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NFL Fantasy 2022 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 4: Kickers

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Jason Sanders
Miami Dolphins · K
Cincinnati Bengals
2022 · 1-2-0

Sanders and the Dolphins face the Bengals in what should be a fun Thursday Night Football game -- one that could have a lot of offense. That should lead to plenty of kicks for Sanders. So far this season, no team has allowed more fantasy points per game to opposing kickers than the Bengals at 13.67 per game.

Greg Joseph
Minnesota Vikings · K
New Orleans Saints
2022 · 1-2-0

The Saints have allowed 12 fantasy PPG to opposing kickers, the third-most in the NFL. The Vikings offense should be able to move the ball, but the Saints defense is very good at preventing teams from scoring touchdowns. That often leads to a lot of field goal attempts.

Matt Prater
Arizona Cardinals · K
Carolina Panthers
2022 · 1-2-0

The Panthers have allowed 11.67 fantasy PPG to kickers this season, the fourth-most in the NFL. That is exactly what Prater scored, if you round up to an even 12, in Week 3. He finished as a top-five scoring kicker in Week 3 and has the chance to do so again in this matchup.

Eddy Pineiro
Carolina Panthers · K
Arizona Cardinals
2022 · 1-2-0

The Cardinals have allowed 10 fantasy PPG to opposing kickers, which ranked seventh in the NFL. That is exactly the amount of points Pineiro scored in Week 3, when he finished as a top-12 scoring kicker. Stream him in a favorable matchup.

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Jake Elliott
Philadelphia Eagles · K

Elliott has not had to kick many field goals since the Eagles are just scoring touchdowns every time they touch the ball. It also doesn’t help that the Jaguars have allowed 2.0 fantasy PPG, tied for the fewest in the NFL. Sit Elliott this week.

Nick Folk
New England Patriots · K
Green Bay Packers
2022 · 2-1-0

Folk has been a reliable fantasy kicker for a while now, but this is not the week to get him in your starting lineup. First, Mac Jones will be out with an ankle injury. That will make it tough for the Patriots offense to consistently move the ball down the field. This has the makings of a defensive matchup against the Packers. Go in a different direction this week.

Tyler Bass
Buffalo Bills · K
Baltimore Ravens
2022 · 2-1-0

Bass is typically a kicker you can fully trust in fantasy football. However, this week he faces the Ravens, who have limited kickers to just 6.3 fantasy PPG. Additionally, Bass has been held to seven or fewer fantasy points in two of three games. This has the feeling of a matchup where the Bills will chase touchdowns, opting not to kick at times.

Riley Patterson
Jacksonville Jaguars · K
Philadelphia Eagles
2022 · 3-0-0

Patterson will be hard pressed for kicking opportunities in Week 4. Part of that is because the talented Eagles defense will make it tough for the Jaguars offense to move the ball. The other part is because the Eagles allow just 2.0 fantasy PPG, tied for the fewest in the NFL. 

Follow Michael Florio on Twitter @MichaelFFlorio.

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