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Week 14 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker

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Our Week 14 fantasy kicker rankings leave no room for error with the fantasy playoffs starting in most leagues. There are two trains of thought here: Either you stick with your kicker of recent weeks (good or bad), figuring that you're not tinkering with something that's already random. Or you can give a shot to a hot kicker or one in a good matchup, in hopes that it pays off. Of course, the most annoying thing would be having your choice backfire and be the reason you're knocked out out of the fantasy football playoffs before your championship.

My general stance would be to stand pat. In my one league that still plays with kickers, I own Brett Maher. He missed two field goals on Thanksgiving, but it doesn't feel worth it to swap him out going forward. For any of our top-15 or so kickers, there's really no reason to make a move (unless one of the top three is inexplicably available in your league or there are weather concerns).

WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST

It's also the time of year we need to start looking out for weather. Justin Tucker in Buffalo could always be dicey, but you have to stick with Tucker barring a blizzard. Other obvious potential weather worries includes Kansas City-New England, Dallas-Chicago, and Washington-Green Bay. Cincinnati-Cleveland, Dolphins-Jets, and Giants-Eagles could get ugly, too. 

MORE WEEK 14:
Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watchSnap counts | Fantasy playoff SOS

We'll update our rankings as the week goes on to account for new weather forecasts and potential job shifts here and there. 

(Update: We've removed Adam Vinatieri and replaced him with Chase McLaughlin, as the veteran looks unlikely to play Sunday.)

WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverTight end

Week 14 Fantasy Rankings: Kicker

WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:
DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPP

Rank Player
1Justin Tucker, BAL @ BUF
2Greg Zuerlein, LAR vs. SEA
3Michael Badgley, LAC @ JAX
4Joey Slye, CAR @ ATL
5Daniel Carlson, OAK vs. TEN
6Harrison Butker, KC @ NE
7Wil Lutz, NO vs. SF
8Dan Bailey, MIN vs. DET
9Zane Gonzalez, ARZ vs. PIT
10Younghoe Koo, ATL vs. CAR
11Brett Maher, DAL @ CHI
12Matt Prater, DET @ MIN
13Jason Myers, SEA @ LAR
14Mason Crosby, GB vs. WAS
15Matt Gay, TB vs. IND
16Jake Elliott, PHI vs. NYG
17Josh Lambo, JAX vs. LAC
18Eddy Pineiro, CHI vs. DAL
19Ka'imi Fairbairn, HOU vs. DEN
20Brandon McManus, DEN @ HOU
21Austin Seibert, CLE vs. CIN
22Ryan Succop, TEN @ OAK
23Robbie Gould, SF @ NO
24Nick Folk, NE vs. KC
25Dustin Hopkins, WAS @ GB
26Randy Bullock, CIN @ CLE
27Jason Sanders, MIA @ NYJ
28Chris Boswell, PIT @ ARZ
29Aldrick Rosas, NYG @ PHI
30Sam Ficken, NYJ vs. MIA
31Chase McLaughlin, IND @ TB
32Stephen Hauschka, BUF vs. BAL