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Kirk Cousins or Sam Darnold

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Expert
Recommendation

92%
Recommended by
85 of 92 experts
8%
Recommended by
7 of 92 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 95% 5%
Top QB Experts100%0%
Top Player Experts100%0%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 27
Best Rank# 10# 19
Worst Rank# 28# 31
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total250.4202.1
Avg Game16.715.5
Avg Projection242.6218.0
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1524
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Kirk CousinsSam Darnold
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
1 h
#23#26
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
3 h
#20#26
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#23#28
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 h
#20#25
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
5 h
#17#26
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
9 h
#21#27
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
11 h
#15#23
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
11 h
#21#28
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
16 h
#21#23
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
20 h
#20#22
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#22#21
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
2 d
#18#24
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#22#27
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#18#20
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#19#23
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
2 d
#18#23
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#22#24
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 d
#15#26
   
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
3 d
#18#31
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 d
#26#31
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 d
#27#28
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#28#26
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
4 d
#21#25
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
4 d
#23#28
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
4 d
#19#28
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
4 d
#20#25
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
4 d
#22#27
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
4 d
#24#29
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
4 d
#19#24
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
4 d
#23#27
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
4 d
#21#28
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FantasyPros
5 d
#18#23
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
5 d
#27#22
   
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
5 d
#16#27
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
5 d
#24#27
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
5 d
#16#24
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
5 d
#24#29
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
5 d
#20#26
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
5 d
#21#19
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
5 d
#22#23
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
5 d
#24#28
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
Redshirts Fantasy Football
6 d
#22#30
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
6 d
#21#28
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
6 d
#25#29
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Dynasty Nerds
6 d
#10#28
   
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
6 d
#25#29
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
7 d
#23#25
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
7 d
#20#27
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
7 d
#25#27
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 d
#20#25
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 w
#28#30
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#20#26
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#21#26
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 w
#17#23
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
2 w
#21#27
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Football
2 w
#20#25
   
2 w
#18#26
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
2 w
#23#26
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
2 w
#20#27
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 w
#15#25
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#20#22
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
2 w
#22#26
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
3 w
#14#25
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
3 w
#20#23
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
4 w
#24#26
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
4 w
#27#31
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
4 w
#21#26
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
Redshirts Fantasy Football
4 w
#20#29
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
4 w
#23#26
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
4 w
#18#24
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
4 w
#20#24
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
4 w
#21#24
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
Lukas Kacer
06/02
#22#28
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
5 d
#19#24
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#18#25
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#19#25
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
7 d
#22#27
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#22#24
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
5 d
#18#25
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
05/20
#19#21
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
05/20
#17#25
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
05/25
#22#24
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#28#27
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 w
#27#25
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
05/12
#23#32
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
05/11
#20#27
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#18#17
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
4 w
#19#24
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
05/04
#19#24
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
3 d
#23#30
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#18#22
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#17#31
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB at BUF
Week 2 at IND vs. SF
Week 3 vs. TEN at IND
Week 4 at HOU vs. DEN
Week 5 at SEA vs. ARI
Week 6 vs. ATL at LAC
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. BUF
Week 8 at GB at KC
Week 9 vs. DET vs. NE
Week 10 at CHI at MIA
Week 11 vs. DALBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. CAR vs. MIA
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. LV
Week 14 at TB at SEA
Week 15 vs. CHI at LAR
Week 16 at NO vs. CLE
Week 17 at DET at NE
Player Projections Comparison
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Passing
   
Pass Att508.1519.6
Pass Cmp342.2323.1
Pass Yards3,879.23,630.6
Pass TDs24.822.1
Ints9.915.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts33.443.6
Rush Yards96.7129.4
Rush TDs1.31.7
   
Misc
   
Fumbles4.63.8
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points242.6218.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
2019 Points 
Week 114.313.0
Week 210.9
Week 312.6
Week 47.3
Week 520.5
Week 628.320.6
Week 729.2-2.7
Week 811.615.6
Week 921.313.5
Week 1019.321.7
Week 1122.926.4
Week 1228.2
Week 1318.010.5
Week 1413.618.1
Week 1512.716.8
Week 167.99.6
Week 1710.8
Notes for Player Combination
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Sam DarnoldS. Darnold
QB - NYJ
Sam Darnold
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
A run-first offense that just lost their best receiver? Cousins is likely to finish higher than where I have him ranked because he's been durable and has zero chance of losing the starting job, but I'd rather select someone with more upside in that range. The best-case scenario for Cousins is that he finishes as a high-end QB2, which is a reach considering he threw the ball just 444 times last year. 
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. 
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 The surgery repaired a torn ligament in his non-throwing thumb. Darnold dealt with the injury for the final two months but didn't miss any time. This won't impact his offseason.