Streaming Kickers: Week 3 Targets
We’re a kicker-friendly site at 4for4 and I’m here to provide a safe space for those who still play in leagues that utilize the kicker position. In fact, using kicker to your advantage is a great way to get a leg up on your opponents and gain potential league-winning points from week to week.
Focusing in on the team implied point totals, we can get a cumulative idea of how that offense will perform when it comes to settling for field goals, distance of kicks, and the like. For a more detailed explanation on using Vegas odds for successfully streaming kickers, I suggest checking out 4for4’s DFS Playbook Strategy article, which is packed with info on the most profitable way to predict the position.
In Week 2, my top recommendation, Joey Slye, was the highest-scoring kicker in the league with 16 fantasy points, followed by Chris Boswell and Matt Bryant with eight fantasy points each as kickers eight and nine, respectively, on the week. Through two weeks, our optimal streamer has 27 points, good enough for K1.
In order to provide advice you can actually implement, candidates for streaming must be owned in no more than 40% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues. As always, check 4for4’s rankings and our signature Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed (aFPA) metric when making weekly decisions on any position.
Top Streaming Picks
Matt Gay (Buccaneers) vs. Giants
The rookie is having a decent start to his NFL career, boasting a 75% field goal success rate and hitting a perfect 4-for-4 on extra points. Tampa Bay has the highest implied total of any eligible streaming kicker option this week with 27.25 points, and they’re favored to win by 6.5 points at home. Adding Gay this week could bolster your roster totals, as he’s kicking against last year’s 35th-ranked defense in kicker aFPA on Sunday afternoon.
Gay is on the waiver wire in 98% of Yahoo! leagues, so he’s probably there for the taking.
Dan Bailey (Vikings) vs. Raiders
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