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Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
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QB - MIN
Mason Rudolph
QB - PIT
 
 
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ECR# 23# 48-
Best Rank# 10# 37-
Worst Rank# 29# 57-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total250.4117.8-
Avg Game16.711.8-
Avg Projection241.216.3-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Mason Rudolph
QB - PIT
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB at NYG
Week 2 at IND vs. DEN
Week 3 vs. TEN vs. HOU
Week 4 at HOU at TEN
Week 5 at SEA vs. PHI
Week 6 vs. ATL vs. CLE
Week 7BYE WEEK at BAL
Week 8 at GBBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. DET at DAL
Week 10 at CHI vs. CIN
Week 11 vs. DAL at JAC
Week 12 vs. CAR vs. BAL
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. WAS
Week 14 at TB at BUF
Week 15 vs. CHI at CIN
Week 16 at NO vs. IND
Week 17 at DET at CLE
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Mason Rudolph
QB - PIT
Passing
   
Pass Att499.933.5
Pass Cmp336.720.9
Pass Yards3,838.3289.9
Pass TDs24.91.6
Ints10.01.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts34.12.8
Rush Yards83.610.3
Rush TDs1.20.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.60.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points241.216.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Mason Rudolph
QB - PIT
2019 Points 
Week 114.3
Week 210.912.2
Week 312.615.5
Week 47.316.9
Week 520.59.2
Week 628.3
Week 729.2
Week 811.617.0
Week 921.311.1
Week 1019.313.6
Week 1122.910.3
Week 122.8
Week 1318.0
Week 1413.6
Week 1512.7
Week 167.99.2
Week 17
Total250.4117.8
Average16.711.8
Notes for Player Combination
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Mason Rudolph
QB - PIT
Expert 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Cousins was already a pedestrian fantasy passer last year, and now he lost Diggs. I can't demand he be any better in 2020. 
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
With the firing of Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo in December 2018, head coach Mike Zimmer made it clear he wanted to run the ball more. The result was Cousins attempting fewer than 30 passes per game in '19, which will likely be the case in 2020. 
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
I'm not going to join the Kirk Cousins-bashing bandwagon. While he's overpaid, he's not a terrible QB. From a fantasy perspective however, he's highly unlikely to be productive to a high level. In fact in his five seasons as a starter, Cousins has averaged 16.3-18.3 fantasy points, missing just one game. He's so safe but this offense runs through Dalvin Cook while their focus is to let the defense do the hard work. With Stefon Diggs gone in 2020, the Cousins floor is even lower and he remains solely a streaming/superflex option. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It's never easy to lose your top receiver during the offseason, which is what happened to Cousins when the Vikings traded away Stefon Diggs. They tried to replace him immediately, snagging Justin Jefferson in the first round of the NFL Draft. For a guy who threw just 444 pass attempts and offers no mobility, it's quite an accomplishment to finish as the No. 15 fantasy quarterback, as Cousins did. Now, with Kevin Stefanski out of town, you must wonder if the offense moves towards a more balanced attack under Gary Kubiak, though he may have been the genius behind the offense last year. Still, it's unrealistic to think Cousins throws the ball just 444 times again. Not only is the defense going through a rebuild process, but the Vikings just can't remain that efficient on the ground. Did you know the previous three seasons, Cousins was the (most recent first) QB12, QB6, and QB5? He's trending in the wrong direction, but he's still been a usable streamer in 1QB leagues. I'd be shocked if he's below 500 pass attempts this year, though he is going to become less efficient losing Diggs. Even if we repeated last year's numbers, Cousins ranked 20th in top-18-type performances, which make him a solid quarterback to use in 2QB/Superflex formats. He has no shot to lose the job, likely sees increased volume, and has finished as a top-five quarterback before. Just don't draft him in 1QB leagues as a starter for Week 1, because he's playing the Packers, a team he scored just 8.9 and 6.9 fantasy points against last year. 
Frank Bonincontri
Fantasy Wire HQ
The departure of Stefon Diggs hurts, hard to envision how Jefferson & Thielen carry this team if anything were to happen to Dalvin Cook, or threat of a run game. The defense is depleted and likely to force heavy pass game scripts 
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Cousins had a disappointing 2019 season finishing 18th overall at QB. Now he'll enter 2020 without his favorite deep threat, Stefon Diggs. Cousins will rely heavily upon Adam Thielen but will need more than one weapon to stay fantasy relevant. If rookie WR Justin Jefferson steps up, Cousins could be a steal, but that's a big if for a rookie who won't get any preseason snaps. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With Gary Kubiak now at OC, it's going to be interesting to see just how much the Vikings run the ball in 2020. Cousins will be a fringe starter for fantasy football again this season. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cousins had 3,603 yards passing and 26 passing touchdowns on a run oriented team. He is a middle of the road QB2 on an offense that abandons the pass at times.