Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 202 lbsAge: 29College: Michigan StateDrafted: #102 (4th Rd. by Washington)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #9
Projection 16.8 pts


Kirk Cousins engineers winning TD drive to salvage quiet game on Sunday

Kirk Cousins threw a 4th quarter touchdown to lead the Redskins over the Rams on Sunday. For the day he completed 18 of 27 pass attempts for 179 yards and the lone touchdown. He also rushed three times for seven yards. The biggest positive is that he played turnover-free against the Rams after turning it over three times in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact

It was a disappointing fantasy day for Cousins, salvaged only by the late TD throw. The Redskins came out pounding the ball on the ground, with Cousins coasting through most of the game without having much of an impact. An injury to RB Rob Kelley may put more of an emphasis on the passing game once again in Week 3 when the Redskins host Oakland.

Micah Cedergren3 days ago
Kirk Cousins struggles in season opener

Kirk Cousins completed 23-of-40 pass attempts for 240 yards with one TD and one interception in Washington's Week 1 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. He rushed four times for 30 yards but lost two fumbles while being heavily pressured throughout the game.

Fantasy Impact

Cousins and the Redskins offense failed to find any sustained rhythm in a matchup that looked like it could yield a solid fantasy outing. A bounce-back performance is no guarantee next week as the Redskins head west to play in Los Angeles vs. the Rams.

Micah Cedergren2 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins' preseason struggles continue on Sunday

The rough preseason for Kirk Cousins and the Washington first-team offense carried into the Week 3 preseason matchup against the Bengals on Sunday. Cousins completed 10-of-19 passes for 109 yards and an interception that was returned for a TD.

Fantasy Impact

Cousins has had a shaky preseason but still looks to be poised for a big year. The offense is still working to hit its stride as key pieces have been out nursing injuries. The offense should be close to full health once the regular season begins, making Cousins a solid fantasy option at QB.

Micah Cedergren3 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins tosses TD late in first half vs. Packers

Kirk Cousins played the entire first half of the Redskins second preseason game, completing 14-of-23 passes for 144 yards and a TD before taking a rest for the second half against Green Bay.

Fantasy Impact

A quick glance at Cousins' stats can be deceiving as the Redskins offense was awful for most of the first half. The Redskins first-team offense has struggled in both preseason games, with the lone successful drive coming against the Packers backup unit right before halftime. Cousins has yet to find a groove with the receiving group as his biggest plays came on long strikes to RB Chris Thompson and TE Vernon Davis. However, there is no need to hit the panic button yet as the regular season is still three weeks away.

Micah Cedergren5 weeks ago
Kirk Cousins struggles in preseason debut

Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins first team offense struggled on Thursday night against the Baltimore Ravens. Cousins completed 1-of-2 passes for just five yards and was sacked once in two three-and-out drives before taking a seat for the remainder of the contest.

Fantasy Impact

The Redskins looked rusty in their first game situation without former offensive coordinator Sean McVay. The slow start could also be attributed to having three of Cousins' top targets being held out of the game. Despite the slow start there is little room for concern at the moment as Cousins looks primed to have a big year once his weapons return to the lineup.

Micah Cedergren6 weeks ago