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Best Rank# 9# 9-
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Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total0.0319.2-
Avg Game20.0-
Avg Projection275.5274.9-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at HOU at CIN
Week 2 vs. DEN at ARI
Week 3 vs. ARI vs. SEA
Week 4 at CIN vs. CLE
Week 5 vs. TEN vs. DET
Week 6 vs. MIA at CAR
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 at SEA vs. DAL
Week 9 vs. BUF at BAL
Week 10 at IND at LAC
Week 11 vs. SF vs. GB
Week 12 vs. ATL at SF
Week 13 at LAR at DET
Week 14 at TEN vs. PIT
Week 15 vs. HOU at CHI
Week 16 at NYJ vs. LAR
Week 17 at NE at GB
Week 18 vs. IND vs. CHI
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Passing
   
Pass Att591.7542.7
Pass Cmp379.1364.8
Pass Yards4,147.94,280.4
Pass TDs24.630.0
Ints13.313.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts66.835.3
Rush Yards342.4114.3
Rush TDs2.31.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles5.24.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points275.5274.9
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 122.8
Week 21.5
Week 321.4
Week 414.9
Week 515.2
Week 626.7
Week 7
Week 810.4
Week 920.8
Week 1018.6
Week 1123.0
Week 1226.2
Week 1322.4
Week 1417.1
Week 1520.3
Week 1623.6
Week 1734.3
Week 18
Total0.0319.2
Average20.0
Notes for Player Combination
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Expert 
Mark Ringo
Sleepers and Busts
Trevor's value all depends on what Urban Meyer does with Tim Tebow. If he uses Tebow instead of Lawrence down inside the five, Trevor's value takes a major hit. (And he could because Lawrence had some shoulder surgery in the offseason. Jacksonville is being extra careful with their prized draft pick in OTA's.) If not, Trevor could surprise a lot of fantasy folks. He's mobile & gets valuable rushing pts. He's one of the more heralded QB prospects to come out since Andrew Luck. Lawrence reminds me of a long haired, taller version of Roger Staubach. Ringo's advice- monitor the Tebow situation in preseason closely.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
It's going to be extremely tempting to pull the trigger on Lawrence in your redraft leagues later on, but we simply don't know how he's going to translate to the NFL level right away. He has the mobility and rushing upside to do great things down the road, but he shouldn't be someone that you draft with confidence and roll out there Week 1. You can draft him as a second QB if you're someone who likes deploying that strategy or keep an eye on him on your waiver wire. Unfortunately, we might see his ADP creep up by the time drafts roll around where he's going ahead of more surefire options at the QB position. In that situation, I'll lean back on experience and draft someone else who I've seen produce in the NFL previously. Lawrence has the potential to be a low-end QB1 for fantasy...it just might not happen right away.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
While it's typically tough for a rookie quarterback to make it into top-12 territory, Lawrence is likely the exception to the rule. He comes in as an advanced passer who has tremendous touch on his passes that not many rookies do. The Jaguars defense is in clear rebuild mode, which should allow for plenty of pass attempts, making 4,000-plus passing yards likely. On top of that, Lawrence has great mobility and is likely to rush for 400-plus yards and a handful of touchdowns on the ground. That alone should get him into the top-15, with a good chance at top-12.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
Generational talent. There is no "comp" for Trevor Lawrence. He's the best QB prodigy since Peyton Manning, but far more athletic. He has arm strength, speed, awareness. The total package. He's stepping into a team with a fair amount to work with on day one, and he will be the starter in Week 1. Urban Meyer has had success everywhere, but the NFL is a different animal. How the whole thing comes together will be fascinating to watch. However, Trevor Lawrence is worth a top 3 dynasty pick in any format and has the upside to finish as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 in redraft leagues. The term "can't miss" can be overused, but, it's appropriate when describing Trevor Lawrence.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.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Think Tebow ends up being a bigger thorn at the GL than any of us are anticipating 
Tim Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
The wonder kid may be coming into the NFL as a "can't miss," but he is still a rookie, playing for a rookie NFL head coach on a franchise that has seen little success. Although his talent is undeniable, going into the season with Sunshine as your QB1 is a recipe for streaming.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
Lawrence is a generational talent that should immediately be in the QB2 discussion as a rookie with QB1 upside.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.