Week 14 PK rankings

Posted Dec. 11, 2011 @ 12:46 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 11, 2011 @ 12:46 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for placekickers:

  1. David Akers, 49ers at Cardinals
  2. Mason Crosby, Packers vs. Raiders
  3. Matt Bryant, Falcons at Panthers
  4. Jason Hanson, Lions vs. Vikings
  5. Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots at Redskins
  6. Dan Bailey, Cowboys vs. Giants
  7. John Kasay, Saints at Titans
  8. Shaun Suisham, Steelers vs. Browns
  9. Steven Hauschka, Seahawks vs. Rams
  10. Olindo Mare, Panthers vs. Falcons
  11. Billy Cundiff, Ravens vs. Colts — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  12. Matt Prater, Broncos vs. Bears
  13. Dan Carpenter, Dolphins vs. Eagles
  14. Rob Bironas, Titans vs. Saints
  15. Nick Novak, Chargers vs. Bills
  16. Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders at Packers
  17. Nick Folk, Jets vs. Chiefs
  18. Neil Rackers, Texans at Bengals
  19. Mike Nugent, Bengals vs. Texans
  20. Lawrence Tynes, Giants at Cowboys
  21. Robbie Gould, Bears at Broncos
  22. Connor Barth, Buccaneers at Jaguars
  23. Alex Henery, Eagles at Dolphins
  24. Josh Scobee, Jaguars vs. Buccaneers
  25. Ryan Longwell, Vikings at Lions
  26. Dave Rayner, Bills at Chargers
  27. Graham Gano, Redskins vs. Patriots
  28. Jay Feely, Cardinals vs. 49ers
  29. Phil Dawson, Browns at Steelers
  30. Josh Brown, Rams at Seahawks
  31. Adam Vinatieri, Colts at Ravens
  32. Ryan Succop, Chiefs at Jets
  33. Rian Lindell, Bills at Chargers — INJ

Not listed: none


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.