This is the time of year that fantasy owners need to keep an eye on the weather. While kickers are prepared to kick in all weather, anyone who watched the Indianapolis/Buffalo game knows that the weather can certainly impact a team's game plan. While that snow game was not the norm, fantasy owners should try to play kickers who don't have to deal with the elements whenever possible. Look for teams who play in a dome (such as New Orleans) — or are playing somewhere warm this time of year. The last thing a fantasy owner wants is to lose a game because their kicker wasn't given the opportunity because of weather.
Fantasy owners know that Ben Roethlisberger typically plays better at home. What's been an interesting trend this year as well is how Chris Boswell has fared at Heinz Field. Most kickers dislike kicking there because of the surface. However, four of his five double-digit fantasy point games have come at home. His other two home games? Nine and six points. He's home again in Week 15, against the Patriots, and due to the potential for a high-scoring affair, Boswell lands in the top 10 in this week's rankings.
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.
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