The Patriots initially had undrafted free agent kicker Nordin on their 53-man roster, but placed him on injured reserve with an abdominal injury with the hope he can return in November, the story said.
2022 Fantasy Upside
Nick Folk was one of the most reliable kickers of the 2021 season, kicking the third-most field goals (36) and posting the sixth-best conversion percentage (92.3%). The Patriots should continue to be solid on offense, at least enough to get into field goal range and score three points.
2022 Fantasy Downside
A minor knock from last season is Folk did miss five extra points and was 23rd in PAT success rate at 89.4%. All three of his misses came from 50+, so you may not always get those bonus points, if your league does such scoring.
2022 Bottom Line
Overall, Folk is still a solid fantasy kicker and is currently No. 12 on our board. You could do a lot worse for your kicker, but there are certainly stronger offenses and better kickers to keep an eye on. But Folk is far from a consolation prize.