The kicker position is rarely more than an afterthought in fantasy football. Usually dismissed as an unfortunate necessity, many players simply draft their kicker and leave them plugged in as their starter until a bye week ultimately changes things.
That can leave a big edge for savvy fantasy owners though. The position tends to be inconsistent, and our top Week 10 streaming pick Matt Gay finished tied for third at the position with 12 fantasy points despite being owned in just 25 percent of leagues.
Here are the top three fantasy football kicker streaming options, owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, for Week 11.
1. Stephen Hauschka, Buffalo Bills (5% Owned)
Stephen Hauschka has been generally terrible in fantasy this year, topping five fantasy points only three times. Matchups trump everything for kickers though, and you can play any of them against the Miami Dolphins. Hauschka's season-high 11 fantasy points came in Week 7 when he played the Dolphins the first time, almost tripling his average of 3.9 across his other eight contests. His low floor is a concern, but Hauschka is available in just about every league, making him a high-upside streaming option.
2. Michael Badgley, Los Angeles Chargers (19% Owned)
If people paid more attention to the kicker position, Michael Badgley would already be owned in over 50 percent of leagues. He's played just two games this season, but has notched 20 fantasy points, with 14 in his Week 9 debut and six in Week 10. It's not often we go to underdogs for streaming options, but the Los Angeles Chargers are only 4-point underdogs in a game with a 52.5-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook. Badgley should continue to get plenty of scoring chances again this week.
3. Ka'imi Fairbairn, Houston Texans (49% Owned)
Continuing to buck the trend, the Texans are 4.5-point underdogs, but this is another game with a high over/under. Ka'imi Fairbairn was heavily-owned to start the year, but ended up dropped in many leagues after averaging 4.5 fantasy points per game through the first four weeks. Since then he's averaged 9.5 per game, though, with at least nine points in four of five games, including each of the last three. He sits fourth among kickers in our Week 11 fantasy football rankings.
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