Week 11 Kicker Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds

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Familiar faces fill most of the list this week; however, a new kicker for the 49ers made waves on Monday night and has proven himself to be a worthy addition. Here are some of the best kickers you can add off of waivers for week 11.

NameTeamOpponentOwn %
Chris BoswellSteelersBrowns64%
Joey SlyePanthersFalcons65%
Chase McLaughlin49ersCardinals47%
Stephen HauschkaBillsDolphins5%
Josh LamboJaguarsColts33%
Ka'imi FairbairnTexansRavens41.7%
Michael BadgleyChargersChiefs55%
Matt PraterLionsCowboys68.5%
Dan BaileyVikingsBroncos16.3%
Daniel CarlsonRaidersBengals3%

Chris Boswell

Boswell is quite accurate on the season having made 18 of 19 field goals and 19 of 19 extra points. Boswell scored only 5 points in the Steelers matchup against the Rams, but the Steelers only won by 5 points. Boswell’s accuracy is obviously very clutch for the Steelers, as their game last Sunday could have ended up much differently. Boswell and the Steelers have a matchup against the Browns this weekend. Without James Conner, this is a tougher matchup for the Steelers who are going to have to rely more on throwing the ball against a Browns secondary that allows an average 221.1 passing yards per game. I still think Boswell is a good waiver add considering his accuracy, and I believe he’ll be getting some chances against the Browns.

Joey Slye

Slye is 16 for 22 for field goals and 21 for 23 for extra points on the season. Slye is part of a powerful Panthers offense, so picking him up is already going to be a good choice; a powerful audience means more chances for Slye. However, the Panthers have a great matchup as well, adding to Slye’s pickup eligibility. The Panthers are playing the Falcons, who allow the 10th most yards per average per game, with 371.8. I’m expecting the Panthers to put up big points against the Falcons, which means big points for Slye.

Chase McLaughlin

In case you don’t recognize the name, McLaughlin is the kicker for the 49ers while Gould recovers from a quad injury. For his first NFL game ever, McLaughlin put on a pretty great show. He hit 3 for 4 field goals, including one in the last seconds of the game to send his team into overtime, and an extra point. Unfortunately, he missed a game winner in overtime, which has people questioning how “clutch” he really is. I think McLaughlin will be great for the 49ers while Gould is injured, as he still put on quite the show on Monday night. The 49ers are matched up against a relatively easy Cardinals defense this week, meaning McLaughlin, if Gould isn’t back, is going to get a fair amount of chances.

Stephen Hauschka

Hauschka is 8 of 13 for field goals and 18 of 19 for extra points. He had a rough game against the Browns, missing both of the field goal chances he got. However, the Bills have a good matchup this week against the Dolphins. Last time they played the Dolphins, Hauschka scored 11 points for his team. I’m expecting a similar game for Hauschka, considering how Miami’s defense has been playing this season. They’ve been better over the past couple weeks, but I still think the Bills are going to put up a fair amount of points against the Dolphins, as their highest scoring game of the season was in their first matchup against the Dolphins in week 7.

Josh Lambo

Lambo is 22 for 22 on field goals and 12 for 13 on extra points; one of the only 100% accurate field goal kickers this season. In their last game two weeks ago against the Texans, Lambo only scored three points for them. However, those three were the only points they scored that game. The matchup before, he scored 11 points for them. Lambo is a great add due to his 100% field goal accuracy, and his matchup against the Colts might land him a couple of chances.

Ka’imi Fairbairn

Fairbairn is 13 for 17 for field goals and 23 for 28 for extra points on the season. The Texans are playing the Ravens in what is probably going to be a great game. In their last three matchups, the Ravens have allowed a combined total of 25 points to opposing kickers. The odds are Fairbairn gets a fair amount of points in this matchup.

Michael Badgley

Badgley is 3 for 5 on field goals and 5 for 5 on extra points. Badgley has recently returned from an injury, which is why he only has 5 field goal attempts on the season. The Chargers have a good offensive matchup against the Chiefs. While the Chiefs have a winning record, they’ve allowed opponents to score a lot of points; 239 to be exact, the 9th most in the league. I’m expecting Badgley to get a fair amount of chances off of this matchup, and might be a good addition to your roster for week 11.

Matt Prater

Prater is 17 for 20 on field goals and 22 for 23 on extra points this year. He’s been pretty middling in accuracy, and upper-middle in attempts per game. The Cowboys have allowed an average of 8 points from opposing kickers over their last 3 matchups. Prater might be another good candidate simply due to his matchup. Plus, he’s been fairly accurate, so he can probably be trusted with the chances he might be getting against the Cowboys.

Dan Bailey

Bailey is 15 for 17 on the year for field goals and 27 for 29 on extra points, placing him in the upper-middle level of accuracy among kickers this season. The Vikings are playing the Broncos this week, which is a great matchup for Bailey. Over their last three games the Broncos allowed opposing kickers to score an average 11.3 points. The Vikings are also a powerful offense this season, which means Bailey is going to get more chances on average and therefore is a good choice for your roster regardless of his matchup.

Daniel Carlson

Carlson is 9 of 12 for field goals and 25 of 26 for extra points on the season. He’s been fairly accurate, he just hasn’t gotten a ton of chances for field goals so far. The Raiders have a good matchup against the Bengals this week. Over the past three weeks the Bengals have allowed kickers to score an average of 8.6 points a game. Statistically, it’s looking like Carlson is going to get some chances this week and would make a good addition to your fantasy team in this strong matchup against the Bengals.

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