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Nick Novak

36-Year-Old Kicker – Free Agent

2017 Kicking Stats

FGM

9

FGA

13

FG%

69.2

50+

1

XP

17

2018 Kicking Projections

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50+

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

There was no outlook written for Nick Novak in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

2018 ADP:

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

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Nick Novak Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Chargers in October of 2017.

February 22, 2018  –  Nick Novak News

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Novak (back, hip) has fully recovered from the injuries he sustained in 2017 and intends to continue playing during the upcoming season, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports 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%
2016 34 HOU 16 35 41 85.4% 12 12 100.0% 11 11 100.0% 8 11 72.7% 3 6 50.0% 22 25 88.0%
2017 35 LAC 7 9 13 69.2% 4 4 100.0% 4 5 80.0% 0 2 0.0% 1 2 50.0% 17 18 94.4%
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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
2016 34 HOU 16 8.8 8.8 8.8 127 8
2017 35 LAC 7 6.6 6.6 6.6 44 6
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Nick Novak – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status

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Snap Count Stats

0

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Nick Novak was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

65

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Nick Novak was on the field for 65 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 0 0
2016 0 141
2017 0 65
Nick Novak 2017 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 FREE AGENT Free Agent
2 FREE AGENT Free Agent
3 FREE AGENT Free Agent
4 FREE AGENT Free Agent
5 @NYG 0 11 2 2 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
6 @Oak 0 8 1 2 50.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 2 2 100.0%
7 Den 0 7 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 3 3 100.0%
8 @NE 0 6 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Jax 0 8 1 1 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 2 2 100.0%
11 Buf 0 21 4 5 80.0% 2 2 100.0% 2 2 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 6 6 100.0%
12 @Dal 0 4 1 2 50.0% 1 1 100.0% 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 1 0.0%
13 Cle
14 Was
15 @KC
16 @NYJ
17 Oak
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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"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   200 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.10 sec
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Nick Novak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Chargers general manager Tom Telesco didn't rule out retaining Novak (back) for the 2018 season, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.

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The Chargers placed Novak (back) on injured reserve Saturday, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Novak (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.

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Novak (back) practiced fully Thursday.

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Novak (back) was was limited at practice Wednesday.

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Novak (back) is expected to kick for the Chargers in Sunday's game against the Browns barring a setback in practice this week, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

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Novak (back) is considered day-to-day heading into Sunday's matchup with the Browns, Jack Wang of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

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Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said Novak, who is nursing a back issue, would remain the team's kicker in the Week 13 matchup with the Browns if healthy enough to play, Dan Woike of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Nick Novak.

2017

Novak set a team record with 35 made field goals last season, helping him finish tied with Dan Bailey and Stephen Gostkowski for the eighth-most points in the league. The Texans' struggles in the red zone (they finished 31st in red-zone TD conversion rate) allowed him to take (and make) 23 field goals from inside 40 yards. However, his 25 PAT attempts were the second fewest among kickers who played 16 games. The Texans' offense is expected to improve slightly, and if Novak doesn't get as many short field-goal attempts, his fantasy scoring would obviously decline.

2016

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 prolific after becoming the starter, finishing 28th in field goal attempts and 21st in PATs. On the plus side, he's a fairly accurate kicker, connecting on at least 85 percent of his attempts in three of the last four seasons, with his three unsuccessful field goals coming from beyond 50 yards. The Texans added a number of offensive weapons during the offseason, which could help Novak's PATs increase, so it's certainly possible he could crack the top 12 in points in 2016.

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.