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Kirk Cousins Week 3 Outlook - Titans at Vikings

By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 24th 2020, 10:09am EDT

The Vikings are running an average of just 48.0 plays per game while their opponents have averaged 71.5 of them. That's... bad. Their two opponents have held the ball for 66.4 percent of the game, which is the most in the league. In fact, the Jets are the only other team whose opponents have had the ball more than 58.0 percent of the time. It's going to be difficult to produce in those circumstances, and it doesn't help that Cousins played one of the worst games of his career in Week 2. After being under pressure on 38 percent of his dropbacks in Week 2, Cousins should have a bit more time against a Titans front that has just a 2.5 percent sack-rate through two weeks. They're still without their top cornerback Adoree Jackson, and they also had veteran Johnathan Joseph leave the game in Week 2 with a leg injury. If they're without Jackson and Joseph, they'll be starting Malcolm Butler and rookie Kristian Fulton. It's not a bad matchup, but there's no way you can trust Cousins after the outing he just had, combined with his defense's inability to get off the field. He doesn't come with a high floor and his ceiling is limited considering his current stable of pass catchers and lack of mobility. He's just a low-end QB2.

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