Kirk Cousins
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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.

FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
Cousins will only have value if Robert Griffin III gets injured. Until then Cousins will waste away on the sideline. But good things come to those that wait. Don't believe me? Ask Aaron Rodgers, Steve Young and Kurt Warner.
The Football Girl | Aug 19th
Unlikely he'd be a good starter over the long haul, but he's a credible backup.