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Baker Mayfield or Kirk Cousins

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
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Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
 
 
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47 of 63 experts
25%
Recommended by
16 of 63 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 17-
Best Rank# 13# 12-
Worst Rank# 28# 28-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total319.2255.8-
Avg Game20.016.0-
Avg Projection271.6266.6-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank154-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
Expert Ranks 
Kirk CousinsBaker MayfieldAdd Player
    
Benjamin KlotzB. Klotz
Touchdown Squad
5 h
#20#15-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#15#18-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
11 h
#23#18-
    
Ellis JohnsonE. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football
16 h
#24#25-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
21 h
#16#19-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#14#22-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#19#15-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
2 d
#18#22-
    
Dylan LicciardoD. Licc...
FF Gamers
3 d
#17#15-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 d
#17#16-
    
Adrian AlpansequeA. Alpa...
Estadio Fantasy
3 d
#19#20-
    
Tommy MoliooT. Molioo
The Undroppables
3 d
#17#14-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3 d
#20#21-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
4 d
#15#19-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
4 d
#16#18-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
4 d
#16#17-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
6 d
#18#21-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
7 d
#22#17-
    
Jose Ramon LlacaJ. Ramo...
Estadio Fantasy
7 d
#24#22-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
7 d
#15#16-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 w
#13#28-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#14#15-
    
Francisco (Chato) RomeroF. (Cha...
Estadio Fantasy
1 w
#17#18-
    
Clayton CadieuxC. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North
1 w
#16#19-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 w
#18#19-
    
Travis SeelT. Seel
True North Fantasy Football
1 w
#14#22-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 w
#13#18-
    
Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
1 w
#16#23-
    
Tyrell MaclachlanT. Macl...
True North Fantasy Football
1 w
#21#12-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#15#17-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 w
#20#18-
    
Joe PisapiaJ. Pisapia
FantasyPros
1 w
#16#21-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 w
#16#18-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 w
#21#22-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 w
#16#17-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
3 w
#24#19-
    
Wilmar ChavesW. Chaves
Hablemos de Football
3 w
#20#19-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 w
#22#24-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
3 w
#16#18-
    
Elvin RyanE. Ryan
The Pregame HQ
4 w
#15#18-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#12#17-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
4 w
#17#20-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
4 w
#16#18-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
4 w
#16#25-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
4 w
#16#17-
    
Aaron LarsonA. Larson
FantasyPros
4 w
#16#20-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 w
#16#21-
    
Brendan TumaB. Tuma
FantasyPros
04/13
#15#18-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
03/29
#14#19-
    
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
03/28
#16#17-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
03/24
#20#16-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
2 d
#28#17-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#15#19-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
03/03
#17#16-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
5 d
#17#20-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
03/02
#16#17-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
02/23
#18#19-
    
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
02/17
#15#16-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
02/04
#16#17-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
02/01
#16#18-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
SportsGrid
01/25
#16#17-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
01/05
#13#17-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
12/30
#23#20-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN at KC
Week 2 at ARI vs. HOU
Week 3 vs. SEA vs. CHI
Week 4 vs. CLE at MIN
Week 5 vs. DET at LAC
Week 6 at CAR vs. ARI
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. DEN
Week 8 vs. DAL vs. PIT
Week 9 at BAL at CIN
Week 10 at LAC at NE
Week 11 vs. GB vs. DET
Week 12 at SF at BAL
Week 13 at DETBYE WEEK
Week 14 vs. PIT vs. BAL
Week 15 at CHI vs. LV
Week 16 vs. LAR at GB
Week 17 at GB at PIT
Week 18 vs. CHI vs. CIN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Passing
   
Pass Att528.8525.0
Pass Cmp355.9331.1
Pass Yards4,250.63,838.1
Pass TDs29.528.5
Ints13.512.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts34.249.5
Rush Yards114.0182.9
Rush TDs1.22.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles4.13.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points271.6266.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 122.810.9
Week 21.516.3
Week 321.414.3
Week 414.915.2
Week 515.217.6
Week 626.77.3
Week 730.8
Week 810.47.8
Week 920.8
Week 1018.65.4
Week 1123.07.1
Week 1226.218.4
Week 1322.428.5
Week 1417.131.0
Week 1520.321.0
Week 1623.68.0
Week 1734.316.2
Week 18
Total319.2255.8
Average20.016.0
Notes for Player Combination
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Yes, I'm fully aware that Cousins has continually finished as a top-12 quarterback, but my rankings are based on how I'd draft quarterbacks and not where I project them to finish. Why? Well, Cousins has stayed healthy and played all 16 games, allowing him to finish higher than those right around him who missed a game or two. But on a week-to-week basis, you're never going to say Cousins is a top-12 quarterback. He's a rock-solid QB2 in Superflex formats, but he's just a streamer in 1QB leagues. I'd rather draft someone like Trevor Lawrence for upside.We watched Mayfield take major strides in Kevin Stefanski's offense as the year went on in 2020, but it's important to remember that he didn't throw the ball more than 33 times in 12-of-16 games. They want to play good defense and run the ball as much as possible, which makes Mayfield much more efficient. While he's a great target in 2QB leagues, there's rarely a week-to-week ceiling to his projection.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cousins was the 11th ranked fantasy QB in 2021 with 319.20 fantasy points in 16 games and he should continue to put up great numbers, especially with how good Justin Jefferson was in his rookie year.Mayfield was a better NFL quarterback that fantasy quarterback this year and it remains to be seen if he can build on his solid play in the second half of the season. Mayfield is a QB2 with both some upside and risk due to inconsistent play over his first three years.