The Washington Football Team gambled three weeks ago by releasing veteran kicker Dustin Hopkins and replacing him with unproven Chris Blewitt. The move didn't work out, and Blewitt was released Tuesday after having three kicks blocked in his two games.
Washington signed veteran Joey Slye as its new kicker.
In six games with the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers this season, Slye was a combined 11-of-13 on field goals and 9-for-12 on extra points.
LAC K Dustin Hopkins - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Broncos
Dustin Hopkins nailed all three of his field-goal attempts against the Texans last week, marking his third straight game with 100% accuracy on field goals. Hopkins has converted 23 of his 25 attempts since signing with the Chargers and is the K10 overall this season.
As with the rest of the offensive players on the Chargers, Hopkins faces a tough matchup on paper against the Broncos. They rank 5th in aFPA to kickers this season, with teams converting just 20 of 27 attempts against them in 2021 (74.1%). Still, given his current proficiency, Hopkins is a top 10 option at the kicker spot in Fantasy Championship week.