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Experts' Pick
 
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Drew Brees
QB - FA
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - FA
, Fri 9pm EST
OUT
 
 
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Updated: Dec 3rd, 2021
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 10-
Best Rank# 8-
Worst Rank# 11-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.7NAN
Pass Yds190.9NAN
Pass TD1.3NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total220.40.0-
Avg Game20.0-
Avg Projection19.8-
Week 1216.5-
    
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Anthony Cervino A. Cervino
FF Faceoff FF Faceoff
5 m
#10-
    
Scott Pianowski S. Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
39 m
#11-
    
Mundo Fantasy MX M. Fantasy MX
Mundo Fantasy Mundo Fantasy
49 m
#10-
    
Richard Savill R. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
56 m
#9-
    
Andrew Seifter A. Seifter
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 h
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Mark Ringo M. Ringo
Sleepers and Busts Sleepers and Busts
1 h
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Chris Raybon C. Raybon
The Action Network The Action Network
1 h
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Kevin Wheeler K. Wheeler
The Draft Zone The Draft Zone
2 h
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Brandon Murchison B. Murchison
RotoBaller RotoBaller
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Pat Fitzmaurice P. Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros FantasyPros
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Kelly Smelser K. Smelser
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Mauricio Gutierrez M. Gutierrez
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
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James Bryer J. Bryer
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
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Andy Behrens A. Behrens
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Tal Malachovsky T. Malachovsky
The Fantasy Scout The Fantasy Scout
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Jordan Eisen J. Eisen
Field of Vision Sports Field of Vision Sp...
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Dylan Chappine D. Chappine
Wolf Sports Wolf Sports
5 h
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Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
Footballguys Footballguys
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Patrick Thorman P. Thorman
Establish the Run Establish the Run
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Dalton Del Don D. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
6 h
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Jaime Eisner J. Eisner
The Draft Network The Draft Network
6 h
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Joe Pisapia J. Pisapia
FantasyPros FantasyPros
6 h
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Ken Zalis K. Zalis
Pressbox Pressbox
7 h
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Richard Cooling R. Cooling
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
9 h
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Kyle Yates K. Yates
FantasyPros FantasyPros
10 h
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Bradley Stalder B. Stalder
FantasyData FantasyData
12 h
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numberFire numberFire
18 h
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FantasyData FantasyData
21 h
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Frank Stampfl F. Stampfl
CBS Sports CBS Sports
22 h
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Scott Engel S. Engel
RotoBaller RotoBaller
23 h
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Jason Petropoulos J. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
24 h
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Aaron Schill A. Schill
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Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
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Andy Holloway A. Holloway
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
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Daniel Mader D. Mader
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EDSFootball EDSFootball
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Joe Bond J. Bond
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1 d
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Matthew Freedman M. Freedman
FTN FTN
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Jeff Ratcliffe J. Ratcliffe
FTN FTN
1 d
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Christopher Dell C. Dell
Betting Predators Betting Predators
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Fantasy Couch Fantasy Couch
1 d
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Dan Harris D. Harris
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
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Seth Miller S. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football Crossroads Fantasy...
1 d
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Sean Koerner S. Koerner
The Action Network The Action Network
1 d
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Donald Gibson D. Gibson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
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Matt Schauf M. Schauf
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
1 d
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Derek Lofland D. Lofland
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
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Dave Major D. Major
XN Sports XN Sports
1 d
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Jody Smith J. Smith
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
1 d
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Matthew McCarthy M. McCarthy
Gridiron Ratings Gridiron Ratings
1 d
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Wolf of Roto Street W. of Roto ...
Roto Street Journal Roto Street Journal
1 d
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Staff Rankings S. Rankings
QB List QB List
1 d
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Jacob Gibbs J. Gibbs
SportsLine SportsLine
1 d
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Fantasy BR Fantasy BR
1 d
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Mike MacGregor M. MacGregor
Draft Buddy Draft Buddy
1 d
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Dylan Licciardo D. Licciardo
FF Gamers FF Gamers
1 d
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Aaron Larson A. Larson
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
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Elisha Twerski E. Twerski
OddsChecker OddsChecker
1 d
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David Zach D. Zach
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
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Mike Wright M. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
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Dennis Sosic D. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
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Dave Kluge D. Kluge
Footballguys Footballguys
1 d
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Kate Magdziuk K. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
1 d
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Jeff Smith J. Smith
FantasyData FantasyData
1 d
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The FFGhost T. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football Dynasty League Foo...
1 d
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Jared Smola J. Smola
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
1 d
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Chet Gresham C. Gresham
DK Nation DK Nation
1 d
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Wilmar Chaves W. Chaves
Hablemos de Football Hablemos de Football
1 d
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Elvin Ryan E. Ryan
The Pregame HQ The Pregame HQ
1 d
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Robert Waziak R. Waziak
Fantasy Life Fantasy Life
1 d
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Tozzi Brothers T. Brothers
Legion Report Legion Report
1 d
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Justin Dodds J. Dodds
SleeperWire SleeperWire
1 d
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Pierre Camus P. Camus
RotoBaller RotoBaller
1 d
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Jorge B. Edwards J. B. Edwards
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
1 d
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Andrew Erickson A. Erickson
Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
1 d
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Todd D Clark T. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix The Fantasy Fix
1 d
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Zach Greubel Z. Greubel
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 d
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Alex Godshall A. Godshall
Beaver Dam Beaver Dam
1 d
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Jacob W. Dunne J. W. Dunne
New Life Fantasy New Life Fantasy
1 d
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Scott Spratt S. Spratt
Football Outsiders Football Outsiders
1 d
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Adrian Alpanseque A. Alpanseque
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
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Chalk C.
The Undroppables The Undroppables
1 d
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Ricky Lemon R. Lemon
The Fantasy Champions The Fantasy Champions
1 d
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Craig Phillips C. Phillips
FF Prophet FF Prophet
1 d
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Jason Moore J. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
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Billy Muzio B. Muzio
FantasyData FantasyData
1 d
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Dan Yanotchko D. Yanotchko
EDSFootball EDSFootball
1 d
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Mick Ciallela M. Ciallela
Fantrax Fantrax
1 d
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Tim Petropoulos T. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
1 d
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Lawrence Jackson L. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
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Allie Fontana A. Fontana
Fighting Chance Fantasy Fighting Chance Fa...
1 d
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Ryan Hicks R. Hicks
Belly Up Sports Belly Up Sports
1 d
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Kevin English K. English
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
1 d
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Kyle Cunningham-Rhoads K. Cunningh...
STATS STATS
1 d
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Walter Cherepinsky W. Cherepinsky
WalterFootball WalterFootball
1 d
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Bill Enright B. Enright
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
1 d
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Andy Vanda A. Vanda
Take Your League Take Your League
1 d
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Rich Piazza R. Piazza
Fantasy Shed Fantasy Shed
1 d
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Dan Clasgens D. Clasgens
Get Sports Info Get Sports Info
1 d
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Clayton Cadieux C. Cadieux
Fantasy Football From Up North Fantasy Football F...
1 d
#9-
    
