Nick Folk

New England Patriots
Place Kicker #2
New England Patriots
Place Kicker #2

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Records 128 points this season

Folk made 32 of his 37 field-goal attempts this past season, while hitting 32 of his 35 extra-point tries in 17 games.

Analysis: In the process, Folk logged 128 points, which was 22 less than he scored in 2021, but still enough to keep the veteran kicker on the fantasy radar. The 38-year-old remains under contract with the Patriots for one more season and as long as he can stay healthy, Folk should continue maintain fantasy utility in 2023.

Jan 10, 2023 9:46 AM EST

Nails only field goal in win

Folk converted his only field-goal try while going 2-for-3 on extra-point attempts in Sunday's 23-21 victory over the Dolphins.

Analysis: After missing both of his extra-point attempts in the Patriots' Week 16 loss to the Bengals, Folk was able to nail a 49-yard field goal in the third quarter of Sunday's contest. The kicker did miss a PAT in the contest and he has now gone 2-for-5 on extra points over the last two weeks after starting the season a perfect 28-for-28. On the campaign, the 38-year-old has converted 31 of 36 field-goal tries, including 4-for-5 from 50 or more yards.

Jan 2, 2023 9:36 AM EST

Misses both kicks in loss

Folk missed two point-after tries during Saturday's 22-18 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Folk came into the contest with 30 made field goals, most in the NFL. However, he didn't garner an attempt in Week 16 and missed both of his PATs en route to his worst statistical performance of the campaign. It's unclear if the veteran kicker suffered an injury during the contest, but his status should be monitored after an uncharacteristic performance.

Dec 25, 2022 8:52 AM EST

Leads league in FGs made

Folk made all three of his field-goal attempts and his only PAT attempt in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Folk continued his strong season with successful kicks from 24, 47 and 54 yards, but his nice performance was overshadowed by New England's catastrophic final play, which allowed the Raiders to score a walk-off touchdown. The veteran kicker has made 30 of 35 field-goal attempts in 2022, leading the league in both categories.

Dec 19, 2022 12:20 PM EST

Perfect in Monday night win

Folk converted both of his field-goal attempts and all three extra-point tries during Monday's 27-13 win over the Cardinals.

Analysis: Folk has converted 27 of 32 field-goal attempts through 13 appearances this season, and he remains perfect on his 27 extra-point tries. The veteran could again see solid scoring opportunities against the Raiders in Week 15.

Dec 13, 2022 8:48 AM EST

Records four points Thursday

Folk made one of of his two field-goal attempts in Thursday's 24-10 loss to the Bills en route to recording four points in the contest.

Analysis: Though 12 games, Folk has racked up 99 points, but of late the veteran kicker's fantasy prospects have been hindered by an inconsistent New England offense. Folk will have an opportunity to bounce back in Week 14, when the Patriots face the 4-8 Cardinals on the road.

Dec 2, 2022 10:01 AM EST

Scores 14 points

Folk made all four of his field-goal attempts and both his extra-point attempts in Thursday's 33-26 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Folk had a perfect night, bouncing back from a two-miss performance in Week 11. He kept the Patriots in the game by making field goals from 34, 46, 23 and 25 yards away. Folk has now made 24 of his 28 field goals this season and has scored at least 14 points in three of his last four games.

Nov 25, 2022 11:41 AM EST

Makes one field goal Sunday

Folk made one of his three field-goal attempts in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Jets en route to recording four points in Week 11.

Analysis: Per Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site, wind was a factor Sunday, while Michael Palardy subbed in as the team's holder with Jake Bailey out. Folk will look to bounce back on the road Thursday night against the Vikings, who play at U.S. Bank Stadium, where weather won't be a factor in Week 12.

Nov 21, 2022 10:19 AM EST

Makes four field goals Sunday

Folk made all four of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 26-3 win over the Colts en route to recording 14 points in the contest.

Analysis: With 30 points over his last two games, Folk was hitting his stride from a fantasy perspective, however the Patriots are on bye this week, so those who had been relying on the veteran kicker will need to find a substitute for him ahead of Week 10 action.

Nov 7, 2022 10:07 AM EST

Makes five field goals Sunday

Folk made all five of his field-goal attempts en route to recording 16 points in Sunday's 22-17 win over the Jets.

Analysis: The five field-goal attempts he saw in Week 8 tied a season high for the veteran kicker, who upped his season points total to 63 in the process. Next up for Folk and the Patriots is a Week 9 home matchup against the 3-4-1 Colts.

Oct 31, 2022 10:19 AM EST

Two points in Week 7

Folk made both of his extra-point tries in Monday's 33-14 loss to the Bears.

Analysis: Folk's two-point effort Monday follows a two-game stretch in which he recorded 25 points. Overall, the veteran kicker has notched 47 points in seven games to date and chances are Folk sees more scoring opportunities this Sunday against the Jets than he did in Week 7.

Oct 25, 2022 8:42 AM EST

Eight points in Week 6

Folk, who made one of his two field-goal attempts in Sunday's 38-15 win over the Browns, recorded eight points in the contest.

Analysis: Prior to his fourth-quarter miss from 45 yards, Folk had extended his NFL record to 64 straight field goals made under 50 yards with a 19-yard effort in the first quarter. Six games into the season, the veteran kicker has recorded 45 points and with his team's offense clicking of late Folk profiles as a decent Week 7 fantasy option against the Bears next Monday.

Oct 17, 2022 10:07 AM EST

Logs 17 points in Week 5

Folk made all five of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 29-0 win over the Lions en route to recording 17 points in the contest.

Analysis: The 17 points were easily a season-high for Folk, who now has a total of 37 points through five contests. It remains to be seen if Mac Jones (ankle) or Bailey Zappe (Sunday's starting QB) are under center in Week 6 against the Browns, but the Patriots' effort on offense versus Detroit offers hope that Folk can maintain fantasy utility in the weeks ahead.

Oct 10, 2022 11:42 AM EST

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

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