As George Costanza once said, “I-i-i-i-'ve got it!!!”
I think most leagues still force us to start a kicker each week, and short of a few kickers ala Justin Tucker and Greg Zuerlein, the best M.O. is to stream kickers based on match ups. I pity the foo’ who just rides one kicker all year long, regardless of match-up.
So what’s the best strategy for streaming kickers? Knowing Vegas over-unders and implied team totals is absolutely imperative. Ideally, look for games with 48 or more over-unders, then discern implied point totals (O/U divided by 2, then + or - spread divided by 2). From there, go with kickers who are actually decent (for example, regardless of implied team scores i would not suggest streaming the likes of Cody Parky)
Jason’s BOOM BOOM kicker of the week is Zuerlein. Makes sense because LAR’s implied team score is 30.25 and he’s a great kicker, but there is very little chance he is available to stream.
Dan Bailey, however, might’ve been available, as he was in my league. He was my stream this week and he put up 16 points - he might’ve had 19 points if Vikings kicked the FG with 36 seconds left instead of running the ball (what gives? why risk injury on a run play there? But i digress.)
But, if you missed out on Bailey, here are some streaming options who are owned in less than 50% of leagues:
Chris Boswell (PIT) 20.2% rostered. Implied team score 28.75
Mike Nugent (NE) 33.2% rostered. Implied team score 28.75
Jason Myers (SEA) 10.6% rostered. Implied team score 29.75