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Top Fantasy Football Streaming Kickers for Week 3

Jason Schandl
Top fantasy football kicker streaming options for Week 3, including Matt Prater.
Top fantasy football kicker streaming options for Week 3, including Matt Prater. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images

There are nine kickers with 20-plus fantasy points through the first two weeks of the NFL season. Only one of them had an average draft position (ADP) inside the top 12 at the position during this year's fantasy drafts.

Kicker is one of the most high-variance positions in fantasy football, and their production tends to be more about the offense they're tied to and their weekly matchup than any sort of individual skill. That makes it the perfect position to stream in fantasy football.

With that in mind, here are our top fantasy football streaming kickers for Week 3.

Streaming Kickers Fantasy Football Week 3

3. Chase McLaughlin, Cleveland Browns (vs CHI)

Even with injury woes at the WR position, the Cleveland Browns' offense has been clicking, scoring 29 and 31 points in its first two games. Chase McLaughlin didn't attempt a field goal in Week 1, despite the Browns scoring so much, but in Week 2 he notched a reasonable 7 fantasy points. The Cleveland offense shouldn't have too much trouble moving the ball again this week, taking on a Chicago Bears defense that ranks just 14th against the run on Pro Football Focus. That should lead to plenty more opportunities for McLaughlin.

2. Jason Myers, Seattle Seahawks (@ MIN)

A streaming option in Week 2 after bad luck led to a disappointing Week 1, Jason Myers turned in a middling 6 fantasy points. He's tied for third in the NFL in extra point attempts (8) but only has 1 field goal attempt. That kind of ratio isn't likely to continue, though. Nine kickers have 7-plus extra point attempts to start the year, and five of those nine have attempted at least 4 field goals. PFF grades the Vikings as the NFL's 25th-ranked defense so far, and Myers and the Seahawks should spend plenty of time in scoring position this week.

1. Matt Prater, Arizona Cardinals (@ JAX)

Kliff Kingsbury and the Arizona Cardinals' high-paced approach tends to mean big things for kickers in fantasy football. In 2019 Zane Gonzalez went from unknown to fantasy's No. 5 scoring kicker. Now Matt Prater has 20 fantasy points through two weeks in 2021. The Jacksonville Jaguars' defense has been heinous (60 points allowed through two games), and Prater should be in for another big day. He's one of the top kicker options of the week, streaming or not.

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