Streaming Kickers: Week 8 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 on 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.
It was another profitable week on the kicking stream for me as two of my recommendations were top-six kickers in fantasy points, led by Josh Lambo’s 13 as the K3 and Stephen Hauschka’s 11 points as the K6. Through six weeks, our optimal streamer has 88 fantasy points, good enough for the overall fantasy K1 on the season.
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
Chris Boswell (Steelers) vs. Dolphins
Everyone scores points against Miami, and kickers are certainly part of the mix. Boswell should see ample opportunities in Week 8 at home in a tilt where his team is favored by 14.5 points, with an implied total of 28.75. Mason Rudolph back under center is a positive for all Steelers fantasy players so expect Boswell’s services to be called upon on Monday Night.
Boswell is only on 5% of Yahoo! fantasy rosters so scoop him up with confidence for this week.
Dan Bailey (Vikings) vs. Redskins
- All Premium Content
- The most Accurate Rankings Since 2010
- Expert Draft Picks w/DraftHero
- Highest Scoring Lineup + Top Available Players w/LeagueSync
- ...and much much more