Dustin Hopkins

Dustin Hopkins

Place Kicker #3
Team: Washington Redskins
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 193 lb.
College:Florida State
Age:30
Born:October 1, 1990
Drafted:2013 / Rd. 6 (177)
Draft Team:BUF

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

March 15, 2021 10:09 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

March 14, 2021 7:32 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

January 11, 2021 11:55 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

January 5, 2021 5:32 PM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

December 28, 2020 9:09 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

December 21, 2020 12:00 PM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

December 14, 2020 10:04 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

December 8, 2020 7:58 PM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

November 30, 2020 12:23 PM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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).

November 26, 2020 12:11 PM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

November 26, 2020 6:44 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

November 25, 2020 11:28 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

November 24, 2020 12:17 PM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

November 23, 2020 2:09 PM EST

Dustin Hopkins: 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.

November 23, 2020 9:58 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: Officially in for Week 11

Hopkins (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Washington withheld Hopkins from its first two Week 11 practices while he managed the groin injury, but he was able to take every rep during Friday's session. While Hopkins' full activity wasn't enough for him to avoid taking a questionable designation into the weekend, Washington never added another kicker to the 53-man roster, which suggests there was never any real concern about his availability. The 30-year-old has been one of the least-productive fantasy options at kicker this season, converting 12 of 17 field-goal attempts and 16 of 17 extra-point tries through nine games.

November 22, 2020 8:52 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: Set to kick Week 11

Hopkins (groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, is expected to play, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Washington didn't add another kicker prior to Saturday's deadline for Week 11 roster moves, signaling that the club anticipated having Hopkins available. With 52 points through Washington's first nine games, Hopkins is a low-end fantasy option at kicker.

November 22, 2020 5:51 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: Listed as questionable

Hopkins (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Analysis: Hopkins played through the same injury last week but missed a 43-yard field goal in a three-point loss to the Lions. It's been a rough year for him overall, with five missed field goals and one shanked PAT through nine games. Hopkins is a bottom-of-the-barrel fantasy option as far as kickers are concerned, but it does at least seem he has a better than 50/50 chance to play. The team has Kaare Vedvik on its practice squad as a backup option.

November 20, 2020 10:24 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: Misses practice with groin injury

Hopkins (groin) didn't practice Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

Analysis: Hopkins has been playing through the groin injury in recent weeks, though it may be affecting his accuracy, as he had a costly miss in last week's three-point loss to Detroit. The kicker had previously been limited throughout the week, so a downgrade to a missed practice is concerning, though Hopkins would likely put himself on track to suit up Sunday against the Bengals if he's able to return to practice over the next couple days.

November 18, 2020 11:50 AM EST

Dustin Hopkins: Misfires again Sunday

Hopkins made two of three field-goal attempts and all three extra points in Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Hopkins has missed five field goals this year, and his misfire was costly in Sunday's three-point loss. This was Hopkins' second time in four games that he missed a field goal in a matchup where Washington lost by three or fewer points. Coach Ron Rivera was predictably asked about Hopkins' job security, and he said it was "something we're discussing."

November 16, 2020 8:41 AM EST

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