Skip to main content

Kirk Cousins or Drew Brees

Who Should I Start? - Week 11

Can't Decide? Leave it up to the Fantasy Gods

The Fantasy Gods have spoken. Start {{ state.players[state.winningPlayerIndex].player_name }}

Players

Brought to you by Toyota

Toyota logo
Advertisement
Advertisement
Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EST
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. ATL, Sun 1pm EST
IR
 
 
Expert
Recommendation

Updated: Nov 22nd, 2020
100%
Recommended by
164 of 164 experts
0%
Recommended by
0 of 164 experts
Add Player
Most Accurate Experts 
    
Top ExpertsTop QB ExpertsTop Player Experts See who the Most Accurate Experts would start
Upgrade Now
    
Rankings 
    
ECR# 15-
Best Rank# 7-
Worst Rank# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DAL vs. ATL-
Matchup RatingThis is a 4 star matchup. QBs perform close to their average vs DALThis is a 5 star matchup. QBs perform better than their average vs ATL-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp1721.3
Pass Yds193.8250.3
Pass TD21.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total175.3164.9-
Avg Game17.518.3-
Avg Projection16.4-
Week 1018.66.9-
    
Misc 
    
Injury AlertRibs-
WeatherIndoorIndoor-
    
Expert Ranks 
Kirk CousinsDrew BreesAdd Player
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
1 d
#16-
    
Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
1 d
#15-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
1 d
#20-
    
Wolf of Roto StreetW. of R...
Roto Street Journal
1 d
#19-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
1 d
#17-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 d
#16-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
1 d
#20-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
1 d
#15-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
1 d
#16-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#14-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
1 d
#15-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
1 d
#16-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
1 d
#21-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#16-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
1 d
#16-
    
Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
1 d
#12-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#18-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#15-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
1 d
#21-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
1 d
#11-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
1 d
#20-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#18-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#16-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
1 d
#15-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
1 d
#16-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#20-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
1 d
#27-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
1 d
#17-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
1 d
#21-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
1 d
#15-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
1 d
#16-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
1 d
#18-
    
Jacob WayneJ. Wayne
Lineups
1 d
#12-
    
1 d
#15-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
1 d
#15-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#17-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
1 d
#13-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
1 d
#17-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
1 d
#12-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
1 d
#14-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
1 d
#17-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#18-
    
Alex BlickleA. Blickle
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#13-
    
Matt BrandonM. Brandon
Matt Brandon
1 d
#17-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
1 d
#16-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
1 d
#19-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
1 d
#17-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
Wolf Sports
1 d
#14-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
1 d
#20-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#17-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
1 d
#11-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
1 d
#19-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#14-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
1 d
#16-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
1 d
#17-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
1 d
#13-
    
Scott SprattS. Spratt
Football Outsiders
1 d
#11-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
1 d
#16-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
1 d
#16-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
1 d
#17-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
1 d
#15-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#17-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
1 d
#18-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
1 d
#18-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
1 d
#18-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 d
#18-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#16-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
1 d
#13-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
1 d
#17-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
#25-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#15-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#18-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#13-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
1 d
#19-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 d
#16-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
1 d
#13-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#18-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#13-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
1 d
#20-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
1 d
#16-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#21-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
1 d
#10-
    
Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
1 d
#13-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
CBS Sports
1 d
#17-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
1 d
#17-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
1 d
#15-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#26-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
1 d
#18-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
1 d
#19-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
1 d
#16-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
1 d
#15-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#14-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
1 d
#7-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
1 d
#15-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
1 d
#13-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
1 d
#18-
    
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
1 d
#18-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#14-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
1 d
#18-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
1 d
#17-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 d
#17-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
1 d
#18-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
1 d
#15-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
1 d
#20-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
1 d
#16-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
1 d
#16-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
1 d
#13-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
1 d
#16-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
1 d
#18-
    
Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#18-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 d
#14-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#19-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
1 d
#16-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#12-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
1 d
#16-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#16-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#15-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
1 d
#18-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
1 d
#17-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
1 d
#23-
    
Jonathan HaysJ. Hays
Fantasy Foresight
1 d
#20-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
1 d
#14-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
1 d
#17-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
1 d
#16-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#17-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
1 d
#14-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#19-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#16-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#18-
    
Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#19-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
1 d
#20-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
1 d
#19-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
1 d
#15-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
1 d
#19-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
1 d
#16-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
1 d
#16-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
1 d
#15-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#22-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
1 d
#17-
    
Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
1 d
#16-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
2 d
#11-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
2 d
#19-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#21-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#18-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
2 d
#16-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
2 d
#27-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#23-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
2 d
#17-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 d
#15-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
3 d
#17-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
4 d
#18-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
4 d
#17-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
4 d
#19-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
4 d
#19-
    
Michael FabianoM. Fabiano
Sports Illustrated
4 d
#17-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
FlurrySports
4 d
#19-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
Fantasy Football Smackdown
4 d
#19-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
4 d
#16-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
4 d
#21-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
4 d
#20-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
5 d
#21-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
5 d
#21-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
6 d
#19-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
6 d
#20-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB
19/25, 259 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
vs. TB
18/30, 160 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at IND
11/26, 113 pass yds, 0 td, 3 int
at LV
26/38, 312 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
Week 3 vs. TEN
16/27, 251 pass yds, 3 td, 2 int
2 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
29/36, 288 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
Week 4 at HOU
16/22, 260 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
at DET
19/25, 246 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at SEA
27/39, 249 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. LAC
33/47, 325 pass yds, 1 td, 1 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 1 td
Week 6 vs. ATL
24/36, 343 pass yds, 3 td, 3 int
BYE WEEK
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. CAR
29/36, 287 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 2 yds, 1 td
Week 8 at GB
11/14, 160 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
at CHI
31/41, 280 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 4 yds, 0 td
Week 9 vs. DET
13/20, 220 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
at TB
26/32, 222 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
2 rush, -2 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at CHI
25/36, 292 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
8/13, 76 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. ATL
Week 12 vs. CAR at DEN
Week 13 vs. JAC at ATL
Week 14 at TB at PHI
Week 15 vs. CHI vs. KC
Week 16 at NO vs. MIN
Week 17 at DET at CAR
Player Projections Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EST
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. ATL, Sun 1pm EST
IR
Passing
   
Pass Att29.3
Pass Cmp19.5
Pass Yards237.0
Pass TDs2.0
Ints0.8
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.6
Rush Yards5.3
Rush TDs0.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.4
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
2020 Points 
Week 122.814.4
Week 21.515.5
Week 321.423.5
Week 414.916.5
Week 515.222.1
Week 626.7
Week 723.7
Week 810.419.6
Week 920.822.7
Week 1018.66.9
Week 1123.0
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total175.3164.9
Average17.518.3
Notes for Player Combination
 
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Kirk Cousins
QB - MIN
vs. DAL, Sun 4pm EST
Drew Brees
QB - NO
Drew Brees
Drew Brees
QB - NO
vs. ATL, Sun 1pm EST
IR
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
Dallas' defense has been a mess this season, and Minnesota should be able to take full advantage. Does that include Kirk Cousins? Not necessarily. Dalvin Cook has played phenomenal football thus far, and the Vikings have leaned on him during their current winning streak. That's likely to continue in Week 11, limiting Cousins' upside to a mid-range QB2. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Cousins exceeded expectations in a tough matchup last week against the Bears and was able to finish within the top-12 at the QB position. All signs point to this being an absolute smash spot for him this week against the reeling Cowboys defense, but there's a possibility that we see Cook take center stage in this matchup. If that's the case, just like in previous matchups, Cousins could only throw the ball 20 times. That's not gonna get it done for fantasy football, so Cousins should be viewed more as a mid-range QB2/streaming option this week versus a locked-in QB1. But he absolutely comes with upside in this matchup. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He played competently against the Bears on Monday night, throwing for 292 yards and two touchdowns, while picking up the slack for the run game. Did you know Cousins has averaged a career-high 8.8 yards per attempt and 6.9 percent touchdown-rate this season? The volume hasn't been there (27 or less attempts in 6-of-9 games), which is what has kept him out of the streaming conversation most weeks. The big concern with Cousins in this game is that the Vikings throw the ball on just 48.9 percent of their plays (third-lowest in NFL), while the Cowboys opponents have thrown the ball on just 52.2 percent of plays (third-lowest in NFL), so this just screams low volume game. The crazy part about the Cowboys allowing the 11th-most fantasy points to quarterbacks is that the 7.10 yards per attempt they've allowed is actually lower than the league average but the 6.85 percent touchdown-rate is easily the highest in the league. They've allowed a passing touchdown every 103.6 passing yards, which is a ton. Are we expecting their touchdown rate to come down or the yards per attempt to come up because it's highly unlikely they both stay where they are. Considering the Cowboys have allowed a massive 4.79 yards per carry, we should see Dalvin Cook bounce back in a big way, which will limit Cousins' upside unless the Cowboys can throw points on the board. Cousins should be considered a mid-to-low-end QB2 due to lack of confidence in volume.