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Philip Rivers or Kirk Cousins

Who Should I Draft?

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Expert
Recommendation

78%
Recommended by
99 of 127 experts
22%
Recommended by
28 of 127 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 90% 10%
Top QB Experts67%33%
Top Player Experts65%35%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 21# 24
Best Rank# 13# 18
Worst Rank# 28# 29
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total250.4255.5
Avg Game16.716.0
Avg Projection244.6230.6
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank1511
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Kirk CousinsPhilip Rivers
   
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
40 m
#20#19
   
Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 h
#23#26
   
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
3 h
#22#25
   
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
3 h
#20#18
   
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
3 h
#23#25
   
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
4 h
#21#23
   
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
7 h
#21#22
   
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
8 h
#21#24
   
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
10 h
#22#24
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
10 h
#18#23
   
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
10 h
#23#24
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
11 h
#21#24
   
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
11 h
#26#25
   
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
12 h
#22#24
   
Dave LoughranD. Loug...
Awesemo
13 h
#22#25
   
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
14 h
#20#25
   
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
15 h
#16#27
   
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
15 h
#25#28
   
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#21#25
   
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
15 h
#23#26
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
17 h
#23#27
   
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
19 h
#20#29
   
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
19 h
#19#24
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#24#20
   
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#20#22
   
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#19#22
   
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 d
#21#25
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
1 d
#24#22
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 d
#20#27
   
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
1 d
#23#22
   
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#21#26
   
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 d
#19#18
   
Nolan KellyN. Kelly
Awesemo
1 d
#21#23
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
1 d
#24#19
   
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#23#21
   
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#26#24
   
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
#20#18
   
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#18#27
   
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
2 d
#20#28
   
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 d
#22#24
   
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
2 d
#25#28
   
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
2 d
#27#25
   
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#24#19
   
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#18#26
   
Blake FincherB. Fincher
Fantasy Football Cafe
2 d
#21#24
   
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#21#26
   
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#19#23
   
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
3 d
#24#25
   
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
3 d
#25#28
   
Michael FlorioM. Florio
RotoBaller
3 d
#25#23
   
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 d
#21#24
   
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 d
#24#28
   
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 d
#20#24
   
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 d
#28#18
   
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
3 d
#20#24
   
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 d
#18#15
   
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
4 d
#20#23
   
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#20#23
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#20#28
   
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
4 d
#27#20
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
4 d
#19#22
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
4 d
#22#27
   
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
4 d
#19#20
   
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
4 d
#23#27
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
5 d
#20#23
   
Ryan Hodge R. Hodge
FantasyLabs
5 d
#24#23
   
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
5 d
#23#20
   
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
5 d
#23#22
   
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
6 d
#13#20
   
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
6 d
#22#21
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
6 d
#20#24
   
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
7 d
#21#25
   
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 w
#21#26
   
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 w
#15#26
   
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 w
#18#21
   
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 w
#21#28
   
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 w
#21#28
   
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 w
#28#23
   
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 w
#24#22
   
Michael BellerM. Beller
The Athletic
1 w
#19#23
   
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 w
#21#23
   
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#19#28
   
Doug MooreD. Moore
Inside the Pylon
1 w
#21#25
   
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1 w
#20#23
   
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
2 w
#20#29
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
2 w
#10#26
   
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 w
#21#23
   
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 w
#21#22
   
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 w
#20#23
   
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#22#26
   
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
2 w
#17#22
   
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
2 w
#21#25
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#27#28
   
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
2 w
#21#24
   
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
2 w
#22#26
   
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
2 w
#20#25
   
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
2 w
#27#30
   
Brad EvansB. Evans
FTN
3 w
#21#26
   
Matt OkadaM. Okada
BallBlast
3 w
#19#28
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
FullTime Fantasy
3 w
#15#23
   
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#21#24
   
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
3 w
#17#24
   
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
4 w
#25#20
   
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
4 w
#22#26
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#22#24
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 w
#22#23
   
