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Kirk Cousins or Trey Lance

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Experts' Pick
 
 
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Trey Lance
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 13# 15-
Best Rank# 7# 10-
Worst Rank# 19# 21-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total67.0307.3-
Avg Game11.219.2-
Avg Projection302.6291.0-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank724-
    
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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
14 h
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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
16 h
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Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
JWB Fantasy Football JWB Fantasy Football
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Jacob Hubman J. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
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Tim Metzler T. Metzler
FantasyPros FantasyPros
18 h
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Huseyin Aksu H. Aksu
Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
22 h
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Tommy Garrett T. Garrett
Pro Football Network Pro Football Network
23 h
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Nick Spencer N. Spencer
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
24 h
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Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
24 h
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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
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Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
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Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
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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
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Matthew Hill M. Hill
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Derek Brown D. Brown
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Adam Stark A. Stark
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Liz Loza L. Loza
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Wyatt Bertolone W. Bertolone
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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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Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
Triple Play Fantasy Triple Play Fantasy
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Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
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Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
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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
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Nate Marcum N. Marcum
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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
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Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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FFToday FFToday
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John Hesterman J. Hesterman
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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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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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Zach Greubel Z. Greubel
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
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Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
4 w
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Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
05/28
#16#17-
    
Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
05/28
#14#16-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
05/27
#8#14-
    
Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
05/26
#14#13-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
The Athletic The Athletic
05/25
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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
#16#15-
    
Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
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Scott Engel S. Engel
The Game Day The Game Day
05/25
#14#15-
    
Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
05/17
#18#13-
    
Fantasy BR F. BR
Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
05/16
#14#16-
    
Matt Olson M. Olson
The Pigskin Pow Wow The Pigskin Pow Wow
05/14
#18#15-
    
Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
05/24
#15#16-
    
Kevin Hanson K. Hanson
EDSFootball EDSFootball
05/11
#13#18-
    
Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
05/10
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Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
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Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
05/06
#14#16-
    
Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
05/02
#13#16-
    
Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
05/01
#15#16-
    
Jordan Rains J. Rains
The IDP Army The IDP Army
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Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Trey Lance
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 at CHI vs. GB
Week 2 vs. SEA at PHI
Week 3 at DEN vs. DET
Week 4 vs. LAR at NO
Week 5 at CAR vs. CHI
Week 6 at ATL at MIA
Week 7 vs. KCBYE WEEK
Week 8 at LAR vs. ARI
Week 9BYE WEEK at WAS
Week 10 vs. LAC at BUF
Week 11 at ARI vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. NO vs. NE
Week 13 vs. MIA vs. NYJ
Week 14 vs. TB at DET
Week 15 at SEA vs. IND
Week 16 vs. WAS vs. NYG
Week 17 at LV at GB
Week 18 vs. ARI at CHI
Player Projections Comparison
 
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Trey Lance
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Passing
   
Pass Att488.9569.6
Pass Cmp305.4375.2
Pass Yards3,674.74,255.2
Pass TDs24.030.7
Ints13.710.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts112.928.8
Rush Yards506.6106.1
Rush TDs4.51.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.03.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points302.6291.0
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Trey Lance
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2021 Points 
Week 14.422.0
Week 225.3
Week 36.125.1
Week 420.411.1
Week 515.614.4
Week 628.5
Week 7
Week 813.2
Week 921.6
Week 1017.5
Week 110.425.2
Week 1216.5
Week 1320.2
Week 1416.0
Week 1511.5
Week 1617.3
Week 1720.1
Week 1821.9
Total67.0307.3
Average11.219.2
Notes for Player Combination
 
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Trey Lance
Trey Lance
QB - SF
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Expert 
Justin Lampkin
Clock Management Fantasy Football
This is a player that will be a rollercoasters with some very high point games and some very low point games. I don't like these players unless I'm in best ball formats. 
Bart Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
I'm starting to think Jimmy G may just stay in San Fran, but if he still goes somewhere like Carolina or even Seattle, Trey Lance will have top-10 upside for sure. 
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
Trey Lance is falling in best ball ADP because of reports surfacing that he is underwhelming at OTAs and because Jimmy Garoppolo remains on the roster. But after the 49ers beat reporters butchered the Trey Sermon situation last season and the 49ers' massive investment in Lance last year, I view this situation as an easy buy-low scenario. Garoppolo's shoulder surgery is the reason he hasn't been traded. Once he is deemed healthy, I'd presume he gets moved to a QB-needy team or to a roster that sustains an injury at the position. Lance only started two games but showed off the rushing that excited fantasy managers during draft season. The 49ers' first-year signal-caller averaged 22.4 expected fantasy points and 60 rushing yards per game. 
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
Every day that Jimmy Garoppolo remains on the 49ers' roster, it threatens Trey Lance's starting spot, but currently, I'm still projecting him to start this season. In the brief two-game sample of Lance starting last year, we got a glimpse at the biggest factor for his fantasy ceiling: the rushing upside. In those two games, Lance averaged 12 carries and 60 yards on the ground as the QB20 and QB10 in weekly scoring. Even with Garoppolo at the helm, the 49ers were sixth in EPA per play and second in yards per play. Lance's legs give him a top 12-15 fantasy quarterback floor with top-five upside should he light it up through the air.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.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Rumblings that Jimmy G may start ahead of him if not traded are terrifying. One of the most overrated early players in Best Ball 
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
The 49ers are expected to install Lance as their starting quarterback in 2022. The No. 3 overall pick in last year's draft, Lance is a gifted athlete with a live arm and the speed to be an impact runner. He'll have no shortage of pass-catching weaponry with Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle. Experience is the missing ingredient, and most people are going to rank Lance too low simply because he doesn't have a track record. The upside here is intoxicating.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
Lance feels like he will be the starter in 2022 and his running ability makes him a candidate to have a breakout 2022 fantasy season on one of the better offenses in the NFL.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.