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2 Nick Folk K

New England Patriots

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
21%7%
Key Stats
GPFG AttFG MadeXP AttXP MadePoints
41184428

Player Updates

December 9, 2019 12:16 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Has kick blocked in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk connected on one of two field goals and his only extra-point try in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Chiefs.

After undergoing an emergency appendectomy and sitting out Week 13, Folk returned as the Patriots' starting kicker in this outing. The veteran converted on a 29-yard try but had a 41-yarder blocked in the first quarter. It's on to Cincinnati, and Folk should have plenty of opportunities to bounce back against the league's 23rd-ranked defense (25.8 points allowed per game).

December 8, 2019 03:24 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Starting kicker against Chiefs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk will be the Patriots' starting kicker for Sunday's matchup against the Chiefs, Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal reports.

Folk didn't play in Week 13's loss to the Texans after undergoing an appendectomy, but his replacement -- Kai Forbath -- didn't perform well in Folk's stead. As a result, Folk will resume his duties. The 35-year-old has connected on seven of nine field-goal tries this year with his only misses coming during brutal conditions Week 12 versus Dallas.

December 7, 2019 10:56 AM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Re-ups with Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (abdomen) re-signed with the Patriots on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Folk, who underwent an appendectomy nine days ago and was subsequently released, will rejoin the Patriots in a move that was foreshadowed by the team's decision not to carry a kicker on its active roster as of Friday. Folk went 7-for-9 on field-goal attempts in his three-week stink with the Patriots in early November.

December 6, 2019 09:28 PM
Nick Folk: Expected to re-sign after workout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (abdomen) worked out for the Patriots on Friday and is expected to re-sign with the team and serve as their kicker Week 14 versus the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Though coach Bill Belichick was non-committal Friday when asked if Folk would be brought back following his release a week earlier, the Patriots apparently were satisfied with the veteran kicker's health following his recent appendectomy. New England will likely officially announce Folk's re-signing at some point prior to Saturday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for Week 14 transactions. Prior to his release after he required the emergency procedure, Folk had converted seven of nine field-goal attempts and all three of his extra-point tries in three games.

December 6, 2019 06:04 PM
Nick Folk: Uncertain to rejoin New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (abdomen) has yet to receive medical clearance to resume kicking and may not be ready to sign with the Patriots in advance of their Week 14 game against the Chiefs, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported earlier Friday that Folk was in line to re-sign with New England after the team waived him last week when he required an appendectomy, but Rapoport backed down on that initial report shortly thereafter. Apparently, Folk was slated to kick Friday as a test of his health, but the Patriots ultimately concluded the day without a kicker on their roster, per Nora Princiotti of The Boston Globe. New England will have until Saturday at 4 p.m. ET to add a kicker to their roster ahead of Sunday's game, with Reiss suggested the recently waived Kai Forbath could be re-signed if the team isn't confident in Folk's health. Alternatively, New England could eschew a roster move entirely and instead turn to punter Jake Bailey to pull double duty on special teams.

December 6, 2019 11:12 AM
Nick Folk: Poised to rejoin New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots are expected to re-sign Folk (abdomen) ahead of Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

New England cut Folk last week after he required an emergency appendectomy that would have made him unavailable for the team's eventual loss to the Texans, but the veteran kicker has apparently since recovered from the procedure. He'll presumably be added to the 53-man roster prior to Saturday's deadline as the replacement for Kai Forbath, who was released after a one-week stint with the team. Folk previously kicked in three games for New England, going 7-for-9 on field-goal attempts while knocking down all three of his point-after tries.

November 29, 2019 04:52 PM
Nick Folk: Released by Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots released Folk (abdomen) on Friday.

Folk is unable to kick Sunday against the Texans after undergoing an appendectomy, so the Patriots removed him from the roster entirely and replaced him with Kai Forbath. Folk isn't expected to require a lengthy recovery, so the Patriots could decide to bring him back once he's 100 percent healthy.

November 28, 2019 01:04 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Won't kick Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (appendectomy) will not be available for Sunday night's game against the Texans, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

While Folk won't be able to kick this weekend, his absence is not expected to be a lengthy one. Per Reiss, the Patriots must now decide whether to sign another kicker in advance of Week 13 action, or alternatively, employ punter Jake Bailey as a short-term replacement for Folk.

