Streaming Kickers: Week 5 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.
After two straight weeks of picking the top kicker, I came down to earth a bit. My number one recommendation last week was Mike Badgley, who did not play, but his replacement Ty Long, who’s not rosterable, put up 14 fantasy points as the K2. (I will take it as a victory). My next best performer was Eddy Pineiro as K9 on the week with 10 points. Through four weeks, our optimal streamer has 52 fantasy points, good enough for the overall 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
Robbie Gould (49ers) vs. Browns
Rested and refreshed off an early by week, the 49ers are favored by 3.5 points at home in Week 5, with a meaty implied team total of 25.5 points. Cleveland is 17th in kicker aFPA this season, allowing an average of 7.1 fantasy points to the position weekly.
This may be the only week Gould is a streamer, as his low 32% rostership is most likely due to the 49ers' bye in Week 4.
Randy Bullock (Bengals) vs. Cardinals
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