responded well in Week 13 as he knocked down four field goals and a game-winner in overtime against the Washington Redskins .

Expect much of the same this week against an Atlanta Falcons defense that has allowed 28.25 points per game over their last four.

Point Projection:
11 points


3. Ryan Longwell (Minnesota Vikings) vs. Cincinnati

We’ve said it for years now and we will say it again—consistency wins in fantasy football and that’s just what Longwell is. Playing in a high powered Minnesota offense, Longwell has knocked down at least one field goal in all but two games and he has at least two extra points in every contest.

His six field goal attempts over the last four games is not ideal, but this week the Cincinnati Bengals come to town and their defense is far more talented than anyone the Vikings have played over the past month. Look for Minnesota to move the football, but don’t expect them to find the end zone at the rate they have lately.

Point Projection:
11 points


4. Jay Feeley (New York Jets) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Coming off a huge week in which he racked up a very impressive 14 fantasy points, hitting 4-of-4 field goals and adding an extra point, Feely looks primed for yet another double digit outing in week 14.

Ranked 31st against the rush, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have a difficult time slowing down the Jets’ running game. However, with Kellen Clemens under center, drives are sure to stall once the Jets get down near the goal-line, which means plenty of field goal opportunities for Feely.

Point Projection:
11 points


5. David Akers (Philadelphia Eagles) @ New York Giants

If you’ve been riding the leg of Akers all season long, now is not the time to stop. Through 12 games, the Eagles’ kicker has racked up 6+ fantasy points each and every week, averaging a fantasy football best at his position of 9.9 per week. We expect a repeat of Akers’ prior meeting with the New York Giants this season, a game in which he tallied 10 fantasy points.

Point Projection:
10 points


6. Billy Cundiff (Baltimore Ravens) vs. Detroit

For all those that don’t think kickers’ are tough, take a look at Billy Cundiff as the Ravens’ kicker played through a mild concussion in week 13 in the Monday Night contest against the Green Bay Packers .

He should play through the injury yet again, which is good news for his fantasy owners as he’ll be kicking against a Detroit Lions’ team that has allowed the most fantasy points to the kicker position on the year.

Point Projection:
10 points


7. Shayne Graham (Cincinnati Bengals) @ Minnesota

Through the first eight weeks of the season, Graham did not have one game in which he tallied more than one field goal. The last four weeks have been a different story. In that time span, Graham has connected on 11-of-13 field goal attempts, a big reason he has tallied 12 fantasy football points in three of those contests. The kicker is hot, making him worthy of a fantasy spot.

Point Projection:
9 points


8. Mason Crosby (Green Bay Packers) @ Chicago

Kicking for an offense that’s averaging over 26 points per game has it’s benefits as Crosby’s 29 points over his last three games proves. The good times should continue to roll in week 14 as Crosby will matchup against a Chicago Bears’ team that he notched 8 fantasy points against back in week one.

One thing to be aware of though is that this game is being played in Chicago in December, so be sure to keep a close eye on the weather.

Point Projection:
9 points


9. Matt Prater (Denver Broncos) @ Indianapolis

In each of the last two weeks, Prater’s been putting up points more reminiscent of a RB2 than a K, as the Denver Broncos ’ kicker has recorded 15 points in each of those contests. He won’t get to that lofty total here in week 14, but with the Colts giving up the seventh most fantasy points to kickers’ on the season, he should still be in for a solid outing.

Point Projection:
9 points


10. Matt Stover (Indianpolis Colts) vs. Denver

The misses Stover has had over the last two games may eventually cost him his job when Adam Vinatieri is ready to return. That, though, isn’t yet as Stover remains the Colts’ kicker, a good place to be with the Colts’ putting up 27.6 points per game. Per usual, Stover should have some opportunities to put fantasy football points on the board.

Point Projection:
9 points


11. Rian Lindell (Kansas City Chiefs)  vs. Buffalo

Lindell is currently in the midst of a three-game streak in which he has tallied at least eight fantasy football points. The streak should continue in week 14 as the Buffalo Bills will head to Kansas City to take on a Chiefs’ team that is allowing kickers’ an average of 8.9 points per contest.

Point Projection:
9 points


12. Dan Carpenter (Miami Dolphins) @ Jacksonville

With a six-point effort in week 11 and a two-point showing in week 12, Carpenter, who had had a streak of eight games with at least seven fantasy points prior, was beginning to lose his owners’ confidence.

However, a 11-point performance last week against the New England Patriots , in which he was 3-of-3 on field goals with an extra point, should remedy that. Feel free to employ him against a Jacksonville Jaguars team giving up over 22 points per game.

Point Projection: 8 points


13. Stephen Gostkowski (New England Patriots) vs. Carolina

The New England Patriots’ two-game skid has hit their kicker as Gostkowski has just seven fantasy points combined in those two outings. The Carolina Panthers have limited opposing kickers for the majority of this season, but with the Patriots coming in hungrier than ever, we expect them and Gostkowski to rebound in Week 14.

Point Projection:
8 points


14. Rob Bironas (Tennessee Titans) vs. St. Louis

Ok, the streak of double digit performances ended at five as Bironas tallied just five fantasy points against the Colts in week 13, but that’s no reason to jump ship on the Titans’ kicker, especially with a matchup against the St. Louis Rams on the docket.

The Rams have given up 26.2 points per game on the season, and even if his field goal attempts are limited, Bironas should still have enough extra points to make him a solid play.

Point Projection:
8 points


15. Lawrence Tynes (New York Giants) vs. Philadelphia

While Tynes hasn’t exactly been making the Giants happy of late with his shoddy accuracy, fantasy football owners don’t have much to complain about as the Giants’ kicker has racked up 7+ fantasy points in each of his last four games.

Reaching that number this week will be a bit tougher than in his previous games as the Philadelphia Eagles are a formidable opponent, but we have faith.

Point Projection:
8 points

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