Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 202 lbsAge: 31College: Michigan StateDrafted: #102 (4th Rd. by Washington)

Week 3 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) QB #18
Projection 16.8 pts


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After an efficient game in Week 1 where he was only forced to throw 10 times, Cousins' issues were put out there for all to see in Week 2 against the Packers, as he completed just 14-of-32 passes against the Packers, though it's important to mention he was under pressure a league-high 65.7 percent of his dropbacks in that game. Through two weeks, Cousins has been pressured on 60.9 percent of his dropbacks. The only quarterback who has been pressured on over 45 percent of his dropbacks is Deshaun Watson. Cousins doesn't have the mobility to escape pressure. Fortunately for him, he plays the Raiders this week, who could only pressure Patrick Mahomes on 8-of-46 dropbacks despite him missing his starting left tackle for the entire game. If there's a game for Cousins to get his confidence back up, it's this one. The Raiders secondary looked atrocious trying to defend Courtland Sutton, Emmanuel Sanders, Demarcus Robinson, and Mecole Hardman, so what do you think is going to happen when they meet Diggs and Thielen? Sure, Mahomes beats everyone, but the Raiders even allowed Joe Flacco to average 8.6 yards per attempt. The downside is how dominant the defense has been while at home, as Cousins has actually averaged 2.8 less points per game at home since coming to the team. She should still be efficient enough on limited attempts to post high-end QB2 numbers and be a streaming option.

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Kirk Cousins highly inefficient in loss

Kirk Cousins completed 14 of 32 pass attempts for 230 yards, one TD, and two INTs, adding two rushes for 17 yards in the Vikings’ 21-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Cousins was highly inefficient Sunday, completing less than 50 percent of his pass attempts. His day could have been better had a short Stefon Diggs touchdown not been negated by penalty, but this was still a poor effort. Green Bay’s defense is much improved, and Cousins should have an easier go next week in a home matchup with Oakland.

Zachary Hanshew - 5 days ago
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Last Week230117010.9
Season to Date164110.50.512.6
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Week 2@ GB230117010.9
Week 1vs. ATL9814114.3
Strength of Schedule
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Next Gamevs. OAK10th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesCHI, NYG, PHI6th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)DET, LAC, GB29th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--16th easiest remaining opponents