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Kirk Cousins or Jameis Winston

Who Should I Start? - Week 11

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EST
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 7# 15-
Best Rank# 4# 9-
Worst Rank# 12# 22-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NO vs. DEN-
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Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp16.315.7
Pass Yds169.3151.6
Pass TD10.6
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total176.5175.3-
Avg Game19.617.5-
Avg Projection17.716.2-
Week 1020.319.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather52 F, OvercastIndoor-
    
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  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. SF
20/36, 194 pass yds, 1 td, 3 int
5 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at CAR
16/25, 208 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYG
23/37, 380 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
4 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at LAR
28/41, 385 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
1 rush, -1 yds, 0 td
at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 5 at NO
15/27, 204 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. CAR
30/54, 400 pass yds, 1 td, 5 int
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7BYE WEEK at DET
24/34, 337 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 8 at TEN
21/43, 301 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
8 rush, 53 yds, 0 td
vs. WAS
23/26, 285 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
2 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 9 at SEA
29/44, 335 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
2 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
at KC
19/38, 220 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 10 vs. ARI
30/48, 358 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
3 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
at DAL
23/32, 220 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
Week 11 vs. NO vs. DEN
Week 12 at ATLBYE WEEK
Week 13 at JAC at SEA
Week 14 vs. IND vs. DET
Week 15 at DET at LAC
Week 16 vs. HOU vs. GB
Week 17 vs. ATL vs. CHI
  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EST
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Passing
   
Pass Att38.531.7
Pass Cmp23.322.2
Pass Yards306.8245.7
Pass TDs1.81.7
Ints1.30.4
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts3.01.9
Rush Yards13.35.2
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.40.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points17.716.2
   
  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Points 
Week 110.114.3
Week 213.210.9
Week 326.512.6
Week 430.37.3
Week 517.520.5
Week 617.128.3
Week 729.2
Week 821.311.6
Week 920.221.3
Week 1020.319.3
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Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Jameis WinstonJ. Winston
QB - TB
Jameis Winston
vs. NO, Sun 1pm EST
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. DEN, Sun 1pm EST
Expert 
Zach Brunner
FantasyPros
This matchup for Winston is not as scary as initially looks, with top corner Marshon Lattimore out for NO. Winston also is expecting to be trailing in this game, with Tampa's secondary being so terrible, so expect the QB to continue airing it out often, leading to a top-10 QB week.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 threw two interceptions against a team that had two interceptions all year last week. That can't be good. The good news is that he's now finished as a top-16 quarterback in each of the last seven games, including five top-10 performances. The matchup against the Saints is one he's had before, as they played against each other in Week 5 where Winston totaled 204 yards and two touchdowns and finished with 17.5 fantasy points. That was with Marshon Lattimore in the lineup, however. He suffered a hamstring injury last week and will miss some time, which is a great thing for Winston and the Bucs passing game. Without him, they don't have a cornerback to shadow Evans, and they already struggled to contain Godwin. When you hear someone reference the fact that the Saints haven't allowed a quarterback to top 7.6 yards per attempt since back in Week 3, that's true, but losing their best player in the secondary is huge. Another bonus is that we've seen Winston use his legs a bit more as of late, as he's tallied 101 rushing yards over the last three games. The Saints have allowed four rushing touchdowns to quarterbacks this year, so there's an additional outlet for fantasy points. He should offer top-12 numbers in this matchup, though things are never easy with Winston.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.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Saints are 5th against fantasy quarterbacks the last 3 weeks, Winston is a boom / bust QB1 at home this week. 
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