Andy Singleton A. Singleton
Expand The Boxscore Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#10-
    
Seth Keller S. Keller
Gridiron Experts Gridiron Experts
1 d
#10-
    
Nate Marcum N. Marcum
Fantasy In Frames Fantasy In Frames
1 d
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Chris Kennedy C. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners The Fantasy Headli...
1 d
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David Biggs D. Biggs
Drink Five Drink Five
1 d
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Matt De Lima M. De Lima
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
1 d
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Mike Harmon M. Harmon
Swollen Dome Swollen Dome
1 d
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Justin Sablich J. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy 5th Down Fantasy
1 d
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Richard King R. King
King Fantasy Sports King Fantasy Sports
1 d
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Garret Price G. Price
Dynasty Nerds Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#10-
    
Raju Byfield R. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League Win My Fantasy League
1 d
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Chris Meaney C. Meaney
FTN FTN
1 d
#10-
    
Steven Pintado S. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
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Ben Wasley B. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down The Fantasy First ...
1 d
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Francisco (Chato) Romero F. (Chato) ...
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
1 d
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Jamey Eisenberg J. Eisenberg
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
#8-
    
Smitty S.
SleeperU SleeperU
1 d
#11-
    
Matthew Betz M. Betz
The Fantasy Footballers The Fantasy Footba...
1 d
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Michelle Magdziuk M. Magdziuk
BallBlast BallBlast
1 d
#10-
    
Kevin Tompkins K. Tompkins
BallBlast BallBlast
1 d
#11-
    
Scott Bogman S. Bogman
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#12-
    
John Paulsen J. Paulsen
4for4.com 4for4.com
1 d
#11-
    
Dave Richard D. Richard
CBS Sports CBS Sports
1 d
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Nick Zylak N. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football A...
1 d
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Tyler Orginski T. Orginski
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
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Tim Brosnan T. Brosnan
Tim's Fantasy Tips Tim's Fantasy Tips
1 d
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Tyrell Maclachlan T. Maclachlan
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
1 d
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Matt Harmon M. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#10-
    
Lenny Pappano L. Pappano
Draft Sharks Draft Sharks
1 d
#10-
    
Jamie Calandro J. Calandro
Football Diehards Football Diehards
1 d
#11-
    
Ellis Johnson E. Johnson
True North Fantasy Football True North Fantasy...
1 d
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Sebastian Ardura S. Ardura
Gurus Deportivos Gurus Deportivos
1 d
#10-
    
