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Nick Novak

34-Year-Old Kicker – Houston Texans

2015 Kicking Stats

FGM

18

FGA

21

FG%

85.7

50+

2

XP

29

2015 Kicking Projections

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FGA

FG%

50+

XP

2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Novak saw a major decline in points last season, dropping from 144 in 2013 to 106. It was partly his fault - after consecutive seasons of hitting at least 90 percent of his field-goal attempts, he mad...

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2015 ADP:  193.45

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (K): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 198   DOB: 8/21/1981  College: Maryland  Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Texans in March of 2016.

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Novak has signed a one-year contract to remain with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Nick Novak NFL Stats
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  Field Goals 20-29 Yds 30-39 Yds 40-49 Yds 50+ Yds Extra Points
Year Age Team G FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % XPM XPA XP %
2008 26 6 6 10 60.0% - - - - - - - - - - - - 7 7 100.0%
2011 29 SD 15 27 34 79.4% 11 11 100.0% 4 5 80.0% 8 11 72.7% 4 7 57.1% 41 42 97.6%
2012 30 SD 13 18 20 90.0% 5 5 100.0% 6 6 100.0% 4 4 100.0% 2 4 50.0% 33 33 100.0%
2013 31 SD 16 34 37 91.9% 9 9 100.0% 13 16 81.3% 9 9 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 42 42 100.0%
2014 32 SD 16 22 26 84.6% 6 6 100.0% 8 9 88.9% 4 6 66.7% 3 4 75.0% 40 40 100.0%
2015 33 Hou 13 18 21 85.7% 6 6 100.0% 6 6 100.0% 4 4 100.0% 2 5 40.0% 29 31 93.5%
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Nick Novak Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Kicking Stats
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Total Points Points/Game
2008 26 6 --- 25 4
2011 29 SD 15 9.2 9.2 9.2 122 8
2012 30 SD 13 7.3 7.3 7.3 87 7
2013 31 SD 16 9.8 9.8 9.8 144 9
2014 32 SD 16 7.3 7.3 7.3 106 7
2015 33 Hou 13 7.0 7.0 7.0 83 6
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Nick Novak – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

0

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Nick Novak was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

0

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Nick Novak was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2013 0 150
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
Nick Novak 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Field Goals 20-29 Yds 30-39 Yds 40-49 Yds 50+ Yds Extra Points
Week Opp Off ST FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % FGM FGA FG % XPM XPA XP %
1 KC
2 @Car
3 TB
4 @Atl 0 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
5 Ind 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
6 @Jax 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
7 @Mia 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 3 66.7%
8 Ten 0 0 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Cin 0 0 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
11 NYJ 0 0 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
12 NO 0 0 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
13 @Buf 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0%
14 NE 0 0 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
15 @Ind 0 0 3 4 75.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
16 @Ten 0 0 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 4 4 100.0%
17 Jax 0 0 3 4 75.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 3 66.7% 3 3 100.0%
Playoffs KC 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

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As Compared To Other Kickers
Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   198 lbs
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Nick Novak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Novak converted three of his four field-goal attempts and all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Jaguars.

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Novak successfully converted three of his four field-goal attempts and added an extra-point kick in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Colts.

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Novak made one of his two extra-point tries and was not called on for a field-goal attempt in Sunday's 30-21 loss to Buffalo.

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Novak was successful on a 41-yard field goal and booted four extra points in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

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Novak was successful on two field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks in Thursday night's loss to the Colts.

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Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Novak is adjusting to the kicking operation -- the snapper and the holder -- when discussing the kicker's miss in Sunday's loss to the Falcons, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Novak made all three of his extra-point kicks and missed a 53-yard field-goal attempt in Houston's Week 4 loss to the Falcons.

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Novak was signed by the Texans on Tuesday, ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports.

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Novak was released by the Chargers on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Novak converted 86.3 percent of his field goals during his four-year tenure with the Chargers, but his lack of kicking power allowed undrafted rookie Josh Lambo to steal the gig. Now the starting kicker for what should be a very good offensive team, Lambo is worthy of consideration in nearly any format. Meanwhile, it won't be surprising if Novak lands another job before Week 1.
Novak was 2-for-2 on field goal attempts in Saturday night's preseason game against the Seahawks, hitting from 32 and 52 yards.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

An unexpected bounce-back showing from the previously interception-happy Philip Rivers elevated Novak from the waiver wire to a weekly must-start before season’s end, with the kicker accumulating 37 field goal attempts and 42 extra points en route to a 144-point season. After posting a career accuracy rate below 80 percent prior to 2012, Novak has shown surprising reliability each of the last two seasons, finishing above 90 percent on both occasions. Somewhat perplexingly, all three of his misses last season came from between 30 and 39 yards, as Novak hit all 11 of his attempts beyond 40 yards. Novak doesn’t feature notable leg strength with a career long of 53 yards, but a resurgent Chargers offense and an idyllic home kicking environment outweigh that weakness.

2013

Called upon for 13 games to replace the perennially injured Nate Kaeding, Novak did everything the Chargers could have hoped for, connecting on 90 percent of his kicks (18-for-20). That strong showing was enough for the Chargers to sign the 31-year old to a four-year deal, giving him a clear grasp on a job heading into training camp for the first time in his career. Novak will benefit from playing half his games in sunny Southern California, but that advantage is largely offset by a probable regression in accuracy given his career rate (76.2 percent) and a Chargers offense that has declined in recent seasons.

2012

Novak had a very good season filling in for the injured Nate Kaeding in 2011, hitting on 79% of his kicks and scoring a total of 122 points. However, if Kaeding appears to be back and healthy in 2012, so Novak is not likely to win a starting job.

2011

Novak enters training camp to compete with Nick Folk for the PK position

2010

Novak is the backup kicker in case Nate Kaeding suffers an injury.

2008

Novak will compete with undrafted rookie Connor Barth to be the Chiefs’ kicker. The Chiefs may be leery to roll the dice with a rookie after last year’s Justin Medlock debacle, which could give Novak an edge. Even if he does win the job, however, he’s unlikely to be a reliable fantasy option given the Chiefs expected offensive struggles.

2007

Novak is the backup to starting kicker Robbie Gould and is likely to wind up on the Bears' practice squad this year.

2006

Novak isn't likely to make the Cardinals' team unless Neil Rackers is injured.