Jared Goff or Kirk Cousins

Who Should I Start? - Week 7

 
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  Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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ECR# 7# 18-
Best Rank# 1# 17-
Worst Rank# 9# 21-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at ATL at DET-
Matchup Rank223-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp19.611.6
Pass Yds232.4140.4
Pass TD2.10.5
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total89.493.9-
Avg Game14.915.7-
Avg Projection19.314.9-
Week 61.128.3-
    
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  Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at CAR
23/39, 186 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. NO
19/28, 283 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, -2 yds, 1 td
at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at CLE
24/38, 269 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. TB
45/68, 517 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 5 at SEA
29/49, 395 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. SF
13/24, 78 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at ATL at DET
Week 8 vs. CIN vs. WAS
Week 9BYE WEEK at KC
Week 10 at PIT at DAL
Week 11 vs. CHI vs. DEN
Week 12 vs. BALBYE WEEK
Week 13 at ARI at SEA
Week 14 vs. SEA vs. DET
Week 15 at DAL at LAC
Week 16 at SF vs. GB
Week 17 vs. ARI vs. CHI
  Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att39.130.6
Pass Cmp25.820.6
Pass Yards306.3241.9
Pass TDs2.01.4
Ints0.80.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.12.2
Rush Yards4.76.2
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.314.9
   
  Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Points 
Week 110.414.3
Week 219.110.9
Week 316.212.6
Week 423.77.3
Week 518.920.5
Week 61.128.3
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  Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
at ATL, Sun 1pm EDT
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Goff has been terrible over his last 14 games (playoffs included), however the Falcons have been even worse. Over the last 19 games without Keanu Neal, they have allowed 15 quarterbacks post at least 18.5 fantasy points and finish as the QB13 or better. So, essentially, quarterbacks have had a 79 percent chance to finish as a top-12 option against them, which does include each of their last four opponents this year (Kyler Murray, Deshaun Watson, Marcus Mariota, and Jacoby Brissett). The crazy part is that none of them have had to throw more than 37 pass attempts to get there, as they all averaged 8.4 or more yards per attempt. Going to play in the dome at Atlanta has been a high-scoring stadium and it could allow for the Goff-led Rams offense to bounce back. He's in the top-12 quarterback options this week.The one part many are missing here is that Cousins has still thrown just 56 passes in those two games. The Vikings were and still are a run-first team. Their 47:53 run to pass ratio is the second-most run-heavy in the league, so he needs to get it done on efficiency, or he's not going to be a very good fantasy option. The Lions have not been a team who's allowed very good efficiency, as quarterbacks have completed just 56.5 percent of passes (3rd-lowest mark in the league, behind only the Patriots and 49ers) and averaged just 7.04 yards per attempt. In two games against the Lions last year, Cousins threw the ball just 50 times in the two games combined. The good news for Cousins is that the Lions opponents have averaged a league-high 69.8 plays per game, which is quite the difference from the 59.2 plays per game the Vikings average. There should be more plays available because of that, but with how generous the Lions have been on the ground this year, it could just mean more rushing attempts. Gamescript will matter in this game, and if the Lions jump out in front, they'll likely slow the game down quite a bit. Cousins should be considered a middling QB2 this week who will likely come back down to earth.