Jimmy Garoppolo or Kirk Cousins

Who Should I Start? - Week 7

 
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  Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
at WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Best Rank# 13# 13-
Worst Rank# 20# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at WAS at DET-
Matchup Rank815-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp22.414.6
Pass Yds215.1175
Pass TD20.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total74.593.9-
Avg Game14.915.7-
Avg Projection14.914.7-
Week 613.128.3-
    
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  Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at TB
18/27, 166 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at CIN
17/25, 297 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. PIT
23/32, 277 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
6 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 4BYE WEEK at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 5 vs. CLE
20/29, 181 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at LAR
24/33, 243 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
5 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at WAS at DET
Week 8 vs. CAR vs. WAS
Week 9 at ARI at KC
Week 10 vs. SEA at DAL
Week 11 vs. ARI vs. DEN
Week 12 vs. GBBYE WEEK
Week 13 at BAL at SEA
Week 14 at NO vs. DET
Week 15 vs. ATL at LAC
Week 16 vs. LAR vs. GB
Week 17 at SEA vs. CHI
  Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
at WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att30.731.7
Pass Cmp21.221.7
Pass Yards246.0248.2
Pass TDs1.51.4
Ints0.90.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.42.0
Rush Yards4.96.6
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.914.7
   
  Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Points 
Week 111.414.3
Week 223.710.9
Week 311.412.6
Week 47.3
Week 514.920.5
Week 613.128.3
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  Jimmy GaroppoloJ. Garoppolo
QB - SF
Jimmy Garoppolo
at WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Washignton is 27th against fantasy quarterbacks, Garoppolo is a low-upside QB2 in a run-oriented offense. 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
Garoppolo hasn't been great, but he also hasn't had to do much, with the offense playing with leads. This week doesn't figure to be much different against Washington, which means he isn't much more than a bye week fill-in. However, he does have a fairly high floor.Cousins has been good the past two weeks, but those two games were against the worst secondaries in the league. Damper your expectations this week for Cousins, as he is nothing more than a bye week fill-in.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
 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.