Tue, Jul 19th 11:44am EDT
By Steve Maro
Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports that the reason the Redskins are willing to pay Cousins $19.95 Million for one year on the Franchise Tag, but aren’t willing to give him a long-term contract is because they may see him as replaceable. Florio states the GM Scott McCloughan thinks he can find a QB just as talented as Cousins for a fraction of the price. Cousins has played his entire four year career with the Washington Redskins. (Source: ProFootballTalk)
Fantasy Impact: I expect Cousins to provide tremendous value this season playing on a one-year contract. Cousins will also be a valuable streaming option early in the season. The Redskins first six games: Steelers, Cowboys, Giants, Browns, Ravens, and Eagles, are against teams with weaker defenses or games that could likely turn into shootouts. If you are looking to stream your QB all year, Cousins could provide great value late in your draft.