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Kirk Cousins
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QB - MIN
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 16-
Best Rank# 9-
Worst Rank# 28-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total319.2251.0-
Avg Game20.015.7-
Avg Projection274.4-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank20-
    
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Kirk CousinsPhilip RiversAdd Player
    
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The Fantasy Scout
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Win Daily Sports
10 h
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RotoBaller
12 h
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New Life Fantasy
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FF Faceoff
14 h
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Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
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15 h
#16-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast
17 h
#16-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
17 h
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WalterFootball
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Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
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The Athletic
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Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
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Pro Football Network
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Draft Sharks
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Take Your League
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4 d
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Expand The Boxscore
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FF Prophet
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The Game Day
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The Fantasy First Down
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Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
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The Fantasy Headliners
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Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
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Sean KoernerS. Koerner
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Rudy GambleR. Gamble
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Donald GibsonD. Gibson
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Nick ZylakN. Zylak
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Peter RogersP. Rogers
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Jarad EvansJ. Evans
Pro Football Focus
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Elvin RyanE. Ryan
The Pregame HQ
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Fantasy Football From Up North
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
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Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
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05/30
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Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
07/01
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Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
07/01
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Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
06/29
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Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
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Adam MurfetA. Murfet
5 Yard Rush
06/28
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06/22
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SmittyS.
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06/15
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Richard KingR. King
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Richard CoolingR. Cooling
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07/01
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05/31
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05/28
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Nick RaducanuN. Radu...
ProjectRoto
05/27
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Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
SleeperWire
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07/04
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN 
Week 2 at ARI 
Week 3 vs. SEA 
Week 4 vs. CLE 
Week 5 vs. DET 
Week 6 at CAR 
Week 7BYE WEEK 
Week 8 vs. DAL 
Week 9 at BAL 
Week 10 at LAC 
Week 11 vs. GB 
Week 12 at SF 
Week 13 at DET 
Week 14 vs. PIT 
Week 15 at CHI 
Week 16 vs. LAR 
Week 17 at GB 
Week 18 vs. CHI 
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Passing
   
Pass Att542.7
Pass Cmp364.8
Pass Yards4,280.6
Pass TDs30.0
Ints13.3
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts35.3
Rush Yards114.3
Rush TDs1.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles4.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points274.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 122.816.8
Week 21.511.9
Week 321.412.7
Week 414.911.2
Week 515.27.6
Week 626.725.7
Week 7
Week 810.422.3
Week 920.88.1
Week 1018.616.3
Week 1123.022.4
Week 1226.218.8
Week 1322.419.2
Week 1417.117.8
Week 1520.317.0
Week 1623.611.8
Week 1734.311.4
Week 18
Total319.2251.0
Average20.015.7
Notes for Player Combination
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Expert 
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Justin Jefferson's emergence along with teammates Adam Thielan and Dalvin Cook give Cousins and the Vikings offense some hope. Captain Kirk's lack of mobility limits his upside. He's never been elite- either as a NFL QB or a fantasy QB. He throws too many untimely interceptions. Cousins is good for around 4,000 yards and 32 TDs. He's a backup QB or spot starter. Capt. Kirk, "Mr. Checkov, Red Zone Alert. Shields up. Mr. Sulu, lock phasers on target, WR Justin Jefferson, and await my command." Sulu, " Phasers locked Captain." Capt. Kirk, "Fire!! 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Cousins has now finished each of the past three seasons as the QB18 or better. He's an extremely safe option that gives you a solid floor week in and week out, but he's capped by the overall offense and how it's structured. With the Vikings being so committed to the run, their overall pass attempts will never reach the point where Cousins is able to crack the top-8 at the QB position. He's a solid streaming option yet again this season and a very sturdy QB2 in Superflex leagues, but we shouldn't be viewing him as anything more than that. 
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. 
Joe Pisapia
FantasyPros
Kirk Cousins is a better fantasy quarterback than you realize. He's just a slow starter. I will now elaborate. In September of 2019, Cousins threw for just 3 TDs and 2 INT with 183 passing YPG. For the next two months, Cousins threw for 18 TDs and 1 INT with 288 passing YPG. Through Cousins' first six games of 2020, 11 TD/10 INT/245 passing YPG. Over the next ten games, 24 TD/3 INT/279 passing YPG. One year is an anomaly. Two years is a trend. Cousins may never be a perfect QB in fantasy or reality, but when he's on a good run, he's a QB1. He finished as such in 6 of his eight last games to close out the season. Those runs make him very appealing in DFS at specific points, as he will be undervalued. As your second QB in Superflex, he is a strong option. As a QB1 in deeper leagues, you'd like a tad more consistency, but Cousins has an excellent complement of weapons and is still just 32 years old. Expect 4k yards and 30 TDs in 2021, just be prepared for a slow start. 
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
The perennially underrated Cousins is being underrated again. He has finished in the top-10 in True Throw Value (a BRoto Fantasy Exclusive Stat that measures a QB's fantasy efficiency through the air) in four of the last five seasons including 2nd overall last season. The problem with Cousins output is lack of opportunities. 
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.