3 FanDuel Kickers to Target in Week 14
In fantasy football, every point counts, and points are the only way you can win.
You need to maximize output from each and every player on your roster, and "punting" a position is never truly ideal. Sometimes in season-long leagues, you simply are stuck without any better options than who is on your roster already, but in daily fantasy football, where you are in control of every player you pick, there are no excuses.
So when you're making your lineups on FanDuel, don't leave kicker for last and choose whichever minimum-salary player fits in.
Move the position higher up on your priority list and learn to love the kicker. Start by targeting these three guys in Week 14.
Matt Prater, Detroit Lions
FanDuel Price: $4,900
If you scope out our games and lineups page, you'll see that there are a lot of games with weather that looks rough for kickers. Kickers are hard enough to get right -- don't roster ones with strong winds and heavy precipitation.
The best way to do that is to look for kickers in domes, like Matt Prater this week. The Detroit Lions are 7.5-point favorites over the Chicago Bears, and our algorithm gives them just shy of a 70% chance to win. That's a good script for a kicker, especially with a healthy implied team total of 25.25 points, which is tied for fourth among teams on the main slate.
Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys
FanDuel Price: $4,700
Dan Bailey offers a bit of a discount from Prater and Adam Vinatieri ($5,100). He doesn't play indoors, but no weather concerns look likely against the New York Giants. The Dallas Cowboys have the same implied total as the Lions at 25.25 and own a 66.4% chance to win on the road.
The Giants do have the toughest defense in the NFL since Week 7, by our metrics, but Dallas has the second-most efficient offense this season. If you can't save the $200 for Prater, Bailey makes for a solid target.
Roberto Aguayo, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FanDuel Price: $4,500
There are plenty of studs this week who you'll want to roster, and perhaps you can't spare another dime for a kicker. If that's the case, Roberto Aguayo is -- probably -- the best bet at minimum salary. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the highest implied total of the week at 26.75 points and are 2.5-point favorites over the New Orleans Saints.
The spread isn't very big, but our algorithm sees the Bucs winning this one 57.1% of the time. The temperature and precipitation look fine, but keep an eye out for the winds, which are sitting at 11 miles per hour at this point in the week.