College: Michigan State | 7 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 202 lbs
Birth Date: 8/19/1988
2019 Bye Week: 12
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins called the 2018 season a disappointment and plans to 'make amends' next year.
Fantasy Spin: Cousins faded in the second half after a strong start, but he still finished as a low-end QB1. He has the weapons in the passing game to finish as a QB1 again in 2019, but fantasy owners have to be concerned about his week-to-week consistency.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins has the backing of head coach Mike Zimmer who spoke at a news conference Thursday, Jan. 3. 'I have a lot of confidence in Kirk Cousins,' said Zimmer, who predicted the quarterback will play well next year.
Fantasy Spin: Cousins finished ninth among fantasy quarterbacks this season, thanks largely to a strong start. But after notching four 300-yard games and six with 20 or more fantasy points in the first half of the season, he only had one 300-yard outing and two with 20-plus fantasy points in his final eight contests.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins struggled to get much done in a must-win game versus Chicago in Week 17. Cousins finished 20-for-33 with 132 passing yards and a touchdown in the 24-10 loss. Cousins had a fairly solid statistical season, throwing for 4,298 yards and 30 touchdowns with a 70 percent completion rating. His first season in Minnesota goes down as a success, but could've been much more.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 20 of his 33 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown and added a seven-yard run in a 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 17.
Fantasy Spin: Cousins couldn't generate any plays down the field, and Minnesota saw its playoff hopes come to and end. The Vikings didn't live up to their loft expectations, but Cousins topped 4,000 yards and threw 30 touchdowns. He should be a low-end QB1 again in 2019.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-28 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns against the Detroit Lions in Week 16. The Vikings struggled to move the ball until exploding for 14 points with just minutes left in the first half, thanks in part to a end-of-half successful Hail Mary to tight end Kyle Rudolph. Cousins found Rudolph for another touchdown in the 2nd half and also threw one to Stefon Diggs. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense as a whole have looked excellent since the offensive-coordinator change - but the real test will come next week in a must-win game at home against the NFC North champion Chicago Bears.
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins completed 21-of-28 passes for 253 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 16 against the Detroit Lions.
Fantasy Spin: Cousins posted just his fourth game with three or more touchdowns in a game this season, so he really treated his fantasy owners still alive in the playoffs with a nice stat line. His 253 yards were also his most since Nov. 25 against the Packers.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 14-of-21 passes for 215 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins in Week 15. He also threw a pick-six in the second quarter. Game script prevented Cousins from needing to have a massive day with his arm, but it was another modest fantasy performance from the 30-year-old. It was his third straight game with under 216 passing yards. Cousins now has 3913 passing yards on the season to go along with 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He is a mid-tier QB1 heading into a Week 16 matchup against the Detroit Lions.
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.