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Kirk
Cousins
College Michigan State
Team Minnesota Vikings
8QB
6'3"Height
202Weight
31Age
8Exp
12Bye
Kirk Cousins's Fantasy Scouting Report

SCOUT ANALYST TAKE

Joe Flacco had by far his best fantasy year when Gary Kubiak was his Offensive Coordinator. After Kubiak joined the Vikings our projection model boosted their offensive production by nearly 2 points per game and this resulted in Kirk Cousins being projected as the #17 QB… far better then the CBS Consensus of #23. But after showing very little during pre-season our projection model downgraded the Vikings and Cousins is now outside of the Top 20 QBs.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Kirk Cousins to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 318 projected fantasy points puts him at #20 behind Josh Allen and ahead of Mitchell Trubisky. He has averaged 21.01 fantasy points in his past 16 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 19.9 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 80%, he is the #18 most highly owned quarterback. Kirk Cousins is expected to come up short of last season's #11 fantasy position rank.

KIRK COUSINS WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Kirk Cousins is projected for 20.7 fantasy points which projects to being the #16 ranked quarterback. This may be a week you want to sit Kirk Cousins. This is projected to be a slightly better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Philip Rivers but behind Derek Carr. Week 2 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#18). He is projected for 19.9 fantasy points.

KIRK COUSINS IS A BETTER VALUE ON DRAFTKINGS AT $5.5K THAN ON FANDUEL AT $7.4

He is a better value on DrafKings than on FanDuel based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 18.2 FD points and is worth -$163 less than $7.4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 19.3 points and is worth +$119 more than $5.5K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINTTKLD20+40+RATE
2019MIN7718913269.817129.066613394256114.3
2018MIN161660642570.142987.0975301026247799.7
2017WAS161654034764.340937.5874271334259993.9
2016WAS161660640667.049178.11802512190691397.2
2015WAS161654337969.841667.67782911186508101.6
2014WAS6520412661.817108.38811097027886.4
2013WAS531558152.38545.506247327258.4
2012WAS31483368.84669.7077432762101.6
Career (8 Seasons)85802891192966.7222167.68811426812032905596.3
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2019MIN7721371.761115
2018MIN1616441232.8019112
2017WAS1616491793.6518417
2016WAS161634962.8219414
2015WAS161626481.851358
2014WAS657202.861203
2013WAS534143.50602
2012WAS313227.301701
Career (8 Seasons)85801885392.87191562
2019 Situational Stats
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
OCTOBER GAMES33906875.697610.84661014769.1144142.69000
SEPTEMBER GAMES44996464.67357.4261322742.211888.612373.11
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
SUNDAY GAMES7718913269.817119.05661337456.12512114.321371.81
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
WINS551219175.2124810.31661215964.8195137.319201.11
LOSSES22684160.34636.8161121536.66773.32178.50
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
HOME GAMES3360457560510.0862612657.89213312201.71
ROAD GAMES441298767.411068.5766724855.21610105.69171.90
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
Ford Field11342470.63379.9166401979.240141.44-3-0.80
Lambeau Field11321443.82307.196112642.94152.92178.50
MetLife Stadium11272281.530611.3344201463.663138.63310
Soldier Field113627752336.473900933.32691.600---0
U.S. Bank Stadium3360457560510.0862612657.89213312201.71
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
vs Atlanta Falcons1110880989.8311045021140.8640.71
vs Chicago Bears113627752336.473900933.32691.600---0
vs Detroit Lions11342470.63379.9166401979.240141.44-3-0.80
vs Green Bay Packers11321443.82307.196112642.94152.92178.50
vs New York Giants11272281.530611.3344201463.663138.63310
vs Oakland Raiders11211571.41748.293510853.33011241640
vs Philadelphia Eagles11292275.933311.4862411463.641138.42000
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)33956366.37698.0961322946121092.852040
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
INDOOR GAMES44946973.494210.02661014565.213213616171.11
OUTDOOR GAMES33956366.37698.0961322946121092.852040
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES551219175.2124810.31661215964.8195137.319201.11
ON GRASS FIELDS22684160.34636.8161121536.66773.32178.50
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
MARGIN 0-711321443.82307.196112642.94152.92178.50
MARGIN 15+4487677791110.4762814059.7155135.815231.51
MARGIN 8-1422705172.95708.1466402854.966115.84-3-0.80
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
FIRST HALF SEASON7718913269.817119.05661337456.12512114.321371.81
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION4487677791110.4762814059.7155135.815231.51
VS OWN DIVISION331026563.78007.8466523452.3107966142.30
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
VS AFC TEAMS11211571.41748.293510853.33011241640
VS NFC TEAMS6616811769.615379.15661236656.42212114.617211.21
CategoryGGSATTCOMPPCTYDSYPALGTDINT1ST1ST%20+SACRATEATTYDSAVGRUTD
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 70014857.1140106611562.51085.41660
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF001475014410.296101571.42156.88-7-0.90
FOURTH DOWN003266.754183900210010109.700---0
FIRST DOWN00825668.36788.2762512137.5103108.7910.10
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS00392461.53057.826111937.54683.8111110
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS003521602396.8330211047.65187.71660
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE002013651095.4515711184.60297.7341.31
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE00453373.33818.4745401854.571128.151530
THIRD DOWN00493163.34048.24452222715385.85163.20
TIED00302686.731410.4735401869.251149.92000
SECOND DOWN00554378.257510.4566602967.496146.67202.91
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE009765679449.7366223553.815896.89141.60
OVERTIME0000---0---0000---00---00---0
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE00272177.827710.2644001047.631109.44410
BEHIND007545605447.2561321942.29784.52178.50
ATTEMPTS 31+0012866.712510.42661045010128.800---0
3RD QUARTER00514078.44298.414540184556127.92840
4TH QUARTER00372670.3333966111557.74195.9930.30
2ND QUARTER00523159.65049.6962421961.373101.8540.81
2ND HALF008866757628.666651335097114.9111110
1ST HALF001016665.39499.462824162.1165113.810262.61
1ST QUARTER00493571.44459.0835402262.992126.75224.40
AHEAD00846172.685310.1566613760.7114123.817201.21
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS00543972.254310.0666502461.5611353113.70
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-200060427063910.6562422047.690113.100---0
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-3000473574.53747.9630312262.940109.700---0
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-1000704767.15738.1935502859.611011621371.81
AS STARTER0000---0---0000---00---00---0
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS00231565.22279.8751111066.74293.91150.51
OVERALL7718913269.817119.05661337456.12512114.321371.81
2019 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTPAATTPACMPPAYDPATDPAINTSACYLSRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDFL
109/08ATLW28-12108981010640.67310
209/15@GBL21-16321423012102178.501101
309/22OAKW34-14211517410004164.001000
409/29@CHIL16-636272330060000001
510/06@NYGW28-1027223062030331.00400
610/13PHIW38-2029223334110200.00100
710/20@DETW42-30342433840004-3-0.75000
* Indicates player did not play that week