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Week 17 Outlook
Nick Novak wraps up best season of his career
Nick Novak was 3-for-3 on field goals in the Texans' 34-16 loss to the Patriots on Saturday, finishing the season with 40 field goals made. Novak's long field goal was 46 yards and he converted an extra point as well. He finished the season 40-for-46 on field goals and with 146 points.
Novak converted multiple field goals in each of his last four games of the 2016 season and finished with six games with three or more field goals made. He was consistently a low-cost option on DFS, making him one of the best value plays of the 2016 season at kicker. After only making 40 field goals over 2014 and 2015, his 40 field goals made in 2016 make Novak a strong option at kicker leading into 2017.
Nick Novak a double-digit point kicker
Nick Novak made two field goals, including a 50 yard field goal, as the Texans beat the Raiders 27-14 on Saturday. Novak converted multiple field goals for the fourth time in five games and has made 37 field goals this season. He has scored 136 points this game.
While Novak's 35 field goals were second in the NFL this season, his five field goals of 40+ yards over the last five games have made him very valuable. He has made multiple field goals in 13 games this season, making him one of the more reliable options in all DFS formats. The Patriots are 3rd against fantasy kickers and Novak was held off of the scoreboard in Houston's 27-0 Week 3 loss to their AFC Divisional Playoff foe
Nick Novak misses a field goal
Nick Novak converted one of his two field goals and each of his two extra points in a 24-17 loss to the Titans. Novak finished the season second in the NFL with 35 field goals, but did have a three-game streak of multiple field goals made snapped. He finished the season with 127 points.
Novak had not missed a field goal since November 13 before missing a 45-yard field goal and was 35-for-41 on field goals in 2016. He had 12 multi-field goal games and was one of the top kickers in fantasy football. The Raiders, the Texans' playoff opponent, rank 6th against fantasy kickers, and Novak made two field goals against Oakland on November 21.
Nick Novak makes multiple field goals yet again
Nick Novak missed an extra point, but made two short field goals in a 12-10 win over the Bengals on Saturday. Novak has made multiple field goals in 11 of 15 games this season. He is 34-for-39 on field goals this season and has scored 122 points in 2016.
Novak has missed nearly the same amount of extra points (three) as field goals this season (five) and is second in the NFL with 34 made field goals. He is also 11-for-16 on field goals 40 yards and further, providing bonus points for longer field goals. The Titans, Houston's final 2016 opponent, rank 15th against fantasy kickers and Novak was 2-for-3 with a 53-yard field goal against Tennessee in a Week 4 win.
Nick Novak on target once again
Nick Novak made all four of his field goals in the Texans' 21-20 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. Novak made two field goals of 40 yards or further, with a long of 45 yards, and is now 8-for-10 on field goals from 40 yards or further this season. He is second in the NFL with 32 made field goals.
A stalling Texans' offense has led to a huge season for Novak, who has made nine field goals over his last two games. He has also not missed a field goal since November 13th and is 20-for-22 on extra points this season. The Texans will face the Bengals in Week 16 and Cincinnati is 9th against fantasy kickers, allowing only four double-digit point performances this season.
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