Week 4 of the NFL season featured some big performances from kickers in fantasy football. The likes of Greg Joseph, Jason Myers and Michael Badgley were among the top scorers, showcasing how unpredictable this position can be.
Kicker being one of the most high-variance positions in fantasy footbal makes it the perfect spot to stream in fantasy football. With that in mind, here are our top fantasy football streaming kickers for Week 5.
Streaming Kickers Fantasy Football Week 5
3. Harrison Butker, Kansas City Chiefs (vs LV)
Finding any way to gain an advantage over an opponent is the key to winning fantasy football matchups, and picking up Harrison Butker is the perfect example. Butker finished the 2021 season as the No. 12 kicker in fantasy scoring, but he is only owned in 39% of Yahoo! leagues because of his nagging ankle injury. There's a shot he suits up in Week 5 and plays against a Raiders team that he's had success against before. Butker has nailed 15 of his 16 field goal attempts and 42 of his 43 extra point attempts across 10 career games against Las Vegas. If he doesn't suit up, you can always drop him for whoever starts in his place, anyways.
2. Brett Maher, Dallas Cowboys (@ LAR)
Don't look now, but Brett Maher is currently the No. 3 kicker in fantasy football. Since his quiet Week 1, Maher has converted on 9 of his 10 field goal attempts and 5 of his 6 extra point attempts. That includes a whopping 4 field goals made from beyond 50 yards. It's clear that Dallas trusts him to get the job done from long range and that gives him a ton of upside in fantasy football. The Rams haven't been anything special on defense this year, so Maher should be busy again in Week 5 as long as the Cowboys avoid costly turnovers.
1. Graham Gano, New York Giants (@ GB)
Consistency is the best trait for a fantasy kicker to have and Graham Gano is as consistent as they come. The 35-year-old has scored at least 9 fantasy points in each of his last three games and has drilled 4 field goals from at least 50 yards during that span. The Giants have only scored touchdowns on half of their red zone trips so far (T-No. 23 in NFL), which means more opportunities for Gano. He'll also benefit from the conditions at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where Will Lutz converted a 60-yard attempt last week.
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