Folk will sign with the Buccaneers, Peter Schrager of FOX Sports reports. Folk converted 27 of 31 field goals in 2016, which is a solid campaign in its own right, but it's especially impressive if you know that three of his four missed attempts were actually blocked. Meanwhile, Roberto Aguayo, for whom the Bucs traded up in the second round of last year's draft, was true on just 22 of 31 attempts in a disappointing campaign. While it's fair to wonder whether Folk's signing was simply a motivational tactic to get the underperforming youngster going, this could turn into an outright competition for the starting job if Aguayo continues to fall short of expectations.
Folk was released by the Jets on Thursday. Folk was the Jets kicker for the past seven seasons. For his career he's converted 81.3 percent of his field goals, including 27 or 31 in 2016. It appears the Jets cut ties with Folk to free up some salary cap room, but it remains unclear who'll be their kicker in 2017. Folk is free to sign with any team.
Folk converted 27 of 31 field-goal attempts and 24 of 26 extra points during the 2016 season. Folk had a quietly-solid season for the Jets in 2016. However, given how he did in fact play for the Jets, you never knew what to expect from him on a weekly basis, rendering him unserviceable in most formats. Case in point, look at his numbers from Week 9 and Week 10. In Week 9 against the Dolphins, Folk made three field goals and three extra points only to come back with a clunker (thanks to a missed PAT) the game after. With the team's quarterback situation far from solved, expect more uncertainty out of Folk in 2017.
Folk connected on one of two field-goal attempts, both from 50+ yards, and hit both of his PATs during Sunday's loss to the Patriots. Folk was successful on a 51-yard attempt to open the scoring in the first quarter, but his 54-yarder with just over two minutes left in the first half was blocked. Folk has now had one or zero successful field goals in five of his last six games, and with the struggles of the Jets' offense overall, he's hardly a high upside fantasy kicking option.
Folk was not given a field-goal attempt and missed his only PAT during Sunday's 9-7 loss to the Rams. The Jets' offense really struggled to move the ball Sunday with Bryce Petty under center, though they hadn't been doing much before then anyway, as Folk had connected on more than one field goal just twice since Week 2. Fantasy owners who are stuck with Folk will have to look for an alternative in Week 11 during the Jets' bye before they take on the Patriots in Week 12.
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