Kirk Cousins or Matthew Stafford

Who Should I Start? - Week 8

 
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  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. WAS, Thu 8pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 10-
Best Rank# 3# 6-
Worst Rank# 13# 16-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent vs. NYG vs. WAS-
Matchup Rank1215-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp18.621.1
Pass Yds224.9206.5
Pass TD1.31.8
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total121.3123.1-
Avg Game20.217.6-
Avg Projection19.017.0-
Week 729.629.2-
    
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  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at ARI
27/45, 385 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
3 rush, 22 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
Week 2 vs. LAC
22/30, 245 pass yds, 2 td, 2 int
4 rush, 13 yds, 0 td
at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at PHI
18/32, 201 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
3 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. KC
21/34, 291 pass yds, 3 td, 0 int
2 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 5BYE WEEK at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 6 at GB
18/32, 265 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
3 rush, 9 yds, 0 td
vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 7 vs. MIN
30/45, 364 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
at DET
24/34, 337 pass yds, 4 td, 0 int
4 rush, -3 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. NYG vs. WAS
Week 9 at OAK at KC
Week 10 at CHI at DAL
Week 11 vs. DAL vs. DEN
Week 12 at WASBYE WEEK
Week 13 vs. CHI at SEA
Week 14 at MIN vs. DET
Week 15 vs. TB at LAC
Week 16 at DEN vs. GB
Week 17 vs. GB vs. CHI
  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. WAS, Thu 8pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att35.228.9
Pass Cmp22.521.8
Pass Yards281.9232.3
Pass TDs2.01.9
Ints0.80.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.52.5
Rush Yards10.97.7
Rush TDs0.10.1
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.2
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points19.017.0
   
  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
2019 Points 
Week 127.614.3
Week 217.110.9
Week 312.112.6
Week 423.47.3
Week 520.5
Week 611.528.3
Week 729.629.2
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  Matthew StaffordM. Stafford
QB - DET
Matthew Stafford
vs. NYG, Sun 1pm EDT
Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
vs. WAS, Thu 8pm EDT
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He's coming off a game in which he threw for 364 yards and four touchdowns against the Vikings, so naturally, we want to look closely at Stafford. Knowing he has a matchup with the Giants, he's definitely someone you should be considering. Coming into Week 7 against the Cardinals, the Giants had allowed 5-of-6 quarterbacks to post 20.5 or more fantasy points. Murray was just the second quarterback to not finish inside the top-10 against them. In fact, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins (two rookies) were the only two who've finished the game against them averaging less than 8.2 yards per attempt. The biggest concern is the lack of pass attempts from the Lions but knowing that Kerryon Johnson is likely to miss this game, some of those concerns do fade into the background. Coming into his Week 7 game where he attempted 45 passes, Stafford had thrown in between 30-34 attempts in each of his previous four games, which is likely the territory he'll be in this week. The 8.92 yards per attempt the Giants are allowing is behind only the Dolphins, so it's still very possible Stafford hits the 300-yard mark despite the lack of attempts. The Giants have allowed a 4.63 percent touchdown-rate, but that'll catch-up before long. There are just five teams who've allowed at least 8.40 yards per attempt, and the Giants are the only ones who have allowed less than a 6.52 percent touchdown-rate. Stafford should be in lineups as a high-floor low-end QB1 this week.