Nick Folk

New England Patriots
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Six points in Week 4

Folk made his only field-goal attempt (from 37 yards) and all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Four games into the 2022 season, Folk is averaging five points a game, a pace that has limited his fantasy utility early on. With the Patriots currently dealing with injuries at the QB position, Folk looks like a hit-or-miss lineup option ahead of the team's Week 5 contest against the Lions.

Oct 3, 2022 9:53 AM EST


Eight points in Week 3

Folk made both of his field-goal attempts (including a 50-yarder) in Sunday's 37-26 loss to the Ravens en route to recording eight points.

Analysis: Through three games this season, Folk has logged 14 points and the veteran kicker's fantasy upside in the coming weeks could take a hit if QB Mac Jones is forced to miss extended time with a high ankle sprain.

Sep 26, 2022 10:37 AM EST



Five points in Week 2

Folk made one of his two field-goal attempts in Sunday's 17-14 win over the Steelers en route to recording five points.

Analysis: Folk, whose miss in the contest was a 52-yard attempt, now has just six points through New England's first two games. Chances are, he'll pick up the pace as the season progresses, but the veteran kicker's fantasy ceiling hinges on more consistent efforts from the team's QB Mac Jones-helmed offense.

Sep 19, 2022 10:04 AM EST


Logs one point in opener

Folk did not attempt a field goal and made his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 20-7 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Folk's 2022 season thus opens with a one-point effort, but the veteran kicker -- who racked up 150 points last season with the Patriots -- will no doubt see added scoring opportunities in the weeks ahead. Folk's fantasy ceiling, however, hinges on his team's offense picking up the pace, and starting QB Mac Jones in currently dealing with a back issue.

Sep 12, 2022 10:18 AM EST


Back with Patriots

Folk signed a two-year, $5 million contract to remain with the Patriots on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Folk put together a consistent 2021 season, converting 36 of his 39 field-goal attempts and 42 of his 47 extra-point attempts. That was enough for the Patriots to commit to him for a pair of additional season. Folk played through a knee injury for much of the season, but he has otherwise has shown no signs of slowing down despite the fact that he will be 38 years old for half of the 2022 campaign.

Mar 14, 2022 9:02 PM EST



Records 150 points in 2021

Folk made 36 of his 39 field-goal attempts this past season en route to recording 150 points in 17 games.

Analysis: Folk, who has been in the NFL since 2007, easily eclipsed his previous career high in points (131) through his first 16 games in 2021, then added six more in the team's regular-season finale to tie Las Vegas' Daniel Carlson for the league lead in that category. The 37-year-old, who managed a left knee issue down the stretch, is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and his strong campaign should land him a kicking job in 2022. Whether it's with the Patriots remains to be seen, with Quinn Nordin -- who recently signed a future deal with New England -- an option for the team if Folk isn't re-signed.

Jan 26, 2022 9:40 AM EST


Active Saturday

Folk (knee) is active for Saturday's wild-card game at Buffalo.

Analysis: Folk has been playing through a knee injury for the majority of the campaign, but it hasn't topped him from making 36 of 39 field-goal attempts and 42 of 47 point-after tries through 17 games. He'll continue to take on placekicking duties for the Patriots in their playoff opener.

Jan 15, 2022 3:56 PM EST


Limited practice Thursday

Folk (knee) was a limited participant at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: The kicker once again entered the week with a knee ailment, something that he has dealt with since September. Folk has yet to miss a contest while dealing with the knee injury, so he is expected to be ready to go Saturday for the Patriots' wild-card game against the Bills.

Jan 13, 2022 2:21 PM EST


Finishes season with 150 points

Folk made his lone field-goal attempt (from 43 yards) in Sunday's 33-24 loss to the Dolphins en route to recording six points.

Analysis: Though the veteran kicker has been managing a left knee issue of late, he suited up for all 17 of the Patriots' regular season games, while making 36-of-39 field goal tries and 42-of-47 extra point attempts. Meanwhile, the 150 points Folk recorded tied him with Las Vegas' Daniel Carlson for the league lead in that category.

