3 FanDuel Kickers to Target in Week 10
In fantasy football, every point counts, and points are the only way you can win.
You need to maximize output from each and every player on your roster, and "punting" a position is never truly ideal. Sometimes in season-long leagues, you simply are stuck without any better options than who is on your roster already, but in daily fantasy football, where you are in control of every player you pick, there are no excuses.
So when you're making your lineups on FanDuel, don't leave kicker for last and choose whichever minimum-salary player fits in.
Move the position higher up on your priority list and learn to love the kicker. Start by targeting these three guys in Week 10.
Chandler Catanzaro, Arizona Cardinals
FanDuel Price: $4,500
You can make the case for other kickers this week -- and I will -- but it's really hard to look past Chandler Catanzaro. He's minimum salary, and his Arizona Cardinals are 13.5-point favorites over the San Francisco 49ers with a 76.1% chance to win, per our algorithm. They have an implied team total of 30.75 points. Oh, and they're at home with a retractable roof.
Catanzaro will probably be popular, so it makes sense to avoid such a volatile position in a tournament, but you can't find a safer kicker in terms of process.
Wil Lutz, New Orleans Saints
FanDuel Price: $4,500
Hey, look, Wil Lutz is also minimum-salary. His New Orleans Saints get a pretty rough matchup at home against the Denver Broncos, but it's the Superdome we're talking about. The line has moved in their favor, and New Orleans is now favored by three points. With an over/under of 49, they are implied to score 26 points. Those all check the boxes we're looking for when seeking a kicker.
As a 64.3% favorite, per our algorithm, the Saints should be able to rely on field goals, and the defense they're facing might hold them to an extra attempt or two come Sunday.
Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots
FanDuel Price: $5,100
With two basement-priced options in good spots, Stephen Gostkowski might go overlooked at $5,100, considering everyone is going to want to spend up for David Johnson at $9,400 at one running back spot. The New England Patriots host the Seattle Seahawks, but they're favored by 7.5 points and have a 28.25-point implied team total, second-best of the weekend.
New England is expected to win this one about 73% of the time, and that should lead to plenty of opportunities for Gostkowski even if the matchup suggests otherwise at first glance.