Before I look to Week 10, it is important to observe if the selection process was effective. Here is a recap of last week’s recommendations. If you need a refresher on what to look for when analyzing kickers, read the Week 2 Fantasy Football Kicker Streaming article.
|Name, Team||Stat Line||Week 4 Position Rank|
|1||Brett Maher, Dallas Cowboys||FG 4/4 XP 1/1||T – 4|
|2||Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles||FG 2/3 XP 3/3||T – 7|
|3||Stephen Hauschka, Buffalo Bills||FG 3/4 XP 0/1||T – 15|
|4||Kicker, New England||FG 2/4 XP 0/0||10|
Another strong week as the recommendations all scored over six points, and half recorded double digits.
I am on vacation this week so this article will be short and to the point.
Week 10 Streaming Options
All ownership percentages are based on Yahoo leagues. To ensure relevance, only kickers with ownership percentages less than 50% are used.
1. Matt Gay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 10%
The Bucs face the Cardinals and have the second-highest implied point total at 28.5. Jameis Winston has been moving the ball at will it seems, so fire up Gay. The Cardinals have been hemorrhaging yards to opposing quarterbacks as shown by the NFL Stats Explorer App.
2. Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts, 29%
Vinatieri had a rough end to Week 9, missing the potential game-winner, but he gets the Dolphins this week and even Brian Hoyer will be able to get the Colts in scoring position. The Dolphins allow 3.5 red-zone opportunities a game, which is in the bottom third.
3. Zane Gonzalez, Arizona Cardinals, 51%
I am on vacation, so I am allowed to cheat a little. Gonzalez is 1% above the typical ownership threshold but it is another bye-pocalypse so work with me. The Buccaneers allow the most field goal opportunities to opposing teams in the league at 2.9.
4. Michael Badgley, Los Angeles Chargers, 7%
The Chargers are 1-point favorites at Oakland in the week’s fourth-highest points total of the week. As you know by now, a favorite in a close, high-scoring game is a matchup I target. Badgley should be good to go in a week where a number of good kickers are out on byes.
Best of luck this week. Aloha from Maui!