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/14
#21#25
   
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
07/14
#25#30
   
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
07/14
#18#25
   
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
07/06
#17#23
   
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
07/04
#22#24
   
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
07/03
#18#24
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#24#25
   
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
07/01
#18#22
   
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
Draftwize
07/01
#24#27
   
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#24#23
   
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
06/24
#21#24
   
06/23
#18#14
   
Ben RolfeB. Rolfe
The Touchdown
06/29
#20#21
   
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
07/09
#26#25
   
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Roto Ranks
06/07
#20#19
   
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
2 w
#20#24
   
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
05/29
#18#22
   
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
05/24
#19#22
   
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
FTN
05/16
#28#31
   
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
05/08
#18#19
   
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
01/14
#18#27
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB at JAC
Week 2 at IND vs. MIN
Week 3 vs. TEN vs. NYJ
Week 4 at HOU at CHI
Week 5 at SEA at CLE
Week 6 vs. ATL vs. CIN
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 at GB at DET
Week 9 vs. DET vs. BAL
Week 10 at CHI at TEN
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. GB
Week 12 vs. CAR vs. TEN
Week 13 vs. JAC at HOU
Week 14 at TB at LV
Week 15 vs. CHI vs. HOU
Week 16 at NO at PIT
Week 17 at DET vs. JAC
Player Projections Comparison
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
Passing
   
Pass Att508.7527.5
Pass Cmp342.6336.7
Pass Yards3,890.93,921.8
Pass TDs25.225.7
Ints10.213.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts33.313.9
Rush Yards81.922.7
Rush TDs1.20.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.32.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points244.6230.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
2019 Points 
Week 114.324.9
Week 210.911.9
Week 312.619.6
Week 47.320.4
Week 520.56.1
Week 628.316.8
Week 729.221.2
Week 811.611.0
Week 921.311.8
Week 1019.313.3
Week 1122.916.1
Week 12
Week 1318.017.6
Week 1413.624.6
Week 1512.711.3
Week 167.911.2
Week 1717.7
Notes for Player Combination
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Philip RiversP. Rivers
QB - IND
Philip Rivers
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.Going to a new team is always tough on a quarterback, but it surely helps that Rivers has played in Frank Reich's offensive system before. Back in 2014-2015, Rivers threw for 9,078 yards, 60 touchdowns, and 31 interceptions over those two seasons. The offensive line in Indianapolis is the best Rivers has ever played behind, and his receiver corps of T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, and Michael Pittman isn't too shabby, either. He may be towards the end of his career, but he's going to have plenty of fantasy-worthy performances for streamers.
Elliot Berkovits
Pack to the Future
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.Seeing Rivers in a different uniform will be strange but I don't see his fantasy production to change all that much. He has a solid WR1 in T.Y. Hilton and a trusty TE in Jack Doyle. He'll have his big games but will also give you the occasional turnover-fest. I like more reliability at QB, he doesn't need to be drafted in 1 QB leagues.
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.It's highly unlikely that we see Rivers enter into the streaming QB conversation at all this season. With Rivers' high interception totals from last season, plus his inability to pick up yards on the ground, he's unlikely to ever finish within the top-12 QBs in a given week.
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 offence runs through Dalvin Cook while their focus is to let the defence do the hard work. With Stefon Diggs gone in 2020, the Cousins floor is even lower and he remains solely a streaming/superflex option.Philip Rivers is a really tough one to rank in 2020. While I like the idea of him playing behind an elite O-line, I don't think this offence will have enough passing volume to make him a viable weekly fantasy option. He's a nice, safe streamer/bye week cover/superflex option but in Indy, I don't see him managing much else.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
 IND just came off a season with the 3rd fewest passing yards in the league, with 3108. And not for lack of trying. Phil has thrown for 4000 3 times with fewer ATT than what Indy had last year
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Solid upgrade over Brissett, +4.6% Accurate & Frame throws, -3.4% Uncatchable rate.
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.