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Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
at GB, Sun 1pm EST
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
AJ McCarron
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Updated: Oct 29th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18-
Best Rank# 10-
Worst Rank# 25-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at GB-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.8NAN
Pass Yds161.4NAN
Pass TD1.2NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total102.50.0-
Avg Game17.1-
Avg Projection15.8-
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Andy BehrensA. Behrens
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3 m
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Andy SingletonA. Sing...
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5 m
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Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
8 m
#16-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
14 m
#22-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
26 m
#13-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
31 m
#18-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
37 m
#20-
    
39 m
#18-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
42 m
#16-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
44 m
#18-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
47 m
#22-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
49 m
#19-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
54 m
#18-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
56 m
#19-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 h
#12-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 h
#22-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 h
#19-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 h
#23-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#15-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
1 h
#18-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
1 h
#13-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
2 h
#17-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 h
#17-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 h
#13-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
2 h
#17-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 h
#22-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 h
#16-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
2 h
#17-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 h
#21-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
2 h
#20-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 h
#18-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 h
#16-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
3 h
#17-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
3 h
#13-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
3 h
#21-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
4 h
#15-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
4 h
#17-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
4 h
#19-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
4 h
#27-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
4 h
#20-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
4 h
#14-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
5 h
#20-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
5 h
#15-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
5 h
#13-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
6 h
#13-
    
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Fantasy Hot Read
6 h
#18-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
6 h
#17-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
6 h
#10-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
7 h
#15-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
7 h
#19-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
8 h
#19-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
9 h
#14-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
11 h
#19-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
11 h
#24-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
12 h
#17-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
13 h
#24-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
13 h
#16-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
14 h
#13-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
14 h
#13-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
14 h
#18-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
15 h
#14-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
16 h
#17-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
17 h
#18-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
18 h
#16-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
18 h
#22-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
18 h
#18-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
19 h
#22-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
19 h
#18-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
19 h
#21-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
19 h
#17-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
20 h
#16-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
20 h
#18-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
20 h
#17-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
20 h
#18-
    
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Roto Street Journal
20 h
#15-
    
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Razzball
20 h
#23-
    
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CBS Sports
21 h
#17-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
21 h
#19-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
22 h
#25-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
22 h
#21-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
23 h
#17-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
23 h
#19-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
23 h
#16-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
24 h
#22-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
24 h
#19-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#18-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
1 d
#18-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#11-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#19-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 d
#20-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
1 d
#20-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#15-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#15-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#15-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#13-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
2 d
#22-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
2 d
#14-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#10-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
2 d
#14-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#18-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#12-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
2 d
#13-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
2 d
#14-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
2 d
#13-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#14-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
2 d
#21-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
2 d
#19-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
2 d
#14-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
2 d
#13-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#13-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#13-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
2 d
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
AJ McCarron
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB
19/25, 259 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
at KC
Week 2 at IND
11/26, 113 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
vs. BAL
Week 3 vs. TEN
16/27, 251 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
2 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
at PIT
Week 4 at HOU
16/22, 260 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. MIN
Week 5 at SEA
27/39, 249 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
Week 6 vs. ATL
24/36, 343 pass yds, 3 td, 3 int
at TEN
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. GB
Week 8 at GBBYE WEEK
Week 9 vs. DET at JAC
Week 10 at CHI at CLE
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. NE
Week 12 vs. CAR at DET
Week 13 vs. JAC vs. IND
Week 14 at TB at CHI
Week 15 vs. CHI at IND
Week 16 at NO vs. CIN
Week 17 at DET vs. TEN
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
at GB, Sun 1pm EST
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
AJ McCarron
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
BYE WEEK
Passing
   
Pass Att32.2
Pass Cmp21.4
Pass Yards253.5
Pass TDs1.7
Ints0.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.8
Rush Yards5.6
Rush TDs0.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points15.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
AJ McCarron
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
2020 Points 
Week 122.8
Week 21.5
Week 321.4
Week 414.9
Week 515.2
Week 626.7
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total102.50.0
Average17.1
Notes for Player Combination
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
at GB, Sun 1pm EST
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
AJ McCarron
AJ McCarron
QB - HOU
BYE WEEK
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Cousins has not looked stellar the past few weeks, but he's getting it done for fantasy football with garbage time production. This should be another high-scoring matchup, which puts Cousins in the streaming conversation. It might not be pretty, but he should do enough to finish as a high-end QB2 against Green Bay. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It wasn't pretty, but in the end, Cousins came through with 23.7 fantasy points against the Falcons in Week 6, living up to the streamer we'd hoped he'd be. It's been an odd year for Cousins, who already has 10 interceptions through six games. Over the previous 31 games, he had just 16 interceptions. The Vikings have him pushing the ball down the field, and the defense is continually putting them in a bad spot. It's not going to change as the Vikings have apparently started the rebuild process, so we should continue to see Cousins playing from behind. That's what happened the first time they played the Packers this year, though they only ran 52 offensive plays in that game. If they can stay on the field a bit longer, it would help. The Packers have faced just 60.0 plays per game, which ranks as the fifth-lowest in the NFL, but from an efficiency standpoint, they allow the sixth-most fantasy points per offensive play. Quarterbacks have completed 71.0 percent of their passes against them, which ranks fourth behind only the Falcons, Jaguars, and Jets. If the Packers were to face more volume, they'd be in trouble. That's where the issues lie, though. The Vikings have averaged just 59.3 plays per game, which is the third-lowest number in football, so when you combine that with the Packers 60.0 plays per game allowed, it presents a much lower floor than we'd like. It's also why we've seen a limited ceiling for opposing quarterbacks against them, though 5-of-6 quarterbacks have thrown multiple touchdowns. Cousins should be considered a middling QB2 for this game who'd outperform expectations if the Vikings could run 60-plus plays.