By Jonathan Ebanks, Redskins Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 7:00pm EDT
Before Redskins' quarterback Kirk Cousins was drafted into the NFL, draft pundits compared him to inconsistent quarterback Rex Grossman. (Source: John Keim via Twitter
Fantasy Impact: While Rex Grossman had a decent arm, led the 2006 Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl, and won his fair share of games in the NFL, his reputation will forever be mired by his inconsistency. Grossman possessed the raw talent required to succeed in the NFL, but his decision-making was spotty. His mental game (or lack thereof) hurt him and his team more often than it helped. Cousins' arm isn't quite as good as Grossman's was, but Cousins' decision-making is a bit better than Grossman's. Regardless, both quarterbacks have a similar style of play, but Cousins' intelligence is what will give him more success in Washington than Grossman had as a Redskin. Look at Cousins as a high-end QB2 in Week 3.
By Scott Ellinwood, Redskins Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 1:38pm EDT
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins was pressed into action in the first quarter on Sunday, following a serious ankle injury to starter Robert Griffin III. Cousins had an outstanding game, completing 23 of 33 passes for 250 yards and two TDs. Cousins figures to be the starter for at least the next 5-6 games and possibly further, and he will look to continue his success against the Eagles in Week 3.
Fantasy Impact: Cousins is a must-add waiver wire pickup if you need help at QB. He has demonstrated his ability as a pocket passer and with the offensive skill position talent at his disposal, Cousins could put up good numbers.
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.
ESPN | Sep 17th
Matthew Berry's top 200 rankings for fantasy football Week 3 reflect his belief that Kirk Cousins can be the engine that drives Washington's offense.
Razzball | Sep 17th
Muah! That’s the sound I expect to hear from you when you start Kirk Cousins this week. I fully expect your lips to be on the computer screen on Sunday giving your DraftKings lineup a big smackaroo because of the numbers he’ll bestow upon you.
RotoBaller | Sep 17th
BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues or Deeper Owned in 29% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: If you read my Week 2 Risers and Fallers article last week, you knew that I was not very high on Robert Griffin III. Little did I know that he was going to dislocate his ankle, paving the way for Kirk […]
ESPN | Sep 16th
Is Kirk Cousins an upgrade over RG III in Washington? Matthew Berry and Louis Riddick answer that question, then discuss the fantasy value of players who are coming in as replacement starters, including Kirk Cousins, Donald Brown and Knile Davis.
Breaking Football | Sep 16th
The parody in the NFL is what makes it so great. It is truly unpredictable week to week. Raise your hand if you had Buffalo sitting atop the AFC East at 2-0 after two games. Who saw San Diego giving Seattle more than they could handle in week 2? So what could possibly be in store for week 3……Jacksonville beating Indianapolis? Let’s do our best to weed out some good matchup...
ESPN | Sep 16th
Christopher Harris analyzes Kirk Cousins' value heading into Week 3.
ESPN | Sep 16th
ESPN's Christopher Harris lists some top waiver-wire targets for Week 3, including Ahmad Bradshaw and Kirk Cousins.
Breaking Football | Sep 15th
After starting 2-3 with 38 yards, Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III went down hard from a non-contact injury. If you watched the replay in slow-mo, and I know you did cause us Americans are sick, you squirmed in your seat. The injury was later confirmed to be a dislocated ankle. On Monday RG3 received an MRI showing no fracture, which is good news for the time being. The &lsq...
Breaking Football | Sep 15th
We did pretty well last week. Jake Locker flopped but should be solid moving forward. Our RBs Justin Forsett and Terrance West played well, while WR Andrew Hawkins continued to lead the way for the Brows’ WR corps. Allen Hurns got injured but we can’t account for that. As for Andre Caldwell, well maybe it’s time for us to give up on the Broncos’ WRs. Don’t give up on ...