Kirk Cousins
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By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 5:06pm EDT

With starter Sam Bradford out for the season with a torn ACL, there is growing media speculation that the Rams may reach out to the Redskins about the availability of QB Kirk Cousins. (Source: CSN Washington)

Fantasy Impact: Cousins could thrive as a starter and should be monitored closely. Be ready to sign/draft him if he lands a starting job. Sign him immediately if he is available in dynasty leagues.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 24th 1:50am EDT

Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins put on a clinic against the Ravens' depth, putting up 122 yards and two touchdowns on 14-of-20 passes.

Fantasy Impact: His very first drive outdid everything Redskins QB Robert Griffin III had done all game. He completed five of his seven passes for 52 yards and a TD on that drive. He displayed much better command of the offense, better pocket presence, and made better reads than Griffin. The organization and the fans love Cousins, but Daniel Snyder is in Griffin's corner and the coaching staff has put all of their faith in Griffin. Even if Griffin falls flat on his face this season, it's more likely that the team will stick with him over switching to Cousins.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 10:48pm EDT

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins had a strong game against Baltimore in a 23-17 loss. Cousins finished 14 of 22 for 122 yards and 2 TDs.

Fantasy Impact: The contrast between Cousins and Robert Griffin III in this game was striking. While RG3 looked tentative, Cousins looked decisive. When RG3's arm looked unimpressive, Cousins had zip. While RG3's grasp on the starting role is secure today, if his poor play carries into the regular season, Cousins will start at some point this season. Cousins has more experience as a drop back, pocket passer and shows decisiveness in his reads. Quarterback controversy brewing in Washington? Get your popcorn ready.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Aug 19th 9:23am EDT

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins completed 12 of 21 passes for 145 yards along with one TD and one INT in Monday night's win over Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: For the most part, Cousins looked in sync with his receivers and seemed to have a decent grasp of the playbook. He worked extensively with the second and third teams but was able to move the ball and connected with rookie WR Ryan Grant on a score. Keep Cousins in mind on draft day, particularly in keeper/dynasty leagues.

By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 11:28am EDT

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins understands that he is relegated to a backup role as long as starter Robert Griffin III remains healthy. Cousins looked sharp in the preseason opener and had Patriots staff impressed enough that they came away from joint practices believing Cousins was the best Redskins quarterback. (Source: Washington Post)

Fantasy Impact: Cousins makes an excellent handcuff to RG3 and one with significant upside in keeper and dynasty leagues. There has been much speculation in Washington that Cousins will depart following the 2014 season and that Colt McCoy will serve as the second string quarterback in the years ahead. Stash Cousins if you can.

By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 7:40pm EDT

QB Kirk Cousins had an option play backfire on him pretty badly in Thursday's practice. There seemed to be a disconnect between him and LT Morgan Moses. Morgan Moses blocked for an inside run, but did not expect Cousins to keep the ball and pass. Cousins wanted to quickly hit one of his receivers for a short gain, but since Moses was blocking for the run, rookie LB Trent Murphy was completely unaccounted for and easily reached Cousins to end the play. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It's been argued that Cousins is a better fit for HC Jay Gruden's offense than QB Robert Griffin III is, but Cousins certainly cannot pull off the option the way Griffin can. Either way, these hiccups will always happen when players are learning a new offense, and Cousins has generally shown a pretty decent grasp of Gruden's scheme so you shouldn't be worried about him. If Griffin misses time (and he probably will I'll bet), then Cousins should be able to jump in and produce without a hitch as he always does. In the event of a Griffin injury, Cousins would certainly be a startable option for desperate fantasy owners.

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