Top Fantasy Football Streaming Kickers for Week 12 (Brett Maher Dominates on Thanksgiving Day)
NFL kickers were busy across the league in Week 11. That led to some solid performances, including several from names available on the waiver wire.
Kicker being one of the most high-variance positions in fantasy football makes it the perfect spot to stream. With that in mind, here are our top fantasy football streaming kickers for Week 12.
Streaming Kickers Fantasy Football Week 12
3. Ryan Succop, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@ CLE)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter a Week 12 matchup against the Cleveland Browns coming off a bye week rested and ready to go. They currently sit atop the NFC South and another win would strengthen that lead, so look for quarterback Tom Brady to come out firing against a defense that is allowing 26.9 points per game on the year (No. 30 in NFL). Success on offense would give kicker Ryan Succop multiple opportunities to get his name in the stat sheet. Cleveland is allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing kickers this season and just allowed Buffalo's Tyler Bass to nail a whopping 6 field goals in Week 12. Succop's ceiling is that of a top-12 option this week.
2. Joey Slye, Washington Commanders (vs ATL)
Talk about a kicker that is getting hot at the right time for fantasy managers. Joey Slye was the second-highest-scoring kicker over the last two weeks thanks to 4 extra points and 7 field goals. The 26-year-old has made all three of his field goal attempts from beyond 50 yards this season, which is gaining him more and more trust with head coach Ron Rivera. Keep in mind that the Washington Commanders face off against an Atlanta Falcons defense on Sunday that is giving up 5.9 yards per play (T-No. 28 in NFL). The Commanders should have zero issues moving the football past midfield and into Slye's increasing range.
1. Brett Maher, Dallas Cowboys (vs NYG)
Brett Maher is somehow only owned in just over half of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues despite ranking as the second-highest scorer at the kicker position this year. The fourth-year pro has nailed 26 of his 27 extra point attempts and 19 of his 21 field goal attempts for the Dallas Cowboys, including seven makes from beyond 50 yards. Maher scored a ridiculous 22 fantasy points in Week 11 and draws a great matchup in Week 12. The New York Giants are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing kickers largely due to the fact that they give up an opponent red zone scoring percentage of just 43.6% (No. 2 in NFL). Maher will see a ton of opportunities to knock down field goals on Thanksgiving.
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