Kirk Cousins or David Johnson

Who Should I Start? - Week 7

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
at NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 21# 30-
Best Rank# 12# 29-
Worst Rank# 25# 35-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET at NYG-
Matchup Rank2310-
Matchup Rating-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total93.991.3-
Avg Game15.715.2-
Week 628.322.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor72 F, Partly cloudy throughout the day.-
    
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25 m
#22#31-
    
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  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
vs. DET
18 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 55 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
at BAL
7 rush, 14 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
11 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 6 rec, 28 yds, 1 td
Week 4 at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
vs. SEA
11 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
11 tar, 8 rec, 99 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at CIN
17 rush, 91 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
12 rush, 34 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 68 yds, 1 td
Week 7 at DET at NYG
Week 8 vs. WAS at NO
Week 9 at KC vs. SF
Week 10 at DAL at TB
Week 11 vs. DEN at SF
Week 12BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 13 at SEA vs. LAR
Week 14 vs. DET vs. PIT
Week 15 at LAC vs. CLE
Week 16 vs. GB at SEA
Week 17 vs. CHI at LAR
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
2019 Points 
Week 114.319.7
Week 210.97.4
Week 312.612.5
Week 47.313.9
Week 520.515.6
Week 628.322.2
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  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
at NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
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.