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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 Rankings

Kirk Cousins Note
Kirk Cousins photo 25. Kirk Cousins (vs . GB)
We watched Cousins have tremendous success against the Packers pre-Matt LaFleur, but what happened in 2019? He played two games against them, completing just 30-of-63 passes (47.6 percent) for 352 yards and two touchdowns. His completion rate against the rest of the league was 72.7 percent, so there was clearly an issue. I don't think losing Stefon Diggs in the offense is going to help much, as his replacement, Justin Jefferson, missed much of training camp on the COVID list. The Packers didn't allow a single quarterback more than 23.2 fantasy points against them last year, and Dak Prescott was the only one who finished better than QB10. The Packers didn't lose anyone of note on their defense this offseason, and they upgraded the starter they did replace (Blake Martinez to Christian Kirksey). If the Vikings are smart, they'll lean heavily on the run-game this week, similar to the way they did last year. Cousins should be considered a low-upside QB2 for this contest and not someone I'd consider for tournaments, either.
32 weeks ago
Sean Mannion Note
Sean Mannion photo 54. Sean Mannion (vs . GB)