Charch's Week 14 Kicker Rankings

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NO @TB

Wil Lutz, though no fault of his own, had his lowest-scoring output of the season last week vs Dallas. It was only his second game this year with fewer than three extra points, so look for him to rebound this week. The Saints are averaging over four offensive touchdowns per game, making them the second-highest scoring offense. New Orleans also ranks inside the top five in points and red zone offense. The Buccaneers allow the second-most points and yards per play, so it's no surprise this game features the largest over/under of the week. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

It's a bit concerning that Harrison Butker failed to convert all of his extra-point tries for the fourth time now over his last five games. Especially when you consider Butker gets most of his value from the point-after-try, finishing seven of his 12 games with one or fewer field goals. The Chiefs offense is top-three in points, yards, and touchdowns, but so is Baltimore's defense, so Butker could end up with multiple field goals again this week. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

Ka'imi Fairbairn was locked in on Sunday, drilling all five of his field-goal attempts and a couple extra points vs Cleveland. Believe it or not, this was Fairbairn's third game this season with five field-goal attempts. This was, however, his first game with five field-goals made and it boosted him up to No. 1 in total points scored among kickers. He's a must-start this week vs Indianapolis. In their first meeting, Fairbairn hit three field goals and four extra points against the Colts. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

Stephen Gostkowski is on pace to have his worst season since 2010 when he played in just eight games due to a thigh injury. It's no coincidence that New England's offense is on pace to finish seventh in points and yards, which would be their lowest since 2006. At least that shouldn't be an issue vs Miami, since the 'Fins allow the fourth-most yards to opposing offenses and were trounced 38-7 by New England, earlier this year. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

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LAR @CHI

An accurate kicker with a strong leg on an elite offense, Greg Zuerlein checks all the boxes. He's averaging three field-goal attempts and 3.5 extra-point tries per game, with a combined conversation rate of 93 percent. Like every week, the Rams are projected to be in high-scoring contest, considering their game has the second-highest over/under at 54. Chicago is known as the windy city which doesn't sound good for kickers. Surprisingly though, opposing kickers have hit 100 percent of attempts inside Soldier Field through six games. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

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It's not often you'll see Baltimore playing in a matchup featuring the second-highest over/under for the week, but that's the power of Kansas City's offense. If the Ravens can keep it close, Tucker should be fine, but there's certainly risk using a nine-point underdog's kicker on your fantasy squad. The Ravens offense should be able to move the ball against the second-weakest defense in total yards allowed, so keep rolling with what got you here. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

7

Michael Badgley was given three chances to kick a game-winning field goal on the road Sunday night inside Heinz Field. It somewhat salvaged a weak fantasy-performance from Badgley, but he should have plenty of chances this week in a great matchup. Defensively, the Bengals are allowing the a league-high in points as well as the yards, while Los Angeles' offense ranks in the top-six of each. Badgley has two or more field-goal and extra-point attempts in four of his last five, so don't hesitate to use him. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

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PIT @OAK

It's hard to have any faith in Chris Boswell after he missed yet another extra-point try, his fifth of the year. On the plus side, Boz has converted 17 of his 19 kicking attempts over his last four games and he's in a great matchup. Pittsburgh's a 13-point favorite vs Oakland featuring the fourth-highest over/under at 52 points. Pittsburgh's offense is top-five in points, yards, and touchdowns, facing Oakland's defense which sits bottom-five those rankings. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

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ATL @GB

It's been an underwhelming season for the underperforming Packers, Mason Crosby included. The last time he made multiple field-goal attempts was back in October and he's been held to one field goal as well as two extra points in three of his last five games. Clearly things were not going well on or off the field, so it'll be interesting to see how Green Bay performs moving forward. Over the last three weeks, the Falcons allowed a league-leading eight field-goal attempts and the seventh-most extra-point attempts. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

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PHI @DAL

Dallas is pretty dismal at punching it in, failing to reach the end zone on less than 50 percent of their trips. Even with the addition of Amari Cooper, the Cowboys are still down in red zone efficiency. Over their last three games, Dallas has the second-worst touchdown rate in the red zone. The Eagles aren't controlling the air traffic very well, allowing the second-most field goals attempts to opposing kickers. Over their last three away games, Philly has allowed an average of three field-goal attempts and three extra-point tries, so Maher looks like a good candidate. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

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LAR @CHI
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CAR @CLE
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NYJ @BUF

Deploying Jason Myers in your lineup is definitely a risky-play. In two games vs Indianapolis and Tennessee he's made 12 total field goals, but in his ten games vs the rest of the NFL, Myers has yet to top two field goals. When these rivals faced each other a few weeks ago, Buffalo dirt-rolled New York 41 to 10, and limiting Myers to a single field goal and extra point. If you need a high-ceiling/low-floor kicker, consider rolling the dice on Myers. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

Sebastian Janikowski was perfect on PAT's heading into Sunday, but the old "Sea Bass" missed two extra-point tries to end his streak. Seattle has kept him busy though, as he's attempted six field goals and 12 extra points over his last three games. The Viking's defense bends, but doesn't break. As a result, Minnesota is allowing the second-most field goals and field-goal attempts to opposing kickers. Seattle ranks eighth-worst in red zone scoring, setting the stage for a big-time performance. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)

15

Adam Vinatieri was on the field for kickoff, but never made it back after Indianapolis' offense failed miserably. Things could easily turnaround this week vs Houston, at least for Vinatieri. He nailed two field goals and two extra points in an early season matchup. This divisional clash has a 49-point over/under, good enough to make it the fifth-highest point total of the week. Plus, the Colts are ten-worst in offensive red zone efficiency. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)