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Fantasy Football 2014 Kicker Rankings: Week 5

Nick Novak

Nick Novak

Nick Novak’s hot leg has helped San Diego win its past three games and also is a big reason why he leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 5. The Chargers host the Jets, a team that has struggled to defend the pass and could wear down in the San Diego heat. As good as Novak has been early on, he trails Dallas’ Dan Bailey in fantasy points at the position. Bailey and the surprising 3-1 Cowboys will try and keep things going offensively against Houston in what should be an entertaining battle for Lone Star State bragging rights.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K

2014 NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings — Kickers

Teams on bye: Miami, Oakland

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Nick Novak

SD

vs. NYJ

2

Dan Bailey

DAL

vs. HOU

3

Adam Vinatieri

IND

vs. BAL

4

Cody Parkey

PHI

vs. STL

5

Justin Tucker

BAL

at IND

6

Steven Hauschka

SEA

at WAS (Mon.)

7

Stephen Gostkowski

NE

vs. CIN

8

Greg Zuerlein

STL

at PHI

9

Shaun Suisham

PIT

at JAC

10

Blair Walsh

MIN

at GB (Thurs.)

11

Phil Dawson

SF

vs. KC

12

Mason Crosby

GB

vs. MIN (Thurs.)

13

Chandler Catanzaro

ARI

at DEN

14

Mike Nugent

CIN

at NE

15

Robbie Gould

CHI

at CAR

16

Brandon McManus

DEN

vs. ARI

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

KICKER SCORING
PATs = 1 point
39 yards and under = 3 points
40-49 yards = 4 points
50-59 yards = 5 points
60+ yards = 6 points