Michael Tomlin M. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#11-
    
Ryan Noonan R. Noonan
4for4.com 4for4.com
1 d
#9-
    
Joey Wright J. Wright
Razzball Razzball
1 d
#11-
    
Mike Maher M. Maher
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#10-
    
Marc Caviglia M. Caviglia
Bruno Boys Bruno Boys
1 d
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Zachary Hanshew Z. Hanshew
FantasyPros FantasyPros
1 d
#14-
    
Brad Evans B. Evans
FadeTheNoise Podcast FadeTheNoise Podcast
1 d
#10-
    
Dominick Petrillo D. Petrillo
Fantasy Hot Read Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#8-
    
Nick Raducanu N. Raducanu
Dr. Roto Dr. Roto
1 d
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Jeff Paur J. Paur
RTSports RTSports
1 d
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Jeff Boggis J. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire Fantasy Football E...
2 d
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Adam Murfet A. Murfet
5 Yard Rush 5 Yard Rush
2 d
#11-
    
Site Rankings S. Rankings
FullTime Fantasy FullTime Fantasy
2 d
#12-
    
Donkey Teeth D. Teeth
Razzball Razzball
2 d
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Geoff Lambert G. Lambert
Going For 2 Going For 2
2 d
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Drew DeLuca D. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone NFL Spinzone
2 d
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Brandon Funston B. Funston
The Athletic The Athletic
2 d
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Zach Brunner Z. Brunner
FlurrySports FlurrySports
2 d
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Neema Hodjat N. Hodjat
Real GM Real GM
2 d
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Michael Petropoulos M. Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy BRoto Fantasy
2 d
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Scott Whitfield S. Whitfield
Roto Rankings Roto Rankings
2 d
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Liz Loza L. Loza
Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! Sports
3 d
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Dan Larocca D. Larocca
Locked In Football Locked In Football
3 d
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Jose Ramon Llaca J. Ramon Llaca
Estadio Fantasy Estadio Fantasy
3 d
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Adam Pelletier A. Pelletier
Sports Gambling Podcast Network Sports Gambling Po...
3 d
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Mike Krueger M. Krueger
FFToday FFToday
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Pro Football Focus Pro Football Focus
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Michael Fabiano M. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Drew Brees
QB - FA
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - FA
2021 Schedule 
Week 1 at CIN
36/49, 351 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
 
Week 2 at ARI
22/32, 244 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, 35 yds, 0 td
 
Week 3 vs. SEA
30/38, 323 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
 
Week 4 vs. CLE
20/38, 203 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
 
Week 5 vs. DET
25/34, 275 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
 
Week 6 at CAR
33/48, 373 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
 
Week 7BYE WEEK 
Week 8 vs. DAL
23/35, 184 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
 
Week 9 at BAL
17/28, 187 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
 
Week 10 at LAC
25/37, 294 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
 
Week 11 vs. GB
24/35, 341 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, -4 yds, 0 td
 
Week 12 at SF
20/32, 238 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
 
Week 13 at DET 
Week 14 vs. PIT 
Week 15 at CHI 
Week 16 vs. LAR 
Week 17 at GB 
Week 18 vs. CHI 
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Drew Brees
QB - FA
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - FA
, Fri 9pm EST
OUT
Passing
   
Pass Att35.2
Pass Cmp23.8
Pass Yards291.2
Pass TDs2.0
Ints0.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.8
Rush Yards6.6
Rush TDs0.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Drew Brees
QB - FA
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - FA
2021 Points 
Week 122.0
Week 225.3
Week 325.1
Week 411.1
Week 514.4
Week 628.5
Week 7
Week 813.2
Week 921.6
Week 1017.5
Week 1125.2
Week 1216.5
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Week 18
Total220.40.0
Average20.0
Notes for Player Combination
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
at DET, Sun 1pm EST
Drew Brees
QB - FA
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - FA
, Fri 9pm EST
OUT
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Cousins had been on an absolutely tear for fantasy over the previous three games leading into Week 12 against San Francisco. He had 8 passing touchdowns to zero interceptions over those games and had been racking up the passing yardage. Unfortunately, Cousins came back down to earth a little bit in Week 13 and it wasn't all because he lined up to take a snap underneath the guard at one point. He completed 20-of-32 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns to one interception. Even with those uninspiring numbers, Cousins still finished as the QB13 on the week and he's still a valuable fantasy asset. He has 23 touchdowns on the season now to just three interceptions. Those three interceptions equate to just a .7 INT rate, which is the best in the NFL right now by a wide margin based on his volume of pass attempts. Looking ahead to Week 13, he now gets to take on the Detroit Lions who just allowed 317 passing yards to Andy Dalton. Fire up Cousins as a low-end QB1 this week with plenty of upside. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Cousins feels more like a QB2 this week, the Lions are 5th against fantasy quarterbacks over the last 5 weeks and Cousins had only 14 fantasy points the first time these teams met this year back in Week 5.