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Fantasy Football 2014 Kicker Rankings: Week 6

Stephen Gostkowski

Stephen Gostkowski

It’s been somewhat of a slow start, but Stephen Gostkowski finally looked the part of fantasy’s No. 1 kicker last week, resulting in a bump in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 6. Gostkowski, who tied for the league lead with 38 made field goals last season and led all kickers in fantasy points (Athlon scoring), really came through for his owners this past week. In New England’s 43-17 rout of Cincinnati, Gostkowski nailed all five of his field goal attempts and 4 PATs for season-high 21 fantasy points. With that performance he ascended into the top spot at his position in fantasy points. The only kicker ranked higher than Gostkowski this week is San Diego’s Nick Novak. And that’s mainly because the Chargers take on the lowly Raiders. Matchups count when it comes to kickers too.

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 6 Fantasy Football Rankings — Kickers

Teams on bye: Kansas City, New Orleans

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Nick Novak

SD

at OAK

2

Stephen Gostkowski

NE

at BUF

3

Dan Bailey

DAL

at SEA

4

Adam Vinatieri

IND

at HOU (Thurs.)

5

Cody Parkey

PHI

vs. NYG

6

Justin Tucker

BAL

at TB

7

Phil Dawson

SF

at STL (Mon.)

8

Brandon McManus

DEN

at NYJ

9

Chandler Catanzaro

ARI

vs. WAS

10

Steven Hauschka

SEA

vs. DAL

11

Dan Carpenter

BUF

vs. NE

12

Matt Bryant

ATL

vs. CHI

13

Shaun Suisham

PIT

at CLE

14

Mason Crosby

GB

at MIA

15

Robbie Gould

CHI

at ATL

16

Randy Bullock

HOU

vs. IND (Thurs.)

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