Rex Grossman Fantasy News

Report: Kirk Cousins to start in Week 15
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:13am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Kirk Cousins will replace Robert Griffin III at quarterback Sunday when the Washington Redskins face the Atlanta Falcons, a high-ranking team official confirmed to ESPN.com.

NFL Network, which had earlier reported Cousins would start, reported that Redskins players have been told that Griffin will be inactive for Sunday's game and veteran Rex Grossman would be the backup quarterback.

Coach Mike Shanahan raised the possibility Monday of benching Griffin for the last three regular-season games, citing 24 sacks in the past five games and the desire to keep him healthy for the offseason. Griffin's offseason work this year was compromised by the major knee injury he suffered in the team's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January.

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins has one NFL start in his career -- Week 15 last year against the Browns in Cleveland. He threw for 329 yards on 26-of-37 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed three times for 22 yards. He was the #7 QB that week. He comes in at #19 in a nice matchup against the Falcons, though he carries some risk since the Redskins organization is a dysfunctional mess right now. Alfred Morris may see a few extra carries, but the defense won't have to respect Cousins' running ability as much, so they can key on Morris. Pierre Garcon looks like an upside WR2, while Jordan Reed -- if healthy -- isn't a bad option at tight end.

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Jordan Reed has setback, OUT for SNF
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 7:09pm

Washington Inactives
Rex Grossman QB
Jordan Reed TE
Darrel Young RB
Brandon Jenkins LB
Josh Laribeus OL
Niles Paul TE
Chase Minnifield DB

Fantasy Impact:

Jordan Reed was cleared to play tonight, but suffered a setback with concussion symptoms prior to the game. Logan Paulsen is the best backup option for Washington. Brandon Myers and Zach Miller are other options that should be available for desperate owners.

Monday, November 25, 2013, 8:37pm

Washington Inactives
Stephen Bowen DE
Rex Grossman QB
Jose Gumbs S
Brandon Jenkins LB
Josh LeRibeus G
Jordan Reed TE
Darrel Young FB

Fantasy Impact:

Logan Paulsen & Fred Davis will fill in at TE with Jordan Reed out.

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7:08pm

Washington Inactives
Fred Davis TE
Rex Grossman QB
Jose Gumbs SS
Brandon Jenkins LB
Josh LeRibeus G
Chris Neild NT
Chris Thompson RB

Fantasy Impact:

Robert Griffin III will start at QB with Rex Grossman inactive again.

Sunday, October 27, 2013, 3:12pm

Washington Inactives
Fred Davis TE
Reed Doughty SS
Rex Grossman QB
Brandon Jenkins LB
Josh LeRibeus G
Chris Neild NT
Chris Thompson RB

Sunday, October 13, 2013, 7:18pm

Washington Inactives
Rex Grossman QB
Brandon Jenkins LB
Josh LeRibeus G
Chris Neild NT
Jordan Pugh DB
Bacarri Rambo S
Chris Thompson RB

Sunday, September 29, 2013, 3:23pm

Redskins Inactives
Kai Forbath K
Rex Grossman QB
Jose Gumbs DB
Brandon Jenkins LB
Josh LeRibeus G
Phillip Merling DE
Jordan Reed TE

Fantasy Impact:

TE Fred Davis is active.

Monday, September 9, 2013, 6:19pm

Redskins Inactives
Rex Grossman QB
Jose Gumbs DB
Josh LeRibeus G
Brandon Meriweather FS
Chris Neild NT
Evan Royster RB
Pat White QB

Kirk Cousins expected to be fine for Week 1
Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 1:21pm

Alex Marvez on Twitter - [Full Article]

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins' MRI on his foot was negative, source tells FOX Sports. Expected back for season opener. May play next week.

Fantasy Impact:

The Redskins need the insurance of Cousins, even with Robert Griffin III expected to be ready for Week 1 as well. It's a good matchup for either QB against an Eagles defense that isn't supposed to be very good. If for some reason neither QB could play, Rex Grossman would get the call.

Kirk Cousins sprains foot
Monday, August 19, 2013, 10:30pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Kirk Cousins got his second start of the preseason because Redskins franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III is still recovering from a knee injury he suffered in January.

With 11:50 left in the second quarter of the Monday Night game against the Steelers, Cousins dropped back to pass, didn't find any receivers open, and took off running towards the sidelines. Except Pittsburgh linebacker Lawrence Timmons beat him to it, tackling the second-year quarterback by the ankles.

Cousins limped back to the huddle before sitting down in the middle of the field and pointing to his right foot. He eventually hobbled to the bench where he was examined by the Redskins' medial staff.

Fantasy Impact:

Cousins didn't return to the game, but the team announced at halftime that X-rays of Cousins' right foot were negative - and it was diagnosed as a mid-foot sprain. With Robert Griffin III out of the preseason, most likely, the team went to veteran Rex Grossman. That's not a direction they want to go in come Week 1...

Sunday, January 6, 2013, 4:04pm

Redskins Inactives
Brandon Banks WR
Dezmon Briscoe WR
Tom Compton T
Adam Gettis G
Rex Grossman QB
Roddrick Muckelroy LB
Vic So'oto LB

Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:23pm

Redskins Inactives
Dezmon Briscoe WR
Richard Crawford CB
Adam Gettis G
Rex Grossman QB
Josh LeRibeus G
Roddrick Muckelroy LB
Doug Worthington DT

Fantasy Impact:

Pierre Garcon is active as expected.

Thursday, November 22, 2012, 3:06pm

Redskins Inactives
Dezmon Briscoe WR
Richard Crawford CB
Adam Gettis G
Rex Grossman QB
Maurice Hurt G
Jerome Murphy DB
Doug Worthington DT

Fantasy Impact:

With Rex Grossman inactive, Robert Griffin III will again get the start at QB.

RG3 IN, Garcon OUT for Redskins
Sunday, October 14, 2012, 2:59pm

Redskins Inactives
Pierre Garcon WR
Adam Gettis G
Cedric Griffin DB
Rex Grossman QB
Josh LeRibeus G
Brandon Meriweather DB
Doug Worthington DT

Fantasy Impact:

Josh Morgan and Leonard Hankerson will start with Garcon out. Robert Griffin-III will start at QB.

Monday, October 8, 2012, 10:54am

The Washington Post - [Full Article]

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan declined to say if it is automatic that QB Kirk Cousins would start next Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field if Griffin is sidelined. The decision about Griffin’s playing status is out of the Redskins’ hands. Griffin, under NFL rules, must be cleared by an independent neurologist before being allowed to practice or play.

“We’ll make the decision that we think gives us the best chance to win,” Shanahan said of the potential choice between Cousins and Rex Grossman. “We’ll sit back and make those decisions at a later time.”