Kirk Cousins or Mitch Trubisky

Who Should I Start? - Week 7

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Mitch TrubiskyM. Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EDT
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18# 27-
Best Rank# 17# 19-
Worst Rank# 21# 29-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at DET vs. NO-
Matchup Rank239-
Matchup Rating-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Pass Comp11.617.4
Pass Yds140.4203.7
Pass TD0.51.1
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total93.935.6-
Avg Game15.78.9-
Avg Projection14.914.3-
Week 628.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor65 F, Possible light rain overnight.-
    
Expert Ranks 
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#19#25-
    
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#18#27-
    
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CBS Sports
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  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Mitch TrubiskyM. Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. ATL
8/10, 98 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
6 rush, 4 yds, 1 td
vs. GB
26/45, 228 pass yds, 0 td, 1 int
3 rush, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 at GB
14/32, 230 pass yds, 1 td, 2 int
2 rush, 17 yds, 0 td
at DEN
16/27, 120 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
1 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. OAK
15/21, 174 pass yds, 1 td, 0 int
4 rush, 16 yds, 0 td
at WAS
25/31, 231 pass yds, 3 td, 1 int
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CHI
27/36, 233 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
vs. MIN
2/3, 9 pass yds, 0 td, 0 int
Week 5 at NYG
22/27, 306 pass yds, 2 td, 0 int
3 rush, 3 yds, 0 td
at OAK
Week 6 vs. PHI
22/29, 333 pass yds, 4 td, 1 int
2 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 7 at DET vs. NO
Week 8 vs. WAS vs. LAC
Week 9 at KC at PHI
Week 10 at DAL vs. DET
Week 11 vs. DEN at LAR
Week 12BYE WEEK vs. NYG
Week 13 at SEA at DET
Week 14 vs. DET vs. DAL
Week 15 at LAC at GB
Week 16 vs. GB vs. KC
Week 17 vs. CHI at MIN
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Mitch TrubiskyM. Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EDT
Passing
   
Pass Att30.631.7
Pass Cmp20.620.2
Pass Yards241.9225.7
Pass TDs1.41.1
Ints0.60.9
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.23.7
Rush Yards6.218.5
Rush TDs0.10.2
   
Misc
   
Fumbles0.20.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points14.914.3
   
  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
Mitch TrubiskyM. Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
2019 Points 
Week 114.39.2
Week 210.95.6
Week 312.620.4
Week 47.30.4
Week 520.5
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  Kirk CousinsK. Cousins
QB - MIN
Kirk Cousins
at DET, Sun 1pm EDT
Mitch TrubiskyM. Trubisky
QB - CHI
Mitch Trubisky
vs. NO, Sun 4pm EDT
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.