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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
Expert
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Updated: Nov 24th, 2020
83%
Recommended by
10 of 12 experts
17%
Recommended by
2 of 12 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 12# 18-
Best Rank# 7# 11-
Worst Rank# 17# 25-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. ARI vs. CAR-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs ARIThis is a 2 star matchup. QBs perform worse than their average vs CAR-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp1922.9
Pass Yds188.2225
Pass TD1.51.3
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total174.8175.3-
Avg Game19.417.5-
Avg Projection18.415.8-
Week 1119.223.0-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather49 F, Clear throughout the day.Indoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Cam NewtonKirk CousinsAdd Player
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
14 m
#12#18-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 h
#12#20-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 h
#15#11-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
2 h
#12#18-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 h
#10#22-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
8 h
#9#22-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
9 h
#13#16-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
10 h
#17#16-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
10 h
#10#25-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
13 h
#11#18-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
16 h
#7#22-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#13#16-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. MIA
15/19, 155 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
15 rush, 75 yds, 2 td
vs. GB
19/25, 259 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at SEA
30/44, 397 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
11 rush, 47 yds, 2 td
at IND
11/26, 113 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
Week 3 vs. LV
17/28, 162 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
9 rush, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
16/27, 251 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
2 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at KC
at HOU
16/22, 260 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 5BYE WEEK at SEA
27/39, 249 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. DEN
17/25, 157 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
10 rush, 76 yds, 1 td
vs. ATL
24/36, 343 pass yds, 3 td, 3 int
Week 7 vs. SF
9/15, 98 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
5 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 8 at BUF
15/25, 174 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
9 rush, 54 yds, 1 td
at GB
11/14, 160 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 9 at NYJ
27/35, 274 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
10 rush, 16 yds, 2 td
vs. DET
13/20, 220 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
Week 10 vs. BAL
13/17, 118 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
11 rush, 21 yds, 1 td
at CHI
25/36, 292 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at HOU
26/40, 365 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
vs. DAL
22/30, 314 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. ARI vs. CAR
Week 13 at LAC vs. JAC
Week 14 at LAR at TB
Week 15 at MIA vs. CHI
Week 16 vs. BUF at NO
Week 17 vs. NYJ at DET
Player Projections Comparison
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att31.229.5
Pass Cmp20.720.0
Pass Yards221.9240.4
Pass TDs1.21.8
Ints0.80.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts8.21.5
Rush Yards37.84.2
Rush TDs0.50.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.10.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points18.415.8
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 125.722.8
Week 235.61.5
Week 312.221.4
Week 414.9
Week 515.2
Week 619.526.7
Week 72.8
Week 818.410.4
Week 924.620.8
Week 1016.818.6
Week 1119.223.0
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total174.8175.3
Average19.417.5
Notes for Player Combination
 
Cam Newton
QB - NE
Cam Newton
Cam Newton
QB - NE
vs. ARI, Sun 1pm EST
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
vs. CAR, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Newton hasn't provided a huge fantasy performance in a while, but he's not hurting your fantasy roster either. He's providing a safe and steady floor with his rushing ability, which makes him an appealing option each week. Newton's unlikely to crack the top-10 in my QB rankings this week, but he's certainly someone that you can roll out there as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2.Cousins was asked to throw the ball more than he had been in previous weeks against the Cowboys and he delivered with a spectacular fantasy performance. Cousins threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns and there's a possibility that he's asked to throw quite a bit here again on Sunday. While Dalvin Cook has a very favorable matchup, Carolina's offense could keep them in this game. Cousins is a bit of a risky play due to the game-script dependency, but he's worth looking at as a high-end QB2 or streaming option.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's third in the NFL with 12 carries inside the five-yard-line, which is truly ridiculous, as no other quarterback has more than seven such carries. He's scored a ridiculous nine rushing touchdowns this year, but despite that, he's averaged just the 14th-most fantasy points per game among quarterbacks. The good news is that he's delivered a relatively high floor in most games, scoring 16.8 fantasy points in 7-of-9 games played. The Cardinals defense has allowed at least 28 points to each of their last four opponents, as the injuries have started to pile up. First, it was their top pass-rusher Chandler Jones. Next, it was their top interior lineman Corey Peters. Week 10 was the first time they played without Peters, and in that game, we watched the Seahawks running backs combine for 123 yards and a touchdown on just 21 carries, and they also allowed Russell Wilson to rush for another 42 yards. Allowing rushing production to quarterbacks is nothing new to the Cardinals defense, as they've allowed 269 yards on the ground to them, which is the third-most in the league. The 5.98 yards per carry they've averaged ranks as the second-highest mark in the NFL. This is all highly important to Newton, who's totaled nine or more carries in 7-of-9 games, and it's where the majority of his fantasy production comes from. The Cardinals have been a decent pass defense, allowing less than 7.0 yards per attempt on the season, which is something only 12 NFL teams can say. But again, we aren't playing Newton for his passing totals. His offense has a 23.5-point team-implied total against a team who's got a void in the middle of their run defense, which gives him high-end QB2 value.