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Kirk Cousins or Gardner Minshew

Who Should I Start? - Week 11

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
at IND, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 15# 34-
Best Rank# 9# 34-
Worst Rank# 17# 34-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. DEN at IND-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp15.717.2
Pass Yds151.6167.4
Pass TD0.61
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total175.3151.0-
Avg Game17.516.8-
Avg Projection16.24.9-
Week 1019.3-
    
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  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
vs. KC
22/25, 275 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 6 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
at HOU
23/33, 213 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 56 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
20/30, 204 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
4 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
at DEN
19/33, 213 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at CAR
26/44, 374 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
7 rush, 42 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. NO
14/29, 163 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
2 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at DET
24/34, 337 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
at CIN
15/32, 255 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
9 rush, 48 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. WAS
23/26, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
vs. NYJ
22/34, 279 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
8 rush, 28 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at KC
19/38, 220 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
27/47, 309 pass yds, 0 td, 2 int
4 rush, 34 yds, 0 td
Week 10 at DAL
23/32, 220 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 11 vs. DEN at IND
Week 12BYE WEEK at TEN
Week 13 at SEA vs. TB
Week 14 vs. DET vs. LAC
Week 15 at LAC at OAK
Week 16 vs. GB at ATL
Week 17 vs. CHI vs. IND
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
at IND, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att31.713.1
Pass Cmp22.28.1
Pass Yards245.885.4
Pass TDs1.70.3
Ints0.40.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts1.92.1
Rush Yards5.29.0
Rush TDs0.10.0
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.30.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points16.24.9
   
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
2019 Points 
Week 114.318.6
Week 210.916.1
Week 312.618.0
Week 47.316.7
Week 520.521.2
Week 628.35.6
Week 729.221.0
Week 811.624.0
Week 921.39.8
Week 1019.3
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Gardner MinshewG. Minshew
QB - JAC
Gardner Minshew
at IND, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
The Broncos have been terrific defensively this season, giving up the third-fewest fantasy points to QBs. With Thielen out again for Cousins and the Vikings, expect Minnesota to pound the rock often, limiting Cousins' upside. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He continued his solid play in Week 10, posting his fifth top-10 finish in his last six games. He's posted a ridiculous 8.1 percent touchdown-rate since Week 5. We cannot forget that if/when his efficiency declines, we're going to see a floor that's lower than most. The Broncos rank third in the NFL when it comes to total fantasy points per game allowed to opponents behind only the Patriots and 49ers. Naturally, that affects the quarterback more than most, as we've still yet to see a top-12 finish against the Vic Fangio defense this year. In fact, 7-of-9 quarterbacks have finished outside the top 20 quarterbacks, which is quite ridiculous. There hasn't been a quarterback who's thrown for more than 273 yards and we've seen just one quarterback throw more than one touchdown. They have just a 6.1 percent sack-rate, but after not generating any the first three weeks, they've totaled 19 over their last six games. The Vikings should be simply looking to escape this game with a win into their bye week, which should severely limit Cousins' pass attempts against this highly efficient defense. He's not someone you should aim to play this week, as he's just a middling QB2. 
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