Knowing which kickers to start in fantasy football can be critical to winning your matchups. This position, arguably more so than any other, is matchup dependent on a weekly basis, and the best results can be obtained by being flexible with a streaming strategy. Here’s a look at our Week 9 fantasy kicker rankings and the top options to stream this week.
The rankings below are from Senior Fantasy Analyst Tommy Garrett. For analysis on our top kicker streamers for Week 9, scroll past the table. If you want another way to apply this advice, believe it or not, Underdog Fantasy often has kicker pick’ems in addition to the usual array of skill-position players.
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Top Week 9 Kicker Streamers
Five weeks of football allows us to really start figuring out who these teams are. Here are my top fantasy kicker streamers, all of whom are rostered in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues.
Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs (vs. TEN)
Okay, this one is kind of cheating. But Harrison Butker is out there in over half of Yahoo leagues. The reason, of course, is that the Chiefs were on a bye last week. Nevertheless, he counts!
You want kickers on good offenses. I’d say the Chiefs qualify.
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Butker has missed four weeks due to an injury, and thus, hasn’t done much this season. Upon his return, he promptly hit a 40+ yarder and a 50+ yarder.
The Chiefs are heavy home favorites against the Titans. They should frequently find themselves in scoring position, and fantasy managers need to just hope they don’t convert every opportunity into a touchdown. Butker is less a streamer and more a “pick him up and don’t worry about kickers the rest of the season” guy.
Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles (at HOU)
The above fear is exactly what happened to Jake Elliott in Week 8. Elliott kicked five extra points as the Eagles never settled for a field goal against the Steelers.
Regardless, the Eagles are an elite offense. Against the Texans, they will be in scoring position plenty. Fantasy managers should not expect the Eagles to punch the ball in the end zone every time, every week. Just two games ago, Elliott got to 10 fantasy points on just two field goals.
Entering Week 8, the Texans were surrendering the fourth-most fantasy points to kickers. Elliott is a good kicker who has missed just one field goal on the season.
Jason Sanders, Miami Dolphins (at CHI)
With Tua Tagovailoa looking as good as ever, the Dolphins’ offense is humming. They frequently find themselves in scoring position.
The Bears just gave up 49 points to the Cowboys. Meanwhile, the Dolphins scored 31 on the Lions. In that game, Jason Sanders attempted just one field goal. Nevertheless, he still got eight fantasy points.
Prior to last week, Sanders had attempted multiple field goals in four straight games. It’s more likely than not that he will have multiple field-goal attempts again this week. While Sanders has missed three field goals this season, all three were from 50+. He’s perfect from inside the 50 and a great streaming option this week.