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9 Sam Ficken K

New York Jets

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October 14, 2019 11:36 AM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Busier in Darnold's return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken made his lone field-goal attempt from 38 yards out and converted all three of his PAT attempts in Sunday's 24-22 win over Dallas.

Ficken was much busier in quarterback Sam Darnold's return from mononucleosis, and that should remain the case moving forward, as Darnold guided the offense well and topped 300 passing yards. While Ficken's long-term outlook for the season is heading in the right direction, he could struggle in Week 7 against the stingy Patriots.

October 6, 2019 06:32 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Misses lone FG attempt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken missed his lone field-goal attempt from 55 yards in Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Eagles.

The long miss was Ficken's only kick, as the Jets went for two after their lone touchdown and failed. He should get more opportunities when starting quarterback Sam Darnold returns from mononucleosis.

September 23, 2019 11:56 AM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Not getting many chances
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken didn't attempt a field goal but converted both PAT attempts in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Patriots.

Ficken hasn't had many opportunities, but he's perfect through two games with the Jets. He should see more volume once starting quarterback Sam Darnold returns from mononucleosis.

September 17, 2019 06:28 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Converts lone kick in Jets debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken made his lone field-goal try from 46 yards out in Monday's 23-3 loss to the Browns.

Kickin' Ficken was one of the few bright spots for the Jets in this blowout loss that saw backup quarterback Trevor Siemian -- who was filling in for Sam Darnold (mononucleosis) -- lost for the season due to an ankle injury. New York's offense is unlikely to put up many points until Darnold returns, but at least the team seems to have found some kicking stability with Ficken, after two separate kickers were released in camp, and Week 1 starter Kaare Vedvik missed all of his attempts in the opener.

September 10, 2019 07:04 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Officially joins Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken signed a contract Tuesday with the Jets, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.

The Jets wasted little time to add Ficken to the 53-man roster after he emerged as the victor in the five-man kicker audition New York staged Tuesday. He'll replace incumbent Vedvik, who was waived just two days after missing a 45-yard field goal and an extra-point attempt Sunday in the Jets' 17-16 loss to the Bills. Ficken has previously appeared in four games across the past two seasons with the Rams, converting three of six field-goal tries and 14 of 15 point-after attempts.

September 10, 2019 07:04 PM
Sam Ficken: Likely to join Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets are expected to sign Ficken to a contract following his workout with the team Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Ficken came up short in his battle for the Packers' kicking job during the preseason, but he was apparently the most impressive of the five kickers the Jets auditioned Tuesday, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. The Jets' impending signing of Ficken likely signals that Kaare Vedvik's time on the 53-man roster is over after the 25-year-old misfired on an extra-point attempt and a 45-yard field goal Sunday in the Jets' one-point loss to the Bills.

August 31, 2019 02:28 PM
Sam Ficken: Fails to win kicking job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken was cut by the Packers on Saturday, Tom Pelissero of reports.

Ficken had been in a battle with veteran Mason Crosby throughout the preseason, with Ficken unable to win the job. Perhaps the Penn State product was limited in his opportunities, as he made all three of his extra-point tries and his lone field-goal attempt during the preseason. He'll likely be given opportunities elsewhere, at the very least in terms of tryouts.

August 24, 2019 01:20 PM
Packers' Sam Ficken: Opportunities limited
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken made the lone extra point he attempted in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens.

Ficken has not missed a kick during the exhibition season, making all three extra points and his lone field-goal attempt. He remains alive in the race to secure the Packers' kicking job, but he presumably remains behind incumbent Mason Crosby, and his chances to impress have been limited with the Packers attempting only two field goals through three preseason games. Ficken will have one more shot to show what he can do in next week's exhibition finale, but it seems unlikely much will change. The Packers will ultimately decide whether to stick with the status quo in Crosby, or go with the less experienced but less expensive Ficken.

August 16, 2019 06:32 PM
Packers' Sam Ficken: Hits only attempt Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken made a 41-yard field goal in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens.

Ficken's attempt just snuck through the uprights, but it still counted for as many points as the field goal fellow kicker Mason Crosby made from 43 yards out. Crosby took and made the Packers' only extra-point attempt on the night, but for the second week in a row, neither player missed a kick. Both Ficken and Crosby remain alive in the competition to open the season as the Packers' kicker, and while Ficken can't come close to matching Crosby's experience, he would provide the team a far cheaper option at the position.

August 9, 2019 02:40 PM
Packers' Sam Ficken: Competing against Crosby
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken went 2-for-2 on extra points in Thursday's exhibition opener.

Ficken is competing against Mason Crosby for the Packers' kicker job, and both players had equal stat lines Thursday, making both extra-points they attempted while not seeing any field-goal opportunities. Ficken will presumably have to beat out the veteran Crosby for the job, but he remains in the mix with three preseason games to go.

April 16, 2019 11:08 AM
Packers' Sam Ficken: Gets chance with Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Packers claimed Ficken off waivers Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Ficken had a three-month audition with the Seahawks, but the team opted to go with Jason Myers to begin their offseason program. Upon his arrival in Green Bay, Ficken will compete with long-time kicker Mason Crosby, who missed 11 total field-goal tries the last two seasons. Meanwhile, Ficken has just four appearances on his resume with the Rams, making three of six field-goal attempts and 14 of 15 point-after tries.

April 12, 2019 05:20 PM
Sam Ficken: Cut loose by Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks waived Ficken on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

With this transaction, the Seahawks will enter the offseason program next week with just one kicker (Jason Myers) under contract. Ficken himself has spent time with four different organizations but only made regular-season appearances for one of them. In four games the last two years for the Rams, he was successful on three of six field-goal attempts and 14 of 15 point-after tries.

January 12, 2019 02:40 PM
Seahawks' Sam Ficken: Inks deal with Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks signed Ficken to a reserve/future contract on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Ficken was waived by the Rams in early October after missing two of three field-goal attempts as a temporary starter for the team, and he'll now compete for a role with the Seahawks. Incumbent starter and 40-year-old veteran Sebastian Janikowski is set to become a free agent this offseason.

October 2, 2018 08:20 PM
Sam Ficken: Let go by Los Angeles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken was waived by the Rams on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Ficken missed two of three field-goal attempts with the Rams while filling in for Greg Zuerlein (groin) and will be replaced by Cairo Santos. If he goes unclaimed on waivers, Ficken will become an unrestricted free agent.

September 28, 2018 09:44 PM
Rams' Sam Ficken: Misses short field goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken connected on one of his two field-goal attempts and five extra-point kicks during Thursday's 38-31 win over Minnesota. His missed field goal was from just 28 yards.

The 25-year-old kicker has only converted one of his three field-goal attempts the past two games. While Greg Zuerlein's (going) timeline is still up in the air, Ficken is probably on thin ice, if he even holds onto the job for next week's game against the Seahawks.

September 24, 2018 06:56 AM
Rams' Sam Ficken: Misses lone field-goal attempt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken connected on five extra-point kicks but failed to hit a 46-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter during Sunday's 35-23 win over the Chargers.

While Ficken is definitely positioned to succeed and provide fleeting fantasy value while Greg Zuerlein (groin) is out of action, the interim kicker will need to convert his opportunities. Head coach Sean McVay is aggressive, so unless Ficken earns his coach's trust, the Rams could opt to push the offensive envelope more often instead of attempting long kicks.

September 18, 2018 05:48 PM
Rams' Sam Ficken: Signs with Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken signed with the Rams on Monday, Clarence Dennis of the Rams' official site reports.

Ficken will fill in while regular starter Greg Zuerlein tends to a groin injury. The 25-year-old filled in for Zuerlein after the latter suffered a season-ending back injury late last season, hitting four of five attempts in three games. With Zuerlein expected to be out a few weeks, Ficken finds himself in an ideal scenario as the kicker for one of the most potent offenses in the NFL.

September 17, 2018 03:04 PM
Sam Ficken: Expected to rejoin Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams are expected to re-sign Ficken on Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Ficken was released by the Rams at the end of training camp, but it appears he will rejoin the team and fill in for the injured Greg Zuerlein (groin). Zuerlein doesn't appear to be in line for a lengthy absence and hasn't officially been ruled out for the Rams' Week 3 matchup with the Chargers, but Ficken will nonetheless be worthy of consideration in most fantasy leagues while he's backed by an offense averaging 33.5 points per game through two weeks. Ficken previously kicked for the Rams in their final two games of the 2017 regular season and in their lone postseason contest while Zuerlein was recovering from back surgery. In those outings, Ficken connected on four of five field-goal attempts and five of six extra-point tries.

September 1, 2018 08:16 PM
Sam Ficken: Let go by Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rams waived Ficken on Friday, Gary Klein of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Ficken rejoined the Rams in April after signing his exclusive rights tender but was unable to beat out incumbent kicker and long-time Ram Greg Zuerlein. Moving forward, Ficken's next opportunity may have to come via the tryout circuit, as it did last December.

August 18, 2018 07:20 PM
Rams' Sam Ficken: Works second half Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken converted field goals of 35 and 32 yards in Saturday's 19-15 preseason win over Oakland.

Ficken did all of the Rams' kickin' in the second half, which included two punts for a total of 68 yards. With Greg Zuerlein over the back injury that sidelined him last year and Johnny Hekker locked into the starting punter role, there likely won't be a roster spot for Ficken in Los Angeles once the games start to count. Zuerlein converted two of his three field-goal tries in the first half.

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