Kirk Cousins, QB Washington Redskins

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Jay Gruden says Skins will have QB competition

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 5:55pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Robert Griffin III did not do enough to warrant heading into the offseason with the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback job. You can say the same thing about Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy as well. Which is why head coach Jay Gruden said in his season-ending press conference that, as of now, there’s a competition for the starting job.

That’s how it should be given the lack of success by all three passers.

“I’d like to pick one as soon as I could so we could try to work and grind on him and develop him,” Gruden said. “But until that position is earned, you have to have a competition. I anticipate us having a competition at a lot of spots, and quarterback is no different next year.”

Fantasy Impact:

The big disappointment is that Griffin did not emerge as the starter considering what the Redskins surrendered for him. Also, the expectation was that he’d improve given a full offseason and one year further removed from his knee surgery. Dislocating his left ankle and missing five games did not help. But even before the injury, there were concerns among the coaching staff about his (lack of) development, the story said. It would also seem to mean Cousins will stick around for a bit. He recently said he wanted to be traded if there wasn't at least a competition for the starting QB job.

Scouting Report

Week 7 - Cousins vs. Tennessee
Kirk Cousins put up decent fantasy numbers last week but continues to struggles with interceptions. Cousins threw for 354 yards and two TDs but added three more INTs to his total for the season. He has seven INTs his last three games with four coming against the Giants a couple of weeks ago.

This week it's the Titans who rank 18th in allowing fantasy points to QBs, so it's not a bad matchup. But, Cousins ranks as just a QB2 this week on our list. After this week, it's two more tough matchups with Dallas and Minnesota, which are ranked third and second in terms of fantasy points allowed to QBs. Cousins is a risky play, especially if your league gives you negative points for turnovers.

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