Top Fantasy Football Streaming Kickers for Week 1

Jason Schandl
Top fantasy football streaming kickers for Week 1, including Chris Boswell.
Top fantasy football streaming kickers for Week 1, including Chris Boswell. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

The kicker position is easily the most overlooked part of any fantasy football roster. In fact, if you were having a few drinks during your draft, you probably weren't paying much attention to which kicker you grabbed in the final round of the draft.

Kickers may not be exciting, but their fantasy points count for just as much as any other positions. That means you shouldn't be so quick to dismiss them in any given week.

If you're looking for a strong fantasy football option to start in Week 1, the following streaming kicker options are all available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues.

Fantasy Football Kicker Streaming Options Week 1

3. Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas Raiders

Rostered in only 2 percent of leagues, Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson should be available in even very deep leagues. That makes him a great option if the next two guys on this list aren't available because he checks in as the eighth-ranked kicker in our Week 1 fantasy football rankings. As 3-point favorites in a potential shootout (47.5-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook), the Raiders should do plenty of scoring, giving Carlson plenty of opportunities.

2. Jason Myers, Seattle Seahawks

Jason Myers finished the 2019 season ranked 13th among kickers in fantasy production, so it's not a surprise that he's available in most leagues this year. He still had plenty of productive weeks though, scoring at least 8 fantasy points in eight of 16 games, and this week's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons (ranked just 17th in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA rankings in 2019) puts him in a solid spot to open the 2020 season.

1. Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers

Chris Boswell finished one spot ahead of Myers in 2019, and he has an even better matchup in Week 1 against the New York Giants. The Pittsburgh Steelers offense is expected to have a bounce-back year with Ben Roethlisberger at the helm in 2020, and they're 5.5-point road favorites over the New York Giants on Monday night. Boswell is the sixth-ranked kicker in our Week 1 rankings, and even if you were one of the first teams in your league to take a kicker, it could be worth starting Boswell this week instead.

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