Kirk Cousins, QB Washington Redskins

2014 Strength of Schedule - WAS
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
14
@HOU
23
JAX
27
@PHI
17
NYG
7
SEA
9
@ARI
18
TEN
6
@DAL
4
@MIN
BYE29
TB
11
@SF
3
@IND
31
STL
17
@NYG
27
PHI
6
DAL

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPCRuAttYdsTDFumYPRSnaps%
1HOU--------------
2JAX2233250207.5811.361-100-1.0076/8589%
3PHI3048427318.9014.2335001.6778/78100%
4NYG1933257147.7913.531120112.0055/55100%
5SEA2136283207.8613.4824002.0055/55100%
6ARI2438354239.3214.750000-60/60100%
7TEN1016139018.6913.900001-33/6352%
Totals12620417101098.3813.57720022.86357/39690%

Most Recent News

Colt McCoy to start, but RGIII not ruled out

Monday, October 20, 2014, 5:59pm

Washington Post - [Full Article]

Redskins Coach Jay Gruden wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Robert Griffin III returning for the upcoming Monday night game at Dallas, but went ahead and named third-string Colt McCoy as Washington’s starter.

“He still has a long way to go,” Gruden said of Griffin during Monday’s press conference. “I wouldn’t rule him out, but he has got a way to go to show that he can play, show that his ankle is 100 percent. That’s the big thing: He has got to be 100 percent ready to go. We don’t want to put him out there at 85 percent, have it be weak and have him do something to it. We want to make sure he’s ready to go when he’s out there.”

Griffin dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of Washington’s Sept. 14 game against Jacksonville and has been sidelined since. Backup Kirk Cousins stepped in to win that game but lost the subsequent four and was on a downward trajectory Sunday against Tennessee, having turned the ball over twice, when Gruden benched him at halftime in favor of McCoy.

“Right now we’re going to move forward with Colt,” Gruden said. “I’d like to make the decision as soon as we can so we can get the reps. I’m a big rep guy. I want to make sure we get the starter ready to go, so we’re moving forward with the Cowboys with Colt, and Kirk is going to get the reps he gets and he’ll be ready to go if need be. But Colt will be the starter on Monday night.”

Fantasy Impact:

The team can't wait until Monday to name a starter just because of preparation, so McCoy gets the nod for now and will take the first team reps. It sounds like RGIII has a way to go and would likely need to get his reps in during the week in order to start on Monday, so that's something to keep an eye on. It's not a great situation, and to make matters worse it's a Monday night game at Dallas against their surprisingly good defense. RGIII is worth a pickup if you're in need of help at the position but probably shouldn't be saved to play on Monday night with too much up in the air at this point.

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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