Streaming Kickers: Week 6 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.
The snapping situation in San Francisco ruined my Robbie Gould prediction, as he had plenty of kicking chances on Monday night. Despite botching three field goals, Gould still ended as the fantasy K16. Randy Bullock was my top dog, scoring 11 points and finishing as the fantasy K6. Through five weeks, our optimal streamer has 63 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
Mike Nugent (Patriots) vs. Giants
This will probably be the last week Nugent qualifies as a streamer, so scoop him up now. He started his Patriots debut with a missed extra point but bounced back by posting a decent nine fantasy points. In Week 6, New England has a home Thursday Night tilt against the Giants, where they’re favored by 16.5 points with an implied team total of 30.5.
Nugent is my top streaming option this week and is currently available in 74% of Yahoo! leagues.
Matt Bryant (Falcons) @ Cardinals
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