College: Michigan State | 7 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 202 lbs
Birth Date: 8/19/1988
Depth Chart: QB.1
2018 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been horrendous in three of his past five games. In those contests, he has averaged 191 passing yards while throwing three touchdowns and three interceptions. Cousins is capable of monster fantasy performances, but his inconsistency is unnerving. Luckily, he faces the 25th ranked pass defense of the Miami Dolphins in Week 15. The Dolphins have allowed multiple passing touchdowns in seven of the past eight weeks. Cousins has also been far better at home than on the road, which is another positive sign for his matchup. The 30-year-old can be trusted as a mid-tier QB1 for Week 15 despite his recent struggles.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was dismal on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks. He completed 20-of-33 passes for 208 yards and a touchdown, although the score was meaningless and came at the end of regulation. Almost a quarter of his yards also came on a 48-yard heave to Stefon Diggs in the third quarter. Cousins has now had less than 210 passing yards in back-to-back weeks. With the bevy of playmakers at his disposal, it is baffling that he has struggled so mightily. Perhaps the firing of offensive coordinator John DeFilippo will ignite a spark. Cousins is a mid-tier QB1 for a Week 15 matchup against the Miami Dolphins.
The Minnesota Vikings fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo on Tuesday after the offense failed to do much of anything in a 21-7 loss on the road to the Seahawks on Monday, according to a source. Quarterbacks coach Kevin Stefanski will take over as the interim offensive coordinator with the hope of getting quarterback Kirk Cousins back on track heading into a better matchup in Week 15 against the Dolphins. Cousins will have QB1 upside this Sunday, but many fantasy owners might be wary of running with him after he has been pretty bad in two straight games.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 20-of-33 passes for 208 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 14 game against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Dec. 10, and he also lost a fumble.
Fantasy Spin: Cousins had well under 100 yards to go until late in the game before gathering huge chunks of real estate and his touchdown against a prevent defense. It was an ugly night all around for the Vikings offense. They'll look to regroup in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been unpredictable at times this season. He has had three fantastic outings with at least three touchdowns and 340 yards. In the same regard, he has had three games with one touchdown and less than 240 yards. In Week 14, Cousins faces the Seattle Seahawks who have allowed at least two touchdown passes in six straight games. Cousins has thrown a touchdown in every game this season, but his inconsistency prevents him from being an elite option. Treat Cousins as a top-15 fantasy quarterback option for Week 14.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 32-of-44 passes for 201 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.
Fantasy Spin: Cousins took a big step back after his 342-yard, three-touchdown performance of a week ago against Green Bay. Overall he has 23 touchdowns and just nine interceptions through 12 games, although four of those picks have come in the past three outings. He remains a decent low-end QB1 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams heading into Week 14 in Seattle.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins had a rough outing on Sunday afternoon against the Patriots, completing 32 of 44 passes for 201 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions. Though he was coming off of a great performance against the Packers in Week 12, Cousins failed to capitalize in a favorable matchup as he averaged just 4.6 yards per attempt in the loss. His lone touchdown was caught by Adam Thielen at the end of the first half. Cousins will face off with the Seattle Seahawks on the road next week in a critical game for the team's playoff chances.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins found his groove in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers. Cousins was 29-of-38 on pass attempts with 342 yards and three touchdowns. It was a much-needed performance after three straight mediocre outings. Cousins is taking on the New England Patriots in Week 13, and they have allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. As long as Stefon Diggs (knee) suits up, the Vikings' offense should be able to expose the Patriots' middling secondary. Cousins is a top-10 quarterback option in Week 13.
Vikings' QB Kirk Cousins scored an astounding 30.80 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 12 win against the Packers. Cousins threw for 342 yards on 29-of-38 with three touchdowns.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 29-of-38 passes for 342 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers.
Fantasy Spin: Cousins recorded his first three-TD performance since Sept. 27 in Week 4 against the Los Angeles Rams. He'll look to keep up the good work when the Vikings travel to meet Tom Brady and the Patriots in Week 13.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins rebounded in a big way during Week 12. Cousins was 29-for-38 with 342 yards and three touchdowns during a 24-17 win over the Green Bay Packers. He desperately needed a solid performance after three straight mediocre showings. Cousins was poised and aggressive in this contest. He received support from his talented cast of playmakers on offense. The Vikings offense looked competent again, which makes Cousins a top-10 quarterback option for Week 13 when he takes on the New England Patriots and their underwhelming secondary.
Vikings' QB Kirk Cousins passed for 342 yards on 29-of-38 with three touchdowns in Sunday's win against the Packers.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has hit the skids lately. He has gone over 265 passing yards just once in his past five games and thrown four interceptions over that span. Luckily, Cousins will get to face the Green Bay Packers in Week 12. He had arguably his best performance of the season back in Week 2 against the Packers when he threw for 425 yards and four touchdowns. The Packers secondary has limited yardage since that point, but are still susceptible to touchdowns through the air. Cousins can be started as a mid-tier QB1 for Week 12.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins saved his Week 11 performance with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. He was 30-for-46 with 262 yards and two interceptions. It was a putrid performance through three quarters from the 30-year-old as the Bears defense harassed him throughout the night. Cousins has now delivered back-to-back mediocre performances against NFC North opponents. He is falling down the fantasy quarterback rankings and will be hoping a Week 12 matchup against the Green Bay Packers rights the ship. Cousins is a mid-tier QB1 for that contest.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins faces a tough test in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears. He has failed to break the 300-yard mark in three of his past four games and is facing a defense that allows the 12th-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks. Cousins will not be wholly ineffective, but it is hard to rely on a big performance from him. He should be considered a mid-tier fantasy play in Week 11.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 18-of-22 passes for 164 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 9 win against the Detroit Lions.
Fantasy Spin: The Vikings won, but it was mostly thanks to their rushing attack. Cousins had rather pedestrian numbers. If you normally depend on him for fantasy purposes you'll have to go another way with the Vikings on a bye in Week 10.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has been fantastic during his first season in Minneapolis. Cousins is second in the NFL in passing yards (2521) and tied for fourth in passing touchdowns (16). In Week 9, he gets to face the Detroit Lions and their touchdown-prone secondary. The Lions have allowed multiple passing touchdowns in six of their seven games this season. They are stingy in the yards department, only allowing 233 yards passing per game, but they are definitely susceptible in the red zone. Cousins has thrown multiple touchdown passes in five of his eight games this season which makes him a must-start in Week 9.
Vikings' QB Kirk Cousins scored 25.25 fantasy points in Sunday's Week 8 loss against the Saints. Cousins threw for 359 yards on 31-of-41 with two touchdowns and one interception including a pick-6 . It's the 3rd time this season Cousins scored at least 25 fantasy points in a game.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 31 of 41 passes for 359 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Week 8 against the New Orleans Saints. The pick can have some of the blame attributed to Stefon Diggs, as he ran the wrong route on the play. Regardless, it was a strong performance from Cousins even though his offensive line allowed pressure on 49% of his snaps. The talented 30-year-old is averaging 315 yards per game with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions on the season. He remains a QB1 heading into a Week 9 matchup against the Detroit Lions.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins finished 31-of-41 for 359 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Week 8 versus the New Orleans Saints. He added two carries for three yards.
Fantasy Spin: Cousins started off fast with a touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs, but the story of this game was his star receivers committing one big mistake apiece. Adam Thielen's fumble following a catch late in the first half led to a New Orleans touchdowns, while Diggs stopped on a crossing route and Cousins threw a pass right into the waiting arms of P.J. Williams, who ran it back 45 yards for a score. Cousins should remain a strong QB1 option in Week 9 against the Detroit Lions.