Jan 10, 2022 10:18 AM EST


Ready for Week 18

Folk (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Folk was listed as questionable heading into the game, as has been customary this season. He has yet to miss a contest however, and he has converted 35 of his 38 field-goal attempts on the campaign.

Jan 9, 2022 12:10 PM EST


Once again questionable

Folk (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Folk has been on the injury report most of the season due to the knee injury, but he's kicked for New England in all 16 games. He should be available again Sunday, barring a setback.

Jan 7, 2022 1:41 PM EST


Eight points in Week 17

Folk made his only field-goal attempt (from 43 yards) in Sunday's 50-10 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: In the process, Folk, who hit five of his six extra-point tries, recorded eight points, bringing his 16-game total to a fantasy-friendly 144 points. Though the veteran kicker continues to manage a knee issue, his status for the Patriots' Week 18 game against the Dolphins is not in doubt.

Jan 3, 2022 9:56 AM EST


Will play Sunday

Folk (knee) will play Sunday against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Folk has been on the injury report with the knee issue for most of the season, but he's yet to miss a game. That won't change Sunday, as Folk will handle kicking duties Sunday against Jacksonville.

Jan 2, 2022 8:54 AM EST


Questionable again Sunday

Folk (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Folk has been present on New England's injury reports with the knee issue most of the season, but he's been available for all 15 games so far. The 37-year-old should be expected to kick again for the Patriots this weekend, barring a setback.

Dec 31, 2021 12:42 PM EST


Limited by knee issue

Folk was a limited participant in practices Wednesday and Thursday due to a left knee injury.

Analysis: The same issue has made Folk a mainstay on New England injury reports all season, but he has yet to miss a game. The 37-year-old is in the midst of one of the best seasons of his career, converting on 34 of 37 field-goal attempts and 34 of 38 extra-point tries through 15 appearances.

Dec 31, 2021 7:20 AM EST


Records three points Sunday

Folk hit all three of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's 33-21 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: It was only the second time this season that Folk -- who has recorded 136 points in 15 games to date -- did not attempt a field goal. With that in mind, the veteran kicker -- who continues to work trough a left knee issue -- is a bounce-back candidate for the Patriots' Week17 game against the Jaguars.

Dec 27, 2021 10:30 AM EST


Active against Buffalo

Folk (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: Folk has been listed as questionable prior to most games this season, but as it has been the trend, he will play while handling the kicking duties. The veteran kicker has yet to miss a contest despite constantly being slapped with a questionable tag, and he has been extremely effective since he has converted 34 of 37 field-goal attempts and 31 of 35 extra-point tries on the campaign.

Dec 26, 2021 8:41 AM EST


Questionable yet again

Folk (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Buffalo, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.

Analysis: Folk's placement on the injury report can be taken with a grain of salt at this point, as the veteran kicker has yet to miss a contest despite constantly being slapped with a questionable tag. Folk has converted 34 of 37 field-goal attempts and 31 of 35 extra-point tries on the campaign.

Dec 24, 2021 1:25 PM EST


Converts three kicks Saturday

Folk converted his lone field-goal attempt while making both of his extra-point tries in Saturday's 27-17 loss to Indianapolis.

Analysis: Folk dealt with a knee injury once again ahead of Saturday's Week 15 matchup, but he was able to play through the issue. The Patriots were held scoreless for the first three quarters, but the 37-year-old drilled each of his three kicks in the final quarter. Across the last four games, Folk has made 12 of 13 field-goal attempts while converting six of seven extra-point tries.

Dec 20, 2021 7:53 AM EST


Active for Week 15

Folk (knee) is listed as active for Saturday night's game against the Colts.

Analysis: Folk has been a mainstay on the injury report most of the season, but the veteran kicker has yet to miss a game and in the process, has racked up a fantasy-friendly 128 points through 13 outings while working behind a 9-4 New England squad that has reeled off seven straight wins.

Dec 18, 2021 4:04 PM EST


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