Wed, Sep 2nd 8:13am EDT
By Michael Bryan
Washington head coach Jay Gruden has announced Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback for the forseeable future. Rumors have been swirling around the quarterback position in Washington throughout the preseason stating there was a great deal of tension between team ownership and the front office/coaching staff regarding the starting quarterback position. Ownership has been very adamant about wanting Robert Griffin III to be the starter, but it appears the coaching staff has gotten their way as Cousins will be under center in week 1. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Cousins put up some decent numbers during the 2014 season, but he was woeful from a win/loss perspective. Of the 6 games he appeared in, the Redskins were 2-4. In one of those wins he was replaced by Colt McCoy who led a comeback against the Titans (the other win came against Jacksonville). Cousins has the job for now, but this will likely be a situation that will continue to develop throughout the season. The best advice for your fantasy team is to stay away from the Washington quarterbacks until we see some results.
The Redskins confirmed the reports that Kirk Cousins will be the team's starter Week 1. But head coach Jay Gruden also said Cousins will be the team's QB in 2015. (Source: Tarik El-Bashir on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This would seem to end the Robert Griffin III era in Washington. Cousins hasn't been anything too special in his limited showings over the years, but we'll see how he responds to the starting role. He's likely to start the season on most league's waiver wire.
The Redskins have named Kirk Cousins as their Week 1 starter as Robert Griffin III continues to recover from a head injury. (Source: Dianna Marie Russini on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: RGIII won't undergo a concussion test until next week, which has led to the reports the Redskins have named Cousins as their starter for Week 1. There seems to be a division in Washington regarding Griffin, and Cousins would at least appear to have an opportunity to win the starting role outright should he perform well in the early going.
Starting in place of Robert Griffin, Kirk Cousins completed 20 of 27 passes for 190 yards and a touchdown in Washington's 31-13 victory over the Ravens.
Fantasy Impact: In what is expected to be an audition for the week 1 gig in Washington, Cousins added to his impressive preseason stats. With a 75% completion percentage and 8.2 yards per attempt, He has thoroughly outplayed Griffin. But his redraft appeal is limited to a QB2 given Washington's limitations.
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