Top Fantasy Football Streaming Kickers for Week 8
By Max Staley
The kicker position is easily the most overlooked part of any fantasy football roster. Most fantasy managers probably drafted a kicker with no plans to think much about the position until their starter's bye week rolled around.
That's leaving points on the board, though. It may not be fun to spend time every week thinking about the kicker position, but it can be incredibly valuable.
With that in mind, here are three kickers, rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! leagues, to target as streaming options in Week 8.
Fantasy Kickers to Stream Week 8
3. Jason Myers, Seattle Seahawks (vs SF)
The matchup between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks is one of the marquee games of the week, and it should be a high-scoring affair. With a 54-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook, this one could into a shootout quickly (as most of Seattle's games have). The 3-point spread suggests it should be a close one, however, which means the Seahawks could be relying on Jason Myers' services more often than usual. Myers has made all 4 of his field goal attempts this year, so an uptick in opportunity should go a long way. And he'll always be a reliable source of extra points, converting all 25 attempts for a league-high 25 makes.
2. Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles (vs DAL)
The Dallas Cowboys are surrendering a league-worst 34.7 points per game (PPG), making this matchup a fantasy goldmine for the Philadelphia Eagles' offense. That should extend to kicker Jake Elliott as well. Philadelphia's attack hasn't been consistent enough for Elliott to see many opportunities, attempting just 12 field goals on the season, but it's hard to see those woes continuing against a defense this bad. Elliott should have plenty of opportunities in this one.
1. Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas Raiders (at CLE)
Daniel Carlson has made at least 2 field goals in all six of his appearances this season, hitting 13 of 14 attempts on the year. There's no reason to think he'll slow down against the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland is a bottom-five scoring defense, surrendering 31.6 points per game (PPG). Carlson should get plenty of chances, and he's been successfully converting that into fantasy production all year. Carlson is fantasy's third-highest scoring kicker despite playing 1 fewer game than both of the names ahead of him in that category.
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