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October 26, 2020 02:52 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Being evaluated Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken will have his groin injury evaluated Monday to see if he can return Week 8 against the Chiefs, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Ficken missed this past Sunday's loss to the Bills, and former CFL star Sergio Castillo handled the starting kicker duties. Castillo was perfect on a pair of chip shots but wasn't seriously tested in the divisional tilt. There's a chance Ficken will return this week against the Chiefs, but it'll depend on how his groin recovers.

October 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Not playing Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Ficken's right groin injury prevented him from practicing Thursday and Friday, prompting the Jets to list him as doubtful heading into the weekend before he appeared on the inactive list. The Jets called up Sergio Castillo from their practice squad to handle kicking duties Week 7.

October 23, 2020 05:08 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Doubtful for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets list Ficken (groin) as doubtful for Sunday's game against Buffalo, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Ficken has missed the team's last two practices with the right groin injury, leaving him unlikely to suit up Sunday. Should Ficken sit, the team will presumably promote Sergio Castillo from the practice squad to take his spot as the Jets' kicker.

October 23, 2020 06:20 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Missing another practce
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken (groin) will not practice Friday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Ficken has now missed back-to-back practices after having his groin tighten up during Wednesday's session. The Jets will tag Ficken with an official injury designation for Sunday's game against this Bills when the week's final injury report is released Friday afternoon, but at this time it looks likely that Sergio Castillo will be promoted from the practice squad.

October 22, 2020 02:36 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Won't practice Thursday
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Ficken (groin) won't practice Thursday, Rich Cimini of reports.

The kicker's groin tightened up during practice Wednesday, and he's now considered day-to-day as Sunday's game against the Bills approaches. While the Jets don't have another kicker on their active roster, Sergio Castillo is a member of the team's practice squad.

October 21, 2020 07:52 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Dealing with groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, Rich Cimini of reports.

This is Ficken's first appearance on the injury report this season. If the groin injury keeps Ficken from kicking Sunday against the Bills, New York will need to bring in some outside help at the position, perhaps in the form of Brett Maher, whom Ficken beat out in the team's preseason kicking competition.

October 19, 2020 10:12 AM
Jets' Sam Ficken: First miss of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken missed a 55-yard field-goal attempt in Sunday's 24-0 loss to Miami.

Ficken hadn't missed a kick that counted coming into this contest, but his 55-yard misfire was a fitting punishment for an inexcusable 13-yard intentional grounding penalty taken by Joe Flacco on 3rd-and-1 from Miami's 24-yard line. That was New York's second fruitless trip inside Miami's 25, and the first didn't even end with a field-goal attempt after an offensive pass interference penalty followed by a botched snap knocked the Jets out of range entirely. New York has scored just 10 points in two games without starting quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder), but the Jets will hope to have Darnold back against the Bills in Week 7.

October 12, 2020 11:00 AM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Remains perfect in 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken made his lone field-goal attempt and converted a PAT in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cardinals.

On one hand, Ficken hasn't missed a field goal all season. On the other, he has only attempted nine through five weeks, and five of those attempts came in one game. Volume could continue to be an issue for Ficken when the Jets travel across the country to face the Chargers in Week 6, especially if starting quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) is forced to sit out a second consecutive game.

October 3, 2020 12:40 AM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Busy in Thursday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken made all five of his field-goal attempts and a PAT in Thursday's 37-28 loss to the Broncos.

Ficken converted field goals of 26, 32, 36, 38 and 54 yards. He also missed from 46 yards in the second quarter, but that play was nullified by an unnecessary roughness penalty against Denver for helmet contact on the defenseless long-snapper. Ficken later capped that drive with his 26-yarder. New York's previously dormant offense finally got going against the injury-riddled Denver defense, but things will likely get tougher in Week 5 with the Cardinals coming to town.

September 27, 2020 11:12 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: No FG attempts in Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken converted a PAT and didn't attempt a field goal in Sunday's 36-7 loss to the Colts.

New York's offense actually looked alright early on, but it was all Colts after Sam Darnold was intercepted on 1st-and-goal down 17-7 in the second quarter. The Jets are averaging just 12.3 points per game heading into a Week 4 home game against the Broncos, so Ficken's opportunities have been limited.

