Kicker is one of those positions in fantasy football that managers either have their guy that never fails them, or it’s a constant shuffling of different kickers trying to find the right one to produce for your squad.
If you’re looking for your next kicker, or your steady kicker has a bye week coming up, here are three kickers we think you should target on the waiver wire this week.
Dustin Hopkins, Washington Football Team (4%)
Next up — Green Bay Packers
Yes, I know what you’re thinking, the WFT’s offense isn’t great, so Hopkins won’t have a ton of chances to score. Which, yes, is true to an extent. But when he does get an opportunity, he’s virtually automatic. He’s made all but two PATs this season, with both uncharacteristic misses coming in the same week. With field goals, he’s hit on 12 of his 14 tries, with one miss coming from well beyond 50 yards and the other was nearly a 50 yarder too.
Brandon McManus, Denver Broncos (37%)
Next up — Cleveland Browns
McManus has been money this season, hitting on all 12 PATs and all 12 field goal attempts in 2021.
He’s yet to attempt a kick from 50+, but he’s drilled all four of his tries from between 40-49 yards. With a short week incoming, as they play the Browns on Thursday night, be ready to see offenses sputter out like they do so often on short weeks. That’s where McManus will be able to add value to your team in a week where so many of the league’s best kickers are on a bye.
Jake Elliott, Philadelphia Eagles (3%)
Next up — Las Vegas Raiders
Elliott has been solid this season, missing just two kicks of any sort all year. He’s hit on all 12 PATs and his only two errant field goals came from between 40-49 yards out, so no chip shots. He redeemed himself by hammering home his only attempt from 50+ and hitting two others between 40-49 this year.
He’s also playing indoors this week as the Eagles travel to Vegas, so weather or field conditions won’t be a worry for fantasy managers.