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Jared Goff or Kirk Cousins

Who Should I Start? - Week 14

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
vs. SEA, Sun 8pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 18-
Best Rank# 4# 10-
Worst Rank# 21# 20-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DET vs. SEA-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.420.2
Pass Yds224215.6
Pass TD1.71
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total229.8198.7-
Avg Game17.715.3-
Avg Projection17.616.1-
Week 1318.025.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor70 F, Clear-
    
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  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
at CAR
23/39, 186 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
4 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
19/28, 283 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, -2 yds, 1 td
Week 3 vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at CLE
24/38, 269 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
vs. TB
45/68, 517 pass yds, 2 td, 3 int
Week 5 at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at SEA
29/49, 395 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
13/24, 78 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at DET
24/34, 337 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
at ATL
22/37, 268 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 1 td
Week 8 vs. WAS
23/26, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. CIN
17/31, 372 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 9 at KC
19/38, 220 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 10 at DAL
23/32, 220 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
at PIT
22/41, 243 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. DEN
29/35, 319 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. CHI
11/18, 173 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. BAL
26/37, 212 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 13 at SEA
22/38, 276 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
at ARI
32/43, 424 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
Week 14 vs. DET vs. SEA
Week 15 at LAC at DAL
Week 16 vs. GB at SF
Week 17 vs. CHI vs. ARI
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
vs. SEA, Sun 8pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att33.436.9
Pass Cmp23.523.6
Pass Yards273.0273.7
Pass TDs1.81.7
Ints0.40.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.71.6
Rush Yards4.83.9
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.616.1
   
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
2019 Points 
Week 114.310.4
Week 210.919.1
Week 312.616.2
Week 47.323.7
Week 520.518.9
Week 628.31.1
Week 729.225.0
Week 811.622.9
Week 921.3
Week 1019.35.7
Week 1122.96.2
Week 126.4
Week 1318.025.0
Week 1413.618.1
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DET, Sun 1pm EST
Jared GoffJ. Goff
QB - LAR
Jared Goff
vs. SEA, Sun 8pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Fortunately, this game isn't on Monday night. He's now 0-9 on Monday night games over the course of his career, though it's hard to blame him for what happened against the Seahawks. They'll look to get back on track versus the Lions at home this week. We all know the Lions defense has been abused in any which way opponents want to attack them, and Cousins was one of them back in Week 7 when he tallied 337 yards and four touchdowns on just 34 attempts against them. While the 34 pass attempts may not seem like much, the only reason he threw that much was because Matthew Stafford threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns while keeping the game competitive. Will the same happen with Blough under center… in Minnesota? Doubtful. Still, the only two quarterbacks who failed to post at least 18 fantasy points against the Lions this year were Philip Rivers (back in Week 2) and Dwayne Haskins. We've even seen Mitch Trubisky throw for three touchdowns against them on multiple occasions. The only fear with Cousins in this game is him throwing the ball 20 times while the Vikings run the ball 60-plus percent of the time, though the injury to Cook should help ease some of those fears. He should be considered a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 with a relatively safe floor, though he'll need the Lions to score points in order to be much more than that.He did exactly as he was expected to last week against the Cardinals. He took advantage of a plus-matchup, which is something he's done this year. The next question is: Are the Seahawks one of those plus-matchups we seek? Not exactly, though they're not as good as some think, either. They have allowed 8-of-12 quarterbacks finish as the QB14 or better this year, with the four who failed to do so being Teddy Bridgewater, Carson Wentz, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Mason Rudolph, though each of them threw at least one touchdown. They have yet to allow a quarterback average more than 8.85 yards per attempt but have allowed four 335-plus yard games because there has been six different quarterbacks who've totaled at least 44 pass attempts. Goff was one of them when he completed 29-of-49 passes for 395 yards and one touchdown back in their Week 5 meeting. In their two matchups last year, Goff totaled 321/1 and 318/2, though it is worth noting that was before his bad stretch started. Is this a defense that he and McVay understand well? It's possible. Goff should be considered a mid-to-high-end QB2 while at home this week. Don't forget he's still thrown just 20 touchdowns in his last 20 games.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Lions are 25th against fantasy quarterbacks, Cousins should be a great fantasy play at home this week.The Seahawks are only 19th against fantasy quarterbacks, Goff should still be a QB2 at home in a must-win game at home for the Rams.
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
I'll admit it; it's fun to make fun of Kirk Cousins and talk about how bad he is. The Vikings' QB is now 0-8 on MNF. Hilarious. However, he did not play bad and he has been pretty solid overall for Minnesota this season. This is a get-right spot for this Vikings team. Adam Thielen will likely be back for Cousins, and the Lions have given up the seventh-most points to QBs over the past five weeks. Cousins is a borderline QB option this week, only because the Vikings could lean on both of their RBs once the game gets out of hand.Goff wasn't pressured much last week and had a good fantasy day. That was easy to predict. This week, expect Jadeveon Clowney to wreck havoc, hurting Goff's fantasy value yet again. Steer clear of Goff in any matchup where he is likely to see pressure, since is offensive line is terrible.
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