Dustin Hopkins

Washington Redskins
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Washington Redskins
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Makes three kicks Sunday

Hopkins made two of his three field-goal attempts while converting his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 31-13 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Hopkins was perfect on seven field-goal attempts across the last four weeks and made a pair of field goals in the first half of Sunday's Week 6 matchup. However, he missed a 42-yard try wide left early in the third quarter. The 31-year-old has made 12 of 14 field-goal attempts while converting 10 of 12 extra-point tries in 2021.

Oct 18, 2021 9:40 AM EST

Doesn't miss in Week 5

Hopkins made all three of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra points during Sunday's 33-22 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Hopkins opened the scoring with a 45-yard field goal in the first quarter that was setup by a Jameis Winston interception. The 31-year-old was then called upon twice for chip shots under 25 yards and connected on both of them easily. The perfect day for Hopkins was much needed after the seven-year veteran missed two extra points during Week 4. He remains a reliable fantasy option as long as Washington's offense continues to move the ball well.

Oct 11, 2021 11:58 AM EST

Misses two extra points

Hopkins made one field goal and went 1-for-3 on extra-point attempts during Sunday's 34-30 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Hopkins' only miss of the season before Sunday was a 50-plus yard attempt in Week 1. His extra-point struggles are concerning, but Washington will likely let the seven-year veteran work through his woes. The 31-year-old kicker has never made less than 92 percent of his extra-point attempts, so expect him to bounce back in Week 5.

Oct 4, 2021 10:49 AM EST

Slow day as Washington struggles

Hopkins made all three of his extra points but didn't attempt a field goal during Sunday's 43-21 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Washington turned the ball over twice on it's first three possessions and fell behind 21-0 early in the second quarter. Hopkins' production was limited due to the large deficit, but he was able to salvage his fantasy output by connecting on his extra-point attempts. The 30-year-old will look to bounce back against the Falcons in Week 4.

Sep 27, 2021 11:22 AM EST

Connects on game-winning kick

Hopkins made all three of his extra points and all three of his field goals -- including a 43-yard, game-winner as time expired -- during Thursday's 30-29 win over the Giants.

Analysis: All three of Hopkins' field goals came in the second half after the Giants took a 20-14 lead. The teams exchanged field goals on four consecutive possessions before Washington claimed the lead with a two-play, 75-yard drive to take a 27-26 lead. After allowing the Giants responded with a field goal, Taylor Heinicke led an 11-play drive that set Hopkins up for 49-yard, game-winning kick as time expired. The 30-year-old is a perfect 6-for-6 from inside 50 yards this season.

Sep 17, 2021 8:21 AM EST

Staying with Washington

Hopkins is signing a one-year, $2.5 million contract with Washington, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: With nearly $1.9 million guaranteed, anything short of a complete meltdown in training camp should send Hopkins into Week 1 as Washington's kicker. He hasn't gained much traction in fantasy football since the Kirk Cousins era, but Hopkins could re-emerge on the radar if his team continues to improve. He'll turn 31 in October, and has career conversion rates of 83.9 percent (FGs) and 94.9 percent (PAT), i.e., close to league-average.

Mar 15, 2021 10:09 AM EST

Expected to re-sign

Hopkins is expected to re-sign with Washington, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Analysis: Ben Standig of The Athletic adds that Hopkins' deal, which is expected to be signed after free agency officially begins mid-March, will be for one year. The veteran kicker boasts an 84 percent field goal percentage over six seasons in Washington, though in 2020 he converted just 27 of 34 field-goal tries (79 percent) over 16 regular-season games.

Mar 14, 2021 7:32 AM EST

Mostly mediocre

Hopkins played all 16 games in the 2020 regular season, converting 27 of 34 field-goal attempts (79.4 percent) and 30 of 32 (93.8 percent) point-after tries.

Analysis: The FG percentage was a career low, but that's partially due to half his attempts (17) coming in the 40-49 yard range. Hopkins made 13 of those kicks and two of four from 50-plus, while he went 12 of 13 inside of 40 yards. The 30-year-old can become an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and his career 83.9 percent conversion rate on field goals should ensure he finds work.

Jan 11, 2021 11:55 AM EST

Makes all four kicks

Hopkins made both of his field-goal attempts as well as both of his extra-point tries in Sunday night's 20-14 win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Hopkins' field goals both came from 42 yards, helping him notch eight points to end the regular season. In 16 games, the veteran accumulated 111 points, finishing 16th in the category among kickers league-wide.

