Good kicker projections can make it viable to stream the kicker position. And it can actually be easier to stream than D/ST, because your league-mates are probably not rostering 2 kickers (whereas rostering 2 D/STs can be more common, creating difficulty especially in larger leagues). Since my rankings are not always similar to other sources, a kicker in my top 8 should be easier to snatch off waivers.
But back to basics, the 3 main reasons we're streaming kicker:
the opposing team matters,
the point difference in projections are so small, you don’t need to stress about the perfect hold,
as new data reveals the offense's qualities during the season, you might need to drop the beloved kicker you were trying to hold,
oh, and injuries (on both sides of the ball).
Kicker Streaming advice: Try to pick a kicker in my top 8. You can also plan to "short-hold" kickers (for 2-3 weeks) more easily than D/ST, if you plan effectively (thereby avoiding waivers).
Here's a previous analysis about streaming vs. holding kickers.
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