Kirk Cousins or Mason Rudolph

Who Should I Start? - Week 7

 
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  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Mason RudolphM. Rudolph
QB - PIT
Mason Rudolph
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18-
Best Rank# 17-
Worst Rank# 21-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET-
Matchup Rank151-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp14.6NAN
Pass Yds175NAN
Pass TD0.8NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total93.953.8-
Avg Game15.713.5-
Avg Projection14.9-
Week 628.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
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  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Mason RudolphM. Rudolph
QB - PIT
Mason Rudolph
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
at NE
Week 2 at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
12/19, 112 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
1 rush, 7 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at SF
14/27, 174 pass yds, 2 td, 1 int
4 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
vs. CIN
24/28, 229 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
vs. BAL
13/20, 131 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
Week 6 vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
at LAC
Week 7 at DETBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. WAS vs. MIA
Week 9 at KC vs. IND
Week 10 at DAL vs. LAR
Week 11 vs. DEN at CLE
Week 12BYE WEEK at CIN
Week 13 at SEA vs. CLE
Week 14 vs. DET at ARI
Week 15 at LAC vs. BUF
Week 16 vs. GB at NYJ
Week 17 vs. CHI at BAL
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Mason RudolphM. Rudolph
QB - PIT
Mason Rudolph
BYE WEEK
Passing
   
Pass Att30.6
Pass Cmp20.6
Pass Yards241.9
Pass TDs1.4
Ints0.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.2
Rush Yards6.2
Rush TDs0.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.9
   
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Mason RudolphM. Rudolph
QB - PIT
Mason Rudolph
2019 Points 
Week 114.3
Week 210.912.2
Week 312.615.5
Week 47.316.9
Week 520.59.2
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  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Mason RudolphM. Rudolph
QB - PIT
Mason Rudolph
BYE WEEK
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.