Hopkins converted his only field-goal attempt during Sunday's 31-17 win over the Packers. He also made all four of his extra points. Sunday marked the second time in just three games that Hopkins has been held to just one field-goal attempt, as opportunities have thus far evaded him in 2018. The Redskins are on a bye in Week 4, and though he's a reliable kicker, he's not worth holding on to while he's idle.
Hopkins re-signed with the Redskins on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. A hip injury limited Hopkins to eight games in 2017, but he remained effective when healthy for a third straight year, connecting on 14 of 17 field-goal attempts (82.4 percent) and 18 of 19 extra-point tries (94.7 percent). Boasting a career 91.9-percent conversion rate from inside of 50 yards, the 27-year-old Hopkins is one of the more reliable kickers in the league. It's fair to wonder if he'll lose out on some opportunities as the Redskins transition from Kirk Cousins to Alex Smith at quarterback. The change leaves Hopkins somewhere in the middle tier of kickers in the fantasy world, perhaps worthy of consideration at the very end of drafts.
Hopkins was 1-for-2 on field goal-attempts Sunday against the Giants and ended the season going 14-for-17 on field-goal attempts and 18-for-19 extra-point tries. Hopkins season was headlined by the fact that he missed nine games due to a strained rotator muscle in his right hip. It was about par for the course for the third-year pro, as his 82.4 field goal percentage was a slight tick up from his 2016 campaign (81.0%). It's worth mentioning his replacement, now-Charger Nick Rose, went 10-for-11 on field-goal attempts, which, were he to have qualified, would have placed him at fifth-best percentage in the league (the league minimum to qualify is 16 attempts).
Hopkins made both his field-goal attempts (26 and 29 yards) as well as all three of his extra-point tries in Sunday's 27-11 win over the Broncos. Hopkins has scored at least eight points in every game besides Week 1 this season. That makes him a reliable fantasy commodity heading into Sunday's season finale at the Giants.
Hopkins was 2-for-2 on field-goal attempts and 2-for-2 on extra-point tries in Sunday's 20-15 win over the Cardinals. Hopkins returned to the field Sunday after spending the previous eight weeks on injured reserve due to a strained rotator muscle in his right hip. The third-year pro didn't skip a beat in his return, knocking down a pair of field goals from 24 yards and 32 yards away.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/09||@New Orleans Saints||17||7.00|
|8||10/28||@New York Giants||27||9.00|
|10||11/11||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||5.00|
|14||12/09||New York Giants||27||9.00|