Streaming Kickers: Week 9 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 killer week on the kicking stream for me as six of my seven recommendations were among the top-eight kickers in fantasy points, led by Dan Bailey’s 15 points as the fantasy K1. Through eight weeks, our optimal streamer has 103 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
Brett Maher (Cowboys) @ Giants
I usually don’t go with road kickers as my top guys, but this is a great matchup for Maher and he’s only available for streaming due to a bye last week. Dallas meets division rival New York on Monday Night and is favored by seven points, with the second-highest implied team total of the week at 27.5.
The Cowboys have been putting points on the board in their last few contests, with two double-digit performances from Maher in a row. He’s currently on the waiver wire in 70% of Yahoo! leagues, so snag him now while you can.
Stephen Hauschka (Bills) vs. Redskins
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