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Nick Novak

35-Year-Old Kicker – Houston Texans

2016 Kicking Stats

FGM

23

FGA

28

FG%

82.1

50+

2

XP

18

2016 Kicking Projections

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FG%

50+

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Texans got only 101 points from their kickers last season, a total that beat just five teams in the league. Novak only played 13 games after taking over for Reggie Bullock, but he was hardly proli...

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2016 ADP:  203.26

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (K): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 8/21/1981  College: Maryland  Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Texans in March of 2016.

November 27, 2016  –  Nick Novak News

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Novak converted two field goals and his lone extra-point attempt in Houston's 21-13 loss to San Diego in Week 12.

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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%
2016 34 HOU 12 23 28 82.1% 6 6 100.0% 9 9 100.0% 5 7 71.4% 2 5 40.0% 18 20 90.0%
2016 Proj 34 HOU Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Nick Novak

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
2016 34 HOU 12 8.0 8.0 8.0 87 7
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Nick Novak – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Kicker
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  2. Ka'imi Fairbairn
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Snap Count Stats

0

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Nick Novak was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

97

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Nick Novak was on the field for 97 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 0 0
2015 0 0
2016 0 97
Nick Novak 2016 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 Chi 0 11 3 3 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
2 KC 0 12 4 5 80.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
3 @NE 0 1 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
4 Ten 0 12 2 3 66.7% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 2 50.0% 1 1 100.0% 3 3 100.0%
5 @Min 0 6 2 3 66.7% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
6 Ind 0 11 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 3 66.7%
7 @Den 0 8 3 3 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0%
8 Det 0 9 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Jax 0 11 1 3 33.3% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 1 2 50.0% 3 3 100.0%
11 @Oak 0 9 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
12 SD 0 7 2 2 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
13 @GB 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 @Ind
15 Jax
16 Cin
17 @Ten

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

Measurables Overview for Nick Novak  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Kickers
Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   200 lbs
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Nick Novak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Novak made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts in the Texans' 27-20 loss to the Raiders on Monday.

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Novak missed two field-goal attempts in the first half but bounced back to hit a 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter of Houston's 24-21 win over Jacksonville on Sunday.

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Novak successfully converted two field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks in Houston's 20-13 win over Detroit on Sunday.

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Novak converted all three of his field-goal attempts in Monday night's 27-9 loss to Denver.

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Novak, who had earlier missed an extra-point attempt, booted a game-winning 33-yard field goal in overtime to close out Houston's improbable 26-23 win over Indianapolis in Week 6. He finished with eight points on two field goals and two extra points.

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Novak converted two of three field-goal attempts and one extra point in Houston's 31-13 loss to Minnesota in Week 5.

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Novak successfully converted two of three field-goal attempts and booted three extra points in the Texans' 27-20 win over the Titans in Week 4. He had field goals from 53 and 45 yards and missed from 48.

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Novak successfully converted four of five field-goal attempts and his lone extra-point attempt to account for 13 of Houston's 19 points in a Week 2 win over the Chiefs. His lone field-goal miss was a 57-yard attempt that fell short at the end of the first half.

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Novak successfully converted all three of his field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks for 11 points in Sunday's 23-14 win over the Bears.

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Novak successfully converted all of his attempts Sunday, hitting two field goals and four extra points during Houston's win over Arizona in preseason Week 3.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 made only 84.6 percent last season (17th). But the Chargers also limited his scoring opportunities, as he attempted 11 fewer field goals than the previous year, thanks in part to 11 fewer red-zone drives. (His PATs dropped by only two.) Novak doesn't have a big leg, making just 11 from 50-plus yards the last four years (16th).

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.