Three Kickers to Stream Week 12
Welcome back to our Three Kickers to Stream article series for Week 12 of the 2021 season! For those who are unaware, “stream” or “streaming” refers to starting a player in lieu of a regular starter on your fantasy football squad. Usually this is needed by having no other option, whereas one of your players are hurt or on bye. However, sometimes you can may choose to stream a kicker as a general season-long strategy, or if the matchup/situation is better than your regular starter.
Before I get any further, I must say… KICKERS ARE IMPORTANT! Yes, they can be fluky at times. Yes, they typically score about the same amount of points at the end of the season. However, there are some factors that should be looked at on a week to week basis on which kickers to start any given week for your fantasy team. For example, is the game being played in favorable weather, or better yet, in a dome? Is the game going to be high scoring? Does the team typically go for it on 4th down or do they have a more conservative approach? All of these factors should be considered when choosing your weekly kicker.
Each week I will be bringing you the top three kickers to stream in your leagues. The goal of my streams is to identify a positive situation in the current week to help you get that all important “W.”
1. Greg Joseph – Minnesota Vikings
Greg Joseph is the kicker to “kick” things off for us in Week 12. Last week vs. the Packers, Joseph connected on both FGs attempted and on an additional 2/3 extra points. He also kicked a 51 yard FG in the game, showing off his strong leg. His 2nd FG of 29 yards with two seconds left also clinched the win for the Vikings.
In Week 12, Greg Joseph and the Vikings have a solid matchup in Santa Clara, CA against the San Francisco 49ers. The Vikings should have no issues again moving the ball, and I expect Joseph to be very busy once again this week. As a result, Joseph should have plenty of kicking opportunities in a stadium with generally good conditions this time of the year. That makes Joseph one of the best Kicker streams to target in Week 12.
2. Jake Elliott – Philadelphia Eagles
The next kicker stream for Week 12 is Jake Elliott of the Philadelphia Eagles. Last week, Elliott was perfect on the day against the Saints, connecting on 4 FGs (including a 50 yarder) and 4 extra points. Elliott started the year slow, but it looks like he is finally finding his groove.
This week, Elliott and the rest of the Eagles have a very nice matchup against the division rivaled New York Giants. The Eagles should be able to put points on the board relatively easily, and they will look to get 3 points whenever they have to settle for FGs. Prior to choosing Elliott as a streamer, be sure to make sure the weather is decent. However, assuming the weather is not much of a factor, feel free to start Elliott and get all of those expected kicking points!
3. Mike Badgley – Indianapolis Colts
Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…. the kicker stream of the week! Available in about 3/4 of Yahoo leagues, Mike Badgley is your man to target on waiver wires to fill your kicker spot. This past week against Buffalo, Badgley was perfect on the day, connecting on both FGs attempted and all five extra points.
This week, Mike Badgley has a solid matchup against the TB Buccaneers. In what should be a very competitive game, I expect Badgley to be needed when every point will matter in such an important game. Add Badgley now and benefit from him a second time the following week against the lowly Houston Texans in Week 13!
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