Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
QB - #17 127.83 WAS Active 4 years 27 6'3 202 @KirkCousins8
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2015 Outlook: Deep-league Only

Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): In his 12 starts this year, Cousins has 10 games with only one passing TD and two games with three TDs or more (both at home). He has four 300-yard passing games. Chicago is just above the league average in QB Fantasy points, with one team scoring over 30 Fantasy points. Solid completion rate (68.6) with talent at WR and TE, but both teams in this game will rather be balanced on offense.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/3): Cousins has over 300 yards passing in his last three games at home, with two games with four TDs. On the year he has eight games with only one passing TD. The Cowboys continue to play well defending QBs. They rank 6th in the league, with their last six opponents scoring fewer than 20 Fantasy points. QBs have 11 passing TDs vs. the Cowboys, with one 300-yard passing game. Both teams will run the ball in a ball control style of offense. Playing well at home, but this isn't a great matchup.

UPDATE (10/3): Despite earning the starting job in Washington, Kirk Cousins remains a tenuous Fantasy option. He only has value in 2QB leagues. The NFC East isn't known for their defense so Cousins will occasionally shine. That said, this offense has a long way to go before you should consider adding him to your bench.

I know many Washington fans and possibly the Redskins staff are pining for Cousin to start. Kirk is pocket passer with a quicker release and better decision making pre-snap. When compared to Griffin, Cousin was sacked only eight times in his 204 pass attempts (Griffin was sacked 33 times on his 214 pass attempts). This stat alone will give Washington a better chance of avoiding negative plays. In his five starts, Kirk threw for 2,780 yards (292 yards per game) with three games with two TDs or more. Unfortunately, Cousins has committed too many mistakes (19 INTs in 16 games) while struggling to win games (2-7). His arm has upside and his game is strong enough to steal the starting job from RGIII if he falters. Last year, Kirk averaged 8.4 yards per pass attempts, which is an attractive number, while competing 61.8 percent of his passes. Cousins is a player to keep an eye on with QB2 value when starting.

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