The Chargers have released K Nick Novak, per insider Michael Gehlken.  That leaves Josh Lambo as San Diego's starting K.  The former soccer player and undrafted rookie connected of 84% of his FGs at Texas A&M over the past 2 seasons and went 4-for-4 this preseason.  We'd avoid Lambo in fantasy lineups early on, but he could emerge as a viable matchup option.

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Chargers K Nick Novak (back) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Browns. He was limited on Wednesday and Friday and a full-go on Thursday. It looks like Novak will kick on Sunday, but you should find a safer option for your fantasy squad.

4:11pm EST 11/23/17

Chargers K Nick Novak left Thursday’s game at Dallas with a back injury. He’s questionable to return

Update: Novak returned in the 2nd quarter.

Update: Novak missed an XP early in the 3rd quarter and was replaced by P Drew Kaser after the Chargers' next TD. The back is obviously an issue. Fantasy owners should be lining up a replacement for Week 13.

The Texans have released K Randy Bullock and replaced him with K Nick Novak.  Bullock missed a 43-yard FG and an XP this past week.  Novak was cut by the Chargers this summer but drilled 84+% of his FGs in each of the last 3 seasons.  It's an upgrade for Houston, but you should be able to do better than Novak for your fantasy squad.

The Chargers signed K Nick Novak to a 4-year deal.  Taking over for an injured Nate Kaeding in Week 4, Novak nailed 18 of 20 FG attempts over the final 13 games.  A lack of opportunities left him 27th in fantasy points though.  Novak won't be a recommended fantasy starter in 2013.

The Chargers have signed K Nick Novak.  He'll replace K Nate Kaeding, who is done for the year with a torn ACL.  Novak last appeared in the NFL in 2008 with Kansas City, where he connected on just 6 of 10 FG attempts.  His career FG conversion rate stands at an ugly 63%.  He'll get plenty of scoring chances thanks to San Diego's high-scoring offense, but the poor accuracy makes him a risky fantasy bet.  Ex-Kaeding owners are better off going with a guy like Jason Hanson or Nick Folk.

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