Nick Folk Fantasy Football News 2020

The Patriots have re-signed K Nick Folk. He missed last week's game after undergoing an appendectomy but is ready to kick again. Folk isn't a great fantasy option in a struggling New England offense.

6:11pm EST 11/28/19

Patriots K Nick Folk is out for Sunday night's game against the Texans after undergoing an appendectomy. New England has signed Kai Forbath to kick vs. Houston. He's a decent option if you need to replace Folk in your fantasy lineup.

Update: Folk has been released

8:10pm EDT 10/29/19

The Patriots have signed K Nick Folk to replace K Mike Nugent. Folk has been out of the NFL since 2017 but kicked for the AAF's Arizona Hotshots earlier this year. He sports a career 80.3% FG conversion rate across 11 NFL seasons. Folk could come into fantasy value kicking for a strong Patriots offense.

The Bucs have signed K Patrick Murray. He'll replace K Nick Folk, who missed 5 FGs and 1 XP over the past 2 weeks. Murray spent 2014 in Tampa Bay, connecting on 20 of 24 FG attempts (83.3%). He'll be a spot-start option in plus matchups.

The Bucs have released K Robert Aguayo -- just a little more than a year after spending a 2nd-round pick on him. Aguayo connected on just 71% of his FG attempts and missed a pair of XPs as a rookie. Then he missed a FG and an XP in Friday's preseason opener. Nick Folk is now in line to handle kicking duties in Tampa this season.

10:07am EDT 3/18/17

The Bucs have signed K Nick Folk. He'll compete for the starting job with K Roberto Aguayo, who's coming off a disappointing rookie campaign that saw him convert just 71% of his FGs. Folk has bested that mark in 7 straight seasons.

The Jets have placed K Nick Folk on IR with the groin injury he suffered in pregame warmups last week.  He'll be replaced by K Randy Bullock, who was cut by the Texans in September.  Bullock missed 2 XPs in Houston's first 3 games and has connected on just 80.3% of his career FG attempts.  You can do better for your fantasy squad.

5:35pm EST 11/9/15

Jets K Nick Folk (groin) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, according to HC Todd Bowles.  He will likely end up on IR and isn't worth rostering in any fantasy leagues.  The Jets will add a kicker within the next 48 hours.

ESPN's Adam Caplan reports that Jets K Nick Folk suffered a Grade 1 quad strain before Sunday's win over the Jaguars. The injury is expected to keep him out of Thursday night's meeting with the Bills. We'll see beyond that, but it doesn't make much sense to keep a kicker with a leg-muscle injury on your fantasy roster (in nearly all cases). The fact that the Jets still let him hold for kicks against Jacksonville tells us they're not too worried.

Update: reports that Jets K Nick Folk will miss at least 4 weeks. The team tried out 4 free-agent kickers Monday.

Jets K Nick Folk is active for Sunday's game but won't kick because of a quad injury, according to insider Manish Mehta.  Folk wasn't listed on the Week 9 injury report, so the injury must have occurred in pregame warmups.  He's available to hold for P Ryan Quigley, who will handle kicking duties.

10:34am EST 12/7/14

Jets K Nick Folk (hip) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. He’s not a fantasy option kicking for an anemic offense.

Jets K Nick Folk (hip) is probable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. The hip isn’t an issue, but New York’s anemic offense certainly is. Folk isn’t a fantasy option.

Jets HC Rex Ryan revealed that K Nick Folk is dealing with a hip flexor injury.  The Jets worked out free agent Andrew Furney on Tuesday, a sign that Folk is in danger of missing Week 14.  He's missed 3 FGs in his last 3 games after missing just 1 in his first 9.  Folk is not a Week 14 fantasy option.

The Jets have signed K Nick Folk to a long-term deal, less than 2 weeks after giving him the franchise tag.  Folk set career marks with 33 FGs made and a 91.7% FG conversion rate.  He finished each of the previous 4 seasons south of 78% makes, though, and will stick with a shaky Jets offense.  That doesn't create a trustworthy fantasy football profile.

4:07pm EST 2/28/14

The Jets used the franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk.  It’s the first time since 2011 that New York has assigned the tag, and it means they’ll pay Folk $3.4 million.  The veteran enjoyed a career year in 2013, knocking in 33 of 36 FG attempts (91.6%).  That propelled him to a top-15 fantasy season.  Kicking for a questionable Jets offense, though, he’s a poor bet to replicate his success.

The Jets released K Dan Carpenter.  It's the 3rd time he's been released this summer.  Nick Folk will open the season as the Jets' K but isn't a recommended fantasy option.

Next stop of the Dan Carpenter Tour: New York.  The Jets signed Carpenter after he was released by the Dolphins and then the Cardinals over the past week.  In New York, Carpenter will compete with Nick Folk for the starting job.  It's a situation to stay far, far away from in fantasy drafts.

9:28pm EDT 3/16/13

For some reason, the Jets re-signed K Nick Folk today. Folk has missed at least 6 FG attempts in each of his 3 seasons with the Jets, converting less than 78% of his kicks each year.  Altogether, he has gone 70-for-91 over that span.  His 77.8% FG conversion rate ranked 29th in the league in 2012.  To be fair, 3 of his 6 misses last season came on blocks.  The Jets added Josh Brown last summer, but he failed to beat out the incumbent.  Don't be surprised if the team acquires competition for folk this year, too.

10:19am EDT 8/27/12

The Jets have released K Josh Brown.  They'll stick with Nick Folk as their kicker.  Folk has gone 4 of 4 on FGs this preseason but connected on just 76% last year.  On an uninspiring offense, he's not a recommended fantasy option.

The Jets have signed K Josh Brown, who was just released by the Rams.  Brown will enter a camp battle with incumbent Nick Folk.  Our money is on Brown, who sports a 81% career FG conversion rate, compared to Folk's 78% mark.  Neither guy will be a particularly attractive fantasy option though.


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