10 for 10 with Ian: Week 10 Top Plays on FantasyAces - Kirk Cousins Edition
Way back in the day (last year) when I was just a college kid looking for a job, I found myself at an information session for a Chicago-based consulting company. Most businesses will have these information sessions for potential new hires where you don’t necessarily learn anything about the company that you couldn’t have learned from looking at their website. However, by attending the information session, the company puts a checkmark next to your name and determines that you demonstrated an interest in their company when it comes time to determining who gets an interview.
This particular information session wasn’t noteworthy other than the fact that I was missing a typically-terrible Thursday Night Football matchup in which my idiot roommate decided to start Kirk Cousins over Tom Brady in fantasy football. Rather than getting to experience Cousins’ four interceptions and my roommate’s humiliation live, I was forced to make small talk with a bunch of random people in the hopes that they would like our five minute conversation enough to help give me a job.
During this small talk I spotted a normal-ish looking guy who worked for the company, and immediately veered the conversation towards Thursday Night Football (mostly because I suck at talking about anything non-football). Our conversation:
Ian: “Man, I can’t wait to get home and watch this game tonight.”
Normal-ish dude: “Oh right, I forgot there’s Thursday Night Football on. Who’s playing again?”
Normal-ish dude: “Yeah it really is interesting. You got Kirk Cousins who, you know, is the veteran and guy with the playoff experience, but then there’s RG3. I don’t know.”
To say I handled my facial reaction upon hearing this incredibly false answer poorly would be an understatement. I mean, this dude just straight up lied to my face about a very unimportant subject in which he knew nothing about it. I’m pretty sure I just awkwardly laughed and walked away, but needless to say: I didn’t get the job.
What does this have to do with your week 10 FantasyAces Values? Kirk F*****g Cousins.
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QB Kirk Cousins $5,500 vs. New Orleans
Look, I know. It’s Kirk Cousins. Here I am trying to tell you that you should start him on your fantasy team, when in all likelihood he should not be starting on any NFL teams. But remember a key word: value. Cousins comes in this week as the fifth-cheapest quarterback, despite having the number-one matchup, and the lowest $/Point value at $301. By choosing Kirk Cousins you aren’t necessarily choosing to support Cousins, rather you are choosing to support the fact that the New Orleans defense sucks, and that Cousins is undervalued this week as a result.