Week 14 Kicker Rankings

Written/Ranked by Daniel House

1. Stephen Gostkowski @ HOU
Hoodie man lost to Chip Kelly and that’s still hard to wrap my head around. The Ghost was even scared away and had a low output again last week. Stephen Gostkowski has attempted the seventh-most field goals (25) and has missed just one kick this season. After a streak of nine consecutive multiple field goal performances, he’s notched just one try over his last two contests. Nonetheless, Gostkowski has attempted three or more extra points in six of the last seven games. New England has the third-best red zone scoring percentage and that’s definitely impacted the amount of field goals Gostkowski has tallied. The Texans have allowed two or more field goals in consecutive contests. What’s more, they’ve surrendered seven total attempts over the last five weeks of play.

2. Cairo Santos vs. SD
Just one kicker has attempted more field goals (32) than Cairo Santos. Last week, he was blanked for the first time, but had accumulated 13 field goals in the four-week span prior. Kansas City has scored touchdowns inside the 20-yard line at a 55% clip, but the Chiefs added touchdowns on every red zone trip for just the second time. What’s more, the Chargers have allowed the fifth-most attempts (29). This includes multiple field goal performances in seven consecutive contests. Finally, Santos already raked up two field goals against the Chiefs a few weeks ago.

3. Steven Hauschka @ BAL
Tackling Russell Wilson is like a dog chasing his own tail. The Seattle offense has been off-the-charts productive in the last three matchups. Steven Hauschka has just two attempts over the last three games, but he’s added four or more extra points in each of those contests. The Baltimore defense is a sieve, but they have managed to surrender the league-most field goal attempts (32). This includes eight tries over the last four weeks of play. What’s more, there have been only three games this season where a kicker hasn’t tallied two or more field goals against the Ravens.

4. Brandon McManus vs. OAK
Brandon McManus has notched back-to-back multiple field goal performances, but he’s missed at least one try in each of those matchups. Nonetheless, he booted three field goals in an earlier matchup with Oakland. Not to mention, the Raiders have surrendered the second-most attempts (30). It’s worth noting that both of McManus’s misses over the last two weeks have come on distances 45+ yards or longer. More importantly, he’ll be back at Mile High, where he kicks much better in the elevation.

5. Josh Brown @ MIA
Josh Brown has accumulated the sixth-most attempts (26), including three or more tries in three of his last four contests. He’s flourished as the Giants have the second-lowest red zone touchdown scoring percentage (40%). What’s more, the Dolphins defense has surrendered almost two field goals per game over the last four. Brown has 11 tries over a four-game stretch and has been consistently producing those numbers throughout the season.

6. Mason Crosby vs. DAL
Mason Crosby went “Da-Doink” last week, but that entire game felt like a ball hitting off an upright. Aaron Rodgers played in a Super Bowl, but calls a 20-point comeback against the Kitties one of the greatest games he’s ever played in. C’Mon man! Crosby has tallied two or more attempts in three of the last four contests. What’s more, over the last three contests, Green Bay has scored touchdowns in the red zone on just 50% of their trips. Not to mention, Dallas has surrendered the third-most field goals (30). Finally, a whopping nine of them have come over the last two weeks of play.

7. Chandler Catanzaro vs. MIN
Chandler Catanzaro has accumulated multiple field goal performances in seven consecutive games. Over that same stretch, he has yet to miss an attempt. More importantly, he’s producing these statistics in an offense that is extremely efficient. The Vikings are beat up and might be starting a safety from 7-Eleven in Bloomington this week. With that being said, Catanzaro’s leg could be really busy. The Vikings have allowed just one field goals in each of the last two contests, but surrendered five per game over the two prior contests.

8. Justin Tucker vs. SEA
No kicker has attempted more field goals this season (33) than Justin Tucker. He’s booted ten attempts over the last three weeks, but has missed three kicks over the same stretch. However, Seattle has surrendered multiple attempts in four of the last five games. Tucker has the classic kicker heebie-jeebies and will eventually return to his consistent form. What’s more, Baltimore has the second-worst red zone touchdown scoring percentage (37.5%) over the last three games.

9. Graham Gano vs. ATL
Could Graham Gano just dab dance after a field goal? Gano has notched the fourth-most attempts (30), but fizzled last week as the Panthers offense dominated. Nonetheless, he still has tallied two or more attempts in six of his last seven contests. He’s missed just one kick over that same stretch and has been rather accurate. More importantly, Atlanta’s defense has allowed four tries over the last two games and Gano has multiple field goal performances in consecutive matchups against the Dirty Birds.

10. Dan Bailey @ GB
Dan Bailey is a baddd man and I’ve been saying it for the last four years. He’s money from downtown and is one the most accurate kickers to every play the game. Bailey has notched the sixth-most attempts (26) and is averaging three field goals per game over this last two. The Packers have surrendered the sixth-most attempts (23). This includes an average of two per game over the last two contests. What’s more, over the last three matchups, Dallas has the lowest red zone touchdown scoring percentage (33%).

11. Adam Vinatieri @ JAC
Adam Vinatieri slays the Jaguars like Kanye West at his concerts. He’s accumulated three field goal performances in five consecutive matchups against Jacksonville. Not to mention, he’s averaging two field attempts per game over his last four matchups and hasn’t missed a kick over that stretch. Over the last three contests, the Colts have the third-worst touchdown scoring percentage in the red zone (38%). More importantly, Jacksonville has allowed the sixth-most attempts (25), including four over the last three games.

12. Mike Nugent vs. PIT
The Fig Nugent finally returned to the multiple field goal performance club last week. His success has swayed with the Bengals breezy offense. Nonetheless, he’ll have success as the Bengals square off with a leaky Steelers defense. They’ve surrendered the ninth-most attempts (22). Not to mention, Nugent has accumulated two or more attempts in two of his last three contests against the Steel Curtain. Finally, the Steelers have surrendered two or more extra point tries in two of the last four games.

13. Dan Carpenter @ PHI
The Carpenter has laid the floor boards and the entire Bills 53-man roster is living in house. He’s notched two or more tries in three of his last four matchups. Somehow the Eagles defense beat Tom Brady and I’m still trying to wrap my head around it. Nonetheless, Philly has allowed the third-fewest field goals (19) to opposing offenses. However, the Bills have one of the lowest red zone conversion rates on the road. Finally, the Eagles have surrendered six total field goals over the last five weeks of play.

14. Matt Prater @ STL
Matt Prater is the only kicker in the league with 10+ attempts to make every field goal. He’s missed three extra point tries, but he’s been dynamite on his 17 field goal attempts. Prater has notched multiple field goal performances in three of his last four games. St. Louis has allowed the third-most attempts (29) and Jeff Fisher’s wanna-be mullet is shriveling away. You ain’t a Bosley spokesman, babyyy. What’s more, the Rams defense has surrendered two or more field goals to opposing kickers in six of their last seven contests.

15. Chris Boswell @ CIN
Mike Tomlin is playing a video game every time he sets foot on the field. He goes for two as much as a young kid playing Madden on a six pack of Mountain Dew and Sweet tarts. Chris Boswell doesn’t kick as many extra points, but that doesn’t matter to him when he kicks field goals all day. He’s notched three or more made field goals in four consecutive contests. Not to mention, the Bengals have surrendered two or more tries to opposing kickers in two of the last three matchups.

Streamer Special:
Blair Walsh @ ARZ

Blair Walsh has accumulated the fifth-most attempts (29), but has been blanked in two of his last three games. However, the Vikings offense had trouble even crossing the 50-yard line. Nonetheless, the only points the Minnesota offense seem capable of scoring are off the leg of Blair Walsh. The Cardinals have allowed multiple field goal performances in two of the last four games and that’s the only form of offense they’ll surrender to a team like Minnesota.

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