November 28, 2019 02:04 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Reportedly undergoes appendectomy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk recently underwent an appendectomy that is expected to sideline him Sunday against the Texans, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

We'll await official confirmation from the team, while Rapoport notes that Folk's expected absence isn't likely to be lengthy, given that his procedure was reportedly minimally invasive. Either way, it looks like the Patriots will be on to their fourth kicker of the season when they face Houston on Sunday.

November 25, 2019 10:24 AM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Struggles in harsh weather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk made two of four field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 13-9 win over the Cowboys.

It was raining sideways in Foxborough on Sunday, so it was as tough on kickers as it was for quarterbacks. Folk still managed to drill field goals from 42 and 44 yards, but he missed two tries from beyond 40 as well. Leading up to this contest, Folk was a perfect 5-for-5, so he'll look to get back on track in Houston's dome stadium Week 13.

November 18, 2019 01:28 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Another perfect outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk made all three field-goal attempts during Sunday's 17-10 win over the Eagles.

Folk had three field-goal tries during the second quarter of Sunday's contest, and he took full advantage of New England's offense struggling to close out drives. The Patriots can be trusted to reliably provide scoring opportunities, making Folk a viable weekly fantasy option, but it's worth noting that the 34-year-old has yet to attempt a kick from 40 yards out or further this season.

November 4, 2019 12:08 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Perfect in Patriots debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk made both field-goal tries and both extra-point tries during Sunday's 37-20 loss to the Ravens.

Folk converted two field goals, from 22 yards and 19 yards, during his first game with the Patriots. His accuracy is a piece of good news for New England, with long-time kicker Stephen Gostkowski (hip) on IR, but it's worth noting that Folk still remains untested outside of chip shots. After the Patriots' bye, the 34-year-old will look to log another strong performance against the Eagles in Week 11.

October 30, 2019 07:16 PM
Patriots' Nick Folk: Winds up with Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots signed Folk on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Folk is the second kicker to attempt to replace the injured Stephen Gostkowski (hip), who is on IR. Before Folk, Mike Nugent nailed five of eight field-goal attempts and 15 of 16 point-after tries in four games. As a result, Folk should have plenty of opportunities to produce.

October 15, 2019 06:52 PM
Nick Folk: Works out for Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk had a workout with the Patriots on Tuesday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

Stephen Gostkowski (hip) is out for the season so New England signed Mike Nugent, who is 8-for-9 on extra points and 2-for-3 on field goals in his two games with the team. Folk was let go four games into the 2017 season by the Buccaneers after missing five field goals and two extra points.

January 26, 2019 10:04 PM
Nick Folk: Signs AAF contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk signed a contract with the Arizona Hotshots of the Alliance of American Football on Saturday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

Folk worked out with the Bears on Friday but instead signed a deal to join the newly formed AAF. The 34-year-old last kicked in the NFL in October 2017 and had an 80.3 conversion percentage over his 11 seasons in the NFL.

January 25, 2019 02:04 PM
Nick Folk: Working out for Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk will work out for the Bears on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Chicago is in the market to find a replacement for Cody Parkey, who missed seven field goals during the 2018 regular season and then knocked one off the upright (after it was tipped by a defender) in the closing seconds of a 16-15 playoff loss to the Eagles. Parkey did convert 21 of his 23 field-goal attempts the previous season in Miami, and an unusual number of his 2018 misses connected with an upright. There isn't much reason to believe the 34-year-old Folk would represent an upgrade, as he owns a career 80.3 conversion percentage and hasn't kicked in a game since October of 2017.

February 22, 2018 04:52 PM
Nick Folk: Let go by Tampa Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers released Folk on Thursday.

With Folk set to become an unrestricted free agent March 14 and the Buccaneers having no intention of re-signing him, Tampa Bay likely chose to cut the kicker loose so he could get an early start on finding work. The 33-year-old won the Buccaneers' kicking job in training camp last fall but held onto the role for only four games after missing seven kicks (five field goals, two extra points) on only 20 attempts. Rather than releasing him in favor of replacement Patrick Murray, the Buccaneers shifted Folk to injured reserve while he dealt with a minor knee injury that he's since recovered from. Given his underwhelming accuracy in recent years, Folk may only be signed as camp competition rather than as a team's top choice to win the kicking gig.