September 21, 2020 02:28 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Kicks two field goals in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken made both of his field-goal attempts and a PAT in Sunday's 31-13 loss to San Francisco.

Ficken converted field goals from 41 and 25 yards out. New York has scored just one touchdown outside of garbage time through two games and is dealing with a multitude of injuries to an offense that wasn't teeming with playmakers to begin with, so Ficken should continue to suffer from a lack of opportunities.

September 13, 2020 10:20 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Light workload in Week 1 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken made his lone field-goal attempt from 31 yards and converted both of his PAT attempts in Sunday's 27-17 loss to Buffalo.

Ficken didn't miss, but he saw limited opportunities as the Jets' offense failed to move the ball consistently. With starting running back Le'Veon Bell coming out of the game due to a hamstring injury, the Jets are unlikely to give Ficken much work against the stingy 49ers defense in Week 2.

August 31, 2020 05:40 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Wins kicker job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken has won the Jets' kicking competition, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

The team released Brett Maher on Monday morning, leaving Ficken as the lone kicker on the roster. There's not much reason to draft a kicker from this shaky offense in a typical fantasy league, but Ficken could emerge as a streaming option if Sam Darnold and company display progress.

August 25, 2020 11:24 AM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Locked in kicking battle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken is competing with Brett Maher for the Jets' starting kicking job, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

Ficken re-signed with the Jets this offseason, and special teams coach Brant Boyer added Monday, "I see this [competition] coming down to the end here" between Maher and Ficken. Ficken didn't exactly instill confidence in the coaching staff last season, connecting on just 19 of 27 field goal attempts (70.4 percent) and 23 of 26 extra points (88.5 percent) through 15 games. With no preseason action in 2020, practice reps have suddenly taken on utmost importance for both players, with the competition seemingly coming down to the late stages of training camp.

April 23, 2020 01:00 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Back with Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken has re-signed with the Jets.

The kicker had been an exclusive rights free agent, so the move comes as no surprise. In 15 games for the Jets last season, Ficken made 19 of his 27 field-goal attempts. Now that he's officially back in the fold, the 27-year-old will look to retain the team's kicking job, but he'll have to compete with Brett Maher for the assignment.

December 29, 2019 09:00 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Two more misses in finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken connected on two of four field-goal attempts and an extra point in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Bills.

Ficken had a shaky ending to a shaky season, converting from 30 and 47 yards but missing from 51 and 34. Overall, he made 19 of 27 field-goal attempts for the Jets in 2019, so there's a good chance the team will at least bring in some competition at the kicker position for 2020 if not move away from Ficken outright.

December 22, 2019 10:28 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Effective in upset win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and added an extra point in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers.

Ficken converted one kick per quarter. He made the extra point after Robby Anderson found the end zone in the first quarter, then managed to sneak a 54-yarder into the bottom corner early in the second quarter before adding field goals of 37 and 42 yards in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. Ficken will be tough to recommend against the Bills in Week 17.

December 13, 2019 11:16 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Struggles in TNF loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken missed his only field-goal try and made one of two extra-point attempts in Thursday's 42-21 loss to the Ravens.

Ficken missed his sole field-goal attempt from 49 yards out, and he didn't manage any opportunities after that point with the game out of hand. Through 12 contests, the 26-year-old has made 14 of 19 field-goal tries and 20 of 22 extra-point attempts. He has a tough matchup against the Steelers on deck Week 16.

December 8, 2019 10:08 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Kicks winner as time expires
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ficken made all three of his field-goal attempts and one of two PAT tries in Sunday's 22-21 win over Miami.

Ficken kicked off his day with a missed extra point, but he rallied with makes from 37 and 42 yards before kicking a 44-yarder to win it as time expired. The 26-year-old kicker did just enough to propel his team to victory, upstaging the seven field-goal performance of opposing kicker Jason Sanders.

December 1, 2019 09:40 PM
Jets' Sam Ficken: Makes both attempts in loss
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Ficken made both of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals.

While New York's offense laid an egg after scoring 34 points in each of the previous three games, Ficken delivered a serviceable performance with makes from 42 and 39 yards. Anybody who streamed Ficken for this one can consider keeping him in the lineup against the Dolphins in Week 14, but the Jets are among the league's least reliable offenses in terms of providing their kicker consistent opportunities.

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