Kirk Cousins, QB Minnesota Vikings

General Info

  • Height: 6' 3"
  • Weight: 214 lbs
  • DOB: 08-19-1988
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Vikings Beat: QB Kirk Cousins connecting with WRs

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 11:30am

ESPN 1500 - [Full Article]

Through four games, the connection between Kirk Cousins and his receiving duo has been everything the Vikings could have dreamed.

That was especially on display on Thursday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams, when the combo brought in 19 passes.

Related players: Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen

Fantasy Impact:

The story summed it up nicely saying Thielen has been targeted 55 times, more than any other receiver in the NFL through four weeks. Cousins has 40 completions on those targets (72.2 percent completion percentage) for 473 yards and a QB rating of 110.6 when throwing Thielen’s way. While Diggs doesn’t have quite as many targets, his efficiency is every bit as impressive. When throwing at Diggs, Cousins has gone 27-for-39 with 311 yards and has a QB rating of 118.6. Everything is coming together for the Cousins/Thielen/Diggs trio. The receivers are doing exactly what they’ve done for Sam Bradford and Case Keenum in the past: Line up all over the field and get open constantly.

Scouting Report

Week 9 vs. Detroit Lions

Kirk Cousins had his fourth 300-yard game last week, and fifth multi-touchdown game, finishing with 359 and two TDs. Cousins has been the fifth-highest scoring QB in fantasy this season as he's benefited from having one of the best WR duos in addition to a struggling running game.

He should be a strong option again this week vs. the Lions, who have allowed six multi-passing-touchdown games to QBs this season. You can likely expect a 300+ yard, two-touchdown game from Cousins vs. Detroit. He's a strong QB1 option.

2018 Strength of Schedule - MIN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
28
SF
11
@GB
1
BUF
19
@LAR
14
@PHI
2
ARI
18
@NYJ
32
NO
24
DET
BYE20
@CHI
11
GB
26
@NE
5
@SEA
12
MIA
24
@DET
20
CHI

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

2018 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1SF2036244206.7812.20426006.5020.471/71100.0%
2@GB3548425418.8512.1425002.5031.573/73100.0%
3BUF4055296115.387.4022021.0010.066/66100.0%
4@LAR3650422308.4411.72428017.0029.774/74100.0%
5@PHI3037301108.1410.0351010.2014.162/62100.0%
6ARI2434233116.859.71414113.5016.671/71100.0%
7@NYJ2540241206.029.642-100-0.5017.569/69100.0%
8NO3141359218.7611.5823001.5020.773/73100.0%
9DET1822164117.459.1123011.506.949/49100.0%
10BYE---------------
Per game28.7840.33298.331.890.567.4010.373.009.000.110.673.0018.6067.56/67.56100.00%
Totals25936326851757.4010.372781163.00167.4608/608100.00%
Previous Games vs. CHI
SeasonWkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
201616@CHI1829270109.3115.00530206.0029.867/67100.00%
201514@CHI2431300119.6812.50413103.2521.370/70100.00%
20137CHI---------------
Average21.0030.00285.001.000.509.5013.754.5021.501.500.004.6325.5568.50/68.50100.00%