February 20, 2018 12:40 PM
Buccaneers' Nick Folk: Cleared to resume kicking
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Folk (knee) met last week with Dr. James Andrews, who officially cleared the 33-year-old to resume kicking, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Folk beat out incumbent Roberto Aguayo for the Buccaneers' kicking duties in training camp but lost the gig after missing all three of his field-goal attempts in a narrow Week 5 loss to the Patriots. While Folk was initially expected to be released, the Buccaneers instead stashed him on injured reserve due to a minor case of left knee tendinitis, for which the veteran ultimately underwent surgery. Now fully healthy, Folk, who will officially become a free agent March 14, will likely head elsewhere this offseason in search of an opportunity to compete for a kicking job.

October 10, 2017 12:36 PM
Buccaneers' Nick Folk: Moved to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers placed Folk, who had been experiencing tendinitis in the knee of his (left) plant leg, on injured reserve Monday, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The injury is only a minor concern for Folk and likely wouldn't have affected his availability for the Buccaneers' Week 6 matchup with the Cardinals, but the move to IR will delay his inevitable release after the team signed Patrick Murray in a corresponding move to serve as its new placekicker. Folk lost the gig after missing three field goals in Tampa Bay's Week 5 loss to the New England, which came after he misfired on a pair of field goals and extra points across the team's first three contests of the season. Once Folk is deemed healthy, he'll be released off injured reserve and become eligible to sign elsewhere, but the accuracy issues he's displayed to date may limit the interest of other teams.

October 6, 2017 02:48 PM
Buccaneers' Nick Folk: Likely to be replaced
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers won't release Folk any earlier than Monday, when they have four kickers scheduled to come in for workouts, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The move may not officially happen until after the weekend, but it feels inevitable after Folk missed all three of his field-goal attempts in Thursday's 19-14 loss to the Patriots. From a performance standpoint, Folk has been the worst kicker in the NFL this season, missing five field goals and a pair of extra points in four games. Given the Bucs' offensive talent, Folk's replacement could emerge as a useful fantasy option.

Schedule
WeekDateOpp.FG-FGALgPAT-XPAPts
911/3/19BAL2-222228
1111/17/19PHI3-339009
1211/24/19DAL2-444117
1412/8/19KC1-229114
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1512/15/19@ CIN1:00 pm
1612/21/19BUF4:30 pm
1712/29/19MIA1:00 pm
Kicking
YearTeamG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+TotLgBlkPctXPXPGPct
2007Dallas Cowboys160-010-127-77-72-526-3153183.953-5353100.0
2008Dallas Cowboys160-01-17-810-112-220-2252090.942-4242100.0
2009Dallas Cowboys141-15-66-75-121-218-2851064.336-3636100.0
2010New York Jets161-110-1114-163-62-530-3956176.937-3737100.0
2011New York Jets160-05-66-65-73-619-2551076.044-4444100.0
2012New York Jets160-07-86-85-73-421-2754377.830-3030100.0
2013New York Jets160-08-810-1112-143-333-3654091.727-2727100.0
2014New York Jets160-013-137-79-133-632-3955282.123-2323100.0
2015New York Jets80-02-26-63-62-213-1655081.219-1919100.0
2016New York Jets160-012-1310-113-32-427-3151387.124-262492.3
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers40-02-21-22-51-26-1150054.57-9777.8
2019New England Patriots41-13-32-22-50-08-1144172.74-44100.0
TOTAL1583-378-8582-9166-9624-41253-316561180.1346-35034698.9
Kickoffs
YearTeamGKOAvgTBRetRet AvgTDOnsideRecov
2007Dallas Cowboys169462.648623.0111
2008Dallas Cowboys167560.506921.4120
2009Dallas Cowboys1428.5000.0020
2010New York Jets168162.077319.6000
2011New York Jets168163.7176121.2020
2012New York Jets166863.1125322.0120
2013New York Jets167362.8304222.3010
2014New York Jets166962.9214621.6010
2015New York Jets83963.2132423.2021
2016New York Jets167063.2392922.9110
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers41861.913421.5010
2019New England Patriots4141.0015.0000
TOTAL15867162.415648821.74152
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2007Dallas Cowboys1611.000000.0000
2008Dallas Cowboys1611.000000.0000
2009Dallas Cowboys1400.000000.0000
2010New York Jets1611.000000.0000
2011New York Jets1600.000000.0000
2012New York Jets1600.000000.0000
2013New York Jets1600.000000.0000
2014New York Jets1600.000000.0000
2015New York Jets800.000000.0000
2016New York Jets1611.000000.0000
2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers400.000000.0000
2019New England Patriots400.000000.0000
TOTAL15844.000000.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/222
Birthdate:
11/5/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA, USA
School:
Arizona
NFL Experience:
12
Awards: