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 - 18, 10, 10, 12, 13, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26
QB Dynasty - 12, 8, 10, 14, 14, 16, 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 16.0 373.0 550.0 * * * 38.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 388.0 565.0 * * * 41.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 390.0 580.0 * * * 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: 130
QB: 20

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Latest News

Vikings | Kirk Cousins eyeing next level (Thu Jun 13, 12:38 PM) - Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins owns a 34-37-1 record as an NFL starter, and said Wednesday, June 12, that his goal is achieving more team success in terms of wins. 'The next level really is all about winning,' Cousins said. 'I'm pretty much a .500 quarterback in my career so far, and I don't think that's where you want to be, and that's not why you are brought in or people are excited about you. If I don't play well, if I don't have gaudy statistics, but we win multiple playoff games, the narrative will be I went to the next level.'

Our View: Yes, the next level would be nice...or getting back to the level they were at before Cousins showed up. The Vikings went to the NFC Championship Game with Case Keenum in 2017...let that sink in. Then let it sting because Cousins didn't even get them to the postseason in 2018, even though they paid him the first fully guaranteed contract in NFL history. Cousins has a ton of pressure on him to perform better than ever in 2019.
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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