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Kickers are important to fantasy football teams. There's no way around it. Unless your league has eliminated the roster spot, they can win or lose you a week.


That's exactly what happened to me last week, when I lost by less than three points while getting a whopping zero points from my kicker, Ryan Succop. Meanwhile, my opponent got eight from his kicker, Chris Boswell, meaning I lost by my kicker.

And I now also have something in common with Matthew Berry. 

With that in mind, here are three lesser-owned kickers to stream in fantasy in Week 7.

Giorgio Tavecchio, Atlanta Falcons: Tavecchio was signed to replace an injured Matt Bryant, after spending time with Atlanta during training camp. And it's a perfect storm for the former Oakland Raiders kicker. He gets to kick in a dome at Mercedes-Benz Stadium and is facing a Giants team that gives up the second-most points to kickers this season.

Stephen Hauschka, Buffalo Bills: Hauschka is another kicker playing in a dome this weekend as the Bills head to Indianapolis for a game against the Colts. Coming off a 2-for-2 field goal performance that included a 52-yarder in Houston's dome last week, Hauschka now faces a Colts team that has given up the most points to kickers this season. With the Bills' offense in flux with backup Derek Anderson under center, Hauschka could benefit from an extra field-goal chance or two.


Cody Parkey, Chicago Bears: Coming off his first game without a field goal this season, Parkey still managed to knock through four PATs. And now he gets to face the New England Patriots this Sunday in Chicago. Parkey has scored 10-plus points in three of the Bears' five games so far this season and the Patriots are a top-10 matchup for kickers. 


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