QB Kirk Cousins - Minnesota Vikings

6-3, 214Born: 8-19-1988College: Michigan StateDrafted: Round 4, pick 102 (2012)

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Summary

Kirk Cousins has been a top 10 fantasy quarterback in each of the last four seasons as he has finished 9th, 5th, 5th, and 9th. He is coming off a season where he threw for 30 touchdowns which is the most in his career to date and is surrounded by a talented core of players in Dalvin Cook, Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, and Kyle Rudolph. Now entering his second season in the Vikings offense and his three-year, $84 million contract, Cousins has a lot to still prove especially coming off a year where hopes were high for the Vikings but they bowed out of the playoffs in Week 17. Cousins has thrown over 4093 yards and at least 25 touchdowns in each of his last four seasons. He also has a total of 14 rushing touchdowns over that stretch but only one of those was scored in 2018. (May 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 16, 9, 11, 11, 13, 14, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19, 19, 20, 22
QB Dynasty - 12, 8, 10, 13, 18, 18

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2016 WAS 16 406 606 4917 25 12 34 96 4 3
2017 WAS 16 347 540 4093 27 13 49 179 4 5
2018 MIN 16 425 606 4298 30 10 44 123 1 7
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.8 371.0 540.0 * * * 38.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 385.0 565.0 * * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 391.0 580.0 * * * 40.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 376.0 572.0 * * * 51.0 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24

Percentile ranks

Kirk Cousins's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 135
QB: 19

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Footballguys Articles

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Latest News

Vikings | Kirk Cousins struggles (Sat Aug 24, 04:56 PM) - Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins went 3-for-13 for 35 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 24.

Our View: Cousins has been fine in the preseason so far but he was bad on Saturday. The Vikings are going to run the ball early and often under OC Kevin Stefanski in 2019, so don't expect Cousins to fill the air with footballs. He's a QB2 for Fantasy GMs this season.
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2019 Schedule

1vs Atlanta Falcons
2@ Green Bay Packers
3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Chicago Bears
5@ New York Giants
6vs Philadelphia Eagles
7@ Detroit Lions
8vs Washington Redskins
9@ Kansas City Chiefs
10@ Dallas Cowboys
11vs Denver Broncos
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Seattle Seahawks
14vs Detroit Lions
15@ Los Angeles Chargers
16vs Green Bay Packers
17vs Chicago Bears