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 - #28 188.82 WAS Active 3 years 27 6'3 209 @KirkCousins8

2015 Outlook: Deep-league Only

Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs


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.

Latest Update

Aug-31-15 Redskins QB Kirk Cousins named the starter in Washington

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins has been named the Week 1 starter. Robert Griffin III's future is now very much in doubt. This is not an injury situation, although, RG3 was allegedly dealing with a concussion issue. The coaching staff just thinks Cousins is the better option.

Fantasy Analysis:

What gets lost in the mix here is that Colt McCoy is the best quarterback on the roster. RG3's future in Washington appears to be over. It remains to be seen if they can trade him or somehow part ways, which would be the best thing for Griffin. The Redskins may be the most dysfunctional franchise in the NFL. It's between the Redskins, Browns and Raiders. RG3 deserves a fair shot in a stable situation. None of the Redskins' quarterbacks should be drafted.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

8/31 - Redskins QB Kirk Cousins named the starter in Washington
8/28 - Redskins QB Robert Griffin III will not be cleared for Saturday's game Injury

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