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Kirk Cousins or Derek Carr

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 14# 15-
Best Rank# 10# 10-
Worst Rank# 21# 21-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total286.0307.3-
Avg Game15.919.2-
Avg Projection287.7291.0-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank2524-
    
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Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
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Luke Sawhook L. Sawhook
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Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
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Kyle Richardson K. Richardson
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
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Andy Behrens A. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
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#11#12-
    
Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
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#16#13-
    
Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
17 h
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Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
22 h
#15#14-
    
Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
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#14#15-
    
Nick Spencer N. Spencer
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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#13#15-
    
Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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Alex Caruso A. Caruso
Footballguys Footballguys
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Joe Bond J. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Joey Wright J. Wright
Front Yard Fantasy Front Yard Fantasy
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Jon Jeune J. Jeune
Fantasy Football Diagnostics Fantasy Football D...
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Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
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Benjamin Klotz B. Klotz
Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
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Austin Lee A. Lee
365 Fantasy Football 365 Fantasy Football
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Robby Jeffries R. Jeffries
The Fantasy Authority The Fantasy Authority
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Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
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Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
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Site Rankings S. Rankings
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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Blake Fincher B. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe Fantasy Football Cafe
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Connor Rigg C. Rigg
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
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Guilherme Gianni G. Gianni
Fantasy Futebolista Fantasy Futebolista
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Michael Beller M. Beller
The Athletic The Athletic
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Austin Amandolia A. Amandolia
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Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
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Matthew Hill M. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football DataForce Fantasy ...
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Derek Brown D. Brown
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Adam Stark A. Stark
Everyday Fantasy Football Everyday Fantasy F...
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Richard Savill R. Savill
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Footballguys Footballguys
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Liz Loza L. Loza
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Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
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Billy Mansell B. Mansell
IDP Army IDP Army
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Justin Lampkin J. Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football Clock Management F...
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Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Des Bieler D. Bieler
The Washington Post The Washington Post
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
QB List QB List
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Tom Strachan T. Strachan
NFL Best Ball NFL Best Ball
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Daniel Mader D. Mader
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
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Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
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David Heilman D. Heilman
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
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Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
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Tommy Molioo T. Molioo
The Undroppables The Undroppables
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Tim Jablonski T. Jablonski
The Hateful 8 The Hateful 8
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#14#15-
    
Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
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#15#16-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
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#12#15-
    
Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
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#15#13-
    
Kyle Williams K. Williams
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
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Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
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Michael Fabiano M. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
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Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
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Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
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Nathan Groot Nibbelink N. Groot Ni...
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
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Bo McBrayer B. McBrayer
Going For 2 Going For 2
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Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
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Jeff Bell J. Bell
Footballguys Footballguys
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John Paulsen J. Paulsen
4for4.com 4for4.com
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Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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Site Rankings S. Rankings
FFToday FFToday
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John Hesterman J. Hesterman
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
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Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
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Michael Hauff M. Hauff
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
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Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
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Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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David Mendelson D. Mendelson
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
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Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Matt Donnelly M. Donnelly
Dynasty Vipers Dynasty Vipers
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Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
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Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
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Bart Wheeler B. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football Hail to Fantasy Fo...
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Kyle Krajewski K. Krajewski
First Seed Sports First Seed Sports
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#14#12-
    
Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
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Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
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#15#16-
    
Zach Greubel Z. Greubel
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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#15#18-
    
Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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#13#16-
    
Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
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#15#16-
    
Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
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#13#17-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
05/28
#15#16-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
05/27
#17#14-
    
Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
05/26
#12#13-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
05/25
#13#16-
    
Andersen Pickard A. Pickard
Prime Time Sports Talk Prime Time Sports ...
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Brad Evans B. Evans
Bally Sports Bally Sports
05/24
#12#15-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
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#16#13-
    
Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
05/25
#16#15-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
05/17
#15#13-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
05/16
#15#16-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
05/14
#14#15-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
05/24
#12#16-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
05/11
#15#18-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
05/10
#15#19-
    
Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
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#12#9-
    
Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
05/06
#15#16-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
05/02
#14#16-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
05/01
#13#16-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
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#14#9-
    
Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAC vs. GB
Week 2 vs. ARI at PHI
Week 3 at TEN vs. DET
Week 4 vs. DEN at NO
Week 5 at KC vs. CHI
Week 6BYE WEEK at MIA
Week 7 vs. HOUBYE WEEK
Week 8 at NO vs. ARI
Week 9 at JAC at WAS
Week 10 vs. IND at BUF
Week 11 at DEN vs. DAL
Week 12 at SEA vs. NE
Week 13 vs. LAC vs. NYJ
Week 14 at LAR at DET
Week 15 vs. NE vs. IND
Week 16 at PIT vs. NYG
Week 17 vs. SF at GB
Week 18 vs. KC at CHI
Player Projections Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Passing
   
Pass Att598.5569.6
Pass Cmp403.3375.2
Pass Yards4,524.64,255.2
Pass TDs27.330.7
Ints13.110.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts39.128.8
Rush Yards133.4106.1
Rush TDs1.21.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles4.93.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points287.7291.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2021 Points 
Week 125.022.0
Week 224.225.3
Week 322.225.1
Week 415.411.1
Week 58.214.4
Week 621.528.5
Week 720.0
Week 813.2
Week 912.321.6
Week 1019.217.5
Week 119.625.2
Week 1221.016.5
Week 1312.420.2
Week 1411.516.0
Week 1511.111.5
Week 169.517.3
Week 1712.2
Week 1815.321.9
Total286.0307.3
Average15.919.2
Notes for Player Combination
 
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Derek Carr
Derek Carr
QB - LV
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Expert 
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
The biggest winner in the aftermath of the Davante Adams trade is Derek Carr. He now has the luxury of throwing to a surplus of offensive weapons including arguably the best wide receiver in the NFL in his old college teammate. Let's not forget that when Carr had everybody available last season, the Raiders quarterback ranked second in the NFL in passing yards and 15th in fantasy points per game. However, his ceiling was limited due to his lack of mobility and weaponry; Carr did not finish better than a top-8 quarterback at any point in 2021. But Adams figures to provide Carr with a red-zone weapon like no other that will unlock his fantasy ceiling. He's the exact positive touchdown regression that should launch Carr's fantasy numbers. Carr's 3.7 TD rate in 2021 was below his career average (4.3). And his 23 total passing touchdowns were seven below expectation. Fully anticipate Carr throwing for 30-plus laser scores bare minimum with Adams at his disposal. Every quarterback last season that threw for at least 30 touchdowns finished inside the top-10 in 2021. 
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
 Kirk Cousins is the ugly duckling fantasy quarterback who found his way inside the top 12 producers (QB11, QB12) in back-to-back seasons. Cousins did so last season by directing a surprisingly up-tempo and more pass-heavy Vikings offense. Last year Minnesota was eighth and 12th in neutral pace and passing rate. With Kevin O'Connell at the controls this season, the passing rate could continue to be healthy (LAR, seventh), but the neutral pace could decline (LAR, 16th). If this happens and Adam Thielen takes a step back entering his age 32 season, Cousins will be rendered as a mid QB2.
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Carr threw for 4,804 yards in 2021, beating his previous single-season high by 701 yards. However, he threw only 23 TD passes in 17 games and ranked outside the top 15 among QBs in fantasy points per game. Carr has reached 30 TD passes only once in eight NFL seasons, and he doesn't run much. The addition of WR Davante Adams, Carr's former college teammate at Fresno State, raises the ceiling here. Still, it's probably best to view Carr as a midrange QB2.The walking definition of a league-average quarterback. Cousins' 2021 season was basically a carbon copy of his 2020 season, and he finished QB11 in fantasy scoring both years. It's possible he plays somewhere other than Minnesota in 2022, but a $35 million base salary will make him hard to move. For fantasy purposes, he's a safe, boring investment.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Carr had a very nice season with 4,618 passing yards and 21 passing touchdowns in the fantasy season. The Raiders should be a good offense under Josh McDaniels and Carr has QB1 upside in a good offensive system that became even more dangerous with the addition of Davante Adams.Cousins problem is consistency, he had seven fantasy weeks where he was a Top-10 option and five weeks where he finished outside the Top-15. He's a QB2, because he cannot be trusted to bring it every week.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Now gets to throw to the best WR in the game, division looks like shootout central. Such a safe QB1 now