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2021 Fantasy Football Week 14 Kicker Rankings

When it comes to critical fantasy football decisions, we’re always focused on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends. Heck, even defense and special teams units get their fair share of attention as well! Yet, what about kickers? Unless your league doesn’t force you to roster one, they still score points for you, and can be the difference between winning and losing your matchup!

This brings me to my Week 13 kicker rankings. You don’t usually see kickers dissected, but that’s what I plan to do today. You’ve probably heard of expected/implied points for other positions, yet not for kickers. Let’s solve that, shall we?

We know a field-goal attempt is at least three times more valuable than an extra point, but it depends on distance. Thus, a raw field goal attempt is closer to four times more valuable than an extra point. With that in mind, here are the expected points for each kicker thus far, based on their usage.

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Implied Points (Weeks 1-13)

NameTeamDifferenceImplied PointsFantasy PPG
Nick FolkNE0.036410.563610.6
Rodrigo BlankenshipIND-1.87389.87388.0
Daniel CarlsonLV0.23259.26759.5
Greg ZuerleinDAL-0.79709.19708.4
Mason CrosbyGB-1.31508.91507.6
Greg JosephMIN0.15558.84459.0
Tyler BassBUF-0.06258.56258.5
Chris BlewittWAS-3.35108.35105.0
Matt GayLAR0.64908.35109.0
Justin TuckerBAL0.51958.28058.8
Graham GanoNYG0.19008.21008.4
Matt PraterARI0.06058.13958.2
Randy BullockTEN-0.26657.96657.7
Joey SlyeWAS0.01907.88107.9
Dustin HopkinsLAC-0.35757.85757.5
Chris BoswellPIT1.15407.64608.8
Evan McPhersonCIN1.02457.57558.6
Jake ElliottPHI0.66017.43998.1
Harrison ButkerKC0.66557.43458.1
Ryan SuccopTB-0.03457.43457.4
Robbie GouldSF0.70087.39938.1
Zane GonzalezCAR0.34887.35127.7
Michael BadgleyIND0.17107.12907.3
Brandon McManusDEN-0.07056.87056.8
Brian JohnsonWAS0.37186.82827.2
Jason SandersMIA-0.52416.72416.2
Austin SeibertDET-0.31806.51806.2
Matt AmmendolaNYJ-1.24376.04374.8
Chase McLaughlinCLE0.27556.02456.3
Riley PattersonDET0.68705.81306.5
Cairo SantosCHI-0.21305.81305.6
Younghoe KooATL0.52805.67206.2
Tristan VizcainoLAC-0.40805.10804.7
Jason MyersSEA-0.13755.03754.9
Matthew WrightJAX0.23304.96705.2
Ryan SantosoDET-0.46704.96704.5
Aldrick RosasDET-0.79784.79784.0
Ka'imi FairbairnHOU-0.50304.40303.9
Josh LamboJAX-2.70304.40301.7
Brett MaherNO-0.53903.83903.3
Lirim HajrullahuDAL1.72503.27505.0
Cody ParkeyNO-0.27503.27503.0
Alex KessmanNYJ-0.73700.73700.0

Even in the windiest of all games, Tyler Bass saw two field goal attempts; he’s a top-five kicker moving forward. Meanwhile, Daniel Carlson and Mason Crosby continue to benefit from offenses struggling in the red zone, while Matt Gay and Matt Prater should have opportunities to shine in a shootout in Arizona this weekend. Combining utilization with the expected scoring output is critical when it comes to finding the right kicker to start.

Hopefully, this helps explain my thought process when it comes to my kicker rankings. Speaking of which, here they are!

Week 14 Kicker Rankings


Week 14 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | Kicker | D/ST | PPR | Flex

1Greg ZuerleinDALWSH
2Greg JosephMINPIT
3Daniel CarlsonLVKC
4Tyler BassBUFTB
6Matt PraterARILAR
7Mason CrosbyGBCHI
8Justin TuckerBALCLE
9Randy BullockTENJAX
10Harrison ButkerKCLV
11Dustin HopkinsLACNYG
12Chris BoswellPITMIN
13Graham GanoNYGLAC
14Brandon McManusDENDET
15Brett MaherNONYJ
16Zane GonzalezCARATL
17Evan McPhersonCINSF
18Robbie GouldSFCIN
19Ryan SuccopTBBUF
20Brian JohnsonWSHDAL
21Jason MyersSEAHOU
22Younghoe KooATLCAR
23Chase McLaughlinCLEBAL
24Kaimi FairbairnHOUSEA
25Matthew WrightJAXTEN
26Cairo SantosCHIGB
27Riley PattersonDETDEN
28Eddy PineiroNYJNO

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