Jan 5, 2021 5:32 PM EST

Rings up seven points

Hopkins made both field-goal attempts and a lone extra-point try in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Washington's offense struggled mightily with Dwayne Haskins under center, but Hopkins still managed to hit field goals from 48 and 26 yards before Haskins was benched. Hopkins underwent a touch spell through the middle part of the season, but he's now hit 11 of 12 field-goal tries over the last five games, including six kicks from beyond 40 yards.

Dec 28, 2020 9:09 AM EST

Misses extra point

Hopkins made a 48-yard field goal but missed his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 20-15 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Hopkins made his 12th field goal from beyond 40 yards this season, and he's now 12 for 18 from that range. The veteran kicker has now made 23 of 30 field-goal tries and 27 of 29 extra-point attempts this season. While Hopkins has been a bit inconsistent this season, this was the first time since Week 7 that he failed to connect on two or more field-goal tries. He'll look to get back on track in Week 16 against the Panthers.

Dec 21, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Rings up 11 points

Hopkins made three of four field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries in Sunday's 23-15 win over the 49ers.

Analysis: Hopkins hit a 51-yard field goal, tying his season long, and he added two more kicks from within 40 yards. While he did miss a 53-yarder, that was his first miss in three games. Hopkins has now made eight of nine field-goal attempts and all nine extra-point tries over the last three games. He'll look to keep it rolling against the Seahawks in Week 15.

Dec 14, 2020 10:04 AM EST

Automatic on Monday

Hopkins went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and made both extra-point tries in Monday's win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Hopkins nailed all three field-goal attempts from the 40-49 yard range Monday. Since Washington's Week 8 bye, Hopkins has gone 11-for-13 on field-goal attempts -- with all but one attempt coming from at least 30 yards out.

Dec 8, 2020 7:58 PM EST

Nails seven kicks

Hopkins connected on both field-goals attempts and all five extra-point tries in Thursday's 41-16 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: This was arguably Hopkins' best performance of 2020, as he avoided missing a kick for just the fourth time this season. Washington's offense rolled the Cowboys, too, providing ample opportunities to come through for fantasy managers. However, a Week 13 matchup against the Steelers could prove tough for the Football Team to get rolling against.

Nov 30, 2020 12:23 PM EST

Available Thursday

Hopkins (groin) is listed as active Thursday at Dallas.

Analysis: Hopkins didn't practice at all this week, but Washington opted not to add a kicker to the active roster in advance of this game, signaling he was slated to play Week 12. Indeed, he'll be available against the Cowboys' bottom-ranked scoring defense (31.8 points per game).

Nov 26, 2020 12:11 PM EST

Should be available Thursday

With Washington not adding another kicker to the team's active roster, it appears as though Hopkins (groin) is in line to play Thursday against Dallas, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Hopkins' Week 12 status will be confirmed when Washington's inactives are posted prior to Thursday's 4:30 ET kickoff. Through 10 games this season, Hopkins has averaged six points, a tally that limits the kicker's fantasy utility to deeper formats.

Nov 26, 2020 6:44 AM EST

Draws questionable tag

Hopkins (groin) is officially listed as questionable for Thursday's game in Dallas, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Hopkins wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week due to a lingering groin injury, but the issue hasn't stopped him from suiting up for Washington's last two games. The veteran kicker thus appears on track to suit up Thursday, but Kaare Vedvik lies in wait on the practice squad in case of emergency.

Nov 25, 2020 11:28 AM EST

No work in practice

Hopkins (groin) was a non-participant in Tuesday's practice, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

Analysis: Hopkins' practice reps have been managed carefully since Week 10 while he's managed a right groin injury, but the kicker has proceeded to play in both of Washington's past two games, converting four of six field-goal attempts and nailing all five extra-point tries between those contests. He may end up being listed as questionable for this week's Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Cowboys, but unless Washington adds another kicker to the roster, Hopkins shouldn't be in any real danger of missing the contest.

Nov 24, 2020 12:17 PM EST

Back on injury report

Hopkins (groin) was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate, Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Analysis: Hopkins missed the first two practices of the week prior to suiting up for this past Sunday's win over the Bengals. He should be fine again this week. His performance is a larger concern than his health, as he's connected on just 14 of 20 field-goal attempts (70 percent) this season. If Hopkins disappoints in Thursday's game against the Cowboys, Washington could look to make a change with 10 days until its next game.

Nov 23, 2020 2:09 PM EST

Inconsistencies continue

Hopkins made two of three field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries in Sunday's 20-9 win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Hopkins shook off a groin injury and was able to play in Week 11. It was another uninspiring effort by the 30-year-old kicker, however, as he's now made just 14 of 20 field-goal tries this year, so questions about his job security continue to loom large. Perhaps this will be the last straw, but Washington escaping with a win may cover up Hopkins' blemishes.

Nov 23, 2020 9:58 AM EST

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