Before I look to Week 11 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 10 Rank|
|1||Matt Gay, Tampa Bay Buccaneers||FG 3/3 XP 3/3||3|
|2||Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts||FG 2/2 XP 0/1||T – 15|
|3||Zane Gonzalez, Arizona Cardinals||FG 2/2 XP 3/3||T – 7|
|4||Michael Badgley, Los Angeles Chargers||FG 1/1 XP 3/3||T – 15|
I am glad the picks worked out, because I certainly did not at all last week.
Week 11 Streaming Options
All ownership percentages are based on Yahoo leagues. To ensure relevance, only kickers with ownership percentages less than 50% are used.
1. Robbie Gould, San Francisco 49ers, 29%
As the great Terrence Howard tells us, “You know it’s hard out here for a kicker” … or something like that. Gould missed last week with an injury so monitor that, and if Gould is out, you can plug and play Chase McLaughlin or whoever else might be the 49ers kicker. The 49ers have a 29.5 implied point total — the highest for the week. The matchup against the Arizona Cardinals continues to be a favorable one for kickers. Quarterbacks have no problem beating the Cards’ secondary. When you see this much green on a NFL Stats Explorer chart, it is a very promising indicator.
2. Daniel Carlson, Oakland Raiders, 9%
This is the first time all season I have recommended a Raider, and I am delighted. The Raiders, and specifically Derek Carr have been moving the football through the air quite well since their bye week. Expect this to continue as they face a Cincinnati team that has not fared well of late. The Raiders have the second-highest spread of the week and should win comfortably. I expect Carlson to contribute with multiple field goals.
3. Dan Bailey, Minnesota Vikings, 42%
The Broncos have been good against the pass this year. In fact, they have been good defensively in general. However, they lead the NFL in field goal attempts allowed to opponents with an average of 2.8 per game. The Vikings will likely move the ball fairly well with Dalvin Cook and company, so I anticipate a good outing from Bailey. The Vikings have the ninth highest implied point total, which is not great but should be good enough.
4. Nick Folk, New England Patriots, 19%
It is not often that you can recommend three different kickers from one team throughout the course of a season, but here we are. The Patriots face off against the Eagles, a defense that gives up yards to opposing quarterbacks (assuming they are good, of course — sorry Mitch Trubisky, Josh Allen, and Luke Falk).