Streaming Kickers: Week 11 Targets

Streaming Kickers: Week 11 Targets

By Jennifer Eakins (Senior Writer), last update Nov 13, 2018

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A proud alumna of the UGA Grady College of Journalism, Jennifer Eakins has been working in the sports industry for well over a decade. She has had stints with CNN Sports, the Atlanta Hawks and the Colorado Rockies. Her first fantasy football draft took place in 1996 where she selected Ricky Watters with the first overall pick, and she has been a fantasy degenerate ever since.

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It’s Week 11 fantasy friends, and projecting a kicker’s output isn’t as difficult or random as you may think—in fact, taking a look at Vegas odds is the best way to accurately predict a kicker’s weekly potential. By 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.

Another metric useful in projecting a kicker’s output is 4for4’s schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed or aFPA. By removing the schedule bias, we can compare matchups in an apples-to-apples manner. By Week 4, there’s a solid sample size to work from, and the info gets more trustworthy with each data-filled week.

The goal in streaming the kicker position is to roster a player who will return starting kicker fantasy points and in Week 10, Jake Elliott was the streaming star as kicker seven. 4for4’s optimal streamer has 135 points this season—good enough for the highest point total at the position. 

In order to provide advice you can actually implement, candidates for streaming must be owned in no more than 40 percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues. As always, check 4for4’s rankings when making weekly decisions on any position.

Top Streaming Picks

Mike Badgley, (Chargers) vs. Broncos

Yet to miss a kick in his tenure with Los Angeles, the rookie nailed both of his field goals and a duo of extra points for a total of eight fantasy points in Week 10. He gets Denver at home this week, in an AFC West showdown with an over/under of 46.5 points, 26.75 implied for the Chargers. Home favorites are preferred when selecting kickers, and LA is projected to win by seven in this tilt. Badgley is rostered in just 17 percent of Yahoo leagues, so grab him this week for some productive streaming action.

Ka’imi Fairbairn, (Texans) @ Redskins

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