Hopkins is signing a one-year, $2.5 million contract with Washington, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. 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. Hopkins will turn 31 in October, and he has career conversion rates of 83.9 percent (FGs) and 94.9 percent (PAT), i.e. close to league-average.
Hopkins is expected to re-sign with Washington, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports. Ben Standig of The Athletic adds that Hopkins' deal, which is expected to be signed after free agency officially begins March 17, will be for one year. The veteran kicker boasts an 84 percent field-goal conversion rate over six seasons in Washington, though in 2020 he converted just 27 of 34 field-goal tries (79 percent) over 16 regular-season games.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Hopkins made both field-goal attempts and a lone extra-point try in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Panthers. 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 rough 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.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||Los Angeles Chargers||25||8.19|
|2||09/16||New York Giants||22||7.94|
|5||10/10||New Orleans Saints||10||6.72|
|6||10/17||Kansas City Chiefs||5||6.37|
|7||10/24||@Green Bay Packers||11||6.72|
|10||11/14||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||6.75|
|13||12/05||@Las Vegas Raiders||27||8.88|
|18||01/09||@New York Giants||22||7.94|