Analysis

Streaming Kickers & D/STs For Week 5

Let’s skip the fluff and get into it: if you’re here, you need a new kicker and/or D/ST to stream in Week 5. Just remember what to look for when streaming these positions.

Best Traits to Look For When Streaming Kickers

  • Potentially high-scoring matchups
  • Teams with good, but not great, redzone efficiency
  • Domes or good weather

Best Traits to Look For When Streaming D/STs

  • Potentially low-scoring matchups
  • Slow-paced offenses
  • Turnover-prone quarterbacks
  • Bad weather

As a reminder, eligible kickers and defenses for this column must not be rostered in more than 50% of leagues, per FantasyPros’ rostership data.

Kickers to Stream in Week 5

Seahawks’ Jason Myers at New Orleans

  • Rostered in 1.5% of leagues
  • Tied for kicker No. 16 in fantasy points
  • Myers has scored 11 and 13 fantasy points in the last two weeks, respectively
  • 6/7 in field goals
  • 11/11 in extra points
  • Seahawks are tied for the 18th-most field goal attempts per game
  • Seahawks have scored the 11th-most points
  • Saints defense has allowed the most field goal attempts this season
  • Saints D/ST has allowed the most fantasy points to kickers this season
  • They’ve also allowed 10+ fantasy points in each game
  • That includes 18 points to Atlanta in Week 1 and 12 points to Carolina in Week 3
  • Saints defense is tied for the 9th-most points allowed per game
  • Vegas projects a close game (NO -4)
  • Indoor game

Cowboys’ Brett Maher at Los Angeles Rams

  • Rostered in 18.9% of leagues
  • Kicker No. 3 in fantasy points
  • Excluding Week 1, he’s scored 11+ points every week
  • 10/11 in field goals
  • 5/6 in extra points
  • 4/5 in field goals 50+ yards
  • Cowboys are tied for the second-most field goal attempts per game
  • Cowboys are tied for the 27th-most points scored
  • Rams D/ST has allowed 10+ fantasy points to kickers only once (14 points to Arizona in Week 3)
  • Rams defense has allowed the 18th-fewest points per game
  • Vegas projects a close game (LAR -4.5)
  • Indoor game

Jaguars’ Riley Patterson vs. Houston

  • Rostered in 8.6% of leagues
  • Tied for kicker No. 13 in fantasy points
  • Excluding Week 4 at Philadelphia, Patterson has scored 8+ points in each game
  • 7/8 in field goals
  • 10/10 in extra points
  • Jaguars are tied for the fourth-most red zone scoring attempts per game
  • Jaguars are tied for the sixth-most points scored
  • Texans D/ST has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to kickers
  • They’ve also allowed an average of 11 fantasy points to kickers
  • Texans defense has allowed the 17th-fewest points per game

Vikings’ Greg Joseph vs. Chicago

  • Rostered in 47% of leagues
  • Tied for kicker No. 13 in fantasy points
  • Scored 13 and 18 fantasy points in Weeks 1 and 4, respectively
  • Scored three combined points in Weeks 2 and 3
  • 8/10 in field goals
  • 8/9 in extra points
  • Vikings are tied for the second-most field goal attempts per game
  • Vikings have scored the 15th-most points
  • Bears D/ST has allowed 8+ fantasy points to kickers in each of the last three games
  • Bears’ defense has allowed the 11th-fewest points per game

D/STs to Stream in Week 5

Jacksonville Jaguars D/ST vs. Houston Texans

  • Rostered in 31.8% of leagues
  • Fifth-highest scoring D/ST in fantasy
  • Only three teams have allowed fewer points per game than the Jaguars
  • They’ve recorded at least one interception and sack in every game
  • Opposing D/STs have scored the 12th-most fantasy points against the Texans 
  • Houston averages the sixth-fewest yards per game
  • Davis Mills has three touchdowns and four picks over the last two games

Minnesota Vikings D/ST vs. Chicago Bears

  • Rostered in 35.2% of leagues
  • Vikings have allowed the 12th-fewest points this season
  • They’ve recorded an interception in three of four games
  • They’ve recorded multiple sacks in three of four games
  • Opposing D/STs have scored the fourth-most fantasy points against the Bears 
  • Chicago averages 1.8 giveaways and 2.3 fumbles per game – both top-four metrics
  • Chicago averages the second-fewest yards per game
  • Vegas projects this to be the third-lowest scoring game of Week 5

Carolina Panthers D/ST vs. San Francisco 49ers

  • Rostered in 3.1% of leagues
  • Panthers D/ST has scored 22 points over the last two weeks
  • Panthers have allowed the 13th-fewest points this season
  • They’ve recorded at least one sack in every game
  • They’ve scored a defensive touchdown in each of the last two games
  • Opposing D/STs have scored the 10th-most fantasy points against the 49ers 
  • San Francisco is just below league average in total yards per game
  • Vegas projects this to be the lowest-scoring game of Week 5

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