Even kickers matter this week as most fantasy football teams who are in action are in win-or-go-home matchups in the playoffs. If you’ve made it to your leagues’ playoffs by streaming kickers or are going to have to adjust your lineup due to weather or matchup concerns, here are 4 kickers who are available in many leagues and in good matchups this week:
Adam Vinatieri-Indianapolis Colts
If you need a kicker for the playoffs, who else would you look for? Vinatieri went 5/5 on field goals last week and is 9/9 in his last three. The Colts offense has ben sputtering due to their running game stuggles which has led to plenty of chances for the veteran. He’s the 4th ranked kicker in ESPN Standard scoring. He and Indy are playing in Cincinnati where it’s supposed to be cold but without any precipitation making the veteran worth a look.
Mason Crosby-Green Bay Packers
Crosby and the Packers host Atlanta this week who have allowed more points to opposing kickers than any other team in the league. Crosby didn’t have much work last week on Thanksgiving making his only FG attempt, but he had connected on multiple FG in the previous five games and eight of the previous nine.
Caleb Sturgis-Miami Dolphins
Sturgis has made multiple field goals in his last five games and has 8+ points in each of those games. The only reason he isn’t higher on this list is that he’s kicking in Pittsburgh where it could be cold and nasty.
Nick Novak-San Diego Chargers
It won’t be quite as cold in San Diego where the Chargers host the Giants. New York is in the top 10 in points allowed to kickers and Novak is the 7th-ranked kicker even though he’s owned in barely over 10% of ESPN leagues.