Week 14 Player Fantasy Rankings - Kickers
By Jesse Pantuosco, Fantasy Sports Writer
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Robbie Gould had arguably the worst game of his career last Sunday. So of course he's our No. 1 kicker heading into Week 14.
Gould missed two field goals on Sunday, the first time that's happened to him since Week 15 of the 2006 season. For Gould, that was 112 games ago.
The good news for fantasy owners is that Gould usually responds well to adversity. In games following a miss throughout his career, Gould is 51-for-57 on field goal attempts, a success rate of just under 90 percent.
What's also encouraging is Gould's track record against Dallas, the team Chicago hosts on Monday Night Football this week. Gould has gone a perfect 5- for-5 in three previous meetings with the Cowboys. Last year, he went 2-for-2 against them with a long of 43 yards.
With some leagues utilizing two-week scoring for the playoffs, many fantasy owners are already looking ahead to Week 15. Fortunately, Week 15 presents one of the more favorable matchups Gould will see this season. That week he'll be facing the Browns, a team that has allowed double-digit fantasy points to kickers each of the last three weeks. Overall, Cleveland has surrendered the ninth-most fantasy points to kickers this season.
So don't worry about Gould's difficult Week 13. He'll bounce back. And why not? His wife gave birth to the couple's first child over the weekend. That ought to put a little pep in his step.
Top-25 Kicker Rankings
1) Robbie Gould, Chicago
2) Rian Lindell, Tampa Bay
3) Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh
4) Ryan Succop, Kansas City
5) Stephen Gostkowski, New England
6) Dan Bailey, Dallas
7) Nick Novak, San Diego
8) Justin Tucker, Baltimore
9) Alex Henery, Philadelphia
10) Josh Brown, New York Giants
11) Steven Hauschka, Seattle
12) David Akers, Detroit
13) Jay Feely, Arizona
14) Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis
15) Mason Crosby, Green Bay
16) Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis
17) Nick Folk, New York Jets
18) Matt Prater, Denver
19) Blair Walsh, Minnesota
20) Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland
21) Josh Scobee, Jacksonville
22) Phil Dawson, San Francisco
23) Randy Bullock, Houston
24) Dan Carpenter, Buffalo
25) Mike Nugent, Cincinnati
12/05 10:47:16 ET