• Kirk Cousins
  • QB
  • , Minnesota Vikings
  • 31
  • 214 lbs
  • 6' 3"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Despite a good per game average and two great receiving options, Cousins’ value is depressed thanks to Minnesota’s run-heavy attack late in the season under Kevin Stefanski. The team’s pace slowed by 6.4 plays per game and had an almost-even run/pass split in three games under Stefanski. As a result, Cousins’ per game production dropped to 15.8 PPG in that span. This doesn’t bode well for 2019.

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Scouting report

by Jordan Heck

MIN QB Kirk Cousins - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Kirk Cousins was incredibly efficient in 2018, completing 70% of his passes for 4,300 yards, 30 touchdowns and just 10 interceptions. He finished 13th overall in fantasy scoring for quarterbacks. Cousins has a stacked offense surrounding him with two Pro Bowl wideouts in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. He finished with 20+ fantasy points in half his starts, and only finished below 10 once in 2018. He was an average option, but his consistency made him an underrated fantasy asset.

Fantasy Downside

The Vikings switched to offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski late last season, and the small sample size doesn’t bode well for Cousins heading into 2019. Minnesota ran the ball more often in the final three games, dropping Cousins’ pass attempts per game from 40.3 to 27.3. If Dalvin Cook stays healthy this season, expect a run-heavy approach from Minnesota.

2019 Bottom Line

Cousins had his moments in 2018, but overall there’s not a lot of excitement in selecting Cousins. He threw for under 300 yards in 11 of his 16 starts last season, resulting in half his games finishing below 20 fantasy points. With an expected drop in pass attempts this season, Cousins doesn’t offer a lot of value. He should be viewed as a below-average option in the double digit rounds of your fantasy drafts.

2019 Strength of Schedule - MIN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
27
ATL
17
@GB
23
OAK
2
@CHI
22
@NYG
21
PHI
18
@DET
13
WAS
32
@KC
10
@DAL
6
DEN
BYE19
@SEA
18
DET
3
@LAC
17
GB
2
CHI

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

2019 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---------------
11@CHI3046262225.708.7315005.0015.067/67100.0%
12GB2938342309.0011.79617002.8327.470/70100.0%
13@NE3244201124.576.280000-8.061/61100.0%
14@SEA2033208106.3010.4035011.6710.858/58100.0%
15MIA14212152110.2415.3657001.4015.369/69100.0%
16@DET2128253309.0412.0511001.0022.261/61100.0%
17CHI2033132104.006.6017007.0010.057/57100.0%
Per game26.5637.88268.631.880.637.0910.112.757.690.060.442.8017.2665.69/65.69100.00%
Totals425606429830107.0910.1144123172.80276.121051/1051100.00%