Riley Patterson – JAX
Week 4 stats: 3 XPM — 3 .0 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: vs HOU
Patterson has looked sharp this year, with last week’s game script unfortunately not leading to any field goal attempts. Still, the young kicker should get more opportunities this week against the Texans, and he has only one missed field goal on the season.
Jason Myers – SEA
Week 4 stats: 2/3 FGA, 6 XPM – 13 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: @ NO
The matchup with the Saints might not be ideal for the Seahawks offense, but it will work well for Myers, who has scored double digit points in back to back weeks. The Saints defense is last in the league against opposing kickers, indicating they run a ‘bend don’t break’ type of defense, which is ideal for kickers.
Jason Sanders – MIA
Week 4 stats: 3/4 FGA – 9.0 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: @ NYJ
With Teddy Bridgewater suiting up this week, it could be a field goal heavy game for the Dolphins. Bridgewater is a solid game manager at quarterback, not known for his explosiveness. The Dolphins, however, can move the ball with him at QB, so there could be opportunities for points no matter what. Given the circumstances, Sanders is a viable streaming option.
Matt Prater – AZ
Week 4 stats: 2/2 FGA, 2 XPM – 8.0 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: vs PHI
Prater is OUT this week with a hip injury, so make sure to stream a kicker if you have him.
Jake Elliot – PHI
Week 4 stats: 1/1 FGA, 2 XPM – 5.0 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: @ AZ
Elliot has failed to score double digit points a single time this year, as the Eagles tend to score touchdowns more than they settle for field goals. Kicking is a fickle thing to predict for fantasy, so you never know, but Elliot has not given managers much reason to start him this year.
Week 4 stats: 29 PA, 1 INT, 2 SCK, 1 TD – 6 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: vs HOUT
The Jaguars defense is here to stay, as they have become a very good unit. With new additions in number 1 pick Trayvon Walker, and last year’s tackle leader in Foyesade Oluokon, the Jaguars look like an entirely different team this year. They are a confident start against the lowly Houston Texans this week.
Week 4 stats: 17 PA, 1 INT, 2 FR, 3 SCK – 9.0 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: @ WSH
The Titans defense is currently ranked 28th in fantasy, but they are much better than they appear. Bogged down by an ugly blowout against the Bills, the Titans are still fairly well-rounded on the defensive side of the ball. With a matchup against the turnover happy Commanders coming up, this unit can be started with confidence.
Week 4 stats: 23 PA, 1 INT, 1 FR, 1 SCK – 5.0 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: vs CIN
The Ravens secondary has been gashed all year, yet they are still rostered in over 68% of ESPN leagues, and started in over 47%. This unit should not really be trusted against Joe Burrow and the Bengals, who boast one of the best WR corps in the NFL.
Week 4 stats: 24 PA, 2 INT, 4 SCK – 8.0 PPR points
Week 5 matchup: @ CLE
The Chargers have been vulnerable against running backs, which is the Browns’ specialty. It does not help that they are dealing with injuries, as star Joey Bosa is currently on IR. This unit could struggle against Nick Chubb, who has been one of the best running